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 […]

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 […]

Holly, Petty proteges performing at festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The history of rock ’n’ roll, from the revolutionary sound of Elvis to the modern beat of Tejano, will be showcased at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival. The first concert in this year’s event sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with […]

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 […]

Holly bandmate is back

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Self-taught guitar player Tommy Allsup performs Friday during a Clovis Music Festival planning session By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tommy Allsup’s hands slid up and down the fret board of his guitar with a fluid grace, his fingers plucking at the strings. A smile played across his face as […]

Festival will feature Holly kin

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours […]

Making music memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleDerek Stone, 11, of Portales, front right, and James LeFebvre, center, get autographs from the LA Party Dolls Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center during the Clovis Music Festival’s “meet the rockers” fanfare. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Some of those attending the Clovis Music Festival may have been chasing down […]

Holly-lujah

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Sonny West will be playing at the Clovis Musical Festival. West wrote the Buddy Holly’s classic hit songs “Oh Boy” and “Rave On.” File photo By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The spirit of rock ‘n’ roll will be resurrected at the upcoming Clovis Music Festival. Artists slated to appear at the event which starts […]

Day trips: Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock

Freedom Newspapers Residents of eastern New Mexico are certainly proud of their areas ties to legendary singer Buddy Holly, whose work with the Norman Petty Studios are celebrated on a consistent basis. The Clovis studio certainly isn’t the only place to celebrate the rocker, however, and the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock is getting set […]

Clovis Music Festival revives after five years

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Norman Petty Trio member Georgiana Hagen, right, sings as Mike Mitchell plays the drums. The two were reunited at the Thursday kick-off party for the 2005 Clovis Music Festival at the Norman Petty Studio. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The return of the Clovis Music Festival summoned the spirit of […]

Friends of Buddy Holly singing at music festival

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Gary and Ramona Tollett, who were friends of Buddy Holly, will return to Clovis to sing in the 2005 Clovis Music Festival. They will sing backup vocals in a rendition of “That’ll be the Day.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers At a pharmacy in Lubbock, Texas, a mutual friend introduced musician […]

Music festival becoming international attraction

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Music lovers will be traveling thousands of miles to attend the upcoming Clovis Music Festival. Tickets for the Sept. 8-10 event have been purchased by fans from as far away as The Netherlands and England, according to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. John Beecher of Gloucestershire, England, is […]

Reporter’s notebook: Chamber hosting music festival

Buddy Holly put Clovis on the musical map by recording several of his hit songs at the Norman Petty Studios on Seventh Street. In a tribute to the Lubbock-born Holly and Norman Petty, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a music festival Sept. 8-10. The 2005 Clovis Music Festival features a Sept. 9 […]

New marketing director ‘proud to be on board’

CNJ STAFF REPORT Holly Glenn has been named coordinator of marketing and events for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Glenn will be in charge of coordinating public events for all FNNM enterprises and for developing key marketing strategies for all news departments and for Freedom Printing, said Ray Sullivan, senior publisher for the Clovis News […]

Center offers trip to the musical past

By Angela Peacock Encouraging interaction between artists and the community is the objective behind Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Center. At the center visitors can see the largest Buddy Holly memorabilia collection anywhere as well as the continuously changing visual arts exhibitions. “The mission of the Buddy Holly Center is to be a catalyst for the advancement […]

Roadies needed for Holly Dunn show tonight

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good volunteers — to serve as “roadies” for tonight’s Holly Dunn concert at Greene Acres Park. “We need them to help set up and tear down for the Holly Dunn show,” said Liz Eisenbraun, events coordinator for the chamber. Volunteers are […]

Fun on the Fourth

By Helena Rodriguez Country spirit will not only be flowing in terms of patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, but will be overwhelming present in the form of entertainment. Just about every brand of country music, from classic to contemporary, from Texas to even Tejano country, will be represented at area Fourth of July celebrations, […]

Broome, Beth

Beth Broome Services: Have been held Mrs. Beth N. Broome, 80, of Clovis, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Glenville, Ga., to Lee Roy and Mary Harvey Nelson. She married Frank Broome Dec. 24, 1942, in Rossville, Ga. She taught second […]