JUNE 20, 2013
PECOS LIFESTYLES & ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
Smokin on the Pecos
Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon
Roswell Daily Record’s
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Volume 20, Issue 12
AND MC MAGIC FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS ROYAL T, LIL BANDIT & MR. SANCHO
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The MYFDC is still growing and serving
By Rey Berrones Vision Editor Things are buzzing at the Midway Youth and Family Development Center (MYFDC). It is summertime, and there are children participating in a full slate of activities that include basketball, dance, arts and crafts, and other academic development related activities. When the MYDFC was last featured in Vision Magazine, the cafe was open for breakfast and work was just finishing on the gym and concert hall. At the time, there were a few plans on bringing in concerts and possibly expanding the services of the multi-use complex to meet the needs of the families in Roswell, Midway, Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur. The team of volunteers behind the MYFDC had a ribbon cutting and have since brought in a few concerts that filled the auditorium, and got to work at meeting the needs of the community. This involved building and staffing the MYFDC Medical Center along with the Equine Center, both of which went from simple ideas to full fledged
The Riding By Faith Arena is located just East of the MYFDC facility.
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Vision Magazine last caught up with the Midway Youth and Family Development Center in September of 2011, and a lot has changed. facilites in less than two years with the help of volunteers that have built an infrastructure to help serve the community. The buildings on the complex are filled with people that have the common goal of making our community better. The MYfdc Cafe, which was one of the first parts of the MYFDC to open, serves poor and needy families one week of groceries every month. It has a commercial kitchen that also serves as a place where people can learn job skills through their vocational education program. All the while, it serves up breakfast and lunch every Monday through Friday. The medical facility is also open Monday through Friday and provides walk-in clinic services to the public. The newest part of the facility is the Riding By Faith Arena, which is used every weekend as it plays host to team roping, barrel racing, team sorting and mounted shooting. Each of these types of activities are being done on most weekends and a full
schedule of these events can be found on the MYFDC website. In addition to these types of horsemanship activities, a Halloween Horse Show is being planned for the last weekend in October. Lessons for both beginners and advanced riders are available during the week, which many youth taking advantage of the opportunity during the summer camps. The summer day camp is currently in session, and runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. until Aug. 2. The cost is $50 per child, which includes lunch and snacks. It is open to children ages five - 12. Activities are rotated daily, but they include archery, horsemanship, wrestling, dance, arts, crafts, as well as supplimental activities in math, science, reading and grammar. However, this just touches on all the things that are going on at the center. There are also the Bikers and Bibles rides, where motorcycle riders can enjoy an afternoon of riding, lunch and bible study. The next ride is set for June
30, and will travel up to Lincoln. There is a full fitness facility. In the top floor of the MYFDC is a teen club. There is also a clothing bank that gives away free clothing to those that are in need. There is also wifi in the entire facility, along with several computer workstations. In addition to all the things that are already going on, there are still plans to create a sports complex and start utilizing the race car bay, the mechanic area and the woodshop for more vocational
instruction. Judging by the rapid progress that has been made in the recent past, there is no doubt that these things will come along fairly quickly. If you are interested in taking advantage of the resources at the MYFDC, would like to find out more about their planned events, or would like to volunteer your time to help the community through the MYFDC, visit myfdc.co for more information.
Rey Berrones Photo The MYFDC Medical Clinic is now offering a full range of services.
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Roswell hosts a weekend of science fiction films and comics
By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer
SciFi films and an intense weekend of competition might inspire some, but for those who are more interested in meeting voice talents from Star Wars and dressing up as their favorite science fiction characters can still find a series of events that are “out of this world” at the third annual Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon coming up June 28-30. Kicking off the cosmic events, Peppers Party on the Patio will take place June 26, offering green alien drinks and awards for costumes. The following weekend will then include appearances by Star Wars voice actors C. Andrew Nelson and Daniel Logan, who is more famously known under his alias, Boba Fett. If Star Wars doesn’t interest you - although a crime in itself there will also be a life-size TARDIS and showings of favorite Dr. Who episodes for the more British inclined science fiction fanatics. But maybe you’re thinking, “I’m not really a science fiction type of person.” First of all, analyze the fact that Cosmicon implies sci-fi, but then consider the completely science fiction free options. There will be an art show, a 3D cinematography workshop and a whole exhibit dedicated to photographs and artifacts from Mars. There will also be a high demand for avid gamers, particularly those who prefer First Person Shooter games. (If you don’t know what an FPS is, you probably are not an avid gamer.) There will be an RFC Gaming Tournament featuring Black Ops I on multiple Xbox systems, so competitive spirits can meet on the Call of Duty battlefield. For those who prefer a more exciting atmosphere, a Red Carpet Gala will be the Grand Event to showcase films from the Filmfest competition. And for those craving a louder experience with music and dancing, there will be a Midnight That’s A Wrap! Reception after the Gala featuring music by “Manifique” from El Paso, Texas. Finally, amidst all the events, it is encouraged that attendees cosplay throughout the weekend. So dig up that old Chewbacca costume, (don’t lie to yourself; you know it’s been in the garage waiting for a day out of the box) and join the excitement. Whether it be an open enthusiasm for Star Wars or simple respect for sci-fi films, RFC has events to satiate almost every interest.
