Retired ENMU music director belts out Christmas tunes

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Louis Burkel, 85, has played every Christmas concert with The Clovis Community Band since joining the band in 1980. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Jack King Louis Burkel has spent a lifetime with music, either playing it or teaching it to others. Burkel, who retired in 1980 as director of the school of music […]

Reason for the Season concert to feature music and ministry

By Helena Rodriguez There’s many ways to praise God, and musicians will be doing it with jazz, gospel hip-hop and Mexican cumbias during the “Reason for the Season” concert. The diverse night of Christian music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyceum Theater, 411 N. Main in Clovis. The lineup of entertainment will include: […]

Lila Downs wows audience at Clovis concert

By Helena Rodriguez From deeply-moving to toe-tapping to whimsical, Golden-Globe winning songstress Lila Downs charmed a Clovis audience Tuesday night at Marshall Auditorium. Downs’ concert was well-attended, featuring unusual yet captivating numbers that ranged from jazzy to folksy to tropical Latin rhythms. Several items in her repertoire can be heard in motion pictures. The audience […]

Get out and live, mon!

Clyde Davis “Clyde plays electric base; plays it with finesse and grace.” So are the opening words of a song by Waylon Jennings, written for his base player who complained there was never a song with his name in it. This complaint inspired Waylon to write one for him. The same could be said about […]

Managers’ program arrives in Clovis

CNJ staff reports Representatives of cities around New Mexico will meet in Clovis Monday through Wednesday for the quarterly New Mexico Main Street managers training session. Main Street is a statewide program, sponsored by the Economic Development Department, that concentrates on downtown revitalization and historic preservation, providing technical assistance for businesses locating within Main Street […]

ENMU graduate headlines Portales concert Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez She’s a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Her music has been featured in the movie, “Eight Seconds.” Her story has appeared in “Third Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.” And yet many people have never heard of Jana Stanfield. Stanfield — a Clovis native and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, who is […]

Country star returns to area

By Helena Rodriguez About 1,000 people packed the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom on Thursday night, all eager to hear the Texas phenomenon of the moment, Pat Green — who is making waves on national country music charts — perform a free concert. From die-hard fans to those unfamiliar, but curious about the recently unknown […]

Jeremy Camp’s songs come to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell With lyrics and music born out of the death of a loved one, up-and-coming Christian musical artist Jeremy Camp has been touching the hearts of music audiences around the nation. The 25-year-old singer/composer will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., in Clovis. Admission to […]

Spotlight falls on Alborada

Gary Mitchell The traditional music of the Andes and Mexico, Peru and other Latin American countries will fill the Lyceum Theatre this weekend to entice music lovers of all ages. Alborada, the Batista family music group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as the inaugural event of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series for […]

Tops in Blue concert scheduled

CNJ Staff They may be called Tops in Blue but they won’t be singing the blues when they perform tonight in Clovis. America’s favorite Air Force Band will be tootin’ a selection of pop music ranging from the 1950s up to present when they perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Doc Stewart Park in the […]