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Roswell Museum and Art Center presents Chalk Art Festival and Art Block Party

22nd annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

The 6th annual Roswell Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival Guest of Honor Nicki Parrot


Roswell Daily Record Friday, October 7, 2011 Volume 17, Issue 19

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Entertainment Calendar............................................................................3-6, 12-13 Randy Travis at the Pearson Auditorium on Oct. 22

2011 Jazz Festival Ginsberg Music Renovations ...................................................................................7 The School of Jazz .....................................................................................................7 Festival Artists ...........................................................................................................8 Local Artist: David Hett............................................................................................9 Jazz Festival Guest of Honor: Nicki Parrott .......................................................10 RMAC Block Party...................................................................................................11

UFOlogy....................................................................................................................13 UFOs and the Emperor’s New Clothes

History.......................................................................................................................14 Elizabeth Garrett: One of Roswell’s earliest musical talents

In the Spotlight .......................................................................................................15 Lincoln County Coyboy Symposium

V I S I O N M A G A Z I N E S TA F F Rey Berrones Editor

Mark Wilson Cover and Back Cover Photos

Sandra Martinez Ad Designer Charles Fischer Publisher

For advertising information, call 622-7710.

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Vision Magazine is published twice a month at 2301 N. Main St., Roswell, N.M. The contents of the publication are Copyright 2011 by the Roswell Daily Record and may not be reprinted in whole or part without written permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. One copy of each edition is provided to 15,500 weekday subscribers to the Roswell Daily Record in the first and third Friday newspaper of each month. An additional 3,000 to 5,000 copies are made available free of charge to county residents and visitors and select site newsstands, and direct mailed to non-subscribers in the retail trade zone. Subscriptions are available by mail for $2 a month or free through subscription to the Roswell Daily Record. The Roswell Daily Record and Vision Magazine are represented nationally by Paper Companies Inc.

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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR Holloman Air Force Base

Legacy of Liberty Air Show

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Alamogordo ...........................3 Legacy of Liberty Air Show, Oct. 8

Alto .........................................3

Artesia Oct. 6

Party on the Mountain, Oct. 22

Artesia ....................................3

Dan Reagan Latin Jazz Quartet Dan Reagan Latin Jazz Quartet at the Ocotillo Theater in downtown Artesia at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, go to artesiaartscouncil.com.

Art in the Park, Oct. 15

Hobbs ....................................4 Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the Tour of Schools, Oct. 17

Roswell ..................................4 Randy Travis, Oct 22

Ruidoso ................................12 Merle Haggard, Oct. 23

Ruidoso Downs.....................13 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Oct 7 - 9

Alamogordo Oct. 8

Legacy of Liberty Air Show Legacy of Liberty, Holloman Air Force Baseʼs Open House and Air Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information visit hollomanairshow.com

Oct. 12

White Sands Full Moon Nights: The Roots of Cowboy Culture Join Rudy Avila and Alex Mares with Furs-N-Spurs Farm & Fun around a campfire for a walk through time that discusses the origins of cowboy culture starting at 7 p.m. With coffee brewing and biscuits cooking in traditional Dutch ovens, Rudy and Alex will provide an overview of Native American pre-history and its contributions to modern cowboy culture, along with a chronology and description of the Spanish Entrada, with emphasis on the introduction of European plants and animals. The Arabic, Spanish and FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

George Staerkel and his Arizona Opry cast. The Snidows and Staerkels mix their crafts to bring, only to the Spencer Theater, an extraordinary evening of entertainment. Donʼt miss this performance. It will be historic and unforgettable!

Oct. 7 - 8

Saturday Oct. 8

Legacy of Liberty Air Show, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Legacy of Liberty, Holloman Air Force Baseʼs Open House and Air Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information visit hollomanairshow.com

Mexican origins of terms used today by modern cowboys and vaqueros, will be shared. Afterwards, the public will be welcome to sample coffee and biscuits with the presenters.

13th annual Southeast New Mexico Regional Swap Meet and Car Corral The 13th annual Southeast New Mexico Regional Swap Meet and Car Corral is at 1802 W. Main St. from 8

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Alto

Oct. 22

Party on the Mountain Come up to Ski Apache at 10 a.m. for our annual party on the mountain. A free T-shirt will be given away to the first 300 people. Fun, food, music from Bonfire, gondola rides, season pass giveaway and more. For more information call 464-3600 or visit skiapache.com.

Oct. 29

“Gordon Snidow. His Life, His Love, His Passion.” Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. is a spectacular presentation of visual and performing art, produced by Grace Snidow and Barbara BarleenStaerkel. This production features the works of world renowned artist and Ruidoso resident Gordon Snidow. Gordonʼs works will be joined with the musical talent of master musician

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PLAINS PARK MERCHANTS Service - Free Parking - Quality Products At The Following Merchants: DFN Computers & Internet Farmer’s Country Market Lopez Insurance Agency Just Cuts Beauty Shop

La Familia Care Center Bank of the Southwest Postal Annex (Located in Just Cuts)

Plains Park Beauty Shop

Future Merchants: Roswell Little Theatre Located on West Hobbs at Union and Washington. Serving Roswell for over 40 years.

Your friendly neighborhood center

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a.m. until dark on Oct. 7 and 8. Admission is free to the public. For more information, call 622-4350 (Roswell) or 746-9477 (Artesia).

Oct. 14

Esterlyn at the Jahvahouse Boise, Idaho-based Esterlyn is playing the Jahvahouse at 7 p.m. For more information, call 746-9494.

October 15

36th Annual Art In The Park Join the Artesia Arts Council for the 36th Annual Art In The Park at Central Park located at the corner of Seventh Street and Quay Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 100 vendors from New Mexico, Texas and Arizona with all handmade crafts, activity booths for the kids, food vendors and more. The Artesia School Band will also be hosting their annual cake walk fundraiser in conjunction with the show, and will be playing music throughout the day. For more information, contact Laura Garcia with the Artesia Arts Council at 308-3079 or go to artesiaartscouncil.com.

Oct. 18

I Am Empire, Nine Lashes and Blood & Water at the Jahvahouse I Am Empire, Nine Lashes and Blood & Water are playing the Jahvahouse from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, call 746-9494.

Oct. 22

Edgar Cruz at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center Edgar Cruz at the Ocotillo Theater in downtown Artesia at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, go to artesiaartscouncil.com.

