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Theater Review: Good Laughs in ‘Bad Armo’

Is Armenian theater in Los Angeles maturing in a way that it can hold up a mirror to the community in which it thrives and satirize its follies? There are signs of this. Earlier this year, the Arvest Gang served up “Out of the Cage,” a splendid evening of sketch comedy, in Armenian, that skewered various attributes of our collective ethnic existence. Then came “The Big Bad Armo Show,” comedienne Lory Tatoulian’s impressive pastiche of skits, in English, which ended a limited encore engagement at Casitas Studios in Atwater on Saturday night.

Javakhk Photo Exhibit to Help Youth in Troubled Region

A photo exhibition and sale, displaying the everyday life of Armenians in Javakhk will be held on Saturday July 25 at the Lost Souls Café in Downtown Los Angeles. (124 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles CA, 90013)

Acopian Center For Environment Raises Awareness in Armenia

Sarkis Acopian, a successful Armenian-American entrepreneur who first started his power supply business, Acopian Technical Company, in 1957, was a philanthropist who believed in supporting the community quietly but with unmatched generosity. Today, the Acopian name is synonymous with several world- class educational facilities, including the Acopian Engineering Center at Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, the Acopian Center for Ornithology at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.

Interning for the Cause, Razmig Khayalian Learns the Basics of Non-Profit Organizations

As the 2009 Summer Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) begins its fifth week, Razmig Khayalian, an Administration and Development Intern with the program is busily working on several projects addressing both the developmental aspects of non-profit organizations as well as assisting ANC outreach efforts to the Orange County area community.

ANC-PAC Welcomes New Board Members, Looks To Future

While the Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) remains active in advance of the upcoming mid-term elections, this past month it welcomed new members to its Board of Directors. Joining returning ANC-PAC Chairman Armen Martin and Board Member Raffi Hamparian is a team of veteran community supporters and engaged citizens including Michael Mahdesian, Armond Aghakhanian, Kris Demirjian, and Armen Tamzarian.