She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

Rock and roll on line

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so our “Web site of the day” will be music related the rest of the week. Today’s site is Buddy Holly’s page at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Buddy Holly • • • Editor David Stevens has received a […]

Grocery business runs in family’s blood

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist As told to Don McAlavy by Steven Brian of Colorado: “I read your column ‘Clovis man spent majority of life in grocery business’ with great pleasure. I am one of the proud graduates of ‘Hubby Tech’ as Less jokingly referred to his store. Anyway, I wanted to write you also […]

Holmberg Jewelry closing doors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yvonne Mercadante of Clovis helps the staff retag and reorangize inventory Monday at Holmberg Jewelry. Mercadante, who has worked at the store off and on since 1960, said the store closure is “absolutely devastating.” CNJ staff One of Clovis’ oldest jewelry stores is going out of business. Holmberg Jewelry, which […]

Local legends hit stage

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bobby Vee headlined Saturday’s final show of the Clovis Music Festival at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Shane Cooney, of Clear Lake, Iowa, grew up listening to Buddy Holly as a kid. “I grew up in Clear Lake (where Buddy Holly’s plane crashed), so it’s […]

Visitors get sneak peek at museum

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CNJ correspondent photo: Martha Hardwick Robin Isler of Clovis visits with Jochen Rehberg Jr., left, and his father, Jochen Rehberg Sr., at the Norman Petty Studio tour on Saturday. The Rehbergs came from Hannoves, Germany for the Clovis Music Festival. The museum is set to open next year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer When […]

Man moves for music

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte John Mueller performs Buddy Holly’s song, “That’ll Be the Day” during the Buddy, Roy and Elvis tribute show at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the the Clovis Music Festival. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a […]

Petty studio offers step back in time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “There is a shower in the men’s room.” Ah, I thought. My new co-worker has discovered the uniqueness of our radio station’s men’s room, courtesy of the late Norman Petty. Had he not decided to open a recording studio in Clovis there probably wouldn’t be a shower in the men’s […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tommy Allsup practices Thursday with his band, the Texas Playboys, at the Clovis Civic Center. Allsup, a former Buddy Holly bandmate, performed in a tribute to the songs of Holly. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth […]

Clovis Music Festival shouldn’t be missed

By Clyde Davis: Columnist The question of the day came to me as I was picking up a trio of breakfast burritos at Foxy’s. In actuality, the question did not come to me until I saw the man who would know the answers: A.C. Bryant. The question is, What did Buddy Holly order when he […]