In Tribute: Father remembered for musical talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Former bandmates said Jeff Jacobs was the best singer they’d ever known. Family members said he was even better as a father. The only one who never talked about Jacobs’ talents, it seemed, was Jacobs himself. The Brooklyn native, who stayed put after arriving in Clovis via the Air […]

PHS presents

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Lauren Main, left (Louisa), Katie Bickley (Brigitta), Ty Bergman (Kurt) and Heather Stroud (Liesl) rehearse a scene in “The Sound of Music,” a full-scale musical which opens Friday at Portales High School. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales High School presents a timeless musical classic, “The Sound of Music,” […]

Something to do on January 8, 2008

Musical artists Chris Brown and Bow Wow with special guests Soulja Boy, Sean Kingston, and Lil Mama will be performing at 7 p.m. at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 15, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Legacy Life Church food donations — 10:30 a.m. Church members will be traveling from Thornton to Mitchell streets, handing out food. Information: 769-2461. Christmas Toy Party — 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Lighthouse Mission, Inc., 407 L. Casillas Dr. Toys will be handed out to children ages 2-15 years of age. Information: 762-1933. Christmas Celebration […]

Clovis High musical earns honorable mention

CNJ Staff Clovis High School received an honorable mention for its musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in the HSM USA Weekend Showstopper awards. There were more than 700 entries in the competition sponsored by USA Weekend magazine for the best high school musical production.

Clovis has rich musical past

By Norvil Howell: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. From its earliest times Clovis has been a musical community. Early day residents performed in their homes and churches and organized amateur productions in the community. Clovis’ first music teacher was […]

Music means fun, entertainment

By Hanna Langan: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What music means to me is fun and entertainment, and something I could enjoy in front of a crowd or by myself. I enjoy music and many different aspects, be it […]

Hip hop hits Clovis

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Famous rap artists rarely use their given names, preferring instead to adopt stage names to reflect their personal style. Such is the case for locally grown rap artist J.T. Montoya, who is known by his musical fans and peers as “Keize” (pronounced keys). Montoya, a self-described singer, rapper, producer […]

Education digest: 4/6

Today through Saturday: There will be a dance concert at 8 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University’s University Theatre Center, Mainstage. Today: The Zia Elementary Spring Musical will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Zia Gym. Today and Friday: The Clovis High School Band’s spring concert will be held at […]

Musical parenting something to pass on

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’m wondering what young parents these days are singing to their kids, if they’re singing anything at all. My mind flashes forward to 2075. An old guy will be sitting in a Clovis nursing home remembering, “Yeah, I can still hear my momma singin’ in the kitchen ‘Just A Lil […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Mesa Elementary third-graders Nellie Toliver, right and Tanner Geisler dance as Fireball members George Tomsco of Raton, back left, and Chuck Tharp of Clovis sing during the school’s sing-and-meet Friday. Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung […]

Schulz on stage

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent CCC actors bring late cartoonist Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown characters to life in play. Children remind us of pure and simple days, when the most important things in life were school work, baseball games and holidays. All of this wholesome innocence and more was captured for decades by cartoonist Charles […]

Wall Street wisdom meets Christianity in play

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Dalton Bequette, 12, playing a Christian rock star, left, reacts as he notices Michael Proctor, 10, playing a businessman, laying on the ground after being beaten up by a gang in the play “The Secret of my Success, Building on the Rock” on Tuesday. By Darrell Todd Maurina As a well-dressed young woman walked on […]

Education Calendar 4/22

Today • Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy “Spring Musical,” (grades 1,3,4) at 7 p.m. at Clovis Community College Town Hall. • Yucca Junior High Band Clinic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school band room. • Sandia Elementary “Spring Musical” (3,4) at 6:30 p.m. at the school gym. • La Casita Elementary lower grades “Spring […]

Education Calendar 2/19

Today • Highland Elementary spelling bee at 10 a.m. in the gym. • Sandia Elementary spelling bee. • CHS Musical “Oklahoma!” 7 p.m. at MJA. Friday • Barry Elementary spelling bee. • Cameo Elementary spelling bee, 9 a.m. • Black history celebration at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy. • Parkview Elementary spelling bee. • CHS Musical […]

Come sing along with Dr. Seuss musical

CNJ Staff Characters from the many Dr. Seuss books will meet up in the Jungle of Nool to sing their hearts out in a four-performance musical scheduled to run tonight through Saturday at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium in Lubbock. The musical, titled “SEUSSICAL the Musical” and targeted to the 7- to 8-year-old age group, will […]

Jeremy Camp’s songs come to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell With lyrics and music born out of the death of a loved one, up-and-coming Christian musical artist Jeremy Camp has been touching the hearts of music audiences around the nation. The 25-year-old singer/composer will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., in Clovis. Admission to […]