It was a fitting setting for two married Italian scientists who wanted to become U.S. citizens. At Thursday’s opening of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Albuquerque, Milena Veneziani and Gennaro D’Angelo took the oath and became naturalized citizens. They both work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. And Thursday’s ceremo...

Would you risk your life to save a stranger, and never talk about it? Scores of Italians did just that as part of a secret underground to save Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Italy. Some were ordinary citizens, others were prominent figures. One was Giovanni Borromeo, a distinguished physician who created a fictitious contagious disease to...

Coming to the Guild Cinema: The 50th Anniversary Restoration Edition of THE GREAT SILENCE (Il Grande Silenzio). One of the best, most influential Spaghetti Westerns ever made, with a mellow, haunting score by Ennio Morricone. In Italian with English subtitles. Two showings only. Saturday, June 30, 1:00 PM - Sunday, July 1, 1:00 PM. 3405 Central Ave...

Art songs weave a combination of poetry and melody into a musical tapestry for recital. This year’s Vocal Artistry of Song Festival stars soprano Kendra Colton, a soloist who has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Colton will be accompanied by her pianist Allison...

One of the most memorable – and filling – meals in Albuquerque can be found on Eubank at Paisano’s Italian Restaurant, a family-owned gem that’s been doing business since the 1970s.  There’s nothing better than a good fettuccini alfredo. It’s a classic dish, simple, delicious, and nearly as synonymous with Italian food as spaghetti and meatballs. I...

“Amazing.” “Remarkable.” “Extraordinary.” When just one wall panel in a museum exhibit is so prone to heightened adjectives, you know you’re not viewing a modest show. It is one of grandeur, of extravagant scale. Da Vinci: The Genius, at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, is a blockbuster of an exhibit, peppered wi...

Si è svolta dal 1° al 3 marzo l’importante conferenza della National Association Bilingual Education (NABE) arrivata ormai al suo quarantasettesimo anniversario. Quest’anno la conferenza si è tenuta in New Mexico, nel Convention Center di Alberqueque. L’evento, come è noto, è destinato ad illustrare le varie iniziative per la diffusione delle lingu...

With two Top 5 Best of the City awards and scores of rave reviews under their belts, the folks at Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) are gearing up for another first-class NM Italian Film & Culture Festival.  In fulfillment of the nonprofit’s mission to promote Italian culture while giving back to the community, the much-anticipated annual fest...

MUSIC. It’s a big part of the heart and soul of Italy, and it’s always a big part of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. The festival has long emphasized local Italian music talent, and this year will be no different. Opening night features a trio from Chamber Music Campania – an upbeat, audience-engaging organization on a mission to dispel the...

The films have been selected. The entertainers are warming up their instruments and vocal cords. The young NDI dancers are rehearsing two sensational performances. Three mouthwatering event menus are in the works. See the full program on the Italian Festivals of New Mexico website at www.italianfestivalsnm.org Over the next couple of weeks our Ital...