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Indie folk duo finds their stride; Italian festival mixes food, film

gomez_adrian_sigALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cie Hoover is ready for a challenge.

Whether it’s staring down the schedule that tells him he will be on the road for six months or gearing up to release an album, he remains confident.

And it’s because he has his wife, Karisa, by his side.

“She helps build confidence in me,” he says. “We’re a good pair. We keep everything on the same page.”

The duo You Knew Me When will perform in Carlsbad and Albuquerque. (Courtesy Of Kendra Bomar)

The duo You Knew Me When will perform in Carlsbad and Albuquerque. (Courtesy Of Kendra Bomar)

The couple make indie folk music under the name You Knew Me When and are gearing up to release a new album later this year.

“We’ve done several photo shoots and pinning down a release date,” Hoover says. “We’ve also started to introduce the new material. On our website, we’ve launched our own preorder, as well.”

The couple will perform two shows in New Mexico – one in Carlsbad and one in Santa Fe.

To read more, see Page 20.

Attention, film lovers and foodies. The New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival will feature seven films, as well as a few food events. To read more, see Pages 16-17.

Staff writer Rozanna M. Martinez has the details on the latest film, “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland 3D,” at the Lockheed Martin Dynatheater. To read more, see Page 27.

This week’s issue has plenty of music. Steven Curtis Chapman and Jordan Feliz will perform in Las Cruces as part of the Rock & Worship Tour. To read more on them, see Page 22.

Christian group Sidewalk Prophets will perform in Española and Albuquerque this week. See Page 26 to read more.

And it’s finally time for the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” to hit theaters. See Page 4 for the review.