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Americana at Brand to Open Friday

GLENDALE–The much-anticipated Americana on Brand will open its doors to the public Friday at 9 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, announced Rick Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated, which built the project, during a walkthrough Wednesday. During the press walk organizers also unveiled a new two-car trolley, an original design created for Caruso by George

Azeri Consul General Attempts to Stop Los Angeles Artsakh Celebration

LOS ANGELES (Today)-The Azerbaijani Consul General in Los Angeles Elin Suleymanov last week filed a complaint with the Wilshire Ebell demanding that the theater prevent the Armenian community from using its venue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Movement. The event, which is scheduled for May 9, is the grand finale celebration

Glendale ANC Gears Up for Genocide Commemoration

GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee Glendale Chapter recently announced a roster of activities to commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Below is a complete list of the activities Sunday, April 20Annual Blood Drive10 a.m.-4 p.m.St. Mary’s Armenian Church 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA Hosted by the Armenian National Committee – Glendale Chapter in

Chalifant “Red Dog Howls” to Have Limited Run at El Portal

LOS ANGELES–Kathleen Chalfant, one of the theater’s most celebrated actors, will star in the World Premiere of Alexander Dinelaris’ searing new play, “Red Dog Howls” at the El Portal Theatre for a strictly limited five week engagement from May 14 to June 13. The press opening is May 19. “Red Dog Howls” also stars Matthew

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