Religion digest — Feb. 24

Music group performing March 3 The Soldiers of God Ministry music group will perform songs from its new album “Battlefield Tested” at 7 p.m. March 3 at Central Baptist Church. Soldiers of God ministry is a non-profit organization that gives concerts at prisons, juvenile detention centers and other venues to reach youth and adults through [...]

Clovis Music Festival lineup finalized

CNJ staff Country music group Lonestar will headline the Saturday show of the 2011 Clovis Music Festival, which finalized its lineup this week, according to an announcement from the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The group, which made its debut with a self-titled album in 1995, hit No. 1 on the country chart [...]

CD release party to be held at rock ‘n’ roll museum

Freedom New Mexico Renowned musician Charlie Phillips is holding a CD release party 2 p.m. Saturday for his new album “Full Circle, The Last Norman Petty Sessions.” It’s at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, according to the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Admission for the CD release party and [...]

Bluegrass band Spring Creek stopping in Clovis

Lyons, Colorado-based bluegrass band Spring Creek is stopping in Clovis during its summer tour. The band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyceum Theater on Main Street. The band is touring after releasing their new album “Way up on a Mountain” on May 5 with Rebel Records. The five-year-old four-piece band [...]

What’s the opposite of being “full of ourselves?

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I was seated in an auditorium as the sounds of a soft and gentle voice blended with the beauty of a masterfully played guitar. The music was being sung and played by the same musician, John Michael Talbot. After the concert, I bought his latest album, his fiftieth. Like all [...]

What’s the Opposite of Being “Full of Ourselves”?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I was seated in an auditorium as the sounds of a soft and gentle voice blended with the beauty of a masterfully played guitar. The music was being sung and played by the same musician, John Michael Talbot. After the concert, I bought his latest album, his fiftieth. Like all of [...]

Singing legend Hank Williams remembered on stage

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Kenny Maines said in researching and preparing for his role as country music legend Hank Williams he learned a great deal about Williams’ impact on country music. Maines is star of a two-hour musical filled with humor and darkness that portrays Williams through his rise from his early days to [...]

Award-winning pianist George Winston to perform

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Focusing his songs to reflect the fall and winter seasons, Grammy-winning pianist George Winston will perform Jan. 25 at Marshall Junior High School Auditorium in Clovis as part of the continuing Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Winston is best known for playing three styles of piano: New Orleans rhythm [...]

Musical evolution sheds hardware layer by layer

By Freedom Newspapers As you navigate the process of downloading 1,000 songs onto that MP3 player you got for Christmas, and then wonder how you’re ever going to find them on there, you can ponder for a moment the disappearance of all the hardware that used to be involved with being a music fan — [...]

Critics still chirping at Dixie Chicks: At least one local radio station still boycotting group

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs live on NBC’s “Today Show” in New York on November 2003. (KRT photo: Nicolas Khayat) By Paula Cronic Freedom Newspapers It was three years ago that Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines insulted President Bush and many country music fans with her now famous comment heard around the [...]