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Loris Diron, Patricia Field, Haig Boyadjian (Photo: Diran Jebejian)

COAF Annual Summer Soiree Raises over $50,000 for Smart Center in Lori

NEW YORK—The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of children in rural Armenia, held its 5th Annual Summer Soiree on June 16 at the trendy PH-D Rooftop Lounge of the Dream Hotel Downtown in New York City. Close to 300 COAF friends and [more...]

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

A scene from ‘Where Is Your Groom? (Pesad Oor Eh)’ featuring (L-R) patriarch Koko Keshishian (played by Aris Hamparsumian), matriarch Siroun (played by Daniella Baydar), Mike the ‘odar’ (played by Joseph Hovsepian), brother Saro (played by Haig Minassian), Medz Mayrig (played by Lori Cinar), and daughter Lara (played by Taleen Babayan)(Photo: Jon Blankenberg)

‘Where Is Your Groom?’ NYC Finale Performance June 20

The highly praised Armenian comedy, “Where Is Your Groom? (Pesad Oor Eh),” a play by writer/director Taleen Babayan, will mark its New York City finale performance on Sat., June 20, at the SVA Theatre. Since its debut at Greenwich Village’s the Players Theatre almost two years ago, the group [more...]

June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Zarakolu, Barsoumian Discuss Turkey’s ‘Denial Industry’

Centennial Commemoration Held at Ramapo College

Zarakolu, Barsoumian Discuss Turkey’s ‘Denial Industry’ MAHWAH, N.J.— A conversation between activist, writer, and publisher Ragip Zarakolu and Armenian Weekly editor Nanore Barsoumian was recently organized by the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in commemoration of the [more...]

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hayrapetyan and Tatev Amiryan perform

Armenian Genocide Centennial Observed with Musical Performances at SCSU

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) held a series of public events on April 22-24 to observe the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide through music and art. Along with an opening reception for “Ashfall,” an installation by artist Robert Barsamian that tells [more...]

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Aghavni (played by Constance Cooper), an Armenian Genocide survivor, shares an emotional scene with Ayesha (played by Jamie Alana), a Sudanese Genocide survivor.

‘From Sacred Wrath’ Performs to Full Houses in NY

“From Sacred Wrath,” a play about an Armenian-American family grappling with the legacy of 1915, performed two sold-out shows at the Davenport Theatre in New York City in April during Genocide Awareness Month. The timely play, written and directed by Taleen Babayan, reflects the various [more...]

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Topouzian Wins Farmington Hills ‘Artist in Residence’ Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—Armenian musician and Kresge Artist Fellow Ara Topouzian was chosen by the Farmington Area Arts Commission as the 2015 Artist in Residence. He was recognized on Fri., April 17, at an awards ceremony held at the Costick Activities Center in Farmington Hills. Ara Topouzian [more...]

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The front of the Basilica and the bell tower were bathed in lights from a special digital art display commemorating each of the 1.5 million genocide victims. (Photo: Vaughn Gurganian)

Metro Detroit Community Remembers Genocide Victims

Thousands Attend Ecumenical Service; Chorale Concert Set for June 19   DETROIT, Mich.—In an amazing display of unity, clergy and lay people gathered in the thousands in suburban Detroit on April 24 for an Ecumenical Service honoring and remembering the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Some [more...]

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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