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Ararat-Eskijian Museum, CSUN Armenian Studies to Host Conference on Pre-1915 Art

Ararat-Eskijian Museum, CSUN Armenian Studies to Host Conference on Pre-1915 Art

The Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) have organized a daylong conference on “Armenian Art and Culture in the Ottoman Empire before 1915” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

September 30th, 2014

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International Poetry Festival Welcomes Poet Lola Koundakjian

International Poetry Festival Welcomes Poet Lola Koundakjian

Among the one hundred international, renowned poets attending the 30th International Poetry Festival at Trois-Rivières in Quebec, starting October 3rd, is New York poet Lola Koundakjian.

September 25th, 2014

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YerazArt to Host Benefit Concert Oct. 4

YerazArt to Host Benefit Concert Oct. 4

On October 2, Diana Adamyan, 14 -year- old violin prodigy from Armenia, will be performing as the featured “Young Artist” at the prestigious National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Annual Gala in Ottawa (Canada), where reigning violin virtuoso, Itzhak Perlman will also be in attendance.

September 25th, 2014

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‘Dear Armen’ By Kamee Abrahamian to Be Staged in San Francisco

‘Dear Armen’ By Kamee Abrahamian to Be Staged in San Francisco

Golden Thread Productions takes a radical turn this fall by introducing Bay Area audiences to two new irreverent performances that challenge expectations of Middle Eastern art and artists.

September 23rd, 2014

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Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi Mark Gyumri Music School’s First Anniversary

Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi Mark Gyumri Music School’s First Anniversary

Rock stars Ian Gillan (lead singer for Deep Purple) and Tony Iommi (guitarist for Black Sabbath) addressed students and teachers at Gyumri’s N6 Music School on Friday, marking the school’s first anniversary.

September 19th, 2014

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‘Guardian Angel’ Set for Theatrical Release Oct. 17

‘Guardian Angel’ Set for Theatrical Release Oct. 17

The suspense-thriller “Guardian Angel” is set to open in theaters in Los Angeles and throughout California on October 17.

September 18th, 2014

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‘My Insane Shakespeare’ By Arthur Elbakyan to Play in New York City

‘My Insane Shakespeare’ By Arthur Elbakyan to Play in New York City

“My Insane Shakespeare” comes to New York City’s Theatre Row for world premiere October 13. Written, directed and performed by independent actor and director Arthur Elbakyan, it is currently sold out at the United Solo Theatre Festival, and an additional performance has been added on October 19.

September 9th, 2014

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‘Art Is Worth Dying for’: Director Fatih Akin, Cast, and Crew Speak on ‘The Cut’

‘Art Is Worth Dying for’: Director Fatih Akin, Cast, and Crew Speak on ‘The Cut’

Award-winning director Fatih Akin’s historical epic “The Cut” premiered on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the 71st Venice International Film Festival as part of the feature films competition program.

September 8th, 2014

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Serj Tankian to Premiere ‘100 Years’ with Lark Musical Society

Serj Tankian to Premiere ‘100 Years’ with Lark Musical Society

Singer, songwriter, composer, poet and political activist Serj Tankian has chosen Lark Musical Society to premiere his new symphonic composition “100 Years” that he co-wrote with New Zealand composer John Psathas.

September 4th, 2014

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Open Music Society Foundation to Pay Tribute to Aram Gharabekian

Open Music Society Foundation to Pay Tribute to Aram Gharabekian

Open Music Society Foundation (OMSF) will be hosting a special evening celebrating the life and work of Aram Gharabekian, on Sunday, September 21 at 6 p.m., at The Colburn School, Zipper Hall, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA.

August 26th, 2014

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Talinn Grigor’s Book on Contemporary Iranian Art to be Released

Talinn Grigor’s Book on Contemporary Iranian Art to be Released

Fine arts professor at Brendeis University Talinn Grigor has authored “Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio,” which will be released on October 3 from Reaktion Book and is being distributed by the University of Chicago Press in North America.

August 20th, 2014

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Violist, Educator Kim Kashkashian Awarded Coveted Golden Bow

Violist, Educator Kim Kashkashian Awarded Coveted Golden Bow

The Foundation of the Geigenbauschule Brienz has awarded Armenian American violist Kim Kashkashian its Golden Bow, a prize that honors contributions to the world of string instruments.

August 19th, 2014

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Conductor of Kohar Symphony Orchestra Sebouh Apkarian Passes Away

Conductor of Kohar Symphony Orchestra Sebouh Apkarian Passes Away

Artistic Director and Conductor of Kohar Symphony Orchestra and Choir Sebouh Apkarian passed away at his home in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Monday.

August 5th, 2014

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Director Suspends Hrant Dink Film after Turkish Actors Refuse Role

Director Suspends Hrant Dink Film after Turkish Actors Refuse Role

Turkish-German director Fatih Akın has said he wanted to shoot a film about assassinated Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink but had to freeze the project after Turkish actors refused the role.

August 1st, 2014

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