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Fiesta News in the Paper

Clarinetist leads on old and new works

By David Steinberg / For The Journal

Clarinetist James Shields takes pleasure in performing classical music that’s old and new.

The Wicked balloon floats over Albuquerque as part of Saturday morning's Dawn Patrol. (Morgan Petroski/Journal)

Balloon Fiesta highlights 2014; Look forward to 2015

By Donn Friedman / Asst. Managing Editor

The 2014 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has floated into history. Our team of writers, photographers,techno-journalists and editors filled the field… more »

Some of the nearly 60 women pilots flying at this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are acknowledged at a recent morning pilots briefing.(Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Women riding the winds at Balloon Fiesta

By Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer

Female pilots are still a minority in sport, making up about 11 percent of balloonists

Jon Peterson of Racine, Wis., fires up the burners on the Earth, Wind and Fire II balloon to inflate it for a static display on Sunday, the final morning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Breezing to a close

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer

Fiesta wraps up good run despite a few weather issues

People flow beneath a few balloons that stuck to the ground Saturday morning at Balloon Fiesta Park

Fiesta fast forward

By Patrick Lohmann / Journal Staff Writer

Time-lapse videos compress long events into minutes or seconds

Hundreds of people all in white set up tables in the lawn area behind the Balloon Museum for Le Dîner en Blanc, an elegant flash mob dinner party with an air of mystery – the location was not disclosed until just hours before. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Hundreds gather for ‘dinner in white’

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

Sold-out flash mob dinner party adds a bit of French elegance at balloon park

Team from Spain wins gas balloon race

By ABQnews Staff

A team from Spain took first place in the America’s Challenge gas balloon race by traveling 1,188 mi …