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Film crews invade Roswell
The Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon bring film crews from far and wide into Roswell to film a variety of Science Fiction films. By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer
Rey Berrones Photo The cast and crew from Project 12 receive the Best Picture award at the 2012 Red Carpet Gala
ne weekend, five teams and the competition of a lifetime: the third annual Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon (RFC) is preparing for kickoff , and although a life-size TARDIS and Princess Leia cosplayers would be enough to attract some people, the festival’s highlight is a film shootout. Inspired by the Duke City Shootout in Albuquerque, RFC is a film competition set up as a “training exercise” for students to gain experience in the screenwriting and film making industry, said ENMU-R Media Arts Program Chair Alan Trever. The difference and catch that RFC decided on to differentiate from the Duke City Shootout was to be sci-fi or f antasy based. In order to embrace “Rowell Lore” the short films are
sometimes strictly sci-fi, a very narrow and specific genre, usually revolving around aliens, or fantasy, a very broad genre open to imagination and creative interpretation. Either way, all films are required to embrace some aspect of sci-fi or fantasy fiction. Usually, there ends up being some sort of theme amidst the film ideas submitted; however, this year offers a “very broad selection,” Trever said. From a story of a love-struck man, to a touching father and son drama, to a film about the “true story” of the 1947 crash that somehow involves Bill Gates, this year’s films promise to offer variety as the audience laughs and cries their way through the movies. While the movies are all well and good in theory, it is
important to remember that RFC is a competition, so stakes are high for the students participating, Trever said. Starting promptly at 8 a.m. on June 22, the filming will begin. The actors know their lines, the directors have a plan in their heads, but the physical act of shooting must take place within a four-day period. By 10 p.m. on the 25th, their filming must end and they have to make do with what they accomplished. Then the nitty gritty work begins. With only five days left, the teams must edit their movie, adding in special effects and finalizing a film that is complete enough for showcasing. Some use their own equipment, but others take advantage of the Media Lab at ENMU-R. SEE RFC ON PAGE 15
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Shroud Exhibit and Museum The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall in Alamogordo offers a backlit, full-sized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer 3D experience. The exhibitʼs goal is make Turin Shroud available to all including the vision impaired. Hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. -4 p.m., Tuesday - Friday from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 446-2113, or visit ShroudNM.com.
Incendio In both Italian and Spanish, incendio means fire and this is a fitting name for a musical group whose sound is all about energy, exploration, and passion. At the heart of Incendioʼs sound is the Latin guitar, which strums romance and power in bold rhythms. They are a sizzling brew of world fusion music blending flamenco, Celtic, Middle Eastern, jazz, and rock. Incendio takes the listener on a global musical experience. Each fiery rhythm of these instrumental artists is a trip along the sun-kissed beaches of South America to the arroyos of New Mexico, down the alleyways of Morocco and
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above the golden hills of Spain. Incendioʼs Latin guitarworld fusion yields a strong mix of song craft and improvisation couched in a variety of musical contexts. This Billboard-charting group, which has enjoyed a huge following on the west coast for more than a decade, tours extensively, performing over 200 live concerts each year. Their many notable appearances include gigs at the Sundance Film Festival, Ford Amphitheater, Odessa Summer Nights, San Antonio Jazz Festival, Smithsonian, Utah Arts Festival and the Albuquerque Wine Festival. The performance starts at 8 p.m., with a fajita buffet before the show
at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $36 and $39. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.
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Smokin on the Pecos Smokinʼ On the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Champi-
onship The Tate Branch Auto Group 2nd Annual Smokinʼ On the Pecos NM State BBQ Championship. This isKansas City BBQ Society & Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Sanctioned. Competitors from across the nation compete for $12,000 in cash prize money. Meet several teams from BBQ Pitmasters Series, Backyard BBQ and Kids Q Competitions, Live Music both days NM Cowboy Mounted Shooters Friday Night & all Day Saturday Craft Show 2-5 pm Friday & 10-5 pm Saturday Roughstock Challenge – Mutton Bustinʼ & Open Bull Riding Admission is Free to Public 11-10 pm Friday & 10-5 pm Saturday For more information www.smokinonthepecos.us Or call 575.513.4291 or 575.513.4290
Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt In Concert at the Eddy County Fairgrounds at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. This is during the Smokinʼ On the Pecos NM State BBQ Championship. Purchase in person or by phone at Artesia Chamber of Commerce at 746.2744 or online at artesiaartscouncil.com.
