Books & Art

Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian, right, is joined by partner Joseph Myers and John Sweers, a volunteer from Madison, Wis., during a shooting session in Armenia for her upcoming documentary ‘A New Armenia,’ which is a year into the works.

A Genocide Film with Vision—and Hope

BRYN MAWR, Pa.—Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian is on a long, yet relentless journey toward fruition. Ayanian is a year into her hour-long documentary called “A New Armenia,” combing the roads and byways for engaging stories about Armenians in the diaspora. Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian, right, is [more...]

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cover of Paramaz: Twenty Executions of Bayazit

Echoes of the Twenty from Istanbul

By Daniel Varoujan Hejinian On Oct. 29, I received an e-mail from Istanbul in which a representative of the Evrensel Publishing House asked my permission to use, as a book cover, my painting “The Twenty Executions,” which I had painted in 1976. The letter states: “As to the book for which [more...]

November 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Musician Danny Bedrosian comes from a rich Armenian cultural heritage.

Bedrosian Blends Heritage with Music

LAWRENCE, Mass.—The smiling, beard-covered face of international super producer and musician Danny Bedrosian hides the tragedy his family faced. A native of Lawrence, his family was from the Kharpert province, which was known as the “Slaughterhouse Province” during the Armenian Genocide. It [more...]

November 11, 2015 // 1 Comment


The Voices of ‘Zulal’

Zulal trio When the a cappella trio “Zulal” (meaning clear water in Armenian) first performed in the Chicagoland area in the fall of 2004 at Sts. Joachim and Anne Armenian Apostolic Church in Palos Heights, I was captivated by the artistry with which the singers Teni Apelian, Yeraz Markarian, [more...]

October 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

Goodbye Antoura feature

Book Review: Goodbye, Antoura

Goodbye, Antoura By Karnig Panian Translated by: Simon Beugekian Stanford University Press, Redwood City (April 8, 2015) ISBN 978-0804795432; Hardcover, 216 pages, $25.00 Special for the Armenian Weekly Cover of Goodbye, Antoura When discussing the significance of publications about the Armenian [more...]

October 16, 2015 // 4 Comments


‘Giants of the Earth’ Now Available through Star Books

Giants of the Earth Six years ago, when Publish America agreed to print Giants of the Earth, it culminated a personal project that took me on a 1969 mission into Turkish-occupied Western Armenia in search of an aunt lost in the 1915-23 genocide. It was a mission of tragedy knowing that just 50 [more...]

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cover of Komitas, the Artist and the Martyr

New Book: ‘Komitas, the Artist and the Martyr’

–A true story in which real characters come alive in an entertaining dialogue Serge Momjian’s new book, Komitas, the Artist and the Martyr was published on March 6 and dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Cover of Komitas, the Artist and the Martyr In his book, Momjian [more...]

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Zabelle in 1922

How Could Such Beauty Be Left Behind?

Zabelle Panosian’s Breathtaking Recordings Special for the Armenian Weekly   Zabelle in 1922 Zabelle Panosian was 23 years old and the mother of a 6-year-old girl when she recorded just 11 sides for the Columbia Record Company in 1916-17. Of those, she recorded one that, to this day, takes [more...]

September 14, 2015 // 15 Comments

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