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Javakh Issues Should be Resolved Together, Says Sarkisian

TBILISI (Combined Sources)–During a meeting with more than 200 Georgian-Armenian community members in the capital’s Marriott Courtyard Hotel Wednesday Armenian President Sezh Sarkisian said issues related to Javakhk and its Armenian population would be resolved through close cooperation between the Armenian and Georgian governmen’s. “Armenia, in cooperation with the Georgian authorities is ready to assist

Fresno Hosts Traditional Prpoor Celebration

FRESNO–Hundreds of community members from Fresno and elsewhere in California gathered at the California Armenian Home grounds from September 26 to September 28 for the traditional Prpoor Festival. Following the grand opening ceremony, a performance by the California State University Fresno Theater Arts Department made a presentation on William Saroyan. This was followed by a

Syzygy Group to Present Rare Saroyan Play

LOS ANGELES–The Syzygy Theatre Group will be presenting William Saroyan’s rarely-produced comedy Love’s Old Sweet Song this month. Performances begin at GTC Burbank on Thursday, October 16, with the official press opening on Friday, October 17. Written in 1939 in the midst of the Great Depression, Love’s Old Sweet Song is a surprisingly timely play

Armenian Musa Dagh as a Summer Resort in the Sanjak of Alexandretta During the 1920s-1930s

For a number of Armenia’s in Syria estivation offered a respite from resettlement hardships after the World War I genocide and the scorching summer heat characteristic to cities and other habitations. It also constituted a channel for refugees to reconnect spiritually with their lost village life in the homeland, by sojourning at Armenian-inhabited hamlets nestled

ADAA Red Carpet Gala Wows Glendale with Saroyan Prize

Saturday night, August 23, the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) held its third 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. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening

Arpa International Film Festival Goes Green

LOS ANGELES–The The Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art (AFFMA) is set to hold its 11th Annual Arpa International Film Festival this year on Friday, October 24 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The film festival, which is Arpa’s marquee event, will run until Sunday, October 26, 2008. This year, the Arpa International Film

AMAA Interns Get Connected to Armenia

It was very hot in Yerevan, Armenia, during July this year, but that was no reason for the interns to lose enthusiasm. On the contrary, they were excited to follow their busy schedule of internship/work camp in Armenia organized by the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA). Nine interns participated in this year’s program. They

An Evening of Khachaturian: The Composer and His Ballets

BURBANK, CA–Media City Ballet, Natasha Middleton, Artistic Director, will present “An Evening of Khachaturian: The Composer and His Ballets,” featuring Principal Dancers, Arsen Serobian, Gabrielle Palmatier, Amara Baptist, Edgar Nikolyan, Felicia Guzman, Ellen Rosa and Stephen Nelson, along with Soloists and Corps Dancers from Media City Ballet. Jenkyns Pelaez will appear as a Guest Artist.

Old World Tradition Meets New World Comedy in Armenia Mania!

It’s the immigrant experience from an L.A. point-of-view! On Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 8 p.m., traditional theater meets untraditional performances in a cutting comedy about three women’set on blending ancient traditions with first generation ambitions. Los Angeles County holds bragging rights as being home to one of the largest and fastest growing

ADAA 3rd Annual Celebrity Gala Announced

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance Annual Celebrity Gala will be held on Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Stars Palace Theater in Glendale. With a lavish catered dinner, silent auction of high-end entertainment memorabilia and live performances, the Gala will welcome hundreds from the film and theater industries, as well as leaders among the Armenian