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Shakinʼ On The Pecos Bull Riding Shakinʼ On The Pecos Bull Riding, Free Breakfast at 8 a.m. with bull riding at 7 p.m. at the Eddy County Sheriffʼs Posse Arena located at 2407 East Green St. There will be a dance after the bull riding.
Robin Scott Enjoy the live acoustic music of Roswellʼs Robin Scott on the patio at Yellow Brix located at 201 N. Canal Street from 7 - 10 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 941-2749.
Cloudcroft June 29
Carapalooza Car Show The Carapalooza Car Show is Saturday June 29 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. There is a “Pie in the Sky” Pie Auction with Great food, 50s, 60s, 70s music at Zenith Park. If you are interested or know of someone who would like to participate, contact the Cloudcroft Chamber of Com6 >>
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goal this year of $5,000. Halsell Family Chiropractic is located at 1601 W. Ave I. For more information, call 3965307 or visit halsellfamilychiropractic.com.
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Thursday June 27
Americana group The Tejas Brothers are at The Liberty Inc. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. After forming in the fall of 2006, the Tejas Brothers quickly became the subject of big conversation around the stockyards of Fort Worth. Within a few short years, they had earned the respect as one of the best live acts in Texas. The groupʼs debut CD was recognized as the 7th most played album for 2009 by the Americana Music Association. With the release of their 2nd album, Kelly Dearmore of the Dallas Observer said, “The quartet is once again proving itself one of the best bands in the state. Tickets for the June 27 show are $15 and $20. For tickets or more information on the show visit thelibertyinc.com.
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Roller Derby Come cheer on your hometown derby heroes at the All Womenʼs Flat Track Roller Derby at the Lea County Event Center. There will be food, drinks, beer and fun as the 575 Roller Babes compete against the Pain Grenades. Tickets are $10, with children under 10 admitted for free. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first whistle is at 7 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/575rollerbabes.
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Suzi Weber Enjoy the live music of Suzi Weber at the Tinnie Silver Dollar bar and lounge located at 28842 US Hwy 70. For more information, call 6534425 or visit tinniesilverdollar.com.
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Wounded Warrior Project Family Fun Day Fundraiser The Wounded Warrior Project Family Fun Day Fundraiser is from 11 a.m - 1 p.m. at Halsell Family Chiropractic. Live music, jumpers and a train ride for the kids, games, silent auction and lots of fun. They will also be selling food and providing face painting with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. Please help them reach our
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 the WWII era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit wafbmuseum.org.
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Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960s. 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 museum is open from 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org.
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Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge at 118 East Third St. from 9 p.m - until people stop singing.
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gional bands. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information call 624-6720
Open Mic at Ginsberg Music Ginsberg Music opens up the stage every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. P.A. system and drums are provided, all other instruments must be brought by the musician.
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David and Tina at El Toro Bravo David and Tina plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.
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Party on the Patio Starting May 1, DJ Louis Najar leads a theme party every Wednesday at 5 p.m. on the Peppers patio, located at 500 N. Main. For more information, call 623-1700.
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Los Band Dʼ Dos at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Los Band Dʼ Dos playing Latin Pop and Country music at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 2103 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 622-4919.
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Track, every Thursday, now through July 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Roswell High School Track, located at 500 W. Hobbs. Runners, jumpers and throwers of all ages are invited. Join fellow athletes for a free opportunity to participate in fun events with experienced coaches and elite athletes. Each event will be timed and scored with ribbons awarded during the last two weeks of the program. A final track meet will be held Thursday, July 18th, at a location to be announced. Participants under the age of 18 must
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Concerts in the Park Concerts in the Park, every Friday, beginning June 7th through August 16th, at 6:30 p.m., at Cahoon Park, located at 1101 W. 4th St. The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department presents free summer concerts in the park. Enjoy a variety of music performed by local and re-
Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between The Roswell Museum and Art Center presents the exhibit Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between. Zelt is a Roswell printmaker who has lived in the community since 1989 after completing a second fellowship with the Roswell Artistin-Residence Program. Over thirty assemblages produced during the last twelve years are contained in the exhibition that runs through August 4. Zelt makes her own paper, and starts with a printed ground―either a collagraph, monoprint, or photo etching―to which she adheres fabric scraps, plant materials, and other media including stitched thread and graphite or pastel markings. The finished works are playful, highly nuanced abstractions
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that speak of the natural and manmade worlds through which she has traveled. Many allude to her flower garden and surroundings in southeastern New Mexico. Zeltʼs work is represented in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For more information, visit RoswellMuseum.org.
