Sounds of Yuletide

December 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Timothy P. Howsare Photo Three musicians from the Santa Fe Opera performed Thursday at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the opera’s annual Holiday Concert Tour. Alyssa Martin, mezzo-soprano, and Jack Swanson, tenor, sang both classical selections and American Christmas classics while James Lesniak accompanied on piano. The program ended...

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Historically Speaking — Coming to Roswell in the stagecoach days

November 27, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Third Street School in 1891. The RISD administration building is now located on the site (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). 80-pound Louisiana woman makes new life on western frontier Submitted by Janice Dunnahoo Special...


Santa Fe Opera returns to Roswell for Christmas tour

November 27, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record Opera was born in Italy at the end of the 16th century when a group of musicians and intellectuals in the town of Florentine brought back what they thought were “the good old times” of ancient Greek and Roman...


Gifted and enigmatic: A tribute to Leonard Cohen, bard of the late 20th century

November 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Prolific songwriter, musician and poet Leonard Cohen graced the world for more than 50 years with his profound lyrics and haunting melodies (Photo courtesy of AP/Kai-uwe Knoth).   By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record  Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen...


Historically Speaking — Thanksgivings of the past

November 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A group of men gather in front of Joyce, Pruit, and Co. Groceries and Dry Good. A sign in the window says it will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 30, 1899 (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). I thought it would be fun for...


All aboard the Roswell Christmas Railway

November 19, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A trip through the laser-light tunnel will be one of the many features along the Roswell Christmas Railway at Spring River Park & Zoo (Submitted Photo). By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record A family friendly, affordable Christmas event kicks off this...


The 36th annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show returns to the Roswell Civic & Convention Center

November 13, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A cowboy Santa by Beverly Merritt, this year’s featured artist. Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show is a fundraiser for the Assurance Home, First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico and the Roswell Police Explorer Program ( Christina Stock Photo). The 36th...


Historically Speaking — Roswell’s amazing Mr. Lowell Hughes

November 13, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The Death train at Dachau, Germany, April 29, 1945, that was encountered by Hughes and the 45th Infantry Division. Below: Lowell Hughes during World War II (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). 97-year-old WWII veteran...


The haunting and exotic sound of the Bulgarian Women’s Choir

November 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photo courtesy of Mesa/Blue Moon Recordings It took me nearly 10 years to find this CD — “Melody, Rhythm & Harmony” by the Bulgarian Women’s Choir. I first heard the choir on public radio while living in Tucson in the early 1990s. The station...


Winter Wonderland to raise money for CASA of Chaves County

November 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Carrie-Leigh Cloutier, CASA executive director, left, and Sara Bradley, CASA community outreach coordinator, in the lobby of First American Bank with the “top-hat tree” with accessories donated by Prestige Equipment Rental. Below: Two more of the...