Beautiful, strange, unusual: The music of Claude Debussy

August 7, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Nearly everyone who takes piano lessons learns how to play “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy, and I was no exception. I think I learned it twice. First in a simplified version in one of a series of method books that progress from one level to the next. Then as sheet music in its original [&hellip...

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Interesting connections discovered through historical research

August 7, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Jane (Cooney) Baker By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Doing research at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, which often involves helping families looking up old houses or businesses, is always rewarding and...


The ‘Long’ haul

August 7, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Betty Long sits at the desk she will soon leave behind as she prepares to retire at the end of the month. After 31 years as director of the Roswell Public Library, Long said she is looking forward to retirement (Curtis Michaels Photo). (Ask her about the shoe...


Making magic: Third time’s a charm for local college student

July 31, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Kathy Ross’ persistence leads to getting ‘foot in the door’ at Walt Disney World with semester internship By Kathy Ross Special to the Daily Record ORLANDO, Fla. — Growing up, I was obsessed with Disney movies. From the classics to the less popular...


Historically Speaking

July 31, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: A postcard showing Washington Avenue School in Roswell. Below: And old Model-T car drives down a section of Main Street in Roswell on this old postcard (Images courtesy of Janice Dunnahoo)...

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Da blues has got a hold of me … and I like it

July 31, 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...


Historically Speaking

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A postcard tells a thousand words. These historic postcards are from the personal collection of a historical society volunteer. On the left is the old Elks Lodge building in Roswell and on the right is a view of South Main Street in the days of Model-T cars...


Billy-the-Kid country celebrates with three-day festival, food, performances and more

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted story and photo The community of Lincoln, perhaps better-known as Lincoln Historic Site, comes alive during the annual Old Lincoln Days, a three day-long celebration and historic re-creation of the frontier West. Bring your family and take a trip...


County fairs, country music a perfect match

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A pair of boots and a microphone is about all anyone needs in these parts (Submitted Photo). County fairs and country music — staples of the hard-working folks who grow and raise America’s food. It’s no wonder that many of the most popular country music...


4-H & FFA Fair begins Monday

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Some of the livestock entrants from last year’s 4-H & FFA Fair. Every night there will be something different at the annual 4-H & FFA Fair (File Photos).   For generations people have been saying that 4-H and FFA build character. Mike Pierce of...