November 4 - 6

Annual Balloons & Bluegrass Festival Artesia has combined Balloons & Bluegrass for an interesting twist to NM entertainment featuring hot air balloons and bluegrass bands from PAGE 4

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across the western states. Balloons launch from Eagle Draw each morning weather permitting around 7 a.m.. Then at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Derrick Floor in downtown Artesia there is a day of bluegrass music, hand-made arts & crafts, jewelry, handbags, food vendors and more! For more information, go to artesiachamber.com.

Carlsbad Oct. 8 - 28

Carlsbad Area Art Association "Images" Show Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, for more information, call 887-0276.

Hobbs

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The Llano Estacado Art Association Fall Open Art Show The Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway, for more information, visit llanoestacadoartassociation.com or www.lcca.us.

Oct. 17

Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Tour of Schools This performance is at Tydings Auditorium at 7 p.m. Our talented orchestra members and artistic director will be performing “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Disneyʼs “The Hunchback of Notre Dame Orchestral Suite” and “Toccata and Fuge in d minor” by J.S. Bach. This exciting night will include a costume contest for children attending and you might even see the musicians and Dr. Jelinek, our conductor, join in the festivities. Additional concerts will be performed for students in Hobbs, Eunice and Jal schools as part of the annual Tour of Schools Youth Series Outreach Program. For ticket information, go to swsymphony.org.

Roswell

Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Lest We Forget: Roswell Army Airfield - The Early Years This Walker Aviation Museum display will remain through the end of the year. This exhibit features a short history of the base and many items from

For tickets visit InnoftheMountainGods.com or call 575-464-7508 Mescalero, NM the WW2 era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org.

Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit fis a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960's. The squadron was responsible for operating and maintaining 12 Atlas missile silos around the greater Roswell area. The exhibit was funded through a grant from the Association of Air Force Missileers. The 579th will hold its Reunion here in Roswell May 4-6, 2012. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org.

Sept. 17 - Oct. 23

Nathan Craven Exhibition The Roswell Museum and Art Center in partnership with the Roswell Artistin-Residence Program and the

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MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the Nathan Craven Exhibition. For more information call 624-6744 or visit roswellmuseum.org.

Sept. 30 - Nov. 26

Donald B. Anderson "An Artist's Gift" Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, for more information, visit roswellamoca.org.

Oct. 7

Robin Scott Trio at Peppers Grill and Bar The Funk, Blues, and Rock band Robin Scott Trio plays Peppers Grill and Bar from 6:30 p.m - 10 p.m.

Oct. 7

Roswell Reads - Miss Emily Dickinson - Live performance Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Pearson Auditorium on NMMI campus. The NMMI Jazz Band will play and poetry winners will be

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announced. For more information call Dr. Heidi Huckabee 623-4532.

Oct. 8

The Salvation Army Pancake Breakfast The Salvation Army monthly Pancake Breakfast will be from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Come join us in our buffet style breakfast. Buttermilk pancakes and waffles served with your choice of eggs cooked your way, bacon or sausage or a side of biscuits with gravy and a variety of other items will be available. Cost is $5 per person.

Oct. 8

Roswell Museum and Art Center presents Chalk Art Festival and Art Block Party On Oct. 8, the Roswell Museum and Art Center will be hosting the Chalk Art Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Art Block Party from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The block party includes entertainment, hands-on art, Crazy Hair Salon and vendors selling arts and crafts. For more information, call the Roswell Museum and Art Center at 624-6744.

Oct. 8, 12

Roswell Public Library - Story Time- “Playful Pumpkins” Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Roswell Public Library located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. For more information, call 622-7101.

Oct. 8

YUCCA Recreation Center Dance Dino and the Band Dʼdos Dino and the Band Dʼdos plays Latin, Rock and Roll, and Country Western music from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the YUCCA Recreation Center, 500 S. Richardson. Cost is $5 per person. Refreshments will be served. For more info call Bob Power 575-8406565.

Oct. 9

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Oct. 13

International Animated Film Series: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) RMAC presents a celebration of the tremendous craft and creativity of animation with a blend of historic and contemporary shorts and featurelength films from across the world. Admission is free, however, donations for fresh popcorn and drinks are always appreciated. 7:00 pm at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For more information go to roswellmuseum.org. This program is sponsored by the RMAC Foundation.

Oct. 13 Saturday Oct. 22

Randy Travis, 7 p.m., Pearson Auditorium With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two Peopleʼs Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Ticket prices are $50, $60, and $80. To purchase tickets, go to roswellsymphony.org and for more information, call 623-5882. St. Andrewʼs Episcopal Church Annual Blessing of and Memorial Service for Animals Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrewʼs Episcopal Church on Fifth St. and Pennsylvania Ave. The public is welcome to participate or watch. Donations will support the Roswell Humane Society. For more information call 622-1353.

Oct. 11

The Roswell Refuge 2011 Purple Ribbon Dinner The Roswell Refuge 2011 Purple Ribbon Dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Convention Center on 912 N. Main. Tickets are $50 per person.

Lieutenant Mark Wynn is the guest speaker. To make your reservations, call 624-3222 or e-mail mroyer@roswellrefuge.org

Oct. 11

Roswell Public Library welcomes John Chapman aka “Johnny Appleseed” Please join the Roswell Public Library as they welcome John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed at 6:30 p.m., in the Bondurant Room at the library located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. There will be a wide variety of tasty apple treats afterwards in the Malone Room. For more information, call 622-7101.

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Hemlock and Kingdoms Fall at Ginsburg Music Metal bands Hemlock and Kingdoms Fall play Ginsburg Music from 7:30 p.m - 10:30 p.m. All ages, tickets are $10.

Oct. 14

Robin Scott Trio at Billy Rays Restaurant and Lounge The Funk, Blues, and Rock band Robin Scott Trio plays Billy Rays Restaurant and Lounge from 8:30 p.m - 12:30 a.m.

Oct. 15

Roswell Public Library - Story Time- “Whoo Whoo” Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Roswell Public Library located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. For more information, call 622-7101.

Oct. 15

Valley Christian Academyʼs Benefit Concert in the Park Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Enchanted Lands Park, featuring Johnny and the Crashers. Gourmet Desert Auction, Hamburger cook-out, bake sale, and more benefiting Valley Christian Academy.

Oct 15

Nick Ippoliti Nick Ippoliti in concert at the ENMUR Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Ippoliti is a singer-songwriter based

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out of New York. Ippoliti will be looking for local talent to play in the concert during the week of Oct. 10. For more information on playing with Ippoliti, contact Daniel Wolkow at 624-7255 or email Daniel.wolkow@roswell.enmu.edu. Admission to the concert is free, and open to the public.

