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Community Organizations Unite to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Karabakh Liberation Struggle

GLENDALE–Tuesday was a proud day at the Armenian Relief Society’s Western Regional Executive’s Headquarters, where one could feel the energetically charged excitement among the attendees that came together in high spirits to renew their vows to continued steadfast support for the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and to unite with their compatriots in Glendale-Burbank-La Crescenta communities in

Egoyan Slated to Win Prestigious Award

Candaian-Armenian filmmaker has been chosen as a winner of the prestigious Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of $one million each for achievemen’s having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Egoyan is one of three sharing the prize in the “Creative Rendering of the Past: Literature, Theater, Film”

Sarkisian, Baghdasarian Sign Cooperation Agreement

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenian President-Elect Serge Sarksian and leader of the Orinats Yerkir Party Arthur Baghdasaryan signed an agreement on political cooperation Friday. In a declaration read out by Baghdasarian to journalists, the two men pledged to jointly deal with "internal and external challenges" facing the country, strengthen democracy and promote fair business competition. "This agreement

Six Films by Sergei Paradjanov to be Screened at LACMA

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will screen six films by acclaimed Armenian filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov from February 22 to 29 at the museum. "The films of Armenian painter and poet Sergei Paradjanov are joyous, colorful and musical expressions of visionary experience that revel in parable, myth, and allegory. Inspired by the folk

Berberian’s “Baron Garbis” Premiered to Capacity Crowd

LOS ANGELES–Comedic genius and avant-garde artist Vahe Berberian’s latest production Baron Garbis premiered to a capacity crowd Thruday at the the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Written and directed by Vahe, Baron Garbis, a play in Armenian, is about a man who is transplanted from Bourdj Hammoud–the core of his existence–to an armchair in North

Berberian’s ‘Baron Garbis’ to Premiere Thursday

LOS ANGELES–Comedic genius and avant-garde artist Vah? Berberian’s latest production Baron Garbis will premiere Thursday and will run through March 9, at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Written and directed by Vah?, Baron Garbis, a play in Armenian, is about a man who is transplanted from Bourdj Hammoud–the core of his existence–to an armchair

Obama Hears from Armenian Americans During Visit to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES–Presidential candidate Barack Obama heard from Armenian American activists Monday during his most recent swing through Southern California. Senator Obama was in town for a number of events, including a major rally at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios. ANC-PAC supporters greeted Senator Obama at a political event held in support of San Fernando

10th Annual Arpa International Film Festival and Gala Awards Banquet

The 10th Anniversary of the Arpa International Film Festival which took place from Nov.2 to Nov.4 at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood , screened 115 films from 23 different countries. This year, films made by Armenian filmmakers and Armenian-themed films constituted 30% of the films screened, from short films to documentary to feature films. New

Book Review: Zaven Khanjian’s Is This Home Yours or Mine?: Pilgrimage to Western Armenia, Cilicia and Constantinople, Pages from my Diary

Departing from Yerevan on September 22, 2006, Zaven Khanjian, well- known and respected leader in the Armenian community of Southern California and the author of this book, embarked on an 18-day tour of Western Armenia, Cilicia and Constantinople, led by Armen Aroyan. On Thursday, September 28, Zaven, accompanied by his wife Sona and a few

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