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Vision: 2013 Invitational Exhibition On Friday, February 8 from 57 pm the Roswell Museum and Art Center opens the exhibition Vision, featuring the work of five artists from northern New Mexico who practice traditional techniques, yet make their art relevant to todayʼs society. Kevin Burgess de Chávez (tinwork), Drew Coduti (tinwork), Catalina Delgado-Trunk (papel picado), Damian Velasquez (furniture), and Frederico M. Vigil (true 10 >>
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mokin' On The Pecos is a State BBQ Championship event that is not only in its second year, but has grown considerably since the inaugural year. Vickie Grousnick, one of the event organizers said, "Last year we had 32 competitors, and this year we have 72 registered, with 5 on the waiting list." This year, in addition to more than doubling the amount of competitors, the competition has brought a higher level of skill than last year. Several of the teams competing this year have been featured on TLC's â€œBBQ Pitmastersâ€? televsion series. Registered competitors are coming from nine different states, with some coming from as far away as Minnesota and Iowa. Grousnick continued, "The Smokin' On The Pecos BBQ competition is one of only two Kansas City BBQ Society and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association sanctioned events in the state. We have over 70 professional competition teams coming in to compete in one of four meat categories, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. They are vying for $12,000 in cash prize money." Even though there are several more heavy hitters in the competition, this means nothing but good things for the attendees, because aside Take the
from the Mark Chesnutt concert, there is no gate or parking fees for the event. Many of the award winning competitors are also BBQ vendors, so the public will get a chance to purchase award-winning BBQ while they are listening to music. Speaking of music, Friday and Saturday has a full slate of live music, which includes Train Wreck, No Mas No Band, Old School, Johnny Riley, Will Banister and the Mulberry Band, Vinnie Baggatone and the BaggaVaughns, S.H.I.L.O, Lincoln Road, and Mark Chesnutt. Tickets for the Mark Chesnutt concert are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Chesnutt goes on stage on June 29 at 8 p.m. The NM Cowboy Mounted Shooters will also be hosting the Smokin' Shootout at the same time, which will bring in competitors from as far away as Tennessee. With shooters competing for $5,000 of added money, this Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition is one of the top seven competitions nationwide. There wil also be the Craftin' on the Pecos, which is a two day craft show with 75 exhibitors in two buildings. If that wasn't enough, there will also be the Wet n' Wild Fun Bike Ride, which includes bouncy houses, mechanical
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By Rey Berrones Vision Editor buckin' bulls and water wars. According to Grousnick, the bike ride is "a three mile fun run. The firestation is setting up stations where they hose down participants, and a tunnel of baby bath foam. The ride is starting at Jaycee Park and ending at the fairgrounds."
BBQ is one of many competitions that are heating up in Artesia. Teams of fire departments and other groups will be doing their best to get the runners soaked. In fact, these teams are competing for the coveted Super Soaker Award which will be given to the team with the most innovative and fun water event along the route.
For more information on Smokin' On The Pecos, call the Artesia Chamber of Commerce at 746-2744 or vist a r t e s i a c h a m b e r. c o m , smokinonthepecos.us, or artesiaartscouncil.com.
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The Jade Bracelet
Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers are caught in the center of a murder mystery. he Historic Dowlin Mill is Ruidoso's oldest building. It was built in 1868 and has been a mill, general store, post office and a dance hall. On June 29, Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers will present an acoustic rock-bluegrass concert that will be interupted by a murder mystery. The brain-child of Blake Martin, The Jade Necklace is a
tongue-in-cheek murder mystery comedy. It was written by Martin, and is a short 30 minute, single-act melodrama. It is made up of a cast of musicians, gamblers, spies, aliens, beatniks and translocating nut jobs. Add in the scene of a party, a few weapons and a priceless jade bracelet, and the plot begins to thicken.
According to Martin, "I will begin to introduce clue in characters, and halfway through the concert, a murder will occur. A private investigator will invite the audience to help him solve the mystery." It will be an entertaining short take on the murder mysteries that is bookended by the music of Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers.
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Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers have been playing music in the Ruidoso area for several years, and have recently recorded an album of their favorite arrangements. The disc is called Rubber Glove, and copies will be given away at the concert. Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers includes Blake and Deanna Martin, and Tim McCasland. The cast of the Jade Bracelet includes Ken Duke, Noa Martin, Phillip and Taylor Appel, Mike Buckley and various members of the audience that have agreed to participate. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on June 29, with the music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available now at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce, Coyote Howling Shop for a Cause, Café Rio Pizza and Dream Catcher Cafe. Tickets will also be available at the door, but seating is limited. Everyone is encouraged to reserve a part in the “casting call” now. For more information, call 973-4348 or visit olddowlinmill.org and find Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers on Facebook.
