Musical metaphors in HBO’s ‘Westworld’

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Imagine you walk into an Old West saloon and after a few moments you realize the player piano in the corner of the room is playing something familiar to you, but not the time period in which you are currently visiting. As the slowed piano version of Soundgarden’s 1994 hit “Black Hole Sun” resonates throughout [&hellip...

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This Neverland is real, not make-believe

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Neverland Theatre Company plans to enhance local scene Neverland Theatre Company is a new company, yet has familiar faces with a large board of members and supporters who have extensive acting, directing and production experiences. “We’re a New Mexico...


Yee haw! Cattle drives were once the norm in Roswell

October 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The LFD Ranch in Chaves County. Below: James Phelps White Sr., right, and J.W. Wilkinson at Bosque Grande Ranch headquarters (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico).   By Janice Dunnahoo  Special to the Daily Record...


Sonics boom: Earthy sound of mid-60s Tacoma band inspires generations of musicians

October 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A small piece of my reality was shattered about a year ago while listening to Underground Garage on SiriusXM, which is hosted by Little Steven (aka Steven Van Zandt, a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band). Being a fan of classic rock, I...


Way Way off Broadway to perform ‘Young Frankenstein’ as a musical

October 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Summer and Tony Souza perform a musical number from “Young Frankenstein,” which will be performed by Way Way Off Broadway Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30 at the ENMU-Roswell Performing Arts Center. Tony will play Dr. FRONK-UN-STEEN while Summer will play his...


Country music icon Willie Nelson to perform at Lea County Event Center

October 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Legendary country musician Willie Nelson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Highway in Hobbs. No other country music star is as well known around the globe as Nelson. And no other star has been called dead by...


Amanda Shires shines on ‘My Piece of Land’

September 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

I have no clue if songwriting/musician couple Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell plan to have a second child, but if it was her pregnancy that inspired or affected much of her newest release, “My Piece of Land,” I hope to see the First Couple of Americana...


Remembering Walker AFB

September 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The entrance to Walker Air Force Base as it looked in the early 1960s (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Roswell has never been the same since this important Cold War installation closed Below: An open house in 1950...


Way Way Off Broadway presents play by Kyle Bullock

September 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Robin Hayes, right, and Devon Bullock during rehearsals of “Those Unforgettable Black Rims (Submitted Photo).”  Roswell resident’s  award-winning play is based on the life of Pat Marie Hobbs-Bullock Way Way Off Broadway presents the play “Those...


Flaunting their flutes

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

 Members of the Roswell Flute Ensemble rehearsing Wednesday at the NMMI band room. From left, Maj. Ricardo Valenzuela, Lisa Lacher, Sara Woodbury and Brittnye Lamb (Timothy P. Howsare Photos). Roswell Flute Ensemble dedicates itself to offering beautiful...