Oct. 16

6th annual Buddy Walk The 6th annual Buddy Walk for the National Down Syndrome Society will be held at the Spring River Park and Zoo on Oct. 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Buddy Walk was created to provide support, acceptance and inclusion in the community for people with Down Syndrome. Registration will be $15 per person or $50 per family. For more information, call 6221099.

Oct 20

Roswell Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Come join the Roswell Chamber of Commerce for light appetizers and fun from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Roswell Family Chiropractic and Wellness at 100 E. Linda Vista Blvd. You donʼt want to miss this great networking opportunity with other local businesses. Bring your business card and a dollar to be included in our drawing. For more information, call 623-5695.

Oct. 20

International Animated Film Series: Animated Shorts Animated Shorts ranging from Ladislaw Starewiczʼs The Camermanʼs Revenge (1912) to Destino (2002), a recently completed collaborative film project between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. Other presented works include a mix of film festival favorites by Don Hertzfeldt and the Brothers Quay, among others. RMAC presents a celebration of the tremendous craft and creativity of animation with a blend of historic and contemporary shorts and feature-length films from across PAGE 6

Oct. 25

Disability Employment Awareness Month Job Fair The DEAM job fair is at the Roswell Civic Center. There will be an employer incentives workshop and a Ticket to Work workshop for individuals looking for jobs, and they are both from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The job fair is geared towards induviduals in the Ticket to Work program and is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information about the workshops, email nellie.daniel@state.nm.us. For more information about the job fair, contact Nikki Edwards at 637-8202.

Oct. 26, 29

Thursday Oct. 13

Hemlock at Ginsberg Music from 7:30 p.m - 10:30 p.m., Hemlock is a Las Vegas, Nev.-based heavy metal band that has released five full-length albums since 1993. Hemlockʼs sound is a heavy blend of chugging riffs, deep bass tones, rhythmic grooves and catchy lyrics, with a haberdash of melody mixed in. The lyrics are always creative and positive, and the songs have lots of screamalongs and hooks. Kingdoms Fall is also playing this all-ages show. Tickets are $10.

the world. Admission is Free, however, donations for fresh popcorn and drinks are always appreciated. 7 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For more information go to roswellmuseum.org. This program is sponsored by the RMAC Foundation.

Oct. 21

Roswell Adult and Senior Center Country Western Dance - Western Sky Band Western Sky Band plays Country Western music from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the YUCCA Recreation Center, 500 S. Richardson. Cost is $5 per person. Refreshments will be served. For more info call Bob Power 575-840-6565.

Oct. 22

based in Albuquerque.

Randy Travis RSO Presents An Evening with Randy Travis at the Pearson Auditorium at 7 p.m. With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all

time. Ticket prices are $50, $60, and $80. To purchase tickets, go to roswellsymphony.org and for more information, call 623-5882.

Oct. 22

Roswell Adult and Senior Center Dance To The Music Of Country Charm Roswell Adult and Senior Center Dance To The Music Of Country Charm from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center located at 807 N. Missouri. Cost is $5 per person. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Bob Power at 840-6565.

Oct. 22

SOUL COdE, Bodies of Evidence and Kingdoms Fall at Ginsburg Music SOUL COdE, Bodies of Evidence and Kingdoms Fall play Ginsburg Music from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. SOUL COdE and Kindgoms Fall are local metal bands. Bodies of Evidence is a metal band

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Roswell Public Library - Story Time“Whoo Whoo” Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Roswell Public Library located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. For more information, call 622-7101.

Oct. 27

International Animated Film Series: Spirited Away (2001) RMAC presents a celebration of the tremendous craft and creativity of animation with a blend of historic and contemporary shorts and feature-length films from across the world. Admission is Free, however, donations for fresh popcorn and drinks are always appreciated. 7:00 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For more information go to roswellmuseum.org. This program is sponsored by the RMAC Foundation.

Nov. 2

Roswell Public Library - Story Time- “Choo Choo” Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Roswell Public Library located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. For more information, call 622-7101.

Nov. 4 - 5

Roswell Adult & Senior Center Christmas Gift Fair Friday, Nov. 4, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.

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Photos of the Ginsberg Music stage. The wall between the live venue and the retail space can be seen in the top photo. Below: Courtesy photo of Ginsberg Music taken just after moving into the present building as well as a present day photo.

The renovation is almost

complete at Ginsberg Music

Article and Photos by Rey Berrones Vision Editor

Ginsberg Music Company has been a part of Roswell since the 1910s. Ben Ginsberg was selling pianos from a catalog in the Sugar Moon Confectionary on Fourth Street, and eventually founded Ginsberg Music Company in 1917. The company moved into its curFRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

rent building in the mid-sixties. Three years ago, they started doing renovations on the building. In addition to moving the warehouse, they also needed to replace some walls that were falling apart, and ultimately, the rear half of the building will come down and be turned into more parking for the people that are coming to see the stage performances. However, things took a interesting turn when they built the wall

in the rear of the main retail area. Originally, the wall was going up so that they could have extra storage space, so that they could move everything out of the warehouse to start the renovation of the building. Fabian Romero, from Ginsberg said, “When the wall went up, that set the tone. We were going to make it a warehouse.” However, he went on to say, they had this empty space that customers would walk through on the way to and from the parking lot. Organically, people started making music in this space. Either playing with the instruments that they just bought, or had repaired, or using the instruments on display to do an impromtu jam session with another musician that they had just met. So, about a year later, they made the decision to add a stage into the space, and start open mic Saturdays. Romero said, “Saturday afternoon open mics are opportunities for people to perform, develop, meet other musicians and in some cases, start bands.”

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Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor

The School of Jazz The 6th annual Roswell Jazz Festival is an exciting way to experience different sounds of music Roswell is not use to hearing. Itʼs a wonderful opportunity to learn about the roots of Jazz and how artists interpret those sounds in performance.

Todayʼs youth are more than likely unaware that the jazz genre exists. While they admire various rap artists and Justin Bieber, they may not be fully aware that their favorite music stemmed from jazz. This yearʼs Jazz Festival offers an educational program for those who want to learn the history of jazz and how it is incorporated in todayʼs music at the School of Jazz. Artists like Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong have strong influences on todayʼs music. The school offers instruction on how to play musical instruments including guitar and drums. In the School of Jazz students get to learn how to play in jazz rhythms and even Latin rhythms incorporating the sounds learned from the guitar and drums.

