Concert mix of country, rock ‘n’ roll performances

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Portales’ Will Banister started Friday’s set of acts with country music from his new album. Liliana Castillo Brian Hyland had more than 2,000 people on back up when he sang his 1960’s hit “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” Friday at the Clovis Music Festival. Organizers said about […]

Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock, open gates and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

ENMU graduate makes artistic mark on lottery

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico Lottery Eastern New Mexico University graduate Jessica Quintana designed the popular new KISS scratchers for the New Mexico Lottery. She said her time at ENMU still affects her work today. Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University graduate has displayed her art in 1,100 locations, worked with rock band KISS and […]

Our people: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo Brumfield and her husband Don were married June 24, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Clovis. Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met […]

Listening party draws around 100 visitors to museum

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kathy Teston shows a copy of Tom Petty’s unreleased CD “Mojo” to Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza during a Monday night “Mojo Listening Party”. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About 100 people mingled at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Monday night to hear Tom Petty’s […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, Enter the Haggis, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter The Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment […]

Tickets on sale for Cultural Arts performance

CNJ staff Tickets for the next Cultural Arts Series performance, Enter the Haggis, will be available for purchase at the Clovis and Curry Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is offering the tickets because Clovis Community College will be closed for spring break March 15-19. Haggis, a Canadian Celtric rock band, performs at the Clovis Civic […]

Churches will ‘Rock the Block’

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Press Release: Music festival features originators of rock, Miss New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Second Night of Clovis Music Festival Rocks Out With Originators Of Rock and Roll Clovis, New Mexico: Friday, September 11th will mark the second day of the Clovis Music Festival, and what better way to celebrate than with the originators of Rock and Roll? Rock with the Originators of Rock and Roll featuring […]