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 Imagine, if you can, the days of cattle drives right down Main Street in Roswell. [&hellip...

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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...


Mose Allison: A ‘musician’s musician’

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Have you ever heard of Mose Allison? Probably not unless you’re a jazz junkie or work in the music or film industry. In a career that has spanned over 60 years, the pianist, blues singer and composer has performed in jazz venues around the world and has...


Historically Speaking — banking in Roswell before drive-thrus and ATMs

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos and captions courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Above: The interior of Citizens National Bank, 327 N. Main St. Organized in 1900; nationalized in 1903. Pays interest on time deposits. Sells drafts from all foreign countries....