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By Jessica Elizarraras   Last year as the Spurs gathered a few thousand of their most passionate fans at the Alamodome to celebrate a fifth championship, a few hundred foodies gathered to support the Hot Wells Conservancy's second Harvest Feast.   Let's just say organizers chef Robbie Nowlin and artist best friend Justin Parr won't ha...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival: It's a slice of life in The Old Country today, as seen through the eyes of some of the best screenwriters and directors Italy has to offer. It's the annual flagship event of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of Italian culture and its leading rol...

Now is the time to pull out your mask, gather up your family & friends, and head to the ICD Clubhouse for what is always one of the year's most festive events ~ Carnevale! It is a time of revelry, costumes, and food, all of which will be front-and-center at the ICD. A face painter will be on hand to transform the kids ~ or you! ~ into a fierce...

In all of his days, Vincent Barlow had never seen anything like the events of that hot July night in 1949. Barlow, a resident of sparsely populated Chocolate Bayou Road in Houston, recalled that he was standing on his porch when he saw a black Cadillac driving fast, with a dark sedan in apparent pursuit. As they closed within 100 yards of his house...

By Olivier Uyttebrouck The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted this week to support the cause of sainthood for Sister Blandina Segale, an Italian-born nun who helped open schools and hospitals in the New Mexico territory and reputedly stood up to Billy the Kid. The work is complete on this side of the Atlantic, and now the decision rests wi...

Il Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, la principale compagnia di danza contemporanea di Houston (TX), e' lieta di presentare "An Evening in Italy: celebrating 2013 Year of Italian Culture" al Miller Outdoor Theater venerdi' 6 settembre alle ore 20. Lo spettacolo, presentato dal Miller Outdoor Theater in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia a...

By Davide Arminio   There's a game that's becoming increasingly popular in New Mexico, and it's not American. It's bocce (also called "boccie" or "bocci" in English) and it's one of the oldest games played by mankind. Invented probably in ancient Egypt some five thousand years ago, spread throughout the Roman Empire, then solidified in...

Members of the Bogalusa Italian-American Cultural Society extend an invitation to the public to join in celebrating its 40th St. Joseph's Altar on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, at the B&C Hall (formerly KC Hall), 139 Cumberland Street in Bogalusa. Members have been busy planning for the event and preparing Italian cookies and other del...

Tutto vero. Un italiano è campione Nba. Da quanto lo sognavamo? Troppo tempo passato ad invidiare francesi, tedeschi, spagnoli, sloveni, argentini e belgi.   Oggi abbiamo Marco Belinelli da San Giovanni in Persiceto in cima al mondo della pallacanestro coi suoi San Antonio Spurs, capaci di vincere tre partite consecutive contro i bicampioni...

How has Italy influenced the world of Jewelry? Join us for a special lecture on the art of Italian Jewelry led by Italian designer Pascal Fusco of Angelo Fusco Jewelry and the exhibition of Mrs. B Collection by Cathy Borlenghi Italian Handcrafted Jewelry.   Special discounts of Mrs.B Collection fo...

By Susie Tommaney Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor tells the story of a world-famous Italian opera singer, Tito Merelli, also known as "Il Stupendo." When he's unable to take the stage in Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, an unwitting theater staffer steps in, resulting in a door-slamming farce of mistaken identities, crossed wires and romantic overtures. ...

Parades and red-white-and-blue patriotism underscored partying. And legions rallied. It was a cold day for the queen and her cortege of 80 maids, but they warmed up to the celebration for the 43rd annual Italian American Marching Club St. Joseph Parade. They assembled at midday in the Piazza d'Italia for the pre-parade celebration and a chance to...