Revenues up at some entertainment venues

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Courtesy photo: Brock Neely Carlos Mencia’s show at the Clovis Civic Center sold 950 of 1,100 tickets. Tonjia Rolan Clovis Civic Center and Curry County Events Center saw increased revenues over the past two years. This is good news to City Commissioner Bobby Sandoval, who said entertainment industries in Clovis and Portales are important cultural […]

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Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on Jan. 26 with President Sandie Kitchens presiding. Entertainment Chairman Kandi Hall announced there would be an Elks/Does Valentine’s Dinner and Dance on Feb. 11. The cost is $15 per person for advance sales and $20 at the door. Membership Chairman Sammye May read a […]

ENMU honoring educators

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will honor five educators during its fourth annual Educators Hall of Honors Gala, scheduled for Oct. 8 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. There will also be musical entertainment. Educators scheduled to be honored are Don Wilson, Richard […]

Portales officials split on funding for proposed entertainment center

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales city officials have made repeated attempts to revive the movie theater in Portales, which closed in 2009, with no success, according to Greg Fisher, executive director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Some city councilors are now seeking to bring a “Fun Center” to Portales. Alisa Boswell City […]

Friday morning briefing: Fifth Friday, blessing the beasts and a reason for neckties

Good morning. The Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing is the best way to start your day: Celebration Fifth Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. today features special sales at stores open late, food and entertainment in downtown Portales. Information: 356-8541. Hot cars There’s a car show 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Sands Shopping Center in […]

Ticket feature: DairyFest to offer entertainment, education

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File photo DairyFest will take place from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Organizers said it is a family oriented event that gives an inside look at the dairy industry. Freedom New Mexico DairyFest will offer five hours of fun, entertainment, education and live music at the Curry County Events Center on […]

Tops in Blue show set for Wednesday

CNJ staff The annual Tops in Blue show is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. The show is an all-active duty US Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities. Each year, thousands compete in base talent contests and the most talented move on to higher […]

Blue Knights hosting dinner fundraiser

CNJ staff The Blue Knights are hosting a dinner and dance to raise money for United Way and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program. Set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, the event will be held at the Underground Embassy in Clovis. Entertainment will be provided by Will Banister and The Mullberry Band with food catered […]

Ticket feature: Wild west comedy show featured at fair

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CNJ file photo The Curry County Fair begins Monday and will offer concerts, rides, shows, contests, vendors and more. Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Fair begins Monday, promising a blend of traditional favorites and several new events. The six-day long event will offer everything from animal shows and sales to crafts and baking, vendors, […]

Information Age puts public more at risk

The Information Age means instant data, news, opinions and entertainment at our fingertips. It also means our personal information is less safe than ever before, leading to identity theft and other breaches of privacy. One serious case developed in the middle of July when the names of 1,300 supposedly “illegal” immigrants were released to law-enforcement […]

Flawed angels still messengers of God

On top of the entertainment center in our now-decorated living room, there sits an angel with a red dress, bare feet, and flyaway auburn hair which cascades over her shoulders. About 10 inches in size, and purchased at the after-Christmas sale two years ago, she quickly won my granddaughter’s heart and is, arguably, Mikayla’s favorite […]

Trends show area residents seeking less expensive entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cindy Hamer and her daughter Katie Hamer took in a day at the Hillcrest Zoo while in the process of moving the family from Grand Falls, Texas to Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The latest trend in local entertainment may be a sign of the economic times. Whether […]

Monster mash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Benz launches over smashed cars during the side-by-side race on Saturday during the Monster Truck rally at the Curry County Fairgrounds Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent Monster truck shows are something new for many Clovis residents. But many were introduced to this form of […]

County fair offers entertainment

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Courtesy photo: Jim Hogg Professional arenacross driver Cody Elkins will perform stunts during the halftime of the arenacross main event Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair has an array of live entertainment available. The week’s entertainment includes bands such as Blackwater and the Fireballs. It culminates Saturday with […]

Dairy Fest offers food, entertainment and education

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CNJ file photo The third annual Dairy Fest will be held this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will […]

County to host monthly market

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In an effort to put the Curry County fairgrounds to better use, the county will start hosting a monthly open market in April.

Return policy dampens viewer’s joy

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The high shopping days of the holiday season have begun. With all of this stuff made in China and by giant corporations I found out that old saying of “Let the buyer beware” applies more now than ever. Let me tell you the story of a DVD box set, an […]

Gore’s ‘Live Earth’ benefit concert hits flat note

By Freedom Newspapers We didn’t catch much of Al Gore’s “Live Earth” extravaganza last weekend. A Gilligan’s Island marathon was running on TV Land and we couldn’t tear ourselves away. But we weren’t surprised to read that it was a poorly received, and reviewed, dud. Some “cause concerts,” like some causes, are better than others. […]

Paris’ perspective sobering commentary

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’ve been on a mission lately, and I’m sad to say I’ve been failing. On my desk is a copy of the 1987 classic, “Throw Momma From the Train,” starring Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. I look forward to any awards ceremony, or pretty much any movie with Crystal […]

Hollywood not totally unbiased

By Anita Doberman: Columnist It’s always fun to watch the Academy Awards, if only to see celebrities’ faces when they win, and especially when they lose. There is the teary acceptance speech, always a favorite for me. A few years ago Halle Berry was almost incoherent, and I still got choked up. There’s watching the […]