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“Sagayn” Vahe Berberian Speaks

“It’s true, what they say about silence being golden, but I have no love for gold, and I’d rather hear the sound of laughter than silence any time. That’s exactly why I decided to speak again,” says Vahe Berberian, regarding the premier of his latest monologue Sagayn. The artist, playwright, and comedian, Berberian, will perform

Western Prelacy to Present Book Chronicling Life of a Repatriate

LA CRESCENTA–The Western Prelacy will host a presentation of the recently-published book “Resurrection with Cane and Shoe” by Prof. Harut Barsamian at the Prelacy’s “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the “Harut Barsamian Disabled Armenian Students Scholarship Fund” which the author

Directors and Actors Showcase Their Work At AFFMA Event

LOS ANGELES—A young director, whose film has garnered the attention of Michael Moore, along with the actors of NBC’s new show “Southland”  and  the theatrical production, “Big Bad Armo Show” were in attendance to have their work showcased at a Los Angeles fundraiser, hosted by the Arpa Foundation for Film Music and Art. Martin Yernazian’s

ANC-WR Raises of Genocide Through Commemoration Activities

Joins Community at Montebello Commemoration to Honor Armenian Genocide Victims LOS ANGELES–Several communities in the Western United States held 94th Anniversary Commemoration events last week in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR). ANC-WR Board Members and staff were invited to, and participated in, various

Mark Arax to Headline Glendale Genocide Commemoration

Author and journalist Mark Arax, whose new book “West of the West” is receiving high praise from literary critics, will be delivering the keynote address on April 24 in Glendale to commemorate the 1915-1918 Armenian Genocide. On April 23, Arax will appear at the Barnes & Noble at the Americana to read from his new

ADAA Film Festival to Take Place in Boston

BOSTON–The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance is proud to present the Second Annual Armenian Film Festival at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from May 1 to 3. The festival celebrates Armenian culture, heritage, language and filmmakers with films ranging from the documentary to the dramatic. The festival kicks off on Friday evening, May 1st, at

Former Repatriate Applauds Diaspora Ministry Apology

For Tom Mooradian, Armenia’s apology for the cruel treatment of “Armenian repatriates” during the post-World War II years of 1946-48 was a positive sign that Yerevan seeks to correct the disastrous repatriation drive. Mooradian was a 19-year-old teenager from Detroit when he witnessed the cruel punishment endured by thousands of repatriates to Soviet Armenia in 1947. He was one of several hundred American Armenians who went to then communist-controlled Armenia.