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Harch Titizian Hits Broadway With Robin Williams in ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’

Last time we caught up with actor Hrach Titizian, he had just completed a run on the FOX-TV hit “24” and was featured in the film “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” opposite George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, among others. Now, he has hit the Broadway stage and stars alongside Robin Willians in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” opened Thursday after previews. Asbarez’s Georges Adourian caught up with the actor to discuss his experiences on Broadway and future plans.

Mariam Vardanyan’s Star Rising

From a very young age, Mariam Vardanyan has been honing her craft. She has done theater, film and is also very versatile dancer, having chosen Flamenco dancing as her forte. Asbarez’s Georges Adourian caught up with Vardanyan, who told him about her inspirations, drive and what started it all for her.

Entertainment Spotlight: The Unconventional Art of Filmmaker Garine Torossian

Asbarez correspondent Georges Adourian interviews filmmaker Garine Torossian as part of a three part interview series with Armenian artists featured in our 2010 Year-End special. Torossian is a Canadian-Armenian filmmaker, known for her unconventional style and personal touch. Described as the next Atom Egoyan, her works have been featured at various international film-festivals and retrospectives. She discusses her identity and the inspiration behind her art with Adourian.

Entertainment Spotlight: Filmmaker Ara Soudjian Discusses Life-Long Dream

Asbarez correspondent Georges Adourian interviews film-maker Ara Soudjian as part of a three part interview series with Armenian artists featured in our 2010 Year-End special. Soudjian has directed music videos for Serj Tankian, and has worked on Hollywood films such as “13 Going on 30”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “Intolerable Cruelty” and “The Ring 2.” He discusses his life-long dream of making film and the unique road he has traveled.

Entertainment Spotlight: Hratch Titizian’s Love of Acting

Asbarez correspondent Georges Adourian interviews actor Hrach Titizian as part of a three part interview series with Armenian artists featured in our 2010 Year-End special. Titizian, who played in “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and has also played in the hit series “24,” discusses his life struggles, passions and the unique projects that propelled his success.

Filmmaker Bared Maronian Discusses His ‘Orphans of the Genocide’

Florida-based Bared Maronian is a multiple-Emmy Award winning producer. His latest film, “Orphans of the Genocide” is a documentary dedicated to the more than 150,000 Armenian orphans of the Genocide. The inspiration for this story was a recent article by award winning journalist Robert Fisk of “The Independent” discussing Silicon Valley engineer Maurice Missak Kelechian’s scientific research, which led to the unveiling of an Armenian orphanage in Antoura near Beirut-Lebanon, operated by Ahmad Jemal Pasha and served as a “turkification” center. This orphanage housed 1,000 Armenian orphans.

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