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Austin, 14/15 marzo - Il South By Southwest Festival di Austin (SBSW), tra i principali appuntamenti del calendario musicale degli Stati Uniti, vedra' quest'anno gli spettacoli di due artisti italiani di caratura internazionale e grande talento, entrambi presenti nel calendario dell'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti. L'edizione 2013 di...

For the first time in its eight-year history, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival will have a title sponsor. Make that a pair of title sponsors! Fiat of Albuquerque partners with Scalo Northern Italian Grill in first-line support of the ever-popular festival and its exclusive beneficiary, the UNM Children's Hospital. Each of these community-...

The Wolves sold their final draft pick to the Rockets, who selected Italian swingman Alessandro Gentile No. 53 overall. Gentile is 6'6″ but he has a guard's skill-set, and made 38.5 percent of his 3-pointers in the Italian league last season. Rockets GM Daryl Morey said that the 21-year-old prospect may even crack the rotation as a rookie.  ...

Big money rolls down the streets of Dallas - literally. Bentleys, Ferraris, Maseratis and even a Bugatti or two regularly grace some of Dallas' more gilded boulevards. Long known as a city sweet on luxury cars, Dallas' fascination with six-and even seven-figure vehicles is reflected in the high-end area of the Dallas Auto Show, which opened...

by Tim Griffin   UTSA has announced that top Italian point guard prospect Giovanni De Nicolao has become the fourth signee in the school's 2016 recruiting class. De Nicolao is a 6-foot-3 point guard from Camposampiero, Italy who was named to the Italian Junior National Team in April and aided the squad as it prepared to compete at the E...

by Dean M. Shapiro Staged by the American Italian Cultural Center, the second annual "Opera in the Piazza" concert will take place Friday night at the Piazza d'Italia. Seasoned New Orleans opera singers will present arias from operas in the Italian repertoire, plus such well-known Italian songs as "O Sole Mio," "Volare" and "Santa Lucia." &n...

When the 8th edition of the popular annual festival rolls out in February it will, for the first time, have a theme. Festival 2015 will train the spotlight on creative talent of Italian heritage living and working right here in the Land of Enchantment.   IN FILMMAKING: Two award-winning Italian filmmakers, both Santa Fe residents, will be fe...

When Ryan Mank moved to Albuquerque in 2012 he noticed that there was no resource for the martial art of classical fencing. There was a sport/modern fencing club. "But sport/modern is vastly different from traditional/classical," he says. "Nor is a club a school," he adds.   Ryan is an experienced, board certified instructor in the tradition...

Especially for first place winners, Nathaniel Pittman and teammate John Wright who walked away with $300 prize money. (Bravo, Ragazzi!) Fourteen teams took to the courts at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho on April 18 and 19 and gave each other a run for the money.   Some were new players who practiced hard for weeks before. Others were veterans of...

As it was widely speculated during the 2014 NBA Finals, Ettore Messina has now officially been hired by the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach, the team and Adrian Wojnarowski have announced. Messina is widely regarded as one of the best European coaches. As a four-time Euroleague Champion and a two-time Euroleague Coach of the Year, Messina...

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...

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...