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Book Review: Zaven Khanjian’s Is This Home Yours or Mine?: Pilgrimage to Western Armenia, Cilicia and Constantinople, Pages from my Diary

Departing from Yerevan on September 22, 2006, Zaven Khanjian, well- known and respected leader in the Armenian community of Southern California and the author of this book, embarked on an 18-day tour of Western Armenia, Cilicia and Constantinople, led by Armen Aroyan. On Thursday, September 28, Zaven, accompanied by his wife Sona and a few

800 Million Drams Earmarked for Shushi Revival

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–Nagorno-Karabakh prime minister Ara Harutunian revealed during a visit to the town of Shushi Thursday that next year’s budget allocates some 800 million drams for the revival and reconstruction of Shushi, 500 million drams more than the 2007 budget. Shushi, 11 kilometers from Stepanakert, the capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, has a population of

Armenia Fund’s 10th Annual Telethon to Air Nov. 22

LOS ANGELES–Armenia Fund’s 10th International Telethon is set to air on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST. This year’s program will once again reach millions of households in the United States, as well as international viewers across all continents via satellite and cable. The 12-hour live program will stream on

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