The idea for the School of Jazz came from Duane Evans, one of the event coordinators of the annual Jazz Festival. Evans created and organized the first School of Jazz after the first Jazz Festival. Evans, who is a former educator brought this program to life from his past educational duties and introduced it to the Festival. “Jazz is a tough sell, especially in this part of the world,” said Evans. He hopes that the love of jazz will stick with the younger generations and keep it alive for years to come. The schoolʼs teachings vary from year to year to keep it exciting and for students to learn something new every time they come back.

The School of Jazz will take place at Ginsberg Music during the Jazz Festival, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. For more information on the School of Jazz and the Jazz Festival call 622-7704 or visit roswelljazzfestival.org. PAGE 7


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Quick quips on the 22 festival artists

Harry Allen Tenor Saxophone ...tremendous tenor sax playing... endlessly inventive and with a flood of original ideas...his tone and execution are always superb Albert Aragones Timbales ..an experienced percussion instructor... a lifetime of congas bongo, and timbal playing under his belt Dan Borton Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet ...a ʻfirst callʼ sideman...performed for Spainʼs King Juan Carlos...appeared twice at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland...performs and records with the regionʼs best players Roger Dickerson Piano ...subject of the 1978 PBS documentary New Orleans Concerto...Louisianaʼs de facto pianist laureate...Fulbright scholar... steeped in the traditions of New Orleans Eddie Erickson Guitar, Banjo ...respected and loved member of the jazz fraternity...one of the funniest performers on the scene...starred in the Banjo Kings...led the “Riverboat Rascals” show band...”the singing mustache” Michael Francis Piano, Festival Music Director ...versatile jazz pianist who plays ragtime, solo piano, blues, and Latin jazz with equal facility...has led well-known groups that have virtually written the history of jazz in El Paso since the mid-seventies Wycliffe Gordon Trombone ...unmatched mastery of the plunger mute...one of the top trombonists...can outperform nearly anyone playing jazz...five-time trombonist of the year David Hett Piano, Guitar, Bass and Xylophone ...has a love of Latin jazz... A master musician who incorporates all instruments to create a new sound... Has been dubbed the creator of a new Latin jazz sound. PAGE 8

adhesion was spot on...bass playing was flawless Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar ...extraordinary skill as a rhythm player... plenty of subtle creativity... impeccable musicianship... superior mastery of the seven-string guitar is unparalleled Chuck Redd Vibes, Drums ...vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness...an accomplished performer on both drums and vibraphone ...highlights the beauty of a great song, infuses the music with a blues feeling

Holly Hofmann Holly Hofmann Flute ...possesses one of the most exquisite flute tones in jazz...demonstrates a sure technique, inventive ideas, a secure sense of swing, and a broad emotional range...vibrant in-themoment creativity Ricky Malichi Drums ...solos are always unique and masterfully musical...provides any musical ensemble with variety and consistency to produce outstanding performances Cecilia Noel Vocals, Percussion ...hardcore salsa...passionate, flamboyant, exotic, and incredibly talented...sensual, intensely colourful, exotic and explosive Frank Otero Trombone ...credits include CDs with Ruben Gutierrez, Wayne Gorbea, Rick Davies; member of Songs of Brazil sextet, and the muscular Quintessential Brass; noted for his command of Latin rhythms Nicki Parrott Bass, Vocals ...coaxes a deep river of sound from the bass instead of beating it into submission ...her intonation and rhythmic

Wycliffe Gordon

Rob Rio Piano, Vocals ...inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame...burning piano and humorous lyrics are his trademark...prodigious chops...a flamboyant pianist, dynamic performer, charismatic entertainer Randy Sandke Trumpet ...applies crystalline tones, brawny phrasing and fiery, fleet articulation...his solos are like miniworks of art, effortlessly constructed seemingly at will

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Akira Tana Drums ...colorful interactive style...recognized for his ability to ignite the spark of many top rhythm sections...creates pure musical dialogue with mainstay soloists Frank Tate Bass ...inventive lines and big sound...walks the chords with a resonance and rightness...has a melodic way with the bass...his rhythm is excellent Allan Vaché Clarinet ...stellar example of classic jazz... downright blistering as well as warm and inviting...bright, swinging clarinet...big, rich, round tone across all registers Johnny Varro Piano ...tasteful and swinging style...light touch and considerable stride piano skills ...a leading proponent of smallgroup swing Mike Wofford Piano ...one of the outstanding pianists of our time...a fountain of beautifully executed ideas...a huge technical proficiency mixed with a soulfulness and invention

Harry Allen

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Local artist: David Hett

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor

David Hett is a local musician who will be lending his talents to the 6th annual Jazz Festival slated to start Oct. 7, continuing on through Oct. 9. Hett is no stranger to the spotlight. He performs with the group he founded, Ritmo Latino on a weekly basis at El Toro Bravo with fellow bandmates, Tina Williams, Kent Taylor and Lanjur Abukusumo. When Hett was younger he had no idea he was going to be a musician. At age nine he was given guitar lessons for a few weeks but he didn’t seem interested and quit. In high school, at age 16, his musical interest grew when he joined the Jazz Band as a sophomore. At that time, his band instructor told him he had to learn how to read music otherwise he would be kicked out of the band; so that was his incentive to learn how to read music. After high school he moved to Phoenix and majored in music. Hett started his 35-year professional music career in 1975, playing with Joe Pass and Peter Magadini during college, then hit the road traveling for 22 years playing in 26 states and Canada. He is proficient on guitar, as well as bass, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

piano and trumpet. “I feel like I have been retired since 18. When people retire and get out of the work force they have time to do what they want, I’ve been doing what I want since 18. God gives you a gift and you go with it,” said Hett. He dedicated his younger years mostly on performance and got himself a booking agent and toured the United States. He toured with a band called Champoux and cultivated his talents. By the mid 80s he stopped touring and started teaching music. After 17 years on the road he figured it was time to set roots in Roswell and raise his daughter. Hett says he made music his living by giving private instruction, tuning pianos, music notations with software and now he currently works with the New Mexico Military Institute Jazz Band and with pianist Michael Francis. David also privately teaches music. “It’s like a big family reunion. I have met some of the artists from previous festivals and it’s a great collaboration of artists; they are my counterparts,” said Hett. Hett is the founder of Ritmo Latino and he hand picked each member for each of their talents. Ritmo plays at the El Toro Bravo Thurs-

