Press Release: Clovis Music Festival kicks off with rock legends

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Ernie Kos575-763-3435ernie@clovisnm.orgSeptember 9th, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:First Night of Clovis Music Festival to Kick Off with Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends Clovis, New Mexico: The Clovis Music Festival is finally here, and what better way than to start the festivities than with some of the most rockin’ acts around? Thursday, September 10th will […]

Press Release: Rock hall of fame hosting symposium in Clovis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Host Symposium during Clovis Music Festival! We are proud to have the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in town during the Clovis Music Festival!

Ticket feature: Rock ‘n’ Roll panel part of festival

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Courtesy photo Dave Somerville, best known as co-founder and original lead singer of The Diamonds, said he plans to tell a story about Buddy Holly through the music and dialogue.

Patience key word in school shopping

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]

CD release party to be held at rock ‘n’ roll museum

Freedom New Mexico Renowned musician Charlie Phillips is holding a CD release party 2 p.m. Saturday for his new album “Full Circle, The Last Norman Petty Sessions.” It’s at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, according to the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Admission for the CD release party and […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock in the early morning hours Thursday after the two had an argument. Brandon Barela, 24, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $500,000 bond on an open […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ruby Goforth has been a member of the Pink Ladies for five years. She said Goforth said she enjoys volunteering at a hospital because she can provide comfort for people who need it. The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift […]

Rock ‘n’ roll hitmakers showcase hits

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Tommy Vee, left, plays with Chris Montez, right, Friday during the second concert night of the Clovis Music Festival at Marshall Auditorium. Montez performed songs such as “Come on Let’s Go” and “Before the Next Teardrop Falls.&#82 By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visitors from all parts of the United States […]

Mural captures Clovis past

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A.C. Bryant of Clovis sits in front of a mural that features him taking an order at Fox Drug store in 1937. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Giving the new Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum some of the classic ambiance is a giant photo of an old-time […]

Museum showcases Petty, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is one of the featured photos on a mural at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, located on the lower level of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The museum will have its grand opening Saturday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Norman Petty is known […]

Christian band wins invitation to music festival

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Courtesy photo Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise will be performing at the Rock the Desert music festival in Midland, Texas. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian […]

ENMU professor examines mysterious rock

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Courtesy photo: Courtesy Photo: ENMU Information Services This rock with unusual markings, reputed by some to be an extraterrestrial artifact, was examined this month by an Eastern New Mexico University geology professor. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An Eastern New Mexico University’s professor doesn’t believe a mysterious rock discussed recently on a nationally syndicated […]

Handiwork goes into creation of rock ‘n’ roll museum

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Sign Service employees Trace Shealy, front, and Jeremiah Mascarenas work together to glue the bridge to the body of a 9-foot guitar that will be part of the entrance to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The smell of glue […]

Grady gas station gone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red Rock Oil Co. on Monday removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a fueling station. The nearest place to buy fuel is San Jon or Clovis, more than 30 miles away. Red Rock Oil owner Darrell Cook said he reluctantly shut operations […]

March 2 – Celebrate

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Jaye Crockett celebrates a dunk during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis beat Hobbs 74-73.

Rock ‘n’ roll museum plans complete

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Liz Eisenbaun looks over one of the new additions to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. The jacket was lent to the museum by George Tomsco of the Fireballs. It was the first jacket he wore on tour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Jan. 28 – Make a call

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Layne Strebeck gives the referee his opinion on a call made during the Wildcats game against the Rio Rancho Rams Saturday night at the Rock.

Jan. 22 – Clovis stays at 17

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Stefan Mills (4) strips the ball from Borger’s Abraham Saenz during the second half of the game Tuesday at The Rock. Clovis beat Borger 82-52 to stay unbeaten.

Historical marker unveiled at Petty studio

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Shirley and Kenneth Broad, owners of the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, unveil a historic marker presented Thursday by the New Mexico Historical Preservation Division. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of […]

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 […]