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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 –

Aliyev meets with Armenian, Azeri Acadmicians

BAKU (Combined Sources)–Azeri President Ilham Aliyev met with a group of Azeri and Armenian academicians, who had met with the presidents of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic a day earlier. The group Azerbaijan and Armenian public figures led by the Armenian and Azeri Ambassadors to Russia, Armen Smbatyan and Polad Bulbuloglu, toured Stepanakert and Shushi

20th Anniversary Revival of ‘Sojourn At Ararat’

A Play Created and Originally Performed by Gerald Papasian and Nora Armani LOS ANGELES–The multi-award-winning Fountain Theatre presents the second production of their 2007 Summer Armenian Festival, the 20th anniversary revival of :Sojourn at Ararat,” created and originally performed by Gerald Papasian and Nora Armani; and starring the “next generation” of actors Korken Alexander and

Asbarez Loses One of its Own

Gevork Noubarian, a long-time member of the Asbarez staff, passed away Saturday. From 1987 to 2001 Noubarian was the newspaper’s layout and photography staff member. Born in Kermanshah, Iran in 1931, Noubarian was educated in Iran and worked for several years for British Petroleum in its cartography and geography department. He was married to Zabel

Prominent Armenian Playwright Berge Zeituntsyan Discusses His Art and an Upcoming Reading at the Fountain Theatre

On August 13, 14, 15, the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance will hold its Second Annual ADAA/Fountain Theatre Armenian Play Reading Series at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood’s Little Armenia. This year, the group will present the plays of Berge Zeituntsyan, one of the leading contemporary playwrights in Armenia today. The plays will feature prominent Armenian

Clair de Luna

BY ARAM KOUYOUMDJIAN The light of the moon has been shining a little brighter ever since the Luna Playhouse opened its doors in September, traditionally the start of the theater season. As the season formally ends with the onset of summer, the time is opportune to take a look at Luna’s first “year” in existence.

Horizon Adds Another Night of Shammasian’s Play

After the first performance Wednesday of “Portzank Batal,” Pierre Shammasian’s comedy, which is on tour in Southern California at the special invitation of Horizon Armenian Television, organizers added a fourth show on Tuesday, June 12 at Glendale’s Beyond the Stars Theater. The comedy premiered Wednesday at the California State University, Northridge campus to rave applause

Mamoulian Retrospective Presented

BY DR. ZAVEN KHATCHATURIAN WESTWOOD–The Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies hosted the premiere of a new documentary film on movie director Rouben Mamoulian presented by Patrick Cazals, a veteran French filmmaker, at James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall, UCLA, on May 19. Gia Aivazian, the President of Friends of UCLA Armenian Language