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Hayk Mkhoyan at a press conference.

Armenia Wins Gold at Folk Music Festival

SOFIA, Bulgaria—Armenian singer Hayk Mkhoyan has returned with golden medals from the 6th Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore, also known as “Euro Folk 2015,” held in Bulgaria from May 7 to 17. The festival featured participants from about 60 countries. Mkhoyan was conferred an award in the “Individual Performance” category after he impressed the jury

Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour Turns 91

PARIS—Charles Aznavour celebrates his 91st birthday Friday. The legendary French Armenian singer, who has written more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris; the younger of two children

A scene from the music video of 'Don't Deny' by Geneology, Armenia's entry for Eurovision 2015

Eurovision 2015 Explained

BY DAISY WYATT From The Independent VIENNA—The voting procedure for Europe’s largest and cheesiest singing competition surely can’t be that complicated, can it? For Eurovision aficionado’s the 50/50 telephone-jury process is old news, but if you’re confused by the existence of two semi-finals and want to know what “nul point” really means, look no further.

A view of Carnegie Hall

Evgeny Kissin to Lead Carnegie Hall Concert Marking Armenian Genocide Centennial

NEW YORK—Part of a series of official memorial concerts around the world in association with the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, “With You, Armenia” juxtaposes Armenian composers with works by Chopin and includes a world premiere of specially-composed choral work by Krzysztof Penderecki. For those generations, especially in the West, who grew up learning about