Category: Arts

Indian Director to Helm Film Based on Genocide Story

Indian Director to Helm Film Based on Genocide Story

CANNES (Public Radio of Armenia) — Indian film director Shekhar Kapur will direct the movie version of Three Apples Fell From Heaven, based on the Micheline Aharonian Marcom novel adapted by Motorcycle Diaries writer José Rivera, Deadline reports. The film is set in 1915-1917 as Turks slaughtered Armenians, and revolves around a young female refugee taken in by Turkish neighbors after the […]

Exploring Roma persecution in Shoah ‘Remembrance’ concert

Exploring Roma persecution in Shoah ‘Remembrance’ concert

By Rob Gloster SAN FRANCISCO (Jewish News of Northern California) — The Nazis’ murder of 220,000 Roma, or Gypsies, has always been a historical anecdote overshadowed by the extermination of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Mina Miller, president and artistic director of Music of Remembrance, wanted to focus on the persecution of Roma and decided […]

Armenia’s Heart: Poems … and Nothing More

Armenia’s Heart: Poems … and Nothing More

Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator GYUMRI — Anyone who knows anything about Armenians is aware of the special role their language plays in their history and culture, and nowhere is this more obvious than in their rich poetical tradition. In Germany, this tradition is not unknown; in the 1970s and 1980s, through cooperation between […]

‘ArmComedy’ Sells out in All Three Cities

‘ArmComedy’ Sells out in All Three Cities

WASHINGTON — “ArmComedy” benefit shows, co-hosted by the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) and Armenia Tree Project (ATP), sold out in all three tour locations —Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Incorporating Armenian and American politics, comedians Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan brought political satire and shared cultures to new audiences in the US. “With […]

Nercessian Presents City of Orphans at Daughters of Vartan Event at Holy Trinity Church

Nercessian Presents City of Orphans at Daughters of Vartan Event at Holy Trinity Church

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dr. Nora Nercessian gave a talk illustrated with slides about her book, The City of Orphans, at an event organized by Arpie Lodge of the Daughters of Vartan on May 4. Cosponsors included the hosting Holy Trinity Armenian Church, the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), National Association […]

Sahan Arzruni to Teach and Perform in Armenia and Artsakh

Sahan Arzruni to Teach and Perform in Armenia and Artsakh

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — Noted pianist, composer and ethnomusicologist Sahan Arzruni embarked on a three-week trip to Armenia and Artsakh on May 12. He will teach and perform for students in six towns in various provinces. “My relationship with music and children is longstanding,” said Arzruni in a recent interview in New York […]

National Gallery of Armenia Holds Virtual Tour of Western Armenian Monuments

YEREVAN (NEWS.am) — The 360° images of cultural monuments of Western Armenia and Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia will be exhibited in the National Gallery of Armenia from May 16 to June 16. Last year Ucom LLC and 360°Armenia