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ARS ‘Maro’ Chapter Hosts Town Hall on Human Trafficking

By Georgi-Ann Oshagan DETROIT, Mich.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) “Maro” Chapter of Greater Detroit hosted a town hall meeting to learn and explore the dynamics of human trafficking in Michigan, Armenia, and throughout the former Soviet Union and Middle East. The event was held on Feb. [more...]

March 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Shant Mardirossian, Omer Ismail, Peter Balakian, and Stephen Smith

Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Symposium for Centennial

SKOKIE, Ill.—On Feb. 8, the second largest Holocaust museum in the United States hosted a symposium titled, “American Response and American Philanthropy,” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. A crowd of nearly 400 came out on a Sunday afternoon to listen to [more...]

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Grammy Award-nominated soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian

Concert to Commemorate Genocide Centennial

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee presents Grammy Award-nominated soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian in concert with her husband, pianist Serouj Kradjian, and the Henrik Karapetyan String Quartet in “My Songs, My Heritage” on March 7 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in [more...]

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dzidzernagapert (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian)

Major International Conference to Mark Genocide Centennial at UNL

LINCOLN, Neb.—On the occasion of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will host a two-day conference from March 19-20 entitled, “Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated,” at the Wick Alumni Center, Great [more...]

February 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

Members of the 1940 Happy Warriors basketball team from Granite City, Ill., which won the state championship that year, included four Armenians—John Markarian, Evon Parsaghian, Andy Hagopian and Sam Mouradian—along with Andy Phillips, who went on to play with the Boston Celtics. These were the ‘Men of Granite,’ currently being made into a Hollywood film. Only Hagopian and Markarian remain alive today.

Hollywood Embraces ‘Men of Granite’

“Here’s a song for dear old Granite Lift your voice and sing Here’s a cheer for dear old Granite Shout it, let the echoes ring Victory’s our habit, Let’s win this game.” —Granite City fight song   GRANITE CITY, Ill.—It may not be a film depicting the Armenian Genocide, but it’s [more...]

February 11, 2015 // 6 Comments

Dr. Levon A. Saryan with his winning display

Display of Genocide Commemorative Medals Wins Top Award

By Charles A. Hajinian MILWAUKEE, Wisc.—A spectacular display of commemorative medals memorializing the Armenian Genocide received “Best-in-Show” honors at the annual October 2014 convention of the Milwaukee Numismatic Society. Dr. Levon A. Saryan with his winning display The exhibit was [more...]

January 31, 2015 // 4 Comments

Keghetsi pagharch

Detroit Hosts ‘Kef Time Keghi II’

In honoring their ancestry to historic Keghi in Turkish-occupied Western Armenia, Detroit Armenians took another giant step on Oct. 25 to strengthen linkage to Nor Keghi in the Republic of Armenia. Keghetsi pagharch More than 350 area Armenians joined hands at St. John Armenian Church Cultural [more...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

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