Op Love captures memories

Portales resident Nikki Penny and her daughter, Haley Penny, look through photos at their home. Three local photographers are preserving moments for local military families through a program called Operation: Love ReUnited. The non-profit is made up of photographers nationwide who donate sessions and albums to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are deploying for […]

Church musician releases album

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent After spending more than three decades recording CDs with his family group and singing for Mass at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Andrew Sisneros has just recorded his first solo CD. The Christian CD, titled “Perdoname Senor” or “Forgive Me O Lord,” was recorded at Sisneros’ home studio, Consuelo Records. The […]

Award-winning pianist George Winston to perform

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Focusing his songs to reflect the fall and winter seasons, Grammy-winning pianist George Winston will perform Jan. 25 at Marshall Junior High School Auditorium in Clovis as part of the continuing Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Winston is best known for playing three styles of piano: New Orleans rhythm […]

Downloadable music changing face of industry

Editorial As you navigate the process of downloading 1,000 songs onto that MP3 player you got for Christmas, and then wonder how you’re ever going to find them on there, you can ponder for a moment the disappearance of all the hardware that used to be involved with being a music fan — and its […]

Local country fans still vocal about Dixie Chicks

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer It was three years ago that Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines insulted President Bush and many country music fans with her now famous comment heard around the world, literally. Back from a long hiatus and with their new album titled, “Taking the Long Way,” the Dixie Chicks remain […]

‘Alternative country’ working out well for Terry

Freedom Newspapers Kene Terry thinks performing on stage is great. Selling albums and getting on TV would be good too. But Terry’s not out for fame. He just likes jamming with his buddies. “I like the camaraderie,” Terry said. “I like when we get together and make it up as we go along.” Terry, of […]

The heat is on in Clovis rap music scene

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers When Clovis native Christine Oborny decided to start a record label, she didn’t have to dig too deep to find a name. “I get on stage, and I guess they expect me to sing,” she said. “I start spittin’ and they’re like, ‘Wow.’” Oborny, 25, is the founder and an […]

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 […]

Local music group working hard on promotion

By Kevin Wilson Music is a family matter for the Montoyas, so much so that it became the inspiration for their latest venture as the R&B/hip-hop group Unbreakable. “That’s why we call it Unbreakable,” Mario Montoya said of the family connection with the three-man group, which released its self-titled debut about a month ago. “Family, […]

Portales-based band hits No. 1 on Mexican music chart

Helena Rodriguez A new record label and a new singer, but an old song, have helped a Portales-based Norteño music band land the No. 1 spot on Billboard magazine’s Regional Mexican music chart. The band, Los Huracanes del Norte – who live on a ranch at the Midway Convention Center, between Portales and Clovis – […]