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ANC Burbank Brings Community Together in Advance of US Census

Nearly 50 residents of Burbank braved inclement weather to join the Armenian National Committee of Burbank (ANC Burbank) at their final community issues briefing of the year this past Saturday. Hosted at the new Ovrom Park community center on San Fernando Road, local and regional ANC leaders briefly updated the community regarding Armenian American issues at the local, state, and federal level. The event took the opportunity to raise awareness of the upcoming 2010 US Census.

ALMA’s Armenian Legionnaire Traveling Exhibit in Pasadena

“Légion Arménienne: The Armenian Legion and Its Heroism in the Middle East,” a traveling exhibit developed and prepared by the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), is now on display at the Great Hall of the Pasadena Central Library through January 17, 2010. The exhibit explores the formation, training, military action, and postwar activities of this all-volunteer force from World War I through photographs and narratives.

Theatre Review: Safe Path For ‘Perils’

ven at its height, the Armenian literary renaissance of the 19th century did not produce many dramatists, but it did beget Hagop Baronian, who remains our best known – if not best – satirist. Baronian’s milieu was the Bolis – or Constantinople – of the Ottoman Era, and his writing was devoted to skewering the Armenian bourgeoisie that burgeoned there during the decades preceding massacres and genocide.

AYF Pushes Social Justice With Music; Joins Visa, LA Mission to Feed Homeless on Thanksgiving

The Armenian Youth Federation last month teamed with experimental-fusion rock band Visa and a host of local socially-conscious artists to put-on a special benefit concert that helped feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day through the Los Angeles Mission, a non-profit serving the homeless of Downtown Los Angeles.

Community Pledges to Fight for National Interests at ARF Day Celebration

At Sunday’s 119th anniversary celebration of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation its Western US Central Committee Chairman Avedik Izmirlian said no Armenian government has the right to take decisions against the national interests of Armenians, referring to the current Armenia-Turkey protocols that endanger the national security and future of the Armenian nation.

Serj Tankian to Release Father Khachadour’s Debut Album ‘Inchbes Moranank’

Khatchadour Tankian, father of System of a Down’s lead singer Serj Tankian, will release his debut record “Inchbes Moranank” through his son’s record label Serjical Strike on December 29, 2009.

‘Big Bad Armo Christmas’: A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza

Comic Lory Tatoulian will present “Big Bad Armo Christmas,” an all new holiday-themed sketch comedy show on December 17, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at Casitas Studios.