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Dust off your running shoes, earthlings

June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Runners get extraterrestrial in one of the past races (Submitted Photo). The 22nd annual Alien Chase attracts runners from all over the world By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record This may be the last race organized by Bob Edwards, who has organized the races for 26 years. “I took over in a bloodless coup and [&hellip...

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Music and fun galore planned for M-A-D Camp

June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Students enjoying art activities at last year’s M-A-D Camp (Submitted Photo). M-A-D (Music, Art, Drama) Camp will be held July 18-23 at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Michelle Olson will lead children and youth (completed grades one...

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Many bands try to capture that funky New Orleans sound, but few achieve it

June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Revolutionary Snake Band many not be from Outer Space, but they are definitely out of this world and do believe in aliens. Every day of the year is Mardi Gras for this original band from the Big Easy (Submitted Photo). Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will...

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Natural beauty, culture and history

June 19, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: From left, Dianne Joop, education director for the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in Carlsbad; Valerie Gohlke, NPS public affairs specialist; Maddy Hayden, reporter at Carlsbad Current-Argus; and Suzanna Hernandez, NCKRI advancement...

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The healing power of music

June 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The healing power of music is incredible. A catchy melody or well-crafted lyrics can’t remove a tumor, but at its best, it can brighten spirits and provide motivation and at the very least its a welcome distraction from whatever fight someone is going...

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Smokin’ on the Pecos BBQ brings international flavor

June 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The Tejas Brothers, who consider themselves a Tex-Mex honky-tonk band, are among the entertainers at Smokin’ on the Pecos. Below: Also taking the stage is 23-year-old southern songstress Laura Leigh Jones with her brother, Will (Submitted Photo). The...

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Bob Hope visits Roswell — twice

June 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Beloved entertainer Bob Hope visited Roswell in 1943 and again in 1949 to entertain at the Roswell Army Air field. In 1949, Roswell had a parade in honor of Hope and fellow entertainers, seen here riding in a 1949 Mercury (Photos courtesy of HSSNM...

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Elvis comes to Roswell

June 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: KSWS radio station where John Anderson interviewed Elvis Presley when he did his performance with Hank Snow in Roswell. Below: The Nickson Hotel where Elvis Presley stayed in 1955. Bottom: The North Junior High Auditorium where Elvis Presley played in...

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Jazz Ed. 101 continues

June 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Welcome to Jazz About Town! Monthly installments will be covering a wide variety of jazz related topics. We plan to keep you informed about the music’s colorful history, the lives of its important creators, composers and performers and information about...

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Four locals honored by LULAC

June 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Former Roswell City Councilwoman Elena Velasquez, second from right, was one of three women honored at the May 28 Hispanic Women’s Award luncheon, part of the League of United Latin American Citizens state convention. She received the District II award. The...