Happy times with the Soap Box Derby

October 22, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record  For many of us, growing up in Roswell in the 1950s and 1960s were such wonderful times. We enjoyed simple things such as running through sprinklers, walking to a neighborhood grocery store with friends for candy and sodas, picnics in the park and going to the circus. [&hellip...

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From Russia with love: The music of Igor Stravinsky

October 22, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

American classical music audiences have had a longstanding love affair with Russian composers, most notably Peter Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff are the darlings of symphony orchestras, who fill their concert halls whenever...


Trunk-or-treat locations in and near Roswell

October 21, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record It’s that time of year, when children and adults are having fun dressing up as superheroes or zombies, cowboys, firemen or ghosts. Unfortunately, we don’t live in the ‘50s anymore, when children could go safely from house to house...


Roswell Chamber to host tailgate party

October 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Robert Garcia, left, and the Fenn Food staff. Below: Chamber Executive Director Candace Lewis, left, and Office Manager Ester Portillo  (Submitted Photos and Story).   Football season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to spend...


Roswell’s musical family, the Blakleys

October 14, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Jimmy Blakley, far left, and Dorothy Blakley, far right, playing for KSWS radio (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). By Debbie Blakley-Eaton and Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Roswell has hosted or been home to...

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11th annual Roswell Jazz Festival begins Wednesday

October 14, 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...


Fundraiser for genealogical research library

October 14, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

On Saturday, the Wilson-Cobb History & Genealogy Research Library, the only freestanding genealogy research library in southeastern New Mexico, will present its fall workshop with the award-winning genealogist Judy G. Russell, who is known as “The Legal...


Historically Speaking: Business endeavors that never succeeded in Roswell

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Roswell fire of April 25, 1904, destroyed the recently built opera house and Ullery Furniture on the west side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. The blaze, however, did give the town a chance to test its new fire engine, shown in the photo...


Roswell Folklorico to perform at Peanut Valley Festival in Portales

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Bonita senoritas. Roswell Folklorico will perform on Oct. 16 at the Peanut Valley Festival at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds (Submitted Photo). Portales is set to celebrate its goober-growing tradition with the 43rd annual Peanut Valley Festival Oct. 15-16...


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...