2015, The Year That Was

One of my favorite authors, the incomparable Ray Bradbury, once said, “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. Imagination should be the center of your life.” For the better part of 25 years, I have been doing just that – following…… Continue reading 2015, The Year That Was

Making The Scene

It has long been maintained that the talent pool in southern New Mexico is deep, strong and, for the most part, virtually untapped outside our market. One organization in particular has been taking notice for years and honoring the musical artists in our midst. This year, they are honoring eight local artists with nominations for…… Continue reading Making The Scene

An Eye For Music

Two weeks ago, my musician friend Randy Granger asked me to accompany him to the City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming, in order to shoot some footage for a music video. March and April have been extremely busy months for me, but despite having a hectic schedule and those ever-present deadlines nipping at…… Continue reading An Eye For Music

Better Living Through Travel

Sometimes the best way to replenish one’s mental health reserves is to get away from it all for a while – discover new sites and reconnect with the inner you. To put this notion into motion the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main St., is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind “Spiritual Journey” to the sky city…… Continue reading Better Living Through Travel

Raising the Bard

In 2005, New York actor Denis O’Hare (probably best known for his role as King Russell Edgington on the hit HBO series True Blood) began an unlikely collaboration with fellow thespian Lisa Peterson who, up until that point, had been his director in a handful of successful, low key theatrical productions. The result was a…… Continue reading Raising the Bard

Can’t Stop The Music

For about four decades, Alison Reynolds, founder and one fourth of local cello ensemble La Cella Bella, has been writing, arranging and performing the kind of music that makes people sit up and take notice. It was an obsession that started early. Born in El Paso to a theater teacher and a homemaker, Reynolds picked…… Continue reading Can’t Stop The Music

Making Noise

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