Petersburgh – Keith Eugene Woodcock, 76, died Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY after a brief illness. [Read more…] about Keith E. Woodcock
Burke, New York – Richard “Dick” Johnson, 84, was born on January 8, 1937 in Bellmont, NY. He was the son of Ernest and Leola (Whittemore) Johnston. [Read more…] about Richard Johnson
Village Incumbents File For Re-election
by Doug La Rocque
When the time frame to file petitions for four Village Board Seats and Mayor came and past on February 9, only some very familiar faces submitted the paperwork to be on the March ballot. [Read more…] about Hoosick Falls
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New Christmas Song, “Mrs. Claus,” to Premiere,
Luke McNamee and Josh Greenberg, (also known by their stage names as SaxoClaus and the Elf) have written produced and are digitally distributing a new Christmas song entitled, “Mrs Claus,” that they say acknowledges the strength of women in keeping us all together, especially during the Holidays.
On Sunday, November 29, 6 – 8 PM at Nanola’s, 2639 U.S. 9, Malta, NY 12020, The World Premiere airplay of their new song, “Mrs. Claus,” will be held at a song release event for all of the performers and engineers who contributed their talents to the recording. Dinner will be served at no charge, cash bar. There will be a Sing A Long and cake. Guests are also welcomed and must reserve a spot by contacting Nanola’s at email@example.com. The song, “Mrs. Claus” will be available on all digital music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, ITunes, Apple Music, etc. on Thanksgiving Day! SEARCH: SaxoClaus.
Luke McNamee developed the character SaxoClaus 25 years ago and has entertained Capital Region residents with his spirited renditions of Christmas Pop Music and Christmas Carols. He was joined by Josh Greenberg (the Elf) ten years ago. Together, the two have a street act that rivals any New Orleans band.
The Origin of the Mrs Claus Song
Behind every song lies a story and the new song “Mrs Claus” written by Luke McNamee and Josh Greenberg is no exception. As a matter of fact, it has a sweet story.
It was a cold, snowy night in early December and Luke, who portrays himself as SaxoClaus was driving through the snow to play his saxophone for a group of seniors at a local nursing home. The wind and snow were fierce that night. The journey took longer than usual and by the time Luke arrived he was quite shaken from the ride but ready to perform. His red suit was covered with snow, which was now melting as he played his opening number.
Over the next few days, he wrote down some lyrics and after he had a rough draft, he showed the words to his musical partner Josh Greenberg, who performs saxophone duets with him dressed as his Elf. Josh took the rough lyrics, polished them up a bit and began to craft melodies and harmonies that would bring these words to life.
This Christmas season Luke and Josh hope not only to entertain folks all over the world with their composition “Mrs Claus” but also to inspire people to take a moment to look at their wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter and thank them for everything that they do, not only at Christmas but all year long. Because, as we now know by listening to the song, “there would be no Christmas without Mrs Claus.”
Geo P. Buys Christmas Turkeys
by George Holcomb • Transcribed by Betty McClave • Edited by Alex Brooks
Tuesday, November 7, 1848: Today I and my son Geo P. went to election to Zebulon Simmons and we voted the free soil Van Buren ticket. [Read more…] about The Life Of George Holcomb