Band carries on legacy of Spanish music

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By PNT Correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Halfway between Clovis and Portales is the huge Garcia estate known as the Midway, consisting of a popular Spanish music dance hall adjacent to a sprawling Mexican style ranch. The ranch has grown in size over the years as the musical success of the family band, Los Huracanes del Norte […]

Ticket feature: Dance company anniversary tour stops in Clovis

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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. The contemporary modern dance company’s 17-theater national tour started traveling New Mexico Oct. 15 and will continue […]

Oct. 17-23 What's Happening

Friday Teen/Tween Dance — 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Youth Center Saturday Amarillo Gun and Knife show trip — Sponsored by Outdoor Recreation. Cost is $10 per person and covers transportation. Group will stop for dinner at Dyers Barbecue. Information: 784-2773. Parents night out/Give Parents a Break — 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Register at […]

Floyd School News March 23, 2008

Cheerleaders to perform The varsity cheer squad will do a public performance of their cheer/dance routine they’re preparing for state competition, at the school on March 31 after the varsity baseball game. The varsity girls will head to Albuquerque for State Spirit Competition to be held at UNM’s The Pit on April 4-5. Booster club […]

ENMU athletes pullng out stops for gala benefit

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of blitzing on third down or calling for a hit-and-run, Eastern New Mexico University athletes will be serving up roast beef and dancing the Tango — all in the name of restoring a Portales landmark. On Tuesday, March 11 ENMU athletics will host the first High Hopes Benefit […]

Square dancing unique social opportunity

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico David and Alyse Josiwak danced on their first date 39 years ago. About 15 years ago the couple learned ballroom dancing. They spent Saturday afternoon twirling, promenading and dosidoing. In a seamless transition of figure eights, they switched with six other dancers in the Baxter-Curren Senior Center dance hall […]

Women gain toned abs, credit from belly dancing class

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A rhythmic jingling sound like coins in a pocket bounced around the walls of the dance studio. Wearing belts beaded with coins, women of all ages flutter their hips in concert with the Middle Eastern song filtering through the room. Belly dancing is one of the popular health and […]

Nov. 13, 2007 ENMU Briefs

Christmas carolers to meet Thursday Gillian Andersen will hold a meeting about this year’s Christmas Caroling group at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Ground Zero in the CUB. Students, employees, friends and community members are welcome. Information: Call 562-2335 or 356-9012 or e-mail gillian.andersen@enmu.edu org Fish expert presenting work Ingo Schlupp from the University of Oklahoma’s […]

September 28, 1988

• Construction began on the new Midway Dance Hall, located seven miles east of Portales on US 70. • Retired school teacher Frank Burke was busy shoveling garbage from underneath the railroad crossing on North Main Street. Burke, who was tired of getting no response from either the city or the county on the situation, […]

College set to start Cultural Arts Series

Entering its seventh season, the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series kicks off with a wine and cheese gala and a performance by blues musician Dave Gross at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. The series boasts 13 performances in a myriad of genres including Jazz singers, blues guitarists, Broadway musicals, break dancing, a Celtic band and […]

Asian Artistry

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections By Tonya Fennell Cannon Connections On nimble bare feet, Soumaly Orlando stepped gracefully across the wooden floor. With a dimpled smile, she coaxed the small crowd to clap along to the upbeat tempo of a Laotian song. Orlando, a Staff Sgt. based at Cannon Air Force Base, performed a traditional Laos […]

Portales couple promenades way into hall of fame

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. […]

Brazilian culture comes to Clovis

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The Viver Brasil Dance Co. will use song and dance interpretation to portray Brazilian culture during a 90-minute performance Sunday at the Marshall Junior High School Auditorium in Clovis. Founded in 1997, the 12-member dance troupe focuses on bringing to life the Afro-Brazilian cultures, through dance, music and costumes, founder […]

St. Patrick’s Day celebration planned

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Cultural Affairs Committee is holding a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday at the Memorial Building in its continuing effort to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity. Festivities will include Irish music, poetry and dancing along with children’s activities. “The cultural affairs committee is set up to celebrate the […]

Traditions can be fun, touching

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer There’s nothing like a wedding dance to remind your family what a bad dancer you are. But when I was with familia at my sister Becky’s recent wedding, I was like, “What the heck?” I just had to dance “La Marcha,” which no Mexican wedding would be complete without. […]

Body image shouldn’t be focus of sports

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied […]

Today is the best day of your life; Tomorrow looks better

By Joan Clayton Today is a special day. You are alive! This day comes with blue skies, revealing fluffy clouds that play hide and seek. This gift comes wrapped in sunshine and is displayed in sparkling colors. You are presented multiple bouquets of flowers while the trees clap their hands, demanding an encore. Music accompanies […]

Forecast calls for bored weatherman

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers Being a weather forecaster is the most boring job this time of year. Today’s forecast: Hot and dry. Tomorrow, hot and dry, and this weekend, hot and dry with a snowball’s chance of rain. Yeah we’ve had a few sprinkles here and there, even a little thunder to tease us, […]

Learning to dance real close

By Bob Huber When I started high school, no one warned me that students danced cheek to cheek every day during lunch hour in the gymnasium. Had I known, I would have stayed in the eighth grade until Mr. Roosevelt drafted me or Social Security kicked in, whichever came first. What happened was, I sat […]

Traditional dance highlights Native American Heritage luncheon

2nd Lt Tygina Bibbs Cannon’s Cultural Observance Committee (COC) sponsored a Native American Heritage Month luncheon Nov. 14 at The Landing. Uthana and Tashina Livingston of the Navajo tribe performed a traditional dance known as the Jingle Dress Dance. Tradition states the Jingle Dress Dance began in the Northern Chippewa Indian Nations and spread quickly […]