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The Memoir of Armenian Hero Hrant Guzelian

The Memoir of Armenian Hero Hrant Guzelian

Guzelian rescued hundreds of Armenian youths left in Turkey in the decades following the genocide, including Hrant Dink, who was his protege
The Youth Home of Istanbul: A Story of the Remnants’ Homecoming, the inspiring memoir of Armenian hero Hrant Guzelian, was published in Armenian in 2007 and was just released in English. Guzelian was a [...]

April 23rd, 2015

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Momentum Gathers as Armenian Genocide’s Centennial Commemoration Approaches

Momentum Gathers as Armenian Genocide’s Centennial Commemoration Approaches

My faith in people’s good judgment and ability to be unbiased was renewed when the Carson, California, City Council unanimously rejected the Los Angeles Turkish-American Association’s proposed monument to controversial Turkish dictator Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, to be set in the city’s International Sculpture Garden.

April 17th, 2015

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A Sparkling Start to the Season

A Sparkling Start to the Season

The month of December is sprinkled with gatherings and feasts. For me, the seasonal festivities started with the ADAA award night December 6 at the Pasadena Playhouse.

December 30th, 2014

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Move Over Liberace

Move Over Liberace

Although I like to write, and there are so many stories I’d like to tell, sometimes inertia creeps in and I get lazy to sit down at the computer to begin.

December 2nd, 2014

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Aznavour: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Aznavour: A Trip Down Memory Lane

It has been well over forty years that our beloved Charles Aznavour accepted an invitation to perform at the Armenian Club in Tehran. I was there with my husband. Even after so many years, the image of him in his white suit and the rich sound of his singing are still fresh in my mind.

October 14th, 2014

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Summer 2014: Blog Reviews Focus on Armenian Writers

Summer 2014: Blog Reviews Focus on Armenian Writers

Just posted: a review of Paul R. Ignatius’ book, “5 x 3,” on my blog SunroomDesk.com. This is the third book published by Ignatius, an Armenian-American and Glendale native who served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Johnson administration.

July 18th, 2014

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‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

Amid the breathtaking setting of Brand Park in Glendale, with towering sycamore trees and the freshly landscaped grounds, the beauty of nature and art collided on Saturday, June 28 when the exhibition “Joan Quinn Captured” opened at the Brand Library & Art Galleries.

July 3rd, 2014

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Ken Davitian Travels: Artists for Peace, Trip to Armenia with Hollywood Film Partners

Ken Davitian Travels: Artists for Peace, Trip to Armenia with Hollywood Film Partners

Ken Davitian, a prolific Hollywood actor with roles in many popular TV shows and award-winning films, is in Belgium the last week of June to complete an Artists for Peace video, then heads to Armenia to explore film projects.

June 26th, 2014

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A Love Affair with Armenia

A Love Affair with Armenia

As Frank Sinatra left his heart in San Francisco, I left mine in Yerevan when for the first time I visited Armenia in 2001.

June 20th, 2014

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‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’

‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’

Glendale’s Central Library sends out email notices for their upcoming events.

May 30th, 2014

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About Town – A Day in NYC

About Town – A Day in NYC

After I attended the lecture by Hazel Antaramian at St. Vartan Cathedral I took a taxi to Greenwich Village, NYC to attend the Closing Ceremony of Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

April 11th, 2014

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Finding Beauty and Vision in Armenia

Finding Beauty and Vision in Armenia

Last year I accomplished a dream. I took a small group of non-Armenians to my homeland, and introduced them to our enchanting Armenia, the land of Noah. We traveled to the four corners of Armenia and enjoyed the raw beauty of our motherland. My friend Yaffa, who is from Israel, wholly fell in love with Armenia.

March 28th, 2014

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Memories of Past Christmases in Iran

Memories of Past Christmases in Iran

BY CATHERINE YESAYAN
On a misty December day in Glendale this year, I was jolted back in time 50 years to my childhood Christmases in Tehran. The experience was evoked upon the sight of the beautiful holiday décor arranged by Glendale School Board member Mary Boger in their living room. Mrs. Boger’s home was one of [...]

December 31st, 2013

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Eat, Walk, Glendale

Eat, Walk, Glendale

It was a Sunday full of discoveries. My son Erik picked me up at 8 in the morning and we drove to the bank of the LA River in Glendale, to join a walking tour of the river. Yes, a real river runs through Glendale! It’s a river where you can swim and kayak, and I hadn’t even heard about it until recently.

October 24th, 2013

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