Local girl lands spot in ‘The Nutcracker’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A 13-year-old ballerina from Roosevelt County has danced her way to the lead role in “The Nutcracker” with Ballet Lubbock and is aiming even higher. Rachel Cox, whose family ranches south of Dora, is playing Clara, the girl who receives the nutcracker, despite having just joined the pre-professional ballet [...]

Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

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Freedom New Mexico The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella Vista, but she says the play is in no way a one-woman show. “We couldn’t [...]

Young talents abound in Nutcracker

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A Christmas tradition is continuing for a pair of local schools, as audiences have four chances to catch “The Nutcracker,” starting tonight and running through Monday. Clovis’ Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy has the first performance, tonight and Friday. Sunday and Monday finds dance classes at Eastern New Mexico University’s Extended Learning [...]

Decorations are memories as well

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Columnist This is the time of year when my living room starts to look like the Island of Misfit Toys. Please don’t hate me because I’m organized, but I’ve already got my Christmas tree up and ready to plug in tonight as the Christmas season officially gets into full swing. However, I’ve [...]