days, Fridays and Saturdays. “We love Latin music and jazz is the glue that sticks the rhythms together,” said Hett. His bandmates of Ritmo Latino are very fortunate for Hett to have formed this unique group. “I’m really lucky to have met David, playing with him is always a learning experience he’s patient when he teaches, his music knowledge and theory is truly amazing,” said Tina Williams. Williams is the group’s vocalist and has been performing with Hett for many years as a duo. Kent Taylor, another group member, has a similar consensus of his colleague, “I think the world of him. I have never met a musician who knows so much about music theory and his versatility to play many instruments.” Kent also stated that he liked how Hetts musical direction is headed with Jazz and the mixture of Latin rhythms. He calls the direction of Hett’s music “the rebirth of Latin jazz.” Landjur Abukusumo is the final piece that makes up the band. He brings the Latin flavor to the group playing the conga. He was the last person to join the group and he has fit in well with the others. He admires his fellow groupmates saying, “David is a master musician, Tina is a wonderful vocalist who sings with a humble spirit and Kent is a fine musician on bass as well.” Hett has done a phenomenal job in bringing these talents together; they recently performed at the Pecos Flavors Winery and received a warm reception from their audience, dubbing it their best performance ever. The group has a few exciting ventures ahead of them. They are looking toward recording their music and will continue to play at live venues including El Toro Bravo on a weekly basis. “Roswell is lucky to have David in the community. He is truly the undiscovered treasure,” said Williams Hett’s contributions to the music community in Roswell are endless. He will be performing at the Jazz Festival with musical colleague Michael Francis in the Latin Jazz group ensemble. For more information on the Jazz Festival call 624-7704 or visit their website at roswelljazzfestival.org.

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Ritmo Latino

Ritmo Latino is a Latin Jazz quartet that plays every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at El Toro Bravo located at 102 S. Main St.

For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.

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2011 JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Jazz Festival guest of honor: Nicki Parrott

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor

The 6th annual Jazz Festival is embarking on one of the most exciting festivals to date. Many of the jazz artists coming to Roswell have recorded albums, perform live on a weekly basis and have many music credits under their belt that define them as the artists they have become. Since its existence, Michael Francis, music director and event coordinator of the Roswell Jazz Festival, has been traveling all over the country in search of jazz musicians willing to lend their talents to the festival. Francis, also a jazz musician of nearly 40 years, is responsible for creating the biggest part of the festival and bringing these world famous artists here for the event. He travels three times out of the year to various places and scouts jazz clubs in search of new artists. He discovered this year’s guest of honor, Nicki Parrott, several years ago in New York City. Nicki Parrott, is a world famous Australian jazz artist who has been at the festival several times but this will be her first time being the guest of honor. “I’m honored to be named the PAGE 10

guest of honor for this event. I’m used to helping honor someone, but I’m not used to being the honoree, I’m delighted,” said Parrott. She has been to Roswell several times and enjoys her visits every time she visits. She loves how the community comes together and loves the arts and everything they do to create the festival. Parrott was born in Australia and was introduced to music as a teenager. Her sister was a musician and told her she needed a bassist for her band. At the time she played classical flute and piano. She picked up the bass and taught herself how to play. From then she didn’t want to do anything else. After she finished high school she moved to Sydney to study jazz at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. In May 1994 Parrott went to New York on an Arts Council grant from Australia to study with the internationally acclaimed bassist, Rufus Reid. Since then she has been traveling all over the world and has worked with several other jazz musicians and has recorded over 30 albums since 1995. In her travels she has visited beautiful places around the world including Switzerland and Japan. Parrott is excited to return to Roswell and bring the sounds of jazz to the city. “What’s important is to entertain an audience. If I have entertained them and they enjoy it, I’ve done my job. I keep coming back to this festival because it’s so much fun, some of the artists, I have worked with before and it’s great because we get to catch up and make music together,” said Parrott. She performs with a jazz group called The Les Paul Trio nearly every Monday night at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. The trio has been performing at the Iridium Jazz Club for nearly 10 years. After the festival she will be making a few stops in New York, Switzerland and start a Japan tour in November. For more information about Nicki Parrott and her music, visit nickiparrott.com. For more information on the Jazz Festival call 624-7704 or visit roswelljazzfestival.org.

“Nicki Parrott” Oil Painting by Steve Rhodes Commemorative fine art prints of the painting “Nicki Parrott” will be available for $10 during the Jazz Festival. The prints will be signed by Steve Rhodes. The original painting is 58 inches tall and 38 inches wide and is also available for sale. Steve Rhodes is a local artist and owner of The Frame Shop and Design Studio. Steve has been a custom picture framer in Roswell for more than 35 years, and through his shop has become friends with many of the artists in the area. For more information on prints or the original painting, call The Frame Shop at 623-0753.

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2011 JAZZ FESTIVAL

Art Block Party Activities 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art and Craft Vendors Fine art, jewelry, handmade soap, ceramics, felted wearable art, embroidery, beadwork, extreme balloon animals, and much more. Crazy Hair Salon where everyone can get a wild and wacky hairdo. Make ‘n Take Art Stations Crazy Hair Photos, Funky Art Pins, Raku 2 Go, Sugar Skulls, Bubble Painting and more. Demonstrations by the Pecos Valley Potters Guild. Stilt Walking, juggling, Street Performance Wise Fool New Mexico Drumming Workshops New World Drummers Community Booths Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, Spring River Zoo, Roswell Humane Society, RMAC Foundation, and Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Foundation Planetarium Science activities throughout the day, plus Roswell Astronomy Club Telescope Viewing. Museum Store Maribel Thompson Honduran-style pine needle baskets. Book signing with John Lemay for his new publication: Roswell USA. 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Roger Castillo: The Mad Scientist - Stage at Planetarium

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Top and Right: Artists create chalk art in front of the Museum Left and Middle: Children create art at the Make ‘n Take Art Stations Bottom: New World Drummers perform at the Planetarium stage

