By Karen Peterson Andiamo is an in-between kind of place. It doesn't quite belong among the very few high-end Italian eateries in town, though it shares with them an eclectic and sometimes imaginative menu. But it's a good cut above what I call the "red sauce" pasta and pizza houses, though these Italian-American classics figure large on its menu...

Multi-award winning filmmaker, director, producer and cultural historian. He'll take the JetBlue red-eye from New York to Albuquerque in early February to headline the Albuquerque opening gala of the 2015 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival — "Strings Attached".   Why the reference to strings? Well, because Tony brings with him the fascin...

For the eighth year, the Albuquerque Art Business Association is honoring area artists who not only excel in the arts, but who have given back to their communities. By sharing their time, talent and passion, they help give birth to the next generation of art lovers and artists and sustain the hope that New Mexico will continue to be home to thousan...

The 8th New Mexico Italian Film and Culture Festival returns, running from February 8-15 in Albuquerque and February 5-7 in Santa Fe.   This wonderful event celebrates Italian film, food, dance, art and music. The best of food and wine is available at some events.   Read more   Source: http://www.examiner.com/   &nb...

250 million people worldwide speak Italian and are connected to Italian culture. The Italian government has long been committed to increasing that number through a variety of foundations, organizations and global initiatives. In fact, promotion of the Italian language and culture is one of the primary objectives of the Italian Consulate in Los Ange...

Discussions about Italian film by Americans usually go something like this: First someone says the name "Antonioni." Rarely another throws in the magical moniker "Fellini." Next one or more conversant members of this hypothetical red-white-and-blue discourse gravely intones Blow-Up or La Dolce Vita. That's easy enough to do, as the first film is in...

Albuquerque was built by those who came and stayed. Each wave of immigration brought new communities whose members built families, businesses, neighborhoods, and ultimately, a city. People Create Cities is a free speakers series sponsored by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library, Historic ABQ, Inc. and Oasis Albuquerque, offering a unique oppor...

With the brilliant photographic images of Donatella Davanzo, in the extraordinary old-world setting of Casa Rondena Winery - 733 Chavez Road NW - Albuquerque. At a special reception Saturday, January 24, 2015, beginning at 3:00pm in the winery's Great Hall   Special Wine Tasting in the winery's Great Hall – Spec...

What comes to mind when you hear the words "New Mexico?" Perhaps it's Mexican food, or chili ristras, or Southwest adobe style – in short, something to do with Hispanic heritage. But not for Rosalba Maniaci who, since 2009, has served as Corrispondente Consolare for the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles. Instead when Rosalba thinks "New Mexico," she...

This summer, UNM Instructor Teresa Cutler-Broyles and eight students from the University of New Mexico spent an exciting five weeks at The Umbra Institute, located in Perugia, Italy. This is the first time that students from UNM have taken a course at Umbra.   Cutler-Broyles' class, Writing and History in Italian Gardens, explored the histor...