Around Town With Amy Modesti

“Burgh Strong.” The camaraderie, unity, and care for one’s residence was felt in Lansingburgh, NY. After years of not having a parade, the need to bring holiday spirit and joy to this deserving community was apparent. It took three “Burghers”, ten days’ worth of glorious commitment, and a dedicated team of residents, city officials & […]

Fourteen years has passed since Stephentown resident, Mike McMann, released new music. 2007’s Streamside was McMann’s final album heard in listener’s ears until True came along. RRX: I listened to your album! MM: Oh good! RRX: Out of the songs I heard, a few of them you performed at different gigs. I was familiar with […]

There is something about the combination of outdoor art and nature that is calming and peaceful to one’s soul. To spend your day walking through high field grass and tiptoeing through the forest to take in the beauty of outdoor art is a beautiful adventure. Art, in times of stress, turmoil, and chaos in a […]

‘All we need is love’. The love that was felt all around Revolution Hall Saturday, March 7, was pure, deep, and electrifying. This was all in part to the volunteers, event organizers, concert goers, and the musicians who took part in the “7th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert”. In 2013, Dustin Mele, the son of […]

Musicians and animals. There’s something special about animals that musicians (and all humans) love. Is it the way how they keep us calm and secure in our surroundings? Their temperament? Or it is just simply their appearance? The answer? Yes, all the above. I’m an animal lover. I’ve a dog and plenty of cats to […]

Last month, I found out about Hildene on a TV special shown on News10 ABC, “Off the Beaten Path with Cassie Hudson”. In this episode, Hudson took a tour though Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, ventured outdoors to the family garden, and viewed a special exhibition featuring […]

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