Downtown theaters considered for registries

CNJ Staff Two downtown Clovis theaters are being considered for state and national designation as historic places. The Lyceum at 409 Main Street and State Theater at 504 Main Street are being considered for listing in the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release from […]

Brace, Nancy

Nancy Brace Services: Have been held. Nancy Jean Brace, 56, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was born on March 19, 1949, in Dalhart Texas. She was involved in the United Way, the Clovis Cultural Committee, the Society for Creative Anachronism. She was a librarian at James Bickley Elementary […]

Dance team offers diverse program the whole family will enjoy

by Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer B allet is coming to Clovis. USA Ballet will perform classic and contemporary pieces including “Swan Lake” and “La Esmeralda” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The Gala Spectacular of the World’s Greatest Ballets displays talents of worldly dancers of various cultural backgrounds. USA Ballet, headquartered in Bloomington, […]

Songs from the heart

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Ten years ago — after singing backup for k.d. lang, the Gyspy Kings, Iggy Pop and others — Perla Batalla said she left the music industry because she was frustrated. The record companies were pushing her toward pop music and away from the part of her identity she wanted […]

Lunasa brings Irish music to Clovis

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Sean Smyth and other members of the Celtic band Lunasa play the music of their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. “It’s the music that we would have grown up with as kids,” Smyth, who plays fiddle, said. Clovis residents can experience the Irish band’s music on Saturday at the […]

TV should apologize for halftime, shows

Mona Charen The apologies are flowing like water now. Janet Jackson (identical twin sister of Michael?) has declared that she “is really sorry if I offended anyone. That was truly not my intention.” I believe her. I think she is so sunk in the putrid culture we call pop that she cannot adequately judge how […]

Temptations of a cultural, local nature

Clyde Davis It’s comin’ up pretty soon — next weekend, in fact. The next presentation in the ENMU theatrical offering for this semester. There is always one conjunctive with Homecoming, and this year it is The Picnic. I suppose because I have an unusual number of theater, dance, and drama people in my freshman writing […]

Ethnic affairs director to be advocate, organizer

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LaTanya Lowery, director of ethnic affairs at Clovis Community College, right, helps students Marisela Rivera, 17, left, and Kim Glotzbach, 19, look for job openings. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez LaTanya Lowery describes her new role at Clovis Community College as an advocate, a resource person, a public relations officer, a student activities […]

Downs to highlight CCC Fall Cultural Arts Series

By Helena Rodriguez Clovis Community College’s Fall Cultural Arts Series will be highlighted by a performance by Golden Globe-winning singer, Lila Downs, who performed this past year on the Academy Awards and whose singing voice has been featured in several movies. Tickets for CCC’s premiere cultural art series event, “Alborada” — a Sept. 20 concert […]

Residents enjoy Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post #25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC Cultural […]

Community college event unites cultures

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post No. 25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC […]