Wednesday morning briefing: A comedy, a talent search and jazz

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Comedy “The Queen of Bingo,” is a stage comedy in the style of the Carol Burnett Show. It’s at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium and part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series. Information: 769-4950. Talent search “Hooray for Hollywood” auditions are noon to 2 […]

ENMU hosting All-State Jazz concert

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School seniors Bryan Wygant, left, and Jacob Caffrey are two of 54 high school students who will perform at the All-State Jazz concert to be held at Eastern New Mexico this weekend. Argen Duncan For the first time ever, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the All-State Jazz […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 8

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Tucker Noted guitarist Kenneth and Myrtle Tucker of Clovis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They were married in 1960 in Clovis. They have two sons Kenneth James and David Lee and two grandchildren Stephan and Johnathan. Kenneth played with Tiny Lynn, J. Bowman and had his own trio band for […]

Friday morning briefing: Shakespeare and all that jazz

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the Day: It’s in your backyard. Jazz it up The Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Combo/Ensemble Concert is 7 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Portales. Guest pianist is Larry Ham of New York, playing some of his own arrangements along with […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Girl Scout cookies, jazz and a chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day: It’s joking around. Question of the day Girl Scout Cookies are being delivered throughout eastern New Mexico. What’s your favorite cookie? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Spring reprieve In case your counting…six more days until Spring Break. […]

ENMU Jazz Ensemble performing big band music in Clovis and Roswell

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual Big Band Dance on Friday, Nov. 13 from 7–10 p.m. at the State Theatre in Clovis on 5th and Main Street.

Dukes of Hazzard actor bringing jazz show to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Tom Wopat will perform his new jazz show Love Swings at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Tom Wopat is bringing his new jazz show Love Swings to Clovis Oct. 10. He will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Marshall Auditorium. Wopat is known for his television roles […]

ENMU Jazz fest features trumpet soloist Mike Vax

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Jazz Combo opens Jazz Fest Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo […]

ENMU Hosting Jazz Fest on March 5-6

Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest will be at 7 p.m. on March 5-6 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo will open the Thursday evening performance, followed by the Bert Dalton Trio. The ENMU Jazz Guitar Ensemble will perform on […]

In case you want to plan ahead ..

Travis Erwin, a folk and jazz artist, will perform at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University.

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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CNJ file photo Singer Reynaldo Maestas performs at last year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Art Series’ Cinco De Mayo celebration at the American Legion Post 26. This year’s event is at Post 25, featuring the group Los Tropicales. Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin […]

High school students get the beat at jazz fest

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Juan Garcia was one of the saxophone players in Clovis High School’s Ensemble Two group that played Friday in a workshop at the Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest. The group received a critique from professional jazz trombonist Scott Whitfield By William P. Thompson Two Clovis High School jazz ensembles got some tips Friday from […]

Student profile: Stuart Pettigrew

Stuart W. Pettigrew is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Douglas and Sherry Pettigrew. What’s your idea of a perfect day? No homework, no school, and not working and just practicing my trumpet. If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? Teach […]

Student profile: Brian Clark

CNJ staff Brian K. Clark Jr. is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Brian Clark Sr. and LeeAnn Clark. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “Hollywood Squares, Go Whoopie.” Present: “Sports Center.” Who is your hero and why? My Dad. He is the smartest person […]

Education Briefs 4/22

Seniors get $25,000 ENMR scholarship The ENMR Plateau Education Foundation awarded more than $25,000 in educational scholarships at the Cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting on April 17 in Grady. Jordan Strebeck of Clovis received the 2004 Robert M. Harris Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $6,400. Strebeck is the son of Sid and Selena Strebeck of […]