Press release: Southwest Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Coming To Clovis

New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the […]

Local girl performing with Missoula Children’s Theatre

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Courtesy of Brenda King Missoula Children’s Theatre performers, from left, Nathan King and Lauren Powell, director Dillon Wright and performers Lindsey Barnes, Patricia Romero and Julia Briggs are among those scheduled to put on the play “Robin Hood” at a joint Air Force and Navy conference today in Dallas. Romero attends the Clovis High School […]

Lula Washington Dance Theatre to make tour stop in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Lula Washington Dance Company performs 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is kicking off its 30th anniversary national tour in New Mexico this month and will be making a stop in Clovis. The company performs 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. […]

Brooks comedy on tap

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Courtesy photo Starring, left to right, Richie Garza as Max Bialystock, Annika Johansson as Ulla and Jeff Jarnagin as Bloom. Amarillo Little Theatre is currently staging Mel Brook’s comedy “The Producers through May 25 Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is treating audiences to one of Mel Brooks’ signature works, “The Producers.” A down-on-his-luck Broadway […]

‘Foreign’ comedy on tap

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Betty Meeks (played by Amber Glasgow), left, explains to Catherine Simms (Tasha Irvin) that Charlie (Ryan Jason Cook), seated, can’t understand their conversation during a dress rehearsal for Eastern New Mexico University’s production of ̶ Steven Roberts, a part-time theatre instructor at Eastern New Mexico University, calls himself a Larry […]

Broadway show hits Amarillo

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Courtesy photo playsMichael Newman, left, Katurian in Amarillo Little Theatre’s production of “The Pillowman.” Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is presenting “The Pillowman” as its final production of the 2007-08 Adventure Space season. The Tony-nominated play, written by Martin McDonagh, is the winner of England’s Olivier Award for best play. The show runs tonight […]

Theatre opportunity for high school students

PLAINVIEW – Calling all aspiring actors! The Wayland University theatre department is looking for high school actors to participate in a summer theatre workshop culminating in a professional theatre performance opportunity. Slated June 1-20, 2008, the Third Annual Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative begins with a 10-day theatre workshop and rehearsals at the Wayland campus in […]

Nov. 15, 1913

The Clovis News reported that hundreds of Clovisites turned out for the Santa Fe Educational Train that made a stop in Clovis. … “Harvey and Morris” claimed to be “The Leading Grocers” in an advertisement. … “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre, with a 10-cent admission fee.

Aug. 24, 1982

Curtis Mathes, located at 1611 N. Prince St., announced its grand opening special in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “The Beast” were showing at the Hilltop Twin movie theater. … Officers and board members of the “Old Lyceum Theatre, Inc.” met in the Lyceum Theatre building to formulate plans […]

July 23, 1917

The Clovis National Bank tendered the contract for the construction of its new $15,000 home to contractor C.L. Overby. … Curry County men were given numbers to be drawn in an attempt to build up the nation’s Army. …The Clovis Journal reported that the Lyceum Theatre would soon begin showing the greatest line of current […]

June 20, 1931

A man who married a school teacher in Clovis was being held on charges of bigamy in Floydada, Texas. Officials believe he was also married to a woman in Kansas City. … New seats were being installed in the Lyceum Theatre. … Clovis National Bank invited area farmers to “put your money where you know […]

March 12, 1924

Police were giving up on catching the thieves who took more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from J.C. Penney earlier in the month. The suspects, “two men and two girls,” were believed to have escaped to Mexico, The Clovis Journal reported. … A 2 1/2-year-old boy was recovering after Clovis doctors removed a bronze badge […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

Mendoza, Raymond R.

Raymond R. Mendoza, 82, of Cambridge, N.Y., and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Troy, N.Y. Born Jan. 22, 1924, in Los Angeles to Sidney Mendoza and Lupe Contreras-Pascutti, he married Mary Casillas on June 22, 1948. He retired from the trucking business in Los Angeles. He lived part of the year […]

7/21 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals — Through Saturday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Information: 763-3435. Castleman Comedy Hypnosis Show — 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lyceum Theatre. Tickets $7 before show, $10 day of. Information: TimothyCastleman@yahoo.com. Santa Fe Antiques Ranch Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and […]

Education Briefs 4/15

CCC holding Cinco de Mayo party Clovis Community College is holding its second annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at 6 p.m. on April 24. The event will be held at American Legion Post 25 at 2400 W. Seventh. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, and are on sale at […]

Education Calendar 3/11

Today • Gattis Junior High band elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. • Williamson Evening Lectureship Panel, 7 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, music building at the ENMU campus. Friday • Marshal Junior High chorale elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday • ENMU […]

Entertainment calendar

Amarillo A Rockin’ Evening with Johnny Rivers – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Mainstage Theatre in Amarillo. Call (806)355-999. Alamogordo Space Station — 10 a.m., 3 p.m. daily. New Mexico Museum of Space History. Details: 437-2840. Ocean Oasis — 10 a.m., 3 p.m. daily. New Mexico Museum of Space History. Details: 437-2840. […]