RMAC Art Block Party and Chalk Art Festival

Rey Berrones Vision Editor

Every year, more a hundred artists of all ages show up to turn the sidewalk in front of the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC) into a temporary art gallery for the annual Chalk Art Festival. The artists will pay a $10 entry fee per individual or $20 for teams of two or more to compete under the theme of “Season of Fall.” Awards will be given for Best in Show (1st, 2nd and 3rd places), People’s Choice, Best Use of Medium, Best Reproduction, Most Fun and Best Use of Theme. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. According to Caroline Brooks, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

assistant director at the RMAC, “We don’t wash any of the chalk art away, so it will be on display in front of the museum for a few weeks after the event.” In addition to the Chalk Art Festival, the Art Block Party will be happening. Admission to the Art Block Party is free. The Art Block Party takes place on Eleventh Street on the north side of the Museum and includes a wide range of art activities for the entire family. Entertainment throughout the day includes Latin jazz from the Pecos Valley Jazz Festival, performances and workshops by the New World Drummers of Las Cruces, and Roswell’s own Folklorico dancers. Wise Fool New Mexico will present

stilt walking, giant puppets, and a puppet theater performance. Roger Castillo, “The Mad Scientist” kicks everything off on the stage at 9:30 a.m., and Chase Martinson wraps it up on the stage with juggling and magic at 3:30 pm. Activities include hands-on art, arts and crafts vendors, the famous Crazy Hair Salon, solar telescope viewing, a Second Saturday Student Art Show, and Science Saturday for kids at the Planetarium. For the full schedule of performances, check out the sidebar to this article. For more information on either the Chalk Art Festival or the Art Block Party, call the Museum at 624-6744 or go to roswellmuseum.org.

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10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - New World Drummers - Stage at Planetarium

11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Las Rosas, Hannah, and Stacey of Sundarii Dance - Stage at Planetarium

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Roswell Jazz Festival Performance: “Latin Jazz: Brazilian, Carribean and Salsa” Stage at Planetarium

Noon - 12:40 p.m. - Puppet Show: “Backstreet at the Circus,” Wise Fool New Mexico - Stage at Courtyard 1 p.m. - until it is gone - Blue Bell Ice Cream Social: Courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries - Courtyard 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Roswell Folklorico - Stage at Planetarium

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - New World Drummers - Stage at Planetarium 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Chase Martinson: Juggling and Magic Stage at Planetarium

Chalk Art Festival 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

In front of museum. Registration required ($10 individual; $20 team). Awards announced at 2 p.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

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Inn of the Mountain Gods

Merle Haggard

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-3 p.m. at the Roswell Adult & Senior Center located at 807 N. Missouri. Do your Christmas shopping early with some great homemade items. For more information, call 624-6718.

Oct. 23

Ruidoso Oct. 8

Free Movie at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House 6:30 p.m. - The Stars Fell on Henrietta. No purchase is necessary to attend “Free Movie Nights.” Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House will have its regular selection of meals, snackfoods and drinks plus a special selection of menu items especially appropriate for the movies. All regular coffee drinks, specialty coffee drinks, teas, wines and beers will be available for purchase before, during, and immediately after.

Oct. 14 - 15

Ruidoso Oktoberfest at the Convention Center Ruidoso is celebrating its 30th annual Oktoberfest at the Ruidoso Convention Center. The hours are 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Friday and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Admission for adults is $8 for one day and $14 for both days. Admission for ages 13 to 18 is $5 one day and $8 both days, 12 and under are free. For more information call 257-6171 or visit trekwest.com/oktoberfest.

Oct. 15 - Jan. 29

20th annual Fall American Photography Competition and Exhibition Hubbard Museum of the American West - Now into its twentieth year, the Fall American brings together work by photographers from around the country. Their images present widely differing perceptions of the American West. More that one hundred photographs are exhibited each year some are printed on traditional black & white paper, some are done digitally and some use alternative processPAGE 12

items especially appropriate for the movies. All regular coffee drinks, specialty coffee drinks, teas, wines and beers will be available for purchase before, during, and immediately after.

Sunday Oct. 23

Merle Haggard, 8 p.m., Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. The Merle Haggard summer concert has been rescheduled. The country legend will now take the Inn of the Mountain Gods stage Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. Known as “the poet of the common man,” Haggard has had thirty-eight number 1 hits in his long and distinguished career. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for his song “Okie from Muskogee.” Tickets for the original summer show will automatically be valid for the rescheduled show. For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com. es. There is always something to please. Almost all photographs are for sale through the Museum's Mercantile Store. For more information call 575-378-4142 or visit hubbardmuseum.org.

Oct. 15

3rd Annual Mountain High Fly In and Pine Top Car Show Sierra Blanca Regional Airport - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Start your day off with a free pancake breakfast or a free hamburger and hot dog lunch. Air Force static displays and flyovers are planned throughout the day including an F22 Raptor Flyover and new & vintage aircraft and Warbirds on the air field. The Longhorn Dance Band will perform in the evening. The Pine Top Car Show has over 120 cars on display. For more information, call Justin or Deiter at 336-8111, or email justtinking@ruidoso-nm.gov, or visit ruidosoflyin.com.

Oct. 15

Free Movie at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House 6:30 p.m. - Georgia OʼKeeffe. No purchase is necessary to attend “Free Movie Nights.” Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House will have its regular selection of meals, snackfoods and drinks plus a special selection of menu items especially appropriate for the movies. All regular coffee drinks, specialty coffee drinks, teas, wines and beers will be available for purchase before, during, and immediately after.

Oct. 22

Free Movie at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House 6:30 p.m. - Angel-A. No purchase is necessary to attend “Free Movie Nights.” Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House will have its regular selection of meals, snackfoods and drinks plus a special selection of menu

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Merle Haggard The Merle Haggard summer concert has been rescheduled. The country legend will now take the Inn of the Mountain Gods stage Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. Known as “the poet of the common man,” Haggard has had thirty-eight number 1 hits in his long and distinguished career. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for his song “Okie from Muskogee.” Tickets for the original summer show will automatically be valid for the rescheduled show. For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.

Oct. 29

Ski Run Road Challenge The Ski Run Road Challenge is a 12 mile run (solo or team relay) & 3 mile Fun Run on a paved road (Hwy 532, also called Ski Run Road), in Lincoln County among the beautiful Sacramento Mountains in Southeastern New Mexico. It is a point-to-point run, uphill till MM 9.5 (10,000 feet) with a downhill finish at Ski Apache Plaza (9600 feet). It is sanctioned by the USA Track & Field. All proceeds will benefit the Ski Apache Adaptive Skier Program. The event starts at Eagle Creek Sports Complex at 8 a.m. For more information, visit skirunroadchallenge.com.

