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CYSCA Presented a Panel on Disabilities with Professionals from Armenia with Special Guest Governor Dukakis

CYSCA Presented a Panel on Disabilities with Professionals from Armenia with Special Guest Governor Dukakis

June 23, 2016 11:12 am
Program Director Alisa Stepanian of CYSCA speaking, with, seated from left, Meri Hakobyan, Anahit Flanagan (interpreter) and Mariana Matosyan (photo Aram Arkun) By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator...

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A Special Light Shines through Art

A Special Light Shines through Art

August 18, 2016 12:05 pm
By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator A Special Light Shines through Art   GUMRI, Armenia — When artist Hakob Hovhannisyan returned to Armenia in...

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A Special Light Shines through Art

A Special Light Shines through Art

August 18, 2016 12:05 pm
By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator A Special Light Shines through Art   GUMRI, Armenia — When artist Hakob Hovhannisyan returned to Armenia in...

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Silver and Gold: Weightlifter Aleksanyan Grabs Gold for Armenia; Harutunyan and Karapetyan Win Silver

Silver and Gold: Weightlifter Aleksanyan Grabs Gold for Armenia; Harutunyan and Karapetyan Win Silver

August 18, 2016 11:59 am
Weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan Gold medal winner Artur Aleksanyan Wrestlers Artur Aleksanyan, left, and Mihran Harutyunyan RIO DE JANEIRO — Armenia had a very, very good...

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Spanish City Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Spanish City Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide

August 18, 2016 11:39 am
MADRID, Spain (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Spanish city of Benalmadena  has officially recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide. The City Council unanimously...

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A Special Light Shines through Art

A Special Light Shines through Art

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator A Special Light Shines through Art   GUMRI, Armenia — When artist Hakob Hovhannisyan returned to Armenia in 2008, after having lived and worked for years in St. Petersburg, he started looking for a place near his native Gumri to set up his studio. Among the many locations […]

Demq: Laugh and the World Laughs with You

Demq: Laugh and the World Laughs with You

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff Demq: Laugh and the World Laughs with You LOS ANGELES — Armenians have many tragic episodes in their history. Much of their music seems sad, and for many, black seems to be the color of choice. Are Armenians melancholy by nature? The writers and actors of the Demq group in […]

Silver and Gold: Weightlifter Aleksanyan Grabs Gold for Armenia; Harutunyan and Karapetyan Win Silver

Silver and Gold: Weightlifter Aleksanyan Grabs Gold for Armenia; Harutunyan and Karapetyan Win Silver

RIO DE JANEIRO — Armenia had a very, very good week in Rio, winning a gold and two silver medals. Wrestler Artur Aleksanyan, who competed in the Greco-Roman 98-kilogram category, defeated his Cuban opponent, Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera, to win gold, on Tuesday. To get to that match, he had defeated Turkish wrestler Cenk Ildem. With […]

Tom Vartabedian’s Silver Medal

Tom Vartabedian’s Silver Medal

By Harry Derderian NASHUA, N.H. — While many of us were watching the likes of mega medal winners Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt in Rio ‘16, journalist Tom Vartabedian was in a battle for a medal in the New Hampshire State senior singles’ tourney. Despite being inactive since February due to treatment for cancer, Vartabedian […]

Dilijan Arts Observatory, First Project by Dilijan Art Initiative, Launched in Armenia

Dilijan Arts Observatory, First Project by Dilijan Art Initiative, Launched in Armenia

DILIJAN, Armenia — The IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Foundation and the Dilijan Development Foundation (DDF) announce the launch of the Dilijan Arts Observatory, an experimental interdisciplinary think tank, which aims to develop new models for art practice and higher education in Dilijan. The first major international art event in Armenia organised by the Dilijan Art Initiative, the Observatory will bring together an international […]

‘always HOPE’ Released in Memory of Pianist Martin Berkofsky

‘always HOPE’ Released in Memory of Pianist Martin Berkofsky

ARLINGTON, Mass. — The Armenian Cultural Foundation announces the release of a musical CD. Entitled “always Hope” and recorded by pianist Martin Berkofsky (1943-2013), it includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt. This CD is the realization of the late Berkofsky’s dream to help cancer patients, a wish expressed in mid-October 2013, when Berkofsky […]

Building a $65 Million Tech Company Thanks to Google

Building a $65 Million Tech Company Thanks to Google

LOS ANGELES (Business Insider) — In 1987, a 32-year-old Annie Safoian moved to Los Angeles from Armenia with her husband, Hovig, and their 9-year-old son, Tony. Today and she and her family run an LA tech company called SADA Systems, a thriving Google and Microsoft reseller expected to do $65 million in revenue this year, she tells us. […]

Vardanants Day Lecture at US Library of Congress Marks 25th Anniversary of Armenian Republic

Vardanants Day Lecture at US Library of Congress Marks 25th Anniversary of Armenian Republic

WASHINGTON — Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Northeast Pavilion of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. Titled “A World Monument: Zvart’nots’, Armenia, and the Wars of the Seventh Century,” Maranci’s lecture will focus on the […]