Rock ‘n’ roll museum plans complete

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Liz Eisenbaun looks over one of the new additions to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. The jacket was lent to the museum by George Tomsco of the Fireballs. It was the first jacket he wore on tour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Business Digest: Chamber, tourist officials to visit from Lubbock

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host 22 Lubbock city, chamber and tourism officials Wednesday. According to Chamber spokesperson Liz Eisenbraun, the visitors are comprised of representatives from the city of Lubbock, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Eisenbraun said the purpose of the visit is to share tourism […]

Music to their ears

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte John Mueller performs as Buddy Holly during Friday’s Buddy, Roy and Elvis tribute show at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Old-fashioned cherry lime drinks were popular once again last week at the Foxy Drive-In as thousands flocked […]

Holly, Petty proteges performing at festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The history of rock ’n’ roll, from the revolutionary sound of Elvis to the modern beat of Tejano, will be showcased at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival. The first concert in this year’s event sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with […]

Festival will feature Holly kin

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours […]

Great Race returning to Clovis

CNJ staff More than 100 classic cars will cruise into Clovis on July 9 as part of the 25th Anniversary Great Race. The event is a recreation of the legendary 1908 New York to Paris “Greatest Auto Race,” according to www.greatrace.com. The coast-to-coast event, sponsored locally by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, has rolled […]

Premiere chance to step out in style

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get to experience the glamour of a Hollywood premiere tonight for the movie “Believe in Me,” including the chance to strut across a red carpet. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Red Carpet reception in the Clovis Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. The […]

‘Believe in Me’ tickets selling fast

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CNJ staff More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee. “As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.” The tickets, which went on sale at 8 […]

Movie gets star treatment

By CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is rolling out the red carpet at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at the Clovis Civic Center. The Hollywood-style event, which will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres, is in honor of the Clovis premiere of the movie “Believe in Me.” “We (Chamber of Commerce) are hoping […]

‘Believe in Me’ back in town

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“Believe in Me” is based on a true story of a coach’s dream to take a rural Oklahoma high school girls’ basketball team to the top. (Photo courtesy of believeinmemovie.com) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Memories came flooding back Thursday afternoon as Liz Eisenbraun sifted through photographs. Eisenbraun, film liaison for the Clovis/Curry County […]

Music festival draws 1,000-plus

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Music Festival was a weekend filled with rock ‘n’ roll and reminiscing. The event honored musicians from the 1950s who had ties to the Norman Petty Studios. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Liz Eisenbraun said the festival drew more than 1,000 fans from around the […]

Holly-lujah

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Sonny West will be playing at the Clovis Musical Festival. West wrote the Buddy Holly’s classic hit songs “Oh Boy” and “Rave On.” File photo By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The spirit of rock ‘n’ roll will be resurrected at the upcoming Clovis Music Festival. Artists slated to appear at the event which starts […]

Clovis Music Festival revives after five years

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Norman Petty Trio member Georgiana Hagen, right, sings as Mike Mitchell plays the drums. The two were reunited at the Thursday kick-off party for the 2005 Clovis Music Festival at the Norman Petty Studio. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The return of the Clovis Music Festival summoned the spirit of […]

Terrorism hits home for some residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A young Londoner in the 1980s, Claire Burroughes remembers the subway system of the famous city vividly. The underground transportation system, known as the “tube,” is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from the suburbs to the city, and within the city itself, said Burroughes. “It is […]

Elementary students will get early release once a week

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some Clovis students will be let out early on Wednesdays next year to allow more time for the professional development of teachers. Students in elementary schools across the district will be released between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, school officials said. The change was approved by the […]

Crickets joining Clovis Music Festival

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Clovis announced Tuesday that Buddy Holly’s backup group, The Crickets, is joining the lineup for September’s Clovis Music Festival. It has been close to 20 years since The Crickets have played in Clovis, according to officials. The band will perform on Sept. 9 at Marshall Junior High. Sonny […]

Governor to speak on economic development

CNJ staff New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to talk economics and praise a film being shot in the area during a Wednesday Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting will be at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on 2700 E. Mabry Dr. The public is invited. The governor will arrive at […]

Lights! Camera! Clovis?

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico could be become the filming location for a feature-length sports movie — if local officials can prove its likeness to 1960s Oklahoma. The New Mexico Film Office announced this week that Clovis and surrounding areas are being considered for a $7 million production with a crew […]

Roadies needed for Holly Dunn show tonight

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good volunteers — to serve as “roadies” for tonight’s Holly Dunn concert at Greene Acres Park. “We need them to help set up and tear down for the Holly Dunn show,” said Liz Eisenbraun, events coordinator for the chamber. Volunteers are […]