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 […]

Buddy Holly, Norman Petty at the heart of the ‘Clovis Sound’

Don McAlavy In 1949, Hank Williams was all over the radio, as were a dozen cowboy, western and hillbilly singers. A few years later, Elvis Presley came out with his first hit, “That’s Alright, Mama,” and popular music would never be the same again. Then came Buddy Holly, who in 1957 soft-rocked the world with […]