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• Spring River Park, 1306 E. College Blvd., 11:20 a.m.- 1 p.m.
• Mesa Verde (contact management for exact location) 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
• Yucca Recreation Center, 500 S. Richardson Ave., breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Boys & Girls Club 201 S. Garden Ave., breakfast only at 8 a.m.
• Roswell High School, 500 W. Hobbs St., breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults may get a meal for $3, correct change would be appreciated. For more information call 637-3339
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Saturday June 29
A Benefit for the Roswell Humane Society
JULY 6, 2013 (costumes encouraged)
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Funded in part by Roswell Lodgers Tax
In both Italian and Spanish, incendio means fire and this is a fitting name for a musical group whose sound is all about energy, exploration, and passion. They are a sizzling brew of world fusion music blending flamenco, Celtic, Middle Eastern, jazz, and rock. Incendio takes the listener on a global musical experience. Each fiery rhythm of these instrumental artists is a trip along the sun-kissed beaches of South America to the arroyos of New Mexico, down the alleyways of Morocco and above the golden hills of Spain. Incendioʼs Latin guitar-world fusion yields a strong mix of song craft and improvisation couched in a variety of musical contexts. The performance starts at 8 p.m., with a fajita buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $36 and $39. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.
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lines, and fissures all make their way into my work,” she states. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.
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John Brandi Northern New Mexico poet John Brandiʼs haiga, or “haiku painting,” is inspired by Japanʼs wandering poetpainters. Originally developed by the Palace of the Governors, this exhibition contains Japanese photographs and haiga mounted on marbled papers using an 11th century Japanese technique known as suminagashi. The exhibition will be in the RMAC until
July 28. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.
Hotel Transylvania Free Summer Movie Hotel Transylvania,” at dusk, at Cielo Grande Park, located at 1101 W. 4th St. For more information visit mainstreetroswell.org.
June 15 - July 28
Miranda Howe Ceramic artist and Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellow Miranda Howe has been influenced by the natural environment, particularly the geologic structure of places where she has lived and visited. “Strata, erosion, fault
Last Call at Chez Mort Dinner Fundraiser theater at the Liberty Inc. Last Call at Chez Mort is presented by the Roswell Community Little Theatre. There will be a prime rib dinner, libations available, music and “Whodunit” entertainment. 1930s costume encouraged. Willing to be tapped into the show? Let us know at the door. Reserve your spot by June 17 by calling 575-622-1982, $50 per person. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. at the Liberty building, 312 North Virginia.
Charlotteʼs Web Free Summer Movie “Charlotteʼs Web,” at dusk, at Cielo Grande Park, located at 1101 W. 4th St. For more information visit mainstreetroswell.org.
Tejas Brothers Americana group The Tejas Brothers are at The Liberty Inc. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the June 27 show are $15 and $20. For tickets or more information on the show visit thelibertyinc.com.
Oh Guardian! Oh Guardian, Before I Die, and Time & Distance are playing a Unity Center show at 2304 S. Atkinson. Admission is $3, and doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/theunitycenter.
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Iron Man Free Summer Movie “Iron Man,” at dusk, at Roswell Visitorʼs Center, located at 1101 W. 4th St. For more information visit mainstreetroswell.org.
June 28 - 30
Roswell Filmfest & Cosmicon Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon, Friday, June 28th through Sunday, June 30th, at the Roswell Mall, located at 4501 N. Main St. The Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon features a Digital Shootout with 5 short films, Cosplay, Entertainment, Sci-fi TV & Film Personalities, Film Showcase, Vendors, Gaming Tournament, Red Carpet Gala and more. Daily passes are $5 and weekend passes are $10.Children 12 and under are free. Tickets for all events including the Red Carpet Gala are $35 and Red Carpet Gala tickets are $25. For more information visit www.roswellfilmcon.com
Cops and Country Cookinʼ Benefit Lunch Officers from the Roswell Police Department, as well as Deputies from the Chaves County Sheriffʼs Department
Saturday June 29
On June 29, Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers will present an acoustic rock-bluegrass concert that will be interupted by a murder mystery. Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers includes Blake and Deanna Martin, and Tim McCasland. The cast of the Jade Bracelet includes Ken Duke, Noa Martin, Phillip and Taylor Appel, Mike Buckley and various members of the audience that have agreed to participate. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on June 29, with the music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available now at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce, Coyote Howling Shop for a Cause, Café Rio Pizza and Dream Catcher Cafe. Tickets will also be available at the door, but seating is limited, everyone is encouraged to reserve a part in the “casting call” now. For more information, call 973-4348 or visit olddowlinmill.org and find Mama Hottie and the Sterilizers on Facebook.
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Blyeth Byleth and Plague Afflicted Paradise are playing a Unity Center show at the Roswell Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/theunitycenter.
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Karaoke at Cree Meadows Lounge Karaoke with DJ Pete, every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. at Cree Meadows Lounge. There is also an all you can eat taco bar for $5.95 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rockinʼ and Rollinʼ Roadmap Concert This is a Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock nʼ Roll and Motown concert at Mountain Annieʼs Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for
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NM Classic Car Show The NM Classic Car Show for Make A Wish Foundation is at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Ruidoso is Cool and Green. We raised in excess of $15,000 for Make A Wish in 2012. For all of you who attended the show, Thank You! There were over 120 cars in attendance. Come enjoy the cool pines of Ruidoso on June 22, 2013. We are pleased to offer WISHMAKER SPONSORSHIPS for those who want to help more than others. For more information call Kay Williams at 512-413-5658 or visit newmexicoclassiccarshow.co m.
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Chef Robert Irvine Be there as esteemed Chef Robert Irvine flexes his culinary muscles at Inn of the Mountain Gods with a cooking demonstration from 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Donʼt miss this chance to see the famed host of shows from The Food Network including “Restaurant: Impossible,” “Dinner: Impossible” and “The Next Iron Chef.” In addition to the cooking demonstration, there will be a book signing and a
Celebracion del Arte The Hubbard Museum of the American West is proud to announce the opening of the inaugural “Celebracion del Arte” juried art show and exhibit in the Museumʼs Green Tree Gallery. Original art from some of New Mexicoʼs best artists will be on display from May 4 through September 9. The Celebracion del Arte is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. Thirty-two (32) artists, representing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as finalists for the show. These artists and their works will benefit from regional recognition and exposure through New Mexicoʼs first Smithsonian Affiliate museum, as well as the opportunity to sell their work(s) during the exhibition. For more information, call The Hubbard Museum of the American West at 378-4142, or visit hubbardmuseum.org.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
When Kingdoms Fall, Demons Rise
By Rey Berrones Vision Editor Kingdoms Fall is a local f avor ite that in the final stages of putting together their first full-length album. Tenatively titled When Demons Rise, the album is set to be released in the next month. The band has two flavors of live shows, the str ipped down melodies of deep introspection, and an aggresive screaming wall of musical anger. The previous EP, Porch Jamz is an all acoustic set that features material that the band has been playing live over the years. T he Demons album only shares one track with the Porch Jamz EP (Dead Aff ection). Like Porch Jamz, the album features songs that are bor n
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Kingdoms Fall is set to release their first full length album. from the band's live shows, but this album is all about featuring the heavier side of the band that sometimes surprises people that have only exper ienced the band's acoustic sets. According to the band's lead singer, Josh Patton, "We have been playing these for at least a couple of years. It was at the start of the year that we wanted to do something other than jam. So we made a goal f or ourselves that by summer of this year we were going to have a CD. We could have something at shows that meant that you didn't just have to come and see us, but you could also buy an album and have it to listen to.
