Love Come to Life Tour comes to Portales

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Micajah Martin of Clovis stood on top of his chair the last half of the Love Come to Life Tour concert at Eastern New Mexico University, hand in the air in the praise position, watching the performing bands intently as he wore his concert T-shirt. “I like it ‘cause we all get to sing songs […]

Ticket feature: Cathie Ryan Band performing at Clovis Civic Center

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CMI staff Irish tradition will come to Clovis on Wednesday, when the Cathie Ryan Band will perform in a 7 p.m. show at the Clovis Civic Center. The show is part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Tickets are available at the CCC cashier window, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce office or the […]

Ticket feature: Dwight Yoakam performing in Mescalero

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Freedom New Mexico Dwight Yoakam will be performing 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Tickets are $32 for standing room only, $57 and $82 for floor seats and $107 for the golden circle. They can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or through the inn’s website. Yoakam has sold […]

Rhythmic Circus performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Rhythmic Circus’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” show, part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Marshall Auditorium. Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive-dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. […]

PHS students gearing up for performance

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Alisa Boswell Portales High School students are gearing up for their second time performing the play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will be performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis this weekend. Theater teacher Bill Strong said the students did a wonderful job their first time around, but attendance was down due to other […]

Air Force band performing free concert at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Air Force Academy Band out of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be performing in a free public concert 7 p.m. tonight in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Tickets are not required to attend the free concert. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., ticket holders […]

Ticket feature: Chinese acrobatic troupe performing in Alto

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Freedom New Mexico The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, a group straight from Beijing, will be performing 7 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Spencer Theater in Alto both nights in their first U.S. tour. The troupe was first established in the 1950s by the government of the People’s Republic of China. Individual […]

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

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Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual performance of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class will take place Tuesday, promising a line-up of classic music selections. Set for 7 p.m. in the college’s Town Hall, the performance, titled “An Evening of Classics,” will feature the stage singing of 14 students. Instructor Caleb Brandon said the performance […]

Ticket feature: Cirque Montage performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis audiences are expected to be wowed Sunday when Marshall Auditorium becomes the playground of Cirque Montage. A group performing traditional and cutting-edge circus acts, Montage features former members of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, O, and Saltimbanco Alegria and Quidam. Acrobats, balancers, contortionists, pole climbers, jugglers and duo hand balancers and aerial […]

Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful pipes, “has refined an electrifying fresh sound building on their deep roots and teaching expertise in Irish traditional music,” according […]

Ticket feature: Lipizzaner Stallions performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Referred to as an equine ballet, audiences will have the unique opportunity to see the Lipizzaner Stallions perform tonight and Friday at the Curry County Events Center. Made world famous for their beauty and graceful presentations, the Lipizzaner Stallions have included Clovis in their 41st anniversary tour. Based on the traditions of […]

My turn: Local bands have variety of sounds

Last weekend, I went to watch the local band Something Blue perform. They played a variety of classic oldies, modern day hits and their own songs. Their lyrics are well written and their music has a milder Jason Mraz sound to it. The band will now be performing Thursday nights at the Dawg Houze and […]

Students performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Fairies, royalty, Old English and a play within a play — Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has all of that, and Portales High School students are performing it. The play opened last night, and performances are scheduled today (Sunday) and Monday. “It’s about the course of true love and all the bumps on the way […]

My Turn: Oldies acts still impressive

Wendel Sloan During the Clovis Music Festival, I saw Bryan Hyland, 66, The Coasters (formed in the 1950s) and Bobby Vee, 67. When younger, I wondered why aging stars kept performing after the white-hot spotlight had cooled. Why did those hitless-for-decades wonders continue taking the stage before dwindling crowds (although 2,000-plus that night was impressive)? […]

My turn: Song lets me know I’m not alone

Jared Tucker The praise band of Central Christian Church here in Portales does an outstanding job performing a song by Christian group Barlow Girl, and that performance is this week’s video selection. Under the direction of band director and college minister Don Thomas, singers Holly Davis and Cheyenne Keith harmonize beautiful lyrics to a song […]

My turn: Fire dance leaves writer snake bitten

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Jared Tucker I seriously thought performing arts was the most boring thing in the world, until I saw the YouTube video of a young Portales woman playing with fire and hoola hoops. Come to find out, it wasn’t the first time she’s done it. Angela King, better known as Snake, has been dancing with fire […]

Jan. 30, 1964

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales High School will be performing the drama “Noah” by Andre Obey which will open tonight in the old high school auditorium for a two-night run. Don Lacey, director of the production, says the play is one of the most challenging a high school cast has attempted in recent years.

March 2, 1961

The Portales News-Tribune reported of a coming concert at the Eastern New Mexico University gymnasium, which would feature the ENMU Symphony Orchestra performing

Students collect phone cards

PNT Staff The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and at […]

PJHS News Nov. 16

Students watch play Last week the eighth-graders walked to the high school to see the first performance of the high school drama class. The seventh-graders will view the play on Wednesday. Three junior high students will be performing with the high school in its presentation of “Peter Pan and Wendy.” Tutoring offered Tutoring is available […]