Child Sense: When an older sibling is at camp

Priscilla J. Dunstan Parents often underestimate the anxiety and loneliness a younger sibling has when an older sibling goes off to camp. Young children don’t have a concrete understanding of time, and their immaturity makes it hard for them to believe their sibling’s absence is temporary. Keep them busy, do something special, and use this […]

Hot rods spark chart-topping hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

Martin makes myriad music

Baxter Black I can’t remember how many songs Martin wrote, probably half of my notebook full of livin’ room hits. I guess nobody knew me as well as Martin.

Press release: Chamber produces “Song of Tucumcari” CD

Freedom New Mexico Shortly after taking the Executive Director’s position at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Bob Beaulieu noticed there were a number of songs out there with a Tucumcari theme. Folk, pop, rock, country and even big band songs. Many were older professional tunes and some were by new amateur performers with Web […]

Listener defines classic music

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I recently watched Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” and it got the wheels turning in my brain. Classic albums, artists and songs always need to be remembered. This thought crossed my mind as I watched and listened to Jackson perform hit after hit from his “Thriller” album. “Thriller” was […]

Weekend festival touts bluegrass specials

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Chelle Delaney Music lovers have the opportunity to hear some fine bluegrass performers and bands this weekend in Tucumcari at the inaugural Bluegrass Festival, event organizers say. One example is the Alan Munde Gazette with band leader Munde, who reviewers say is one of the foremost 5-string banjo players. Munde played with the Country Gazette […]

09-20-08: Calendar

Today: 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (CDT), Nara Visa Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering,

Music, festivals, rodeo are jampacked into four days

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Chelle Delaney Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncs to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday… The long-weekend’s festivities begin with a contemporary music concert by Curt Collins who should give your spirits a lift. Collins’ current single, “Another Day,” is the title track of his new CD and […]

2008 Quay County Fair schedule

There will be Bluegrass Music daily in the Exhibit Hall

If you hummed with Hummingbirds, they want you

By QCS Staff Hummingbird Music Camp is calling on all former campers, counselors, and teachers to return to camp at end of May to celebrate the camp’s 50th birthday.