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 through. On Saturday at the Lindsey Callaway Race for Kids, the event’s [&hellip...

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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...


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...


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...


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...


‘Pet Sounds’ album turns 50

May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Beach Boys’ leader Brian Wilson fulfills own prophecy of producing masterpiece on par with Beatles albums of the day One of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time — and the first album that I bought as a CD — turned 50 earlier this month....


Butterfly garden at Cahoon Park

May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

If the city’s bulldozers do show up to fill in Cahoon Park pool, let’s hope they steer clear of this beautiful butterfly garden near the 83-year-old swimming hole. The garden was planted last year by the Morning Garden Club of Roswell. Flowers in the...


When ice first came to Roswell

May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Top: The building for the old ice plant still stands on North Virginia Avenue behind the Cattle Baron (Photo and image courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico.) The following story was printed in the Pioneer Edition of the “Roswell...


May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The 32nd Annual Milkman Triathlon is taking place in Dexter on June 4 with registration deadline at 3 p.m. on June 1. Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian’s signature. Why would you do a triathlon? If you ask any...