Oct. 29

Free Movie at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House 6:30 p.m. - Impromptu. No purchase is necessary to attend “Free Movie Nights.” Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House will have its regular selection of meals, snackfoods and drinks plus a special selection of menu items especially appropriate for the movies. All regular coffee drinks, specialty coffee drinks, teas, wines and beers will be available for purchase

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UFOLOGY

UFOs and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Remember that old Hans Christian Andersen story, the Emperor’s New Clothes? The emperor had a compelling taste for fine clothing and hired two tailors to fashion an exquisite new outfit for him. These tailors, who turned out to be swindlers, extorted a large sum of money from him, ostensibly to buy lavish materials. Pretending to craft a new suit, they really made nothing at all, draped this imaginary attire upon the emperor’s body, and told him that the suit, though beautiful to intelligent and discerning observers, was completely invisible to stupid people. The emperor, trying to ignore the awkward fact that he himself

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before, during, and immediately after.

Oct. 30

Martina McBride Martina McBride is playing Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. Martina McBride, known for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range, has sold over 18 million albums worldwide. Sheʼs also won the Country Music Associationʼs “Female Vocalist of the Year” four times and the Academy of Country Musicʼs “Top Female Vocalist” three FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

couldn’t see the clothing, rode his horse in a parade to let the people see his elegant new attire. The onlookers saw of course that he was unclothed, but they were ashamed to say so, not wanting to be considered stupid by their fellow citizens. Finally one refreshingly uninhibited child blurted out what everyone was thinking: "The emperor is naked!" Whereupon the crowd laughed, relieved that someone had spoken the truth at last. Much the same commonly happens in many areas of human experience, when people are individually afraid to express, to each other, what most of them are already thinking anyway. I suspect

this is often true with regard to people’s being uncomfortable admitting they have seen a UFO. Like the emperor’s unclad body, that’s something you’re not supposed to see. Most folks would probably be less hesitant about this if it were not for what I like to call the "What would Aunt Tillie say" factor. Suppose I have a UFO sighting. Depending on my personality and my social situation, and depending on the personalities of the people in my life, I may need to prepare myself for the consequences of relating my sighting experience. What will my friends say, or my family or my neighbors? Perhaps on a more

times. For more information call 4647777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.

p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 354-2748 or go to sbhacapitan.org/halloween.aspx

Halloween at Smokey Bear Historical Park Wander through the Haunted Forest. The forest gets scarier after dark, so bring the young ones and the faint of heart early. Bring a bag for treats, a flashlight for the Haunted Forest, and a camera for a Ghostly Photo-Op! Games and treats inside presented by the Capitan Womenʼs Club. Smokey Bear Historical Park is located at 118 West Smokey Bear Blvd. in Capitan and the event is from 5:30

Oct. 7 - 9

Oct. 31

Ruidoso Downs

22nd annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Each year, during the second full weekend in October, Ruidoso Downs plays host to the nationʼs finest cowboy festival with Old West storytellers, musicians, including the world famous Texas Playboys, chuckwagon cooks, chuckwagon cookoffs, western artists and craftsmen for three days of events, cowboy competitions,

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practical level, what will my boss say? My co-workers? But the irony is that many of the people whose censure we may fear quite possibly might not react at all the way we think they would. Perhaps some of them have seen UFOs as well, or have heard credible accounts of them. It’s like the parading emperor’s observers, where each of them thinks, "I know what I know, but I’m not about to say anything and sound like a halfwit." This artificial reticence is not diminished by the fact that there are types of official discouragement for some people. Pilots are notoriously disinclined to talk about UFO sightings, because then their professional competence may be called into question. Academicians at some institutions may find it more difficult to be awarded tenure, or have their grant funding endangered, if they tell UFO stories. Happily, though, some of this is changing as time goes on. More and more people are spotting UFOs and finding the courage to report them. So what would Aunt Tillie say? It’s just possible that she would say, "I saw one myself." horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. In 1996, the symposium was selected as the Best Cowboy Cultural Event by the National Cowboy Symposium Association. In addition, the LCCS has been named one of North Americaʼs top 100 events by the American Bus. Association. For more information, go to cowboysymposium.org.

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HISTORY

Roswell’s Grand Dame... Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian

Elizabeth Garrett

Our town has often been associated with persons who possessed exceptional talent. Several nationally prominent entertainers and musicians are mentioned in Roswell's passing scene. One of the earliest was Elizabeth Garrett, the blind daughter of the noted frontier sheriff. Her lack of sight is one of the most poignant segments of Pat Garrett's career. Of the eight children born to Pat and Appolinaria Garrett, the little sightless girl was to become the most prominent. She was born in 1885 on the family ranch west of Roswell in Little Creek Canyon, about halfway between Capitan and Ruidoso. Her father, Patrick Floyd Garrett, who was no longer sheriff of Lincoln County, had moved his family into the mountain valley where he ranched the mountain land and ran a few cattle. Sallie Chisum, a close friend of the Garrett family, is said to have stated that the child had lost her sight in infancy due to an over application of blue vitriol eye wash. Historians agree that the ex-sheriff and his wife were determined to do everything possible to secure the best of care for their child. Pat Garrett, an often abrasive and impatient man, was said to have been kind and gentle with his children, especially little blind Elizabeth. Early in her childhood, the girl often displayed a musical bent. When the child was 6 years of age, the family took her to the Texas School for the Blind in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth continued to display a special interest and aptitude

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The stage turned into an interesting place where people could get on stage and try something new without the pressure of putting on a show. Fabian continued, “All people are not born with the gift of PAGE 14

in things musical. Although totally without sight, little Miss Garrett was graduated with honors and given a music scholarship for a school of music in Chicago. After completing these early musical studies, the young girl moved into New York City where she received the finest of instructors and where she gained an advanced degree in music. During her studies in the East, Elizabeth met and developed a close association with Helen Keller, also blind, and a nationally known author, lecturer and accomplished musician. The relationship continued throughout the lives of the two ladies. After completing her musical studies, Elizabeth toured the nation often singing her own musical compositions. She possessed a rich soprano voice which blended with her skill on the piano. She received accolades and applause throughout her tours. Later, now considered a successful touring musician, Elizabeth Garrett returned to the familiar town of Roswell, only an hour's drive from the place of her birth. Her little home on North Lea Avenue was a lovely, colorful place surrounded by beautiful bright flowers which she declared she could see in her blind world. She was never known to complain about her lack of vision and often insisted that she could see the world's beauty in her mind's eye. During the ensuing years, she was often seen walking near her home with her faithful dog Teene, and constant companion Charlotte St. John. Tragically, in 1947, she fell strik-

entertaining without being nervous. This is a place where you can find out what you can do.” They have also had bands come in and use the stage to put on shows. With the renovation nearly complete, there are lots of plans for the space. The back part of the building will be demolished before the end of October. That will make room for more parking and an abil-

