Tuesday morning briefing: Show time and a tax scam

Good morning, and welcome to the Clovis Media, Inc. Tuesday morning briefing. And Bingo was the show … oh: The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series is bringing “The Queen of Bingo,” hailed as a play in the style of “The Carol Burnett Show.” The show is 7 p.m. March 21 at Marshall Auditorium. Tickets […]

Mixed martial arts matchmaker seeks quality fights

Gabriel Monte When a couple has good chemistry, sparks fly. Matchmaker Eric Kucevic hopes for explosions. Kucevic is a matchmaker for Clovis-based mixed martial arts promoting outfit Evolution Combat Sports, which has organized five fights last year and drew thousands of people to the Curry County Events Center and the Clovis Civic Center. Evolution Combat […]

Day trip: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology • Location: 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Observe exhibits of native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. • What ages is this […]

4Troops: Musical group comprised of veterans to perform

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Victor Hurtado: Courtesy photo Clockwise from left, 4Troops band members Meredith Melcher, Tony Genpilo, Joey Beebe and Ron Henry will be performing in Clovis at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School Auditorium. The band, made up of four veterans, has achieved national fame and tours all over the U.S., playing for veterans, military members […]

Ticket feature: Cultural Arts series kicks off with the Bronx Wanderers

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Courtesy photo The Bronx Wanderers are kicking off the 2011-2012 Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank Cultural Arts Series on Saturday at Marshall auditorium. They recreate 50s and 60s era music. Freedom New Mexico It’s time once again for Clovis Community College and the Citizens Bank of Clovis’ Cultural Arts Series of 2011-2012. This year […]

Day trip: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

Courtesy photo The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts holds a market in downtown Santa Fe. Southwestern Association for Indian Arts • Location: Downtown Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore Native American art and culture. Activities include film screenings, an art symposium, musical performances and an Indian Market. • What […]

Ticket feature: Nazareth German Festival set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo The 39th annual Nazareth German Festival takes place Saturday in Nazareth, Texas, approximately 70 miles east of Clovis. Freedom New Mexico With food, music and fun, Saturday marks the 39th annual Nazareth German Festival in Nazareth, Texas. The day-long festival begins at 9 a.m., all times Central, in the community of Nazareth, with […]

The Fighter: Cannon airman pursues passion for mixed martial arts while serving

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cuhen, a senior airman at Cannon Air Force Base, executed an arm bar hold that forced his opponent, Derek Cansino of Lubbock, to tap out during a fight May 27 at the Clovis Civic Center. The win gave Cuhen his first professional victory in the 135-pound class. Gabriel Monte Fighting is […]

Friday Night Fights 5.27.11 capsules

CNJ staff What: Evolution Combat Sports Presents: Friday Night Fights 5.27.11 When: 6 p.m. today Where: Clovis Civic Center Fights: Eight, including two professional and six amateur bouts. Area fighters: Gilbert Cuhen, Clovis; Raul Rosas, Clovis; Tommy Arguello, Clovis; Dominic Baca, Clovis; Dewyne Hightower, Portales. Cage facts: Clovis-based Evolution Combat Sport uses a 30-foot wide, […]

Bella Vista students to perform children’s operas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s performance of three operas Friday finishes with a dance sequence. Liliana Castillo The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s singing and dancing students will take the Marshall Auditorium stage once again Friday. This time, 230 students from kindergarten through sixth grade will perform three miniature […]

Letters to the editor: Inform — then send in our troops

In the language arts curriculum of major universities, there is a branch of study called cognitive linguistics. This is the field of language that trains students to transform common terms into euphemisms. All of us first became aware of this branch of learning as children when janitors became “maintenance engineers.” Politicians love this discipline. Terrorism […]

Ticket feature: Music Man to take stage in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Music Man focuses on a con man in small town America. Freedom New Mexico The Music Man is set to take to the stage at the Marshall Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Presented by the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, The Music Man is the tale of a fast-talking con artist […]

Clovis students win honors at Lego League competition

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Liliana Castillo In five minutes, the 11 Gifted and Talented students from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista designed a diagram of the human heart with a clot inside. But it was their level-headed, cooperative and clear ability to explain the diagram that won them first place in Gracious Professionalism at the New Mexico First […]

Nearly 600 attend Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Arts Academy at Bella Vista students ended their musical performance with a heart-shaped world. The message of their performance was that everyone contributes to equality. Liliana Castillo Organizers and attendees of the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast were glad that the near 600 who attended were a […]

Ticket feature: Gypsy jazz band kicks off 2011 Cultural Arts Series

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Courtesy photo Fishtank Ensemble will play in Clovis Jan. 25 at the Civic Center as part of the Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Fishtank Ensemble will kickoff the Cultural Arts Series in the new year on Jan. 25 at the Clovis Civic Center. A “high energy” band, the group’s sound is described as a […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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File photo Tommy Allsup will perform in a Jan. 8 concert in Carlsbad to bring the “Clovis Sound” to the area. CNJ staff The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made […]

It's their business: Force of One Martial Arts

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Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Force of One instructor/owner Eric Suan, adjusts a target for a student. Force of One Martial Arts • Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Location: 1121 Thornton St. […]

Education column: Students mark season with projects

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools This time of year, Christmas is simmering across the district, and schools are filled with color, sound and goodies, too. The Arts Academy at Bella Vista did a spectacular job with their now famous “Nutcracker” — a visual and musical delight, as always. Cameo Elementary’s third and fourth grade […]

Thursday morning briefing: New kid’s in town and the worst baseball trade

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Final fine arts Today marks the last day of a student bachelor of fine arts exhibition

Arts academy to perform Nutcracker for 10th year

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Liliana Castillo Sixth-grader Joshua McLaurin’s wish of becoming a magician came true when he was cast as the magician Drosselmeyer in the Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of The Nutcracker. This will be the 10th year the arts academy has brought the full ballet to the stage with a full student cast, except […]