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Gallery Z Launches Armenian Art Website

Gallery Z owner and director Bérge Zobian recently announced a new, extensive website——dedicated to providing collectors and enthusiasts with premier access to original Armenian artwork. “I am personally very excited to bring our extensive collection of original [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

abu lala surah 4

Abu Lala Mahari: Fourth Surah

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: read the first surah here.) Like an enormous, ominous black bird, the awesome night spreads its two endless wings, And both descended on the caravan, the road, and the infinite fields, like an awning.   And from horizon to distant [more...]

October 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

“We Sing Armenian Church Songs"

‘We Sing Armenian Church Songs’ Album Released on Oct. 18

NEW YORK—On Fri., Oct. 18, award-winning artist Nvair officially released her latest album, “We Sing Armenian Church Songs (Badarak Hymns for Children).” Her latest compilation is an innovative educational tool that teaches the hymns of the Armenian Divine Liturgy to the younger generation. [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 5 Comments

The cover of Deli Sarkis

Book Review: ‘Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried’

Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried: A Daughter Confronts the Armenian Genocide and Tells Her Father’s Story By Ellen Sarkisian Chestnut Two Harbors Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 2014 186 pp., with family photographs and bibliography of sources Book review by Rubina Peroomian, Ph.D. With a first [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian is producing a documentary on Armenian-Americans for the 100th anniversary of the Genocide.

Ayanian Documentary Planned for Centennial

Philadelphia, Pa.—Stephanie Ayanian is developing what she calls “A New Armenia” and just in time to commemorate the genocide centennial next year. Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian is producing a documentary on Armenian-Americans for the 100th anniversary of the Genocide. She’s working with [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments


Rumi: Haven’t I Told You?

By Jalal Eddin el Rumi (1207-1273) Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Haven’t I told you not to go there, since I am your family – me, the only fountain of vivacity in this ephemeral world?   And even if you managed, in a rage, to cover a hundred thousand years’ range away from me [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Minas and Kohar Tololyan

Hamazkayin Eastern USA Announces 3rd Annual Tölölyan Prize Competition

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of Eastern USA is currently soliciting submissions for the third annual Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature. As with last year, two writers—one for the Armenian-language submissions and one for [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried

New Book: ‘Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried’

Sarkis Deli Sarkisian was born in 1905 in the village of Keramet (Bursa province, southern Marmara region) in Ottoman Turkey. He survived the Armenian Genocide, made it through the deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia, nearly died in Smyrna in 1922, survived incarceration in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1933, and [more...]

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

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