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Marco Polo's odyssey spawned one of the world's first best sellers
The world-famous explorer Marco Polo is credited with many things, but perhaps the greatest is compiling one of the world’s first best-selling travelogues. Published around 1300, the book chronicles his experiences during a 24-year odyssey from Venice to Asia and back again. Polo did not write down his adventures himself. Shortly after his return to Venice in 1295, Polo was imprisoned by the Genoese, enemies of the Venetians, when he met a fellow prisoner, a writer from Pisa named Rustici...
2019-09-16 18:18:49
Master presents Armenian national costumes through dolls (PHOTOS)
For over 45 years, costume- and doll-maker Martuhi Sargsyan presents Armenian national costumes of different regions and times through doll-making. Sargsyan, who has been honored with the title of National Master, noted that when creating these costumes she studied the works of ethnographers and specialists. Also, the master depicts Armenian people’s occupations through these dolls. Sargsyan has created over 100 such dolls, and they have “occupied” all the possible places in...
2018-02-26 10:14:30
Music Review: Mourad’s Art Lends Visual, Political Dimensions to Master Chorale ...
BY ARAM KOUYOUMDJIAN Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad joined the Los Angeles Master Chorale to present a multi-sensory rendition of Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” on February 11, enhancing the concert with haunting illustrations, created both before the performance – and during the course of it, in real time. “I illustrate sounds,” Mourad said in a pre-concert lecture appearance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Handel’s oratorio – essenti...
2018-02-16 13:02:26
Communities Across U.S. Mobilize to Screen ‘Intent to Destroy’ in Theaters
LOS ANGELES — Joe Berlinger’s documentary Intent to Destroy, a film-within-a film that centers on the Armenian Genocide was a critical favorite at last year’s Tribeca and Hot Docs film festivals. The film also won best documentary at the Arpa International Film Festival held last November. Intent to Destroy was shown theatrically with limited screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco. Gathr Films is expanding the release with one-night-only event screenings ...
2018-02-08 11:26:03
Funeral Notice: Rina Adjoian – Der Alexanian
Rina Adjoian – Der Alexanian(Born on June 23, 1954, Latakia Syria) It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister Rina Adjoian-Der Alexanian who passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9th 2018, at 11 a.m. at Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church, 5315 W McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704. Interment ceremony will follow the church service, at El Toro Memorial Park at 25751 Trab...
2018-02-07 13:07:05
Popular Comedy Play ‘Where Is Your Groom?’ Part II to be Staged in DC
For many Armenian parents, it’s a dream come true when their child finds an Armenian spouse. But as soon as the wedding planning commences, that’s when the problems – and the comedy – begin. The sequel to the original hit play, “Where Is Your Groom? (Pesad Oor Eh)” Part II will perform for the Washington D.C. Armenian community on Saturday, March 10 at an event hosted by the Knights & Daughters of Vartan to benefit schoolteachers in Yerevan, Armenia. The...
2018-02-06 13:05:17
Prelacy Hosts Richard Hovannisian Book Presentation
LA CRESCENTA, Calif.—On Thursday, January 25, the presentation of Prof. Richard Hovannisian’s “Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh – Dört Yol – Kessab” book was held at the Western Prelacy “Dikran & Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the auspices of Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian The event was organized by the Prelacy Cultural-Educational Committee. The Prelate was joined by clergy, Catholico...
2018-01-31 14:03:14
Symposium on ‘Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma’ to Be Held at the Museum...
LOS ANGELES—A full day symposium featuring academics and service providers focusing on trauma transmission among Holocaust and Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants will take place at the Museum of Tolerance on February 7. The program, entitled “Inheriting Genocide: Lessons from Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Survivor Populations,” is organized by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, the Jewish Family Service of ...
2018-01-30 14:03:05
World Renowned Composers to be Featured in Lark’s Dilijan Concert
How do we face the inescapable reality of awaiting death? The four composers highlighted in this program, each confront this haunting question through music; each, in his own way, coming face to face with this most ungraspable fact of life: that it must end. These immense works of composers Vahram Sargsyan, Artashes Kartalyan, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, and György Ligeti give us an opportunity to gauge ourselves, the myriad ways in which we, humans, confront this reality. The “Con...
2018-01-24 11:34:10
Mansurian Wins Grand Prize for His ‘Requiem’
LUXEMBOURG—Armenian composer Tigran Manusrian won the Grand Prize of the International Classical Music Competition in Luxembourg for his “Requiem,” which is dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Gencode. Mansurian is also nominated for two Grammy Awards for the same composition, which he deemed an important achievement. He also expressed his gratitude to the International Classical Music competition organizers for bestowing the honor. Mansurian and his fellow Armenian Gram...
2018-01-23 11:22:30
Obituary: Alice Aghavni (Hamparian) Kasbarian
Alice Aghavni (Hamparian) KasbarianDec. 20, 1927 – Jan. 17, 2018 Alice Aghavni (Hamparian) Kasbarian, 90, of Teaneck, NJ died January 17, 2018 surrounded by family. Born in New York City in 1927 to Armenian Genocide survivors from Sepastia, Western Armenia, Alice was a long-time figure in the Teaneck, NJ public school system. For more than 30 years, she served as a remedial teacher of English and math and as a member of the Teaneck High School administration. Alice also served as a Kinde...
2018-01-19 14:16:41
ARF Celebrates 127th Anniversary with Capacity Audience
GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee marked the party’s 127th anniversary during a celebration Sunday at Glendale High School’s John Wayne Auditorium, which was filled to capacity with community members who had gathered to hear an accounting of the party’s activities from its leaders and to mark the milestone with enthusiasm and fervor. Present at the event were leaders of the four denominations of the Armenian Churches, community m...
2018-01-17 15:46:09
‘Creation of Universe: and Eve. Where is Adam?’ A New Exhibit at Fresno Armenian...
FRESNO—Meet noted artist Lucy Janjigian on the opening night reception of “Creation of the Universe: and Eve. Where is Adam?” which will take place on Friday, January 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Armenian Museum of Fresno. “Painting is my Passion,” says Lucy Janjigian, a widely traveled and noted Jerusalem-born painter and sculptor whose main focus is on Biblical themes and the trials and tribulations of humanity. She has had numerous commissions and exhibited extens...
2018-01-11 13:12:36
Azerbaijan: Outside Civilization - Book about Armenian monuments’ destruction wi...
YEREVAN. – In early 2017, the Armenian Architecture Research Foundation published the book, entitled Azerbaijan: Outside Civilization, about the fate of the Armenian historical and cultural monuments that are located in today’s Azerbaijan. The head of this foundation, monument specialist Samvel Karapetyan, informed about the aforesaid at a year-end press conference on Friday. In his words, the title of this book already bespeaks its content. As per Karapetyan, this work presents ho...
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