Nelson a hit in Portales

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Country music legend Willie Nelson made his first concert in Portales a memorable one for eastern New Mexico residents on Wednesday. Nelson led off the show with “Whisky River” on Wednesday night in front of more than 1,500 fans in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the […]

Nelson rolling into town today

PNT Staff Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University. The concert will be at the university’s Campus Union Ballroom. Bruce Williams, a promoter for Nelson, said the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will […]

Concert organizers baffled Nelson show isn’t yet sold out

By Tony Parra Organizers are at a loss as to why the Willie Nelson concert on Wednesday in Portales has not yet sold out. Bruce Williams, Joint Venture Productions promoter for the Nelson concert said, 1,250 of the 1,970 tickets have been sold. Williams said Nelson’s agents asked him to find out why the concert […]

5/5 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Annual Spring Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri Gallery, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta […]

Local country fans excited for Nelson concert

By Tony Parra People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Promoters and […]

4/3 Dora School News

Future Farmers of America Our FFA teams left Dora at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for the State Judging in Las Cruces. They returned Saturday about 6 p.m. We are anxious to hear their results. They have been doing really well so far. I will give a report on each team next week. Remember School will […]

Nelson coming for May concert

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials have announced that country music legend Willie Nelson will be in concert on the ENMU campus six weeks from today. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Tickets will be on sale […]

ENMU in negotiation for Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra Country legend Willie Nelson may just be going “On The Road Again” and make his way down to Portales for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials confirmed that university representatives are in negotiations with the country singer to perform in Portales. “Officially we haven’t released anything,” Jeff Blake, program […]

Dec. 8 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Leon Nall; Louise Odom; Sheri Chenualt Upcoming events • School Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the school Monday night. • City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Music concert This Sunday, the Floyd Methodist […]

Dec. 1 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week. If you want your special dates in the news, please let me know. Upcoming events • Floyd Lions Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a […]

Stanfield to perform next Saturday in Farwell

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Jana Stanfield will bring her music with meaning to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico residents at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Farwell, Texas, according to concert coordinators and sponsors. Stanfield, an Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis High School graduate, will be singing […]

Country singer to perform Wednesday at ENMU

By Laurie Stone The Office of Student Activities and Organizations at Eastern New Mexico University is bringing what it believes to be a rising star to campus for a concert. Country music artist Aaron Watson is scheduled for an 8 p.m. Wednesday free concert at the Campus Union Ballroom. Watson’s performance is part of a […]

Blessid Union of Souls rocks ENMU

By Tony Parra The Blessid Union of Souls started out Saturday night’s festivities by singing the national anthem before the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds football game against Central Arkansas at Greyhound Stadium and they capped off the night with a concert at Greyhound Arena. Blessid Union of Souls made a tour stop in Portales […]

Blessid Union concert to kick off ENMU fall semester

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University student activities organizers said on Monday the 2004 fall semester will be kicked off with an Aug. 28 concert featuring pop group Blessid Union of Souls. Jeff Blake, program coordinator of Eastern’s Associated Students Activities Board, said he saw the group play at a conference in Cincinnati and […]

Chi Omega setting up for Slamma*Jamma

By Kevin Wilson Slamma*Jamma, set for Wednesday night at Eastern New Mexico University, is first and foremost a concert. But it’s also a lesson in networking. What started as two friends talking eventually branched into a four-band concert, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom. Bands scheduled to perform are Whatsoever, Last […]

March 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays March 6 -12 Alisa Rice, Maria Chavez, Donald Graves, Kalyn Jasso, Shea Pettigrew, Debbie West, Jennifer Jorden, Thomas West, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cody West, Kay Wilson and Ashlee Thurman. Fifth Sunday The Methodist Church held their fifth Sunday luncheon and group singing last Sunday. Concert The group Desert Reign will hold a […]

Retired ENMU music director performs at Christmas concert

Jack King Louis Burkel has spent a lifetime with music, either playing it or teaching it to others. Burkel, who retired in 1980 as director of the school of music at Eastern New Mexico University, began playing in the 1930s in his native Missouri and began teaching it there in 1940. A devotee of the […]

Eclectic singer entertains audience

Helena Rodriguez From deeply-moving to toe-tapping to whimsical, Golden-Globe winning songstress Lila Downs charmed a Clovis audience Tuesday night at Marshall Auditorium. Downs’ concert was well-attended, featuring unusual yet captivating numbers that ranged from jazzy to folksy to tropical Latin rhythms. Several items in her repertoire can be heard in motion pictures. The audience of […]

Jana Stanfield headlines concert and youth rally

Helena Rodriguez She’s a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Her music has been featured on the movie, “Eight Seconds.” Her story has appeared in “Third Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.” And yet many people have never heard of Jana Stanfield. Stanfield – a Clovis native and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University – sometimes referred […]

Pat Green rocks ENMU

By Helena Rodriguez About 1,000 people packed the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom on Thursday night, all eager to hear the Texas phenomenon of the moment, Pat Green — who is making waves on national country music charts — perform a free concert. From die-hard fans to those unfamiliar, but curious about the recently unknown […]