Elizabeth Garrett with seeing-eye dog. Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico Photo ing her head on the curb. She died other tunes, such as “Raindrops” almost immediately. Elizabeth Gar- and “Cloudcroft.” She was truly rett left signs of her greatness that Roswell's Grand Dame, a woman of she achieved in spite of her blind- talent, grace and strength. She was ness. The composer of our state also one of Pat Garrett's finest song, “Oh Fair New Mexico” and accomplishments. ity to split the building with dedicated live venue parking and entrance in the rear half of the building, and retail music store in the front half of the building. In the near future, there are Jazz Festival performances, Jazz Festival workshops, open mic sessions, and a few Hard Rock and Metal bands slated to play. When

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the renovation is complete, Ginsberg Music is planning a full winter series of live events. Romero said, “We built the stage to promote live music. We will have jazz, metal, Tejano, country, Christian, and even stand-up comedy, as long as it is clean because this is an all-ages venue.” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011


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Cowboy Symposium

Rey Berrones Vision Editor

“To preserve and promote the cowboy way of life” was the original reason that the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium was started back in 1990 at the Glencoe Rural Events Center. The late Ray Reed FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

built a festival to promote the cowboy culture that he grew up in, which was slowly disappearing. Reed once said, “I’ve been an entertainer dang near all my life. I do all the old cowboy songs from years back. I was raised a cowboy and that’s what I’ve been.” Reed’s vision has been realized

by way of the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, and has helped preserve three distinct cultures that are represented at the symposium, and that are responsible for the settlement of the West, the Native Americans, Hispanics and the American cowboys. At the symposium, American cowboys share the stage with mariachis and Mescalero Apache tribal members performing their original songs and dances. In addition to the music, one of the major draws of the Symposium is the World Championship Chuckwagon Competition. It has been featured on the Food Network’s All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge, and has prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged not only on the quality of their food, but on the authenticity of their wagons and attire. However, things are not standing still at the Symposium. This year marks the first time that there will be a Chuck Truck Race. For the inaugural All American Chuck Wagon Truck Race, teams create replicas of early 1900’s era Chuck Wagon Trucks that have wood spoke wheels, wooden chuckboxes and period correct running gear. The entries so far include Model TT Ford trucks in “Chuck Truck” configuration. The actual race starts after the competitors set up camp. They will be timed “breaking camp,” loading the chuck truck and then racing the loaded chuck truck around a race course outlined by barrels. Breaking camp involves loading the chuck truck with a dutch oven, tripod with coffee pot, saddle, saddle blanket, rope, and a bedroll while the outriders on the team mount their horse or mule. Time penalties will occur if barrels are knocked over, or any part of the team or camp equipment does not make it past the finish line. The best overall time will be declared the winner. A partial list of performers is on the sidebar to the right. There are four stages, and the full schedule of events for each stage is available at cowboysymposium.org. Daily admission is $20, and Saturday’s Chuckwagon Lunch is $20. For more information on the event, call 378-4431 or go to cowboysymposium.org.

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Performers at the Symposium

• Dave Alexander and The Big Texas Swing Band • Byron Berline & Band • Brady Bowen & Band • Chuck Cusimano • Floyd Domino • Jake Hooker and The Outsiders • Wade Benson Landry & Swingin’ Cajun Style

• Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long & Band • Billy Mata and Texas Tradition with Floyd Domino and John Doyle • Darrell and Mona McCall

• Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys • Cole and Matt Reeves

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Roswell Jazz Festival Schedule Music on Main Street Friday October 7th

Courthouse Lawn: noon -1 p.m. Free Kickoff Concert Allen; Borton; Dickerson; Erickson; Francis; Hett; Hofmann, Malichi; Parrott; Redd (v) ; Rio; Sandke*; Tana; Tate; Vaché; Varro; Woffiord.

Allen*; Erickson; Tana; Sandke; Vaché; Varro; Redd (v); Parrott . Set 3: Buckyʼs Five Pizzarelli*; Vaché; Tate; Wofford , Redd (d); Set 4: One for Fun! Erickson;* Parrott; Allen; Sandke; Varro; Malichi; Hofmann, Redd (v)..

Dr. D and Friends

Peppers: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. $25 Borton; Hofmann; Redd (d); Parrott; Wofford; Vaché*;

Sizzling at the Sally Port

Sally Port Inn: 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Adults: $25, Students: $10 Set 1: Boss of the Boogie Rob Rio Set 2: Mainstream Madness

School of Jazz

Saturday October 9, 2011

Ginsberg Music: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free Drum Seminar 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Malichi*, Redd, Tana Jazz Rhythm Section Seminar noon - 1 p.m.

Gordon*; Vaché; Allen; Pizzarelli; Varro; Parrott; Redd(d); Sandke;

RMAC Outdoor Block Party Dance to Latin Jazz

RMAC Planetarium Stage: noon - 1:30 p.m. Free Redd*; Francis; Hett; Sandke; Borton: Allen; Hofmann. Aragones; Noel; Malichi.

Pecos Flavors Winery: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. $30 Dickerson*; Erickson; Francis*; Malichi; Tate.

Jazz on the Patio

Dickerson* ; Tana; Tate. Guitar Seminar 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Pizzarelli;* Erickson* Latin Rhythms Seminar 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Francis; Hofmann; Malichi; Aragones; Noel; Redd* (v) Hett;

Still Sizzling at the Sally Port

Sally Port Inn: 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Adults: $25, Students: $10 Set 1: Boss of the Boogie Woogie Rob Rio Guest of Honor Presentation Set 2: Swinginʼ the Standards Varro, Vaché; Redd (v); Allen; Parrott;* Pizzarelli; Gordon; Malichi; Set 3: Holly and Mike Wofford*; Hofmann; Tana; Tate Set 4: T-Bone Time

Community Jazz Worship

Sunday October 9

Pueblo Auditorium: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free Gordon*; Sandke; Allen; Borton:; Tate; Malichi; Francis; Dickerson; Varro; Vaché;

Johnny Varro and His Swing 7

Anderson Museum: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. $25 Varro*; Tate; Redd (d); Allen; Gordon; Vaché; Sandke; *denotes set leader

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