Each year Italian Festivals of New Mexico produces the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival to raise funds for the state's only hospital dedicated to the care and treatment of newborns, infants and children.   The 2014 week-long celebration of Italian cinema and culture resulted in a donation of $26,000. It was presented to the Hospital du...

The 8th annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival is poised to deliver its strongest lineup yet of acclaimed contemporary Italian films. Among them is Il Capitale Umano (Human Capital), which walked away with top honors, including Best Film, at the 2014 David di Donatello Awards (Italy's equivalent of the Oscars). It was also Italy's submission...

by Russell Contreras An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open hospitals and schools in New Mexico territory took a step Friday toward possible sainthood with documents about her purported good deeds being sent to Rome.   In a public Albuquerque ceremony, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe formally closed...

Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, announced it has awarded franchise and area development agreements for New Mexico and three cities in southern Colorado, Durango, Pagosa Springs and Trinidad, to RNM Management, Inc., owned by Dave and Mark Gaulden, Albuquerque residents and long-time entrepreneurs. A...

The two new bocce courts at the North Domingo Baca Multicultural Center in Albuquerque are ready and waiting to host the monthly bocce games sponsored by the Club Culturale Italiano. Get ready to play on Albuquerque's first and only regulation size courts on February 20 at 1:45. This will be different – and fun! Come by anytime to take a few practi...

As in cities and towns across the US, the ancient game of Bocce is trending big in Albuquerque. Joe Marchese, arguably the city's most avid and skilled player, stands ready to move it further forward. Beginning on Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00p Joe will be on hand at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center offering tips, tricks and techniqu...

This weekend you have the chance to experience the very best of Italy and help UNM Children's' Hospital at the same time.   It's all with the New Mexico Film and Culture Festival that goes the February 8 through the 16. Maria Aroncho Berry is the festival's director and is here to tell us all about it.   Read more   Source:&nbs...

A close-knit Italian-American community has been a strong presence in Albuquerque, New Mexico since the transcontinental railroad first arrived there in 1880. These families established a foundation for the growth and development of a thriving Italian community in New Mexico's largest city.   Alessandro and Pompilio Matteucci, Antonio and Ch...

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...