I took my first trip to Ojinaga, Mexico, on Friday, July 18, to document this lady’s birthday party. She will turn 102 on Sunday. 102! Can you imagine all this history she’s witnessed?
Casa Hogar co-founder Teda Neill celebrates 102nd birthday in Ojinaga
OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – With their hands on the child’s shoulders in front of them, the children at Albergue Casa Hogar walked into the dining area in a single-file line to sing for orphanage co-founder Teda Neill’s birthday.
Neill will be 102 years old on Sunday, July 27.
I had way too much fun writing this story. When the band walked in the newsroom, I thought “Oh sh*t, it’s going down.”
S.P.I.C. reunites on Saturday
Originally published on July 17, 2014
MARFA – S.P.I.C is back with a revival tour. Well, a one-night-only revival tour.
The post punk Marfa trio formed by brothers JD and David Garcia and Penland are performing Saturday, July 19 at Ray’s Bar* with Black on Blonde and Lawrence Rivera.
Ballroom Marfa Drive-In project “deferred”
MARFA – Ballroom Marfa’s much-anticipated drive-in theater project has been “indefinitely deferred,” or postponed. In a letter to the editor published in this week’s newspaper, Ballroom co-founders Fairfax Dorn and Virginia Lebermann state that its board of trustees voted this decision because they believe the project has outgrown its original version.
“In its current proposed state, the Drive-In project will require significant fundraising efforts that could compromise the level of innovative and community-minded programming that has been Ballroom Marfa’s priority since 2003,” the co-founders of the art-music-letter said.
My story was also picked up by Glasstire. That’s cool.
Marfa Girl sequel in the works
Originally published: May 1, 2014
MARFA – Marfa Girl is getting a sequel. Director/writer Larry Clark confirmed he’s currently working on a follow-up to his 2012 film about young adults dealing with life in Marfa in typical Larry Clark fashion.
During the Marfa Film Festival, my best friend Marlee and I were walking back to my place when we were offered pedicab rides.
I was just telling my friends recently how Marfa could use pedicab service, so we took it.
Turns out our driver was Indigo Rael, who played Donna in Marfa Girl.
The world is, indeed, small, and hangs out in Marfa, TX.