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Pasadena ANC Discusses Community Issues With Local Councilman

Leaders of the Pasadena Armenian National Committee met with the newest member of the Pasadena City Council on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the new Armenian Center on Foothill Boulevard to discuss a broad array of community concerns. Councilman Terry Tornek was elected in April of 2009 to replace retiring Councilman Sid Tyler. Tornek, with strong Armenian American support, defeated Margaret York in a run off election: 1,087 to 937 votes.

Kurdish Activist to Keynote Evening of Tribute to Turkey’s Heroes of Conscience

The United Human Rights Council (UHRC) will hold a “Moment of Noise” this Friday, January 15, to pay tribute to the activists of Turkey who have been targeted, harassed and even murdered for their efforts to advance Kurdish human rights, Armenian Genocide recognition, and freedom of speech and equality. The event, titled “The Opposite of Silence”, will feature a blend of art, music, video and speeches.

Arshile Gorky Exhibition on Display at the Tate Modern

In February 1948, the American magazine Life ran a photospread on the Glass House, a modernist farmhouse conversion in rural Connecticut. Sitting hunched by one of the wide windows is a male figure, his dark hair rather long for the period, face averted — referred to in the caption simply as the house’s tenant, “Arshile Gorky, an artist”. To anyone even slightly acquainted with American art, that figure will be of infinitely greater interest than the house.