History

Beyond Courage

On August 10, 1916, in Richmond, Virginia, birds were singing and the sun was shining when Ernest Herbert Dervishian took his first breath. His parents Hagop and Mary were Armenian refugees who were forced to […]

Music

Letters from Aram

“To the respectable Emma. With good memories. From Aram Khachaturian, with thankfulness towards her. June 12, 1956 Moscow.” My eyes widened as my mother translated these words for me from the original loopy Russian handwriting […]