I’d like to share with my readers a joyful afternoon I spent at the Armenian Navasartian Center in London.
BY CATHERINE YESAYAN On April 24, I was one of the 160,000 people (number was confirmed by Los Angeles City officials and traffic engineers) that marched for justice to protest the Turkish government’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide. It was a thrilling experience to take part in the six mile walk, and see how…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.