Singer of Aztec songs comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson Michael Heralda, a Los Angeles based singer, musician and storyteller, will be bringing a unique brand of Aztec-inspired music to the Tucumcari High School auditorium tomorrow afternoon. Heralda’s 3 p.m. performance, sponsored by the Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, will feature audience participation. “The Aztec songs are indigenous songs and each […]

Logan offers special program

TV Hagenah and William Thompson Logan Schools is looking to break the stereotype that states smaller school are not able to offer special art programs to their students. According to fine art and music instructor Angie Fly at Logan who is coordinator for the program, the school will be offering a special after-school program throughout […]

Programs begin at Conchas Lake

TV Hagenah On Saturday evening a small group of people gathered near the Conchas Lake Marina for a Native American musical interlude from fishing and cruising the lake with power boats. George Tyler of Las Vegas also known by his Native American name “Dear Tracks” performed for an hour on his speciality, the Native American […]

Three travel to recital

Three piano students of Patricia Davidson traveled to Amarillo early in May to take part in the 34th Annual Greater Southwest Music Festival. Performing in Amarillo at the festival May 8 were Ellen Bone, Matthew Trujillo and Jessyka Trujillo. Bone played Bagatelle by Tcherepnin and received an “Outstanding” rating. Matthew Trujillo played Spanish Nocturne by […]

High school academic team prepares for tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Academic Decathlon team will be facing stiff competition at the state decathlon tournament in Belen, March 5 and 6, according to math instructor Dianna Manly, the team’s coach. “We’ve got some real talent, but the big schools like Belen tend to do better in the state competition,” said Manly. […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]

Chamber of Commerce looks for bands

TV Hagenah IQuay County Sun Despite it being better than two full months away, Chamber of Commerce Banquet scheduled for April 8, is still on a number of people’s minds. “It’s a big event every year,” said Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Virginia Wright. “And we want to do it up right.” Wright […]

Irish singers head to Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Tuesday will see the first performance in Tucumcari of this year’s New Mexico Presenters’ Alliance entertainers and according to Quay County Center for the Arts president Judy Hiner, it should be very good. The Jan. 27, 7 p.m. performance will feature what is being billed as “a Musical Tour of Irish Musicians.” “I […]

Volunteer reminds residents purpose of Christmas

By Angela Peacock Remembering the true meaning of Christmas has some area businesses and organizations on a mission to make a difference in someone’s life. Allen Angel has been a member of the Tucumcari Knights of Columbus for 10 years. His organization is designed to serve the community, but he said of all the volunteer […]

Concert unique to area residents

Before trombones or saxophones, and way before acoustic guitars and electric keyboards, people relied on voices as their main musical instrument. Taking an estimated 175 audience members back to the 16th and 17th centuries, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque’s Saturday performance of “The Changing of the Guard” was a musical concert with more than one antique […]