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Arpa International Film Festival to Present 115 Films

The 2007 Arpa International Film Festival will present 115 films over three days during their 10th annual film festival at the Egyptian Theater. Festival happenings are to include an Opening Night Screening Party featuring recording artist Serj Tankian’s (voice of System of a Down) twelve new music videos from his highly anticipated solo album release

Tankian’s Debut Solo Album out Tuesday

BURBANK (Marketwire)–Serj Tankian, the visionary frontman for multi-platinum rock band System Of A Down, released his debut solo album — "Elect the Dead" — Tuesday on Serjical Strike/Reprise Records. The album’s first single, "Empty Walls," was the Number One most-added track out of the box at both Alternative and Active Rock radio stations across the

First Issue of Aramazd-Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies Published in Armenia With Project Discovery! Grant

It is with considerable excitement and no small amount of pride that we announce the publication of the first issue of “Aramazd ‘s Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies”, which was funded by a grant from Project Discovery! Aramazd principally covers ancient history, philology, religions and culture of the ancient and medieval Near East and

Successful ADAA Gala & Awards in Glendale

BY LISA KIRAZIAN Sunday night, August 19, the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) held its second annual Celebrity Gala at Stars Palace in Glendale. It was a night of glamorous performances, awards, music and festivity. The classic restored theater welcomed 200 people from the Armenian and American theater and film communities, with Horizon Television and

Painter Edward Isabekian Dies at 93

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Prominent Armenian painter Edward Isabekian passed away Sunday. The Armenian Union of Artists said Isabekian was 93. He was born in 1914 in Igdir, now in eastern Turkey. In 1931 he graduated from the Arts School in Yerevan. Until 2000 he taught at Yerevan Institute of Arts and Theater.

ADAA Annual Celebrity Gala At Stars Palace On August 19

GLENDALE–The Annual Celebrity Gala of the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance will be held on Sunday, August 19, 6:30pm at the Stars Palace Theatre in Glendale, 417 Brand Boulevard. The event will be emceed by former Miss Hollywood Jill Simonian, correspondent for the Reelz Channel’s "Dailies" newscast, the only television source devoted to movie fans 24/7

AFFMA Stages Fantasy of Fashion to Benefit Arpa Film Festival

STUDIO CITY–The Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art on June 16 staged a fashion show benefit to raise money for the 10th Annual Arpa International Film Festival (November 2-4, 2007 at the Egyptian Theater). As a non-profit Armenian art organization, the fashion show allows AFFMA to promote designers of fashion, jewelry, and accessories –