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 // 2 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

(L-R) Ed Tutelian, Zabel Belian, Astrig Tutelian, Angela Snow

A Cultural Evening at Hagopian with Author Astrig Tutelian

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—First-time author Astrig Tutelian was recently hosted by the Hagopian family at their Birmingham showroom, where she presented her new autobiography, My Life’s Journey. (L-R) Ed Tutelian, Zabel Belian, Astrig Tutelian, Angela Snow Tutelian was born in Egypt, but knew by age 12 [more...]

December 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

A scene from the event

Detroit ‘Azadamard’ Celebrates ARF’s 124th Anniversary

More than 400 members and supporters of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) attended the Detroit “Azadamard” Gomideh’s celebration of the ARF’s 124th anniversary. More than 400 members and supporters of the ARF attended the Detroit “Azadamard” Gomideh’s celebration of the [more...]

November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Congressman-elect David Trott, Lara Nercessian, and Araxie Tossounian

ANC-MI Hosts Republican David Trott

DETROIT, Mich.—On Sun., Oct. 26, the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Michigan hosted David Trott, then-Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District of Michigan, at a Meet and Greet at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church in Dearborn. Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Congressman-elect David [more...]

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian

Gold Medal Awarded to Vahan H. Tootikian on 55th Anniversary of Ministry

By Rev. Shant Barsoumian On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of his pastoral ministry and the publication of his 36th book, Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian was honored at a special event on Fri., Oct. 10, at the Armenian Congregational Church (ACC) of Greater Detroit. On the eve of the Feast of the [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

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