Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with me. If you handed me a flute-o-phone I still couldn’t play […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sing out loud, sharp knives and an act of defiance

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Joyful noise Three Eastern New Mexico University groups are set to perform a holiday concert Friday and they need you. The Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and University Singers perform at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center. Audience […]

Tuesday morning briefing: the largest pencil and something to sing about

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: the world’s largest pencil. Details Clovis Municipal Schools board of education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the district board room. The meeting is open to the public. Something to sing about The Eastern New Mexico University annual Spring Choral […]

God unchanged by world events

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed that

A town to sing about

ITunes lists 13 songs on its roster with “Tucumcari” in the title.

Sing it again, John

Comedian Argus Hamilton is still getting mileage out of John McCain’s “Bomb Iran” song.

Music brings one closer to faith

By Joe Champouillon: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. When I was young and in school, I probably was what everyone thought of as the typical male athlete, only interested in what […]

Professor dedicated life to music

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Harry Barton spent 39 years as a music teacher to thousands of Clovis High School students. He was one of the best known and beloved teachers in high school, a gentleman all the way. Harry E. Barton was born Aug. 22, 1901, at Plymouth, Ind., and came to Clovis in […]

Siblings have ‘Idol’ dreams

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Siblings J.T. Montoya and Tiffany Montoya Welsh aim to leap from the side stage to center stage by attracting 30 million “American Idol” viewers. “They’ve always been in music — it’s natural,” Ray Montoya said about his children. Welsh, 23, and J.T. Montoya, 21, have grown up around music. Their […]

CCS junior’s singing inspires confidence

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Melody King, a junior at Clovis Christian School, sings the national anthem at CCS basketball games. King will sing at the state basketball tournament next week in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Melody King has a gift. The Clovis Christian School junior can sing. This year, the blue-eyed […]