Ticket feature: Motorcycle rally to complement music festival

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File photo The Rockin’ Motorcycle Rally will take place Friday through Sunday at High Planes Harley-Davidson on Mabry Drive. The event is timed to coincide with the Clovis Music Festival. Freedom New Mexico The three-day Rockin’ Motorcycle Rally, a complement to the Clovis Music Festival, is for more than just bikers. The rally, hosted by […]

Music fans flock to Clovis for festival

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas is headlining the Clovis Music Festival and will take the Curry County Events Center stage during Thursday’s line up of performances. Liliana Castillo Music fans from England, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas were in town as early as Wednesday for the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis and Curry County […]

Holly musical kicks off Clovis Musical Festival

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Cast with Texas Tech students and a couple of professional actors, Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story has been performed 20 times this summer as part of the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, according to Gerald Dolter, a Texas Tech University professor and the show’s producer. Sharna Johnson Kicking off the Clovis Music Festival, the story of Buddy […]

Clovis Music Festival kicking off this week

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform Thursday at the Curry County Events Center during the Clovis Music Festival. Liliana Castillo The 2010 Clovis Music Festival is just around the corner. The four-day musical event will take place 7 p.m. nightly at the Curry County Events Center, beginning Thursday with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, […]

Clovis Music Festival features Bobby Vee

Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience “an absolute joy.” “The festival is full of grassroots kind of fun, nice people,” he said. “I love […]

Ticket feature: Bobby Vee returning to Clovis Music Festival

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Courtesy photo Musician Bobby Vee has played the Clovis Music Festival a handful of times and enjoys returning. Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience […]

Ticket feature: Pop musician Brian Hyland to perform at music festival

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Courtesy photo Pop musician Brian Hyland has been making music since 1960 and continues to write and record at his home in California. Liliana Castillo Pop musician Brian Hyland has been curious about the Clovis Music Festival for years, being a friend with return act Bobby Vee. “I always had been asking him about it,” […]

Press Release: Clovis Music Festival ticket spans three decades

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Coloring the sky

Sam Pedregon’s 300 foot dragon kite is the length of a football field. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections A dragon kite the length of a football field welcomed attendees to the seventh annual Kite Karnival. The 300-foot kite belonged to Sam Pedregon of Colorado. Its colorful striped tale was one of the kites that dotted […]

Marshall, Yucca choirs receive awards

CNJ staff Yucca and Marshall Middle School choirs received awards at the 2010 Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival. The festival was held Feb. 13 at Eastern New Mexico University. Thirty-eight students from Yucca sang solos. Of those, 32 received superior ratings, seven received superior-plus and six received excellent. Of the […]

Prairie chicken art contest accepting entries

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File photo The ninth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand is scheduled for April 16-18, and the affiliated art contest is ongoing, with a March 1 deadline. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The lesser prairie chickens will be strutting their stuff again this year in Milnesand, and artists have a chance to […]

Ticket feature: Handbell festival rings in season

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File photo The Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will bring 105 ringers together from Canyon and Levelland, Texas, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Clovis and Portales. Freedom New Mexico The 17th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will kick off the holiday season on Saturday. Event organizer William Wood said the festival is held on the […]

Music will ring in holiday season

Cannon Connections file photo Michael Mazzetenta will come from Mesa, Ariz. to direct the public concert during the festival. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The 17th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will kick-off the holiday season on Saturday. Event organizer William Wood said the festival is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving […]

Religion feature: Communities reach out with High Plains Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo Evangelist Jay Lowder will speak at the end of each evening of the four-day High Plains Fall Festival held at the Curry County Events Center Nov. 1-4. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 2001, area communities participated in an event called Communities for Christ. During the event, speaker Tony Evans challenged the […]

Hand crafts featured at peanut festival

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Amanda Kaberlein of AmandaKure Salon works on a Hello Kitty necklace for a customer Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. Kaberlein connects chain links together to form the necklace. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University celebrated a little legume that […]

Ticket feature: Peanuts, crafts highlight of Peanut Festival

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File photo Rabiah Memon, left, with International Students creates a henna tattoo for Jessica Martinez, a senior at ENMU from Hobbs during the festival last year. Freedom New Mexico Peanuts and crafts will take over Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom Saturday and Sunday at the 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. The event, sponsored […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

PORTALES–The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Workshops, auctions among activities at quilt festival

Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

Festival celebrates crafts, peanuts

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Courtesy Photo The annual Peanut Valley Festival in Portales offers a variety of merchandise from art to local peanuts, as well as entertainment. The event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Event: Annual Arts and Crafts Peanut Valley Festival Location: Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Oct. 9 -Oct. 15 What's Happening

Friday High Plains Quilt Festival — 9 am. to 6 p.m., Portales Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St. Includes classes, demonstrations and displays.