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Artists, Community Gear Up for Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth! Concert

Artists, Community Gear Up for Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth! Concert

Less than a week remains until this year’s Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth! performance, which commemorates the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. This is the concert’s 6th year bringing artists, the community and human rights organizations together in solidarity to honor the past and make a statement to the world about the strength of the Armenian spirit.

April 18th, 2014

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Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ to Compete at Cannes

Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ to Compete at Cannes

Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s latest film, “The Captive” will compete for the top honor, the Palme d’Or at next month’s 67th Cannes Film Festival, reported the Toronto Star.

April 17th, 2014

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Video Game Convention Kicks Off in Yerevan

Video Game Convention Kicks Off in Yerevan

A video game developers’ competition and trade show kicked off on Friday in Yerevan, Armenia, for its fourth year in a row, attracting hundreds of spectators, competitors, and investors. Entitled “Open Play,” the event is a competition for developers of computer and mobile games and is organized by a tech industry advocacy group, Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), and by Orange Armenia.

April 11th, 2014

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World Armenian Entertainment Awards Set for May 11

World Armenian Entertainment Awards Set for May 11

The red carpet rolls out in Rancho Mirage, California, on Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, for the World Armenian Entertainment Awards at The Show, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Superstars like Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Brian McKnight, Paul Anka and Ringo Starr have headlined at the award-winning concert theatre.

April 9th, 2014

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Bagatourian’s ‘The Time of Our Lies’ to Open at Edinburgh Festival

Bagatourian’s ‘The Time of Our Lies’ to Open at Edinburgh Festival

“The Time of Our Lies,” a play about the life and times of historian Howard Zinn written by playwright Bianca Bagatourian, will play at the Gilded Balloon, one of Edinburgh’s top venues, during the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August.

April 9th, 2014

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‘The Atom Egoyan Collection’ Features Director’s Best Works

‘The Atom Egoyan Collection’ Features Director’s Best Works

Atom Egoyan’s stock has dropped a bit in the 21st century. This box-set of his first seven films remains – along with his response to the Turkish genocide of Armenians, “Ararat” (2002) – the essence of his work to date.

April 8th, 2014

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Zabel Yessayan Books Translated to English

Zabel Yessayan Books Translated to English

Zabel Yessayan is remembered as one of the most talented and prolific Western Armenian writers of the modern era. Yet few of her works have been translated into Western languages, and even fewer into English.

April 8th, 2014

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Sarkisian & Sarkisian: Side By Side Exhibitions of Two Contemporary Artists

Sarkisian & Sarkisian: Side By Side Exhibitions of Two Contemporary Artists

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is presenting the long-overdue California survey of video artist Peter Sarkisian (born 1965, Glendale, Calif.) in the exhibition “Sarkisian & Sarkisian,” which also includes a survey of the artist’s father, Paul Sarkisian (born 1928, Chicago, Ill.), a member of the avant-garde movement in Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s.

April 3rd, 2014

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Armenian Rugs Society to Host Conference

Armenian Rugs Society to Host Conference

The Armenian Rugs Society has organized a conference entitled “The Armenian Genocide Survivors and the Woven Art.” The conference will examine the impact of the Armenian Genocide on the weaving traditions of the Armenian culture. The event will take place at the Glendale Public Library on Sunday, March 30, from 3 to 7 pm.

March 27th, 2014

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ADAA 2014 Saroyan Prize Focuses on Human Rights, Social Justice

ADAA 2014 Saroyan Prize Focuses on Human Rights, Social Justice

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) is proud to announce that the William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting will launch a Human Rights/Social Justice focus, beginning with the 2014 cycle of the competition. The prize will be awarded for themes which engage an audience with social and political issues and/or promotes peace, social justice and human rights.

March 25th, 2014

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Musurlian’s Documentary Film on Historic Armenia Premiers

Musurlian’s Documentary Film on Historic Armenia Premiers

Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Musurlian brought his latest documentary to the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley, for an afternoon screening on Sunday March 9, after the Divine Liturgy.

March 24th, 2014

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Armenian Architect Wins Europa Nostra Award

Armenian Architect Wins Europa Nostra Award

Representative of the ICOMOS/Armenia organization Armen Ghazaryan has been awarded a Europa Nostra Award for his work on “Church Architecture of the 7th Century in the South Caucasus.”

March 21st, 2014

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Theater Reflections: Visions of ‘Ancient Gods’

Theater Reflections: Visions of ‘Ancient Gods’

The trouble with me being both a theater critic and a playwright is that I can’t review my own work. So this writing must necessarily be a non-review of “Hin Asdvadzner” (Ancient Gods), my adaptation of Levon Shant’s iconic play, which began a three-week run at the NoHo Arts Center last Friday. Let’s call this piece a reflective essay instead.

March 13th, 2014

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Armenian Cellist Becomes Concertmaster at Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra

Armenian Cellist Becomes Concertmaster at Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra

The young Armenian cellist Sevak Avanesyan has become the first lead cellist, or concertmaster, of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, his father Samvel Avanesyan reported to Armenpress.

March 13th, 2014

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