New PBS documentary to feature prolific life of Dr. Maya Angelou

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

AP PRNewswire — Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, “I Know Why...

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Local musician Matthew Palmer catching attention

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

In a time when most young people are playing internet games, 19-year-old Matthew Palmer is working on his art as a singer and guitarist. Born and raised in Roswell, Palmer started playing guitar six years ago. “All my family members have played,” Palmer...


More than just a singer, Tony Bennett is a national treasure

January 29, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

There is only one person on this planet who can say he recorded a Grammy Award-winning album with pop icon Lady Gaga, had No. 1 hits of his own, appeared on “The Muppets Show,” marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped liberate a Nazi death camp...


Not a secret anymore

January 29, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The painting, “Saskia,” by Albuquerque artist Jodie Herrera, was chosen for the album cover of Secret Circus’ new album,“The Beginning is Near” (Submitted Photos). Secret Circus’ third album release, ‘The Beginning is Near,’ takes place...


Senior Olympics sign up to begin Feb. 1

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record  The Chaves County Senior Olympics local games registration begins Wednesday and ends March 18 at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. There used to be a vast list of regulations to participate in the Senior...


Historically Speaking — ‘The best darn vacation I ever had’

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Illustrations courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Editor’s note: Following is a story, shared with permission, from the May/June 1972 edition of “True West” magazine. It’s about a Kansan coming to Roswell and Pecos Valley on...


Local guitarists encouraged to enter solo contest

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Stellar Coffee Co. is holding its first guitar solo contest from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at 315 N. Main St. This guitar solo contest is the first contest in a series of three. “We are planning to do a drum one and also a bass solo contest,” said...


Randy Rhoads: The best of the ‘shredders’

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

When Ozzy Osbourne was shown the door by his fellow Black Sabbath bandmates in April 1979, many Sabbath fans like me figured the Prince of Darkness was too brain dead from all the drugs and alcohol to find his way to the mailbox, let alone make a comeback....


Historically Speaking — The actual identity of Roswell’s ‘Uncle Kit’

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

“Uncle Kit” Carson and Frank J. Mack of Roswell. Photo taken at “Uncle Kit’s” home in Roswell (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Editor’s note: This is the second...


Historically Speaking — Quo Vadis or How’s Your Signals?

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Right, Left and Stop. (Above) Reading from the left above, are the hand-signal designations specified in the Uniform Motor Vehicle Code for right turn, left turn, and slow down and stop. These signals have been adopted and are respected in most enlightened...