Education digest — May 5

Arts Academy at Bella Vista students to perform instrumental show Arts Academy at Bella Vista students will perform an instrumental show 7 p.m. Friday at Marshall Auditorium, according to a news release. The performance is called “Heart of the Earth.” Tickets are $5 and the event is open to the public. Information: 769-4435

Education digest: Sophomore wins poetry contest

Sophomore wins poetry contest Clovis High School sophomore Savannah Armijo won second place in the state level of the Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud, a project by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state arts agencies, encourages students to learn about poetry through exploration, memorization and performance. Read our […]

Dance band coming to Clovis

Dance to the big band sound of Swing Fever, a San Francisco-based band bringing fresh excitement to old favorites on Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Swing Fever musicians have cut their musical chops with Jazz legends Count Basie, Duke […]

Tickets on sale for Cultural Arts performance

CNJ staff Tickets for the next Cultural Arts Series performance, Enter the Haggis, will be available for purchase at the Clovis and Curry Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is offering the tickets because Clovis Community College will be closed for spring break March 15-19. Haggis, a Canadian Celtric rock band, performs at the Clovis Civic […]

First person: All-around excellence

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ben Singletary of Clovis was awarded the Discus Award given to all-around students earlier this month. Clovis High School senior Ben Singletary recently won the national Discus Award. The award highlights high school students who excel all-around, not just at school. Searching: I applied for the award to get scholarships. […]

Spring 2010 Fine Arts Calendar Events

January Jean Ornellas Voice Recital • First United Methodist Church in Portales

Muleshoe police investigate fighter’s death

CNJ staff Muleshoe police are investigating the suspicious death of a 28-year-old professional mixed martial arts fighter whose body was found on the steps of the Catholic Church Rectory Sunday morning. Rolando Willie “Shadow” Scott had been shot, according to Chief Brian Frieda. Police have not yet classified it as a homicide, Frieda said, pending […]

Beatles tribute band part of cultural arts series

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Courtesy photo The Beatles tribute band Yesterday will be opening Clovis Community College’s 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series on Sept. 26. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s ninth year of bringing the world to Clovis kicks off Sept. 26 with a concert commemorating the Beatles. It’s all part of the college’s annual Cultural Arts Series. Cultural […]

Education digest: ENMU chooses new dean for College of Fine Arts

Eastern New Mexico University has chosen Joseph Kline of Savannah College of Art and Design as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts, according to a release from the university. Kline will officially begin September 14 of the fall semester.John Olson will continue to serve as the interim dean of the College of […]

Education feature: Local teachers headed to Harvard

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Twelve teachers from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are headed to Harvard University this weekend to participate in an on-going 32-year research project. Project Zero began in 1967 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity in the […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is closing for the year with a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 […]

March 29, 2009 Honors

Jose Carlos Ruiz of Melrose received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 8-9 in Stephenville, Texas.

March 19, 2009 Education digest

Ranchvale and James Bickley students win state gifted and talented championship Sixth grade Destination Imagination Teams from Ranchvale and James Bickley Elementary schools won the state championship in Albuquerque on March 14. Seven students from Ranchvale and 15 from James Bickley took the title. Destination Imagination is a program for gifted and talented students that […]

Call for Artists! Pintores Art League 34th Annual Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show

The Pintores Art League of Clovis has put out a call for artists for their Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show to be held April 17-25, 2009 in the Clovis Community College commons located at 417 Schepps Boulevard in Clovis, New Mexico. Cash prizes will be awarded for both professional and student artwork. This year’s […]

Students collect phone cards

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and […]

Education feature: Texico school renews vocational arts program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s Lucas Walthers practices soldering with teacher Terry Whitener observing at Texico High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Texico High School is reviving its vocational arts program. For years, one teacher taught the vocational arts and was in charge of the Future Farmers of America and leadership programs. […]

Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Students from Bella Vista practice for The Nutcracker at Marshall Auditorium. CNJ Staff The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella […]

Concert kicks off ENMU Fall Fine Arts series

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Travis Erwin, a second-year music teacher at Eastern New Mexico University, will perform a recital to begin the fine arts series. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Fall 2008 Fine Arts series kicks off Friday. The series runs through the end of the fall semester, with the last event scheduled for Dec. 11. The […]

College previews project priorities

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The top projects for Clovis Community College for the next five years are the construction of a performing arts center and the demolition of military barracks south of the campus. The college board of trustees approved prioritizing the projects in the college’s master plan during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. CCC […]

CCC set for Cultural Arts Series

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Courtesy photo Jazz singer Chiara Civello’s performance on Sept. 27 at the Lyceum Theater will kick off Clovis Community College’s 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico In its eighth year, Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is bringing music from around the world to Clovis. The series features Tony Award winning musical Broadway musicals, […]