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Move Over Liberace

Move Over Liberace

Although I like to write, and there are so many stories I’d like to tell, sometimes inertia creeps in and I get lazy to sit down at the computer to begin.

December 2nd, 2014

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Aznavour: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Aznavour: A Trip Down Memory Lane

It has been well over forty years that our beloved Charles Aznavour accepted an invitation to perform at the Armenian Club in Tehran. I was there with my husband. Even after so many years, the image of him in his white suit and the rich sound of his singing are still fresh in my mind.

October 14th, 2014

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‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

Amid the breathtaking setting of Brand Park in Glendale, with towering sycamore trees and the freshly landscaped grounds, the beauty of nature and art collided on Saturday, June 28 when the exhibition “Joan Quinn Captured” opened at the Brand Library & Art Galleries.

July 3rd, 2014

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A Love Affair with Armenia

A Love Affair with Armenia

As Frank Sinatra left his heart in San Francisco, I left mine in Yerevan when for the first time I visited Armenia in 2001.

June 20th, 2014

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‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’

‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’

Glendale’s Central Library sends out email notices for their upcoming events.

May 30th, 2014

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About Town – A Day in NYC

About Town – A Day in NYC

After I attended the lecture by Hazel Antaramian at St. Vartan Cathedral I took a taxi to Greenwich Village, NYC to attend the Closing Ceremony of Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

April 11th, 2014

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Memories of Past Christmases in Iran

Memories of Past Christmases in Iran

BY CATHERINE YESAYAN
On a misty December day in Glendale this year, I was jolted back in time 50 years to my childhood Christmases in Tehran. The experience was evoked upon the sight of the beautiful holiday décor arranged by Glendale School Board member Mary Boger in their living room. Mrs. Boger’s home was one of [...]

December 31st, 2013

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A Film Festival Not to Miss

A Film Festival Not to Miss

Halloween, pumpkin patches, and fallen leaves are images that come to mind when I think of autumn. Festivals are other images associated with that time of the year. Among all Fall Festivals – from October Fest to Harvest Fest – there’s one that I don’t want to miss: that’s the Arpa International Film Festival.

October 23rd, 2013

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A Stroll through Yerevan on Independence Day

A Stroll through Yerevan on Independence Day

Saturday September 21, is Armenian Independence Day, which I’d say holds a special place in the hearts of all Armenians. It certainly does for me. The day signifies an important milestone, the realization of a dream held for generations that suddenly and unexpectedly happened 22 years ago after the fall of the Soviet Union.

September 19th, 2013

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Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

Am I lucky or what? Last year while I was doing a research online for a column about the “Water Feast,” an old Armenian tradition of dousing each other with water, I found pictures taken in Yerevan showing kids throwing buckets of water. I wished that one day I could be there in person, watching those kids in action and taking my own pictures.

December 28th, 2012

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One Life is not Enough for Yerevan

One Life is not Enough for Yerevan

“UNA VIDA ES POCO PARA BARCELONA…” “One life is not enough for Barcelona,” this is a motto I have on aT-shirt I bought in Barcelona a few years back.

December 11th, 2012

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A stroll in Yerevan on Independence Day

A stroll in Yerevan on Independence Day

Friday, September 21 was Independence Day for Armenia. Two days earlier, I had taken a taxi to Zvartnotz airport to pick up my cousins who were coming from Denmark for their first visit in Armenia.

October 1st, 2012

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A Concert At Cafesjian Center In Yerevan

A Concert At Cafesjian Center In Yerevan

Gurdjieff is an Armenian mystic and a scholar of the early 20th century. He believed that humans can transcend to higher levels of consciousness by improving their self-awareness.

September 24th, 2012

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‘Voices from Vanadzor’

‘Voices from Vanadzor’

When you arrive in Armenia, you are ushered to far flung places around the country to see the vestiges of an ancient kingdom that once spread across the land, dotted with thousands of world’s oldest churches and monasteries. Vanadzor, the third most populated city in Armenia, is not one of those places.

September 20th, 2012

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