"And we did it. We recorded at my house f or two to four nights a week. We set up a studio in my garage and by the miracle of approprate placement of microphones, we have a CD. It was literally a pain in the butt to get it all done. "It is a diff erent beast to record, rather than getting out there on stage and letting it flow. It seems to be that when you record, you just want to be perfect on every level. "We wanted to contain the raw sound that we have. That might not be perf ect, but when we get on stage, you will hear the same thing that you hear on the CD. We are not tr ying to sound like
something that we are not. "That was kind of hard to get used to, because I'm a perfectionist. "It is amazing what a difference recording is compared to playing live. It is literally you, and only you that is there. It is like you are playing for yourself. The guys are there, but when I would the headphones on, I would feel like I was totally alone. It is like you have to work yourself up with energy to get yourself there. Normally we rely on everyone in the band to help pump each other up. "I also realized how difficult our songs are. "A lot of times in our songs, I will do a lot of screaming, and then break into melodic lines, and when you do that same song, the same way, six or seven times in a night, your whole body f eels it. There were times when we were recording when I was wiped out." T he songs are ver y straightforward metal, with thick metal riffs that grind over a tight drum and bass groove that has the tender feel of a jackhammer. This is howling screams over brutal stomping r iffs that sometimes hook into clean melodies over raging grooves. In other words, the album is exactly what they play live, as sort of a documentation of their cur rent sound. Patton has been with Kingdoms Fall f or three years, and drummer Chris Sheriff has only been with the band since the beginning of the year. T he major ity of the songs on the album were written before they joined the band. The senior members of the band are guitar ists, Zach Wallace and Nick Lynch and bass player Zac Arias. Wallace has been the recording engineer for this self-produced effort. Patton continued, "I came on to Kingdoms Fall about
three years ago, and they had these songs already. I just jumped in to what they had and put my own singing to it. They have changed, but I'm not sure how much has changed for the them." Sheriff came into the band while they were gearing up for recording, and it seems that he has been a good fit, not only with the music, but with the brotherhood of the band. "Drums really make a metal band. They can really set your band above the standard. Chris really came in at a delicate time, and has really been dedicated and committed to the sound that we have live, and the CD," Patton added. As the band listens to the early mastering of the CD, there is a feeling of closure on months of hard work. Patton said, "I think that we are all ready for it to finally be done. It is not like we are being paid any money f or what we do. So the satisifaction of being able to look at the CD and say 'that's us' is what is paying in divedends right now. It is the motivating f actor, and what makes us keep going with this music. We also have fans that have been waiting f or us to do something like this. The one beautiful thing about it is that it is not like we paid someone to record us. It was all done by us." Once the CD is out, Kingdoms Fall plans on having a release party along with a f all tour. Patton said, "We have had offers to go to El Paso, Midland, Odessa and Las Cr uces, and we just wanted to get this CD done before we set anything big as far as traveling out. Our intention is to hit the road and promote ourselves fully." For more information on the band and to find out when the CD officially releases, visit f acebook.com/ kingdomsfallmetal.
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By Rey Berrones Vision Editor he Land of Enchantment has long been a place that has drawn artists to come, live and work. It may be the solitude of the vast New Mexican landscape, or possibly the rich skies that surround the area in dramatic views that are sometimes as violent as they are peaceful. With this perspective, the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC) has pulled together an exhibition, drawn from the Museum's collection that show a variety of artists
Art and the Environment
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The Roswell Museum and Art Center gives a new perspective on select pieces in the permament collection. expressing their response to the environment of our corner of the Southwest. The works date from the mid1930s onward and include many commentaries on our land, sky and culture. Some are saturated, colorful expressions that seek to capture the experience of the native cultures and vibrant skies. Others show a more bleak and desolate environment, which is also familiar to all that live in the area. As the introductory panel to
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the exhibit says, "The Southwest has long been known as a sublime setting where art and nature intersect to create what writer D.H. Lawrence described as the 'spir it of place' - that elemental mix of land, sky, and culture. Over centuries, artists have given voice to the southwester n experience in many different ways, from wondrous panoramic vistas to intimate compositions that reveal the simplicity of life. "...Barbara Latham’s surreal
landscape-still life inspires contemplation about lif e, death, and rebirth. William Goodman’s hallucinogenic Pop Art tableau pulls from various stimuli: mountains, a circus, and Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange. James Pringle Cook’s expressionist brushwork evokes the quaint vitality of New Mexico village life. Jim Waid’s teeming microcosm gives us pause as we experience the venting of a flower’s pollen and the layer ing of desert
flora. Fritz Scholder’s Super Pueblo #2 is built from fields of color-drenched strata that allude to the brilliance of Navajo weavings. "In Art & Environment, enjoy the breadth of artistic response to the intensity, solitude, color, and ritual of the Southwest." For more information on this or any of the exhibitions at the RMAC, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 624-6744.
Part one in a series on Pat Garrett that continues the history of the Lincoln County war.
By Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian at Garrett was a man worth telling about: Tall, thin as a wobblejointed stovepipe - a man of tremendous ambition, of vision, and almost - not quite but almost a man of talent. He could have been as much a folk-lore hero as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, or Wild Bill Hickok, but he lacked a truly talented press agent. Billy the Kid stole the march on him, dooming him, apparently forever, to be the good guy in a black hat. Garrett rubbed shoulders with an extraordinary number of persons of national prominence, most of them well before they became national figures. He knew General "Black Jack" Pershing when the general was a shavetail at Fort Stanton and Garrett had his ranch on Eagle Creek. He went into business, on a small scale, with John Nance Garner, later Vice President under Franklin Roosevelt.
Then there was Governor Lew Wallace, Albert J. Fountain, whose disappearance in the shifting white sands became a national mystery, and President Theodore Roosevelt, who personally hired him for duty with the Internal Revenue Service, and then just as personally fired him. Among presidents and outlaws, author and military hero, Garrett's life moved like a magnet to persons of considerable stature. There was Albert Fall, who became his enemy and who later got his come-uppance as a result of the "Teapot Scandal" as Secretary of the Interior under Harding. Robert Weems Tansell, inventor of the 5 cent cigar, Charles Eddy, J.J. Hagerman. The list seems interminable. Pat Garrett killed his first man in 1877, when a fellow named Briscoe came at him with an axe after Garrett had given him a good licking in a
are distributed. But the final Continued from Page 4 award does not come until the SciFi Film Festival ShowThe completed project case determines the “Audimust be handed into the ence Choice” award. judges by 8 a.m. on the 29th “It’s actually very interestor the team will be disquali- ing to watch the judging fied. Last year, one team compared to the screening,” made it with only a minute Trever observed. “When the and a half left before the judging happens it’s actually deadline, “cutting it a little very interesting to watch the close,” Trever said. judges’ take, then watch the “There’s always the chance audiences’ take on it. It’s that a film will not cross the actually become almost surfinish line,” he said. But it is real. It’s like the judges see always hoped that such a fate one style of film whereas the will not bef all the deter- audience is seeing a whole mined students. other type of film. Once you After completion the films get the audience involved, are judged and nine awards the subtleties that might have
fist fight. The argument was over Briscoe's clothes washing technique. The victim was an associate buffalo hunter. It was the first of many killings; for, certainly, Garrett killed several more men than did Billy the Kid. Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett was bor n in June 1850, in Chambers County, Alabama. Young Pat, growing like a wild weed, became a crack shot stalking the wild lif e of Louisiana, where his father moved after the death of his mother. He did have some formal schooling, but was never known as a lear ned man. Although the Garretts were considered prosperous, post-war Yankee confiscation and mis-handling of the estate after the father's death left Garrett broke and somewhat bitter. For ten years he wandered as a wayfarer of the sun-blistered West. He was in jail at least once, for what was termed “intent to been missed by the judges are picked up by the audience. So something that was maybe not funny at all when the judges were watching it is extremely funny when the audience is watching it. So it’s actually a totally different environment to watch that.” Whether local or from somewhere else around the country, every small group will have successes and tribulations. But all will gain experience filming, writing and directing, walking away with a film for their portfolios and a list of new skills for their futures.
Photo courtesy Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico
murder.” He was a remarkably good buffalo hunter and often killed from 60 to 100 buff alo a day. But soon the
time of the buffalo passed, and Garrett tur ned to the killing of men.
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By Donald Burleson ne of the eternally mysterious questions for all of us in the field of UFO studies is "Where do they come from?" It is not terribly likely that we will ever know this for sure, but we can and should entertain various speculations.
UFO crews: space or time travelers?
For one thing, we always tend to assume (not unnaturally) that whoever or whatever it is that flies unidentified flying objects through our air space, they must come from some region fairly far away in space, as there really isn't anywhere in our own solar system that seems to be a good candidate for their place of origin. But maybe the question of where they come from might be "when" rather than "where." Some people have wondered out loud whether the crews of UFOs might be time travelers rather than space travelers. Could these strange objects, for example, conceivably be from right here on Earth, but from the future? When one asks things
like this, it begins to sound a bit like science fiction, but not all physicists think time travel is necessarily impossible, so who knows? If we entertain the idea that UFO crews might be time travelers, any number of possible scenarios present themselves. For example, it is well known that alien visitors are frequently blamed for the well-known cases of cattle mutilation that have been reported in abundance over the years. One suspected reason why aliens are thought to be doing these things is the collection of DNA samples from the animals in question. What if these visitors come to us from a future time in which some food animals have become extinct, and it is nec-
essary for the visitors to travel back to a time when the animals were still in existence, in order to collect genetic materials for the purpose of cloning the animals, back in the visitors' own time? We know that cloning is possible because we have done it ourselves, and we know that various life forms do go extinct for one reason or another, so assuming the possibility of time travel to begin with, none of this would be altogether inconceivable. Of course in a scenario like this, it might well also be suggested that these now familiar "alien" types, the diminutive creatures with the large, dark eyes, living in our own future, are what we are in the process of evolving into.
Somehow that seems, on the face of it, more astonishing to think about than the opposite idea, which is that on the contrary, the diminutive aliens might be our own ancestors. It could work either way perhaps. Or if we are their biological experiment, perhaps they come to us from the past, having needed to "fast-forward" to a point where they could see how their experiment is going without having to wait millions of years. If I had to place my bet, I would still bet on UFO crews being space travelers rather than time travelers, but sometimes alternative theories can be stimulating to think about.
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Vision Magazine with feature stories on Kingdoms Fall, Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon, Smokin' on the Pecos and MYFDC.