Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met […]

Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met “Bambi” […]

Feb. 15 – Sharkboy visits Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Actor Taylor Lautner visited Clovis Friday. An award-winning martial artist, Lautner made an appearance at American Karate Studio’s Children’s Fair at Clovis Civic Center. The studio had students on-hand to show off their karate skills. Dancers from the Clovis Dance Academy also performed. Lautner stands with Brandon Parra, from left, […]

Hip-Hop dancers hit Clovis stage

Freedom New Mexico Pounding percussion and a live DJ set the stage for the hip-hop dancers in BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular. Utilizing a combination of athletic ability, agility and graceful choreography, the show traces the dance genre’s evolution over the past 30 years. Leaping and spinning their way across stages around the globe, the […]

Jan. 24, 1952

Local square dancers were looking forward to a jamboree set for the La Vista. Dancers from across the region were expected to participate, with the Shirley Brothers orchestra providing the music. … Armanda Martinez, 17, was a novice welterweight contender in the upcoming regional Golden Gloves competition. … Highland Food Mart at 252 Commerce Way […]

Risque celebration may not fly in Clovis

By Grant McGee: Local columnist So what are you doing to ring in the New Year? Going to a party? Watching TV? Sleeping? If we had a big celebration on Main Street to welcome 2007, would you go? I mean New York has its brilliant ball of glittering crystal dropping in Times Square, New Orleans […]

Ideal body shouldn’t be child’s main focus

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice-skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied dance […]

Student ambassadors

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Laced with threads of silver, the sombrero glitters on the floor as Vanessa Cruz and Navor Estrada weave around it. From a podium, Christy Van Hoose shouts instructions. “Kick those legs,” she instructs the couple. Vanessa, 11, and Navor, 12, pound their feet in an impressive rendition of […]

New York dance troupe stopping in Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A group of dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a little New York City flair Sunday to Clovis Community College. Ailey II will perform at 4 p.m. at Clovis’ Marshall Auditorium as part of the Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College and Plains Regional […]

Dancing in a ghost town

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer In between Santa Fe and Albuquerque sits the village of Madrid — a ghost town with a population less than 200, historically known for its coal mining days and the first lighted baseball park in New Mexico. These days, the ballpark has been the center for blues and jazz […]

Dance team offers diverse program the whole family will enjoy

by Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer B allet is coming to Clovis. USA Ballet will perform classic and contemporary pieces including “Swan Lake” and “La Esmeralda” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The Gala Spectacular of the World’s Greatest Ballets displays talents of worldly dancers of various cultural backgrounds. USA Ballet, headquartered in Bloomington, […]

The Wild, Wild West hits very close to home

Don McAlavy A town in our area harbors deep secrets. A railroad had built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy dancers […]