How does one go about explaining a process? I find myself wondering this more and more, these days. Mainly because people keep asking me what my plans are for this “proposed series” that is slowly taking shape, both in my head and on the page. I refer, of course, to the short films that are…… Continue reading What’s In A Process?
It would appear, if one were to believe the media hype coming out of Santa Fe not three months ago, that the film industry in New Mexico was on life support. Now comes news that everything is looking up again, with more films scheduled to shoot in New Mexico now than did so in all…… Continue reading Celluloid Dreams
Want to hear something that’s going to change your world view? Point it south and prepare to be flummoxed. Why? Because the borderlands of today bear no resemblance to the borderlands of yesteryear. In fact, over the last three or four years, they’ve been undergoing a transformation that is about to revolutionize the way southern…… Continue reading Bordering On Change
On Monday, May 6, the Mesilla Valley Musician’s Guild held their monthly “jam session” at Hurricane Alley. Once again, I was blown away by the level of talent and professionalism to be found in our little southwestern city. It was my first time at one of these events, because I and the LC52 boys had…… Continue reading Making Noise
It’s a beautiful, sunny morning in May, and the excitement in the air is palpable on the northern end of downtown Main Street. Event organizer Philip Hernandez is directing volunteers and assigning locations, while students from local high schools are beginning to gather outside of the Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT). The volunteers disperse along…… Continue reading Acting Out
I have a confession to make. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is not my favorite Shakespearean play. In fact, it doesn’t even fall into the top 10. I know. Somebody revoke my Bard Card, but, before you do, please understand I am not the only thespian on the planet who sees this work as Shakespeare light.…… Continue reading Taking Flight
I’ve wrestled with the idea of talking about myself in this blog, and the various projects that will occupy my mind during its creation. Initially, I set out to create a repository of my articles and reviews, both traditionally published and not, as they apply to the local “Arts” scene in Las Cruces and southern…… Continue reading Sins of Omission