Category: Entertainment

Article: Beloved Northern New Mexico singer killed in Santa Fe shooting

Article: Beloved Northern New Mexico singer killed in Santa Fe shooting

From the Las Vegas Optic Award-winning singer and songwriter Ernestine Romero and her husband, Jessie Saucedo, were found dead in Santa Fe Thursday afternoon. Romero had just celebrated her birthday a day before. Thursday afternoon, Santa Fe Police responded to reports of a shooting in downtown Santa Fe where they found the bodies of a…

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Article: Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

Article: Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

From the Idaho Business Review From traffic light control boxes wrapped in colorful artwork to multiple murals and sculptures, downtown Boise is home to hundreds of works of public art. These publicly accessible works are both privately and publicly funded, but are available for viewing by anyone without paying admission. Of course, none of these…

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Article: Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

Article: Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

From the Las Vegas Optic Sheriff Walt Longmire sits in his office overlooking Durant, Wyo. Down the street, Max Evans, an alien, kisses Liz Ortecho, a human, outside the Crashdown Cafe. On the other side of the river, Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh exchange gunfire in the streets. All of these things happened, separately of…

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Article: West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon

Article: West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon

From the Las Vegas Optic When thinking about hip-hop music, most people don’t think of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Local rapper Yung Tat the Prince would like to change that. Born in San Antonio, Texas, the 29-year-old rapper, whose given name is Jonas Romero, was raised in Las Vegas by his father, Juan “Johnny Blike”…

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Article: Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

Article: Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

From the Las Vegas Optic Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel. It’s been played at several Robertson sporting events, and the duo has even performed the song live for fellow students. Garcia and…

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Bean Day drew thousands to area

Bean Day drew thousands to area

From the Las Vegas Optic Every Labor Day weekend, the sleepy village of Wagon Mound comes alive with concerts, dancing, rodeos, mud bogging, and of course, the Bean Day barbecue. This year marked the 108th time revelers gathered in Wagon Mound. The four-day event kicked off Friday night with the cleaning of the beans, followed…

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Article: A 108-year-old tradition

Article: A 108-year-old tradition

From the Las Vegas Optic Since 1909, the village of Wagon Mound has been celebrating its agricultural heritage and the crop that was once the pride of the local farming community: the pinto bean. Nowadays, few beans are grown in the area, but the village of Wagon Mound honors its past every Labor Day weekend…

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