Food, wine, music and movies. That’s what the 2021 edition of the New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival brings to the table. The festival runs from Tuesday, Oct. 12, through Oct. 17. “We’re trying something new to adjust to the world today,” says Maria Berry, managing director of the Italian Film & Culture Festival. “We started planning for th...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

The festival’s Showcase Film takes center stage on Saturday, at 2:00 PM with the screening of Gli Innocenti (The Innocents of Florence), a riveting and beautifully filmed documentary that tells the little-known story of the forgotten children of Florence and the women who saved them with the establishment of Europe’s first children’s hospital and o...

A year delayed, but Andrea Howard is officially going to the Olympics. The Albuquerque native was officially named to the Italian national team final roster ahead of the Tokyo games, and after a phenomenal showing at the Women’s Softball European Championship. Howard finished the championship hitting .545 with 18 hits, six home runs, two doubles, a...

A popular local Italian joint will take over what once was the home of a Nob Hill mainstay. For years, the patio in front of the old service station on Central Avenue and Wellesley Drive every summer was packed full of round metal tables, green plastic lawn chairs and bright red umbrellas. Customers drank beer brewed on-site, back before Albuquerqu...

Opera Southwest’s acclaimed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Anthony Barrese paid a visit to the newly-completed Bocce Complex at Albuquerque’s North Domingo Baca Park last weekend. Barrese is in town for the production of Rossini’s short opera, L’Inganno felice, and couldn’t resist a few pick-up games with his local Opera/Bocce-loving fan...

Last year, Kristina M. Jacobsen, associate professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology (Ethnology) at The University of New Mexico, traveled to Italy on a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. The grant allowed her to live in Sardinia for a year as a visiting researcher and to do ethnographic fieldwork to writ...

In the vast high plains of New Mexico lies a ghost town, one among many in the American West. A frontier of little towns that would spring up thanks to unexpected fortunes, and would be born and die in the blink of an eye, then leave these towns to the mercy of time. But this one tells a very particular story. Around 100 years ago, its population r...

Dear friends, today I start this editorial with a good news about me and I want to share it with you: I received the first dose of anticovid vaccine, and next April 2 I will have the second one. I believe that for me it was fate that a wonderful Italian nurse, Celeste Radatti, inoculated me with an American vaccine. Two flags, One vaccine! On this...

Adelina Maria Puccini Timofeyew didn't pay much attention to politics. In 1936, a year after graduating from the University of New Mexico with an undergraduate degree in music, she took off for Italy to study at the Conservatory of St. Cecilia in Rome, Italy, the first woman accepted into the conservatory's composition program. That same year, Beni...