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Evgeny Kissin to Lead Carnegie Hall Concert Marking Armenian Genocide Centennial

Evgeny Kissin to Lead Carnegie Hall Concert Marking Armenian Genocide Centennial

NEW YORK—Part of a series of official memorial concerts around the world in association with the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, “With You, Armenia” juxtaposes Armenian composers with works by Chopin and includes a world premiere of specially-composed choral work by Krzysztof Penderecki. For those generations, especially in the West, who grew up learning about

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan Receives Canada’s Highest Honor for Lifetime Achievement

TORONTO, Canada—Canadian Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan is among the 2015 winners of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, CBC News reports. Five Canadians were named for the country’s highest honor for lifetime artistic achievement at an announcement Thursday morning in Montreal, Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto and via live stream. The winners included Walter Boudreau, C.M.,

Remarks by Obama and Erdogan After Meeting on December 7

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Washington DC on Monday meeting with US President Barack Obama. The two leaders discussed Turkish-Armenian relations, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Turkey’s role in Afghanistan, the Middle East, Iraq. Erdogan and Obama held a press conference after their talks, read the text of the transcript.

The Dark Side of Your Sweet Treat

We have all seen innocent looking chocolate commercials with adorable kids laughing and having a good time while enjoying their chocolate bars. Some brands are represented by bunnies, some with oversized M&Ms, and some are so famous that they are known worldwide—brands such as Hershey, Mars and Nestle. Although they are competing brands they have a couple of things in common: they’re most definitely delicious, and they have one dark secret—CHILD LABOR.

Glendale Teacher Confronted on Xenophobic Attitude Toward Armenian-American Youth

LOS ANGELES–Dan Kimber, a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District, recently authored a commentary piece in the Glendale News Press criticizing the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) for being “un-American,” implying that the organization, with deep roots in the United States, was “out of step with the professed ideals of this country.” There are several

On April 22, UCLA Students to Mark Genocide With Look Into Its Cultural Response

Community Invited to Campus to Explore Genocide’s Impact on Armenian Art and Literature LOS ANGELES–Students and community members from across the greater Los Angeles area will have a unique opportunity this Wednesday, April 22 to explore the impact of the Armenian Genocide on art and culture in the Armenian reality. The issue is seldom given

Music, A Reflection of the Soul: A Night With Deleyaman

The music of Deleyaman appears to be a contradiction. Both ethereal and earthy, their sound is heavily rooted in the traditions of Armenian folk while embracing the mysticism of the European countryside. The unique harmony the group exudes, at times, seems alien to the ear and almost impossible to describe. Yet when listening to the music, one feels an instant connection to the rhythm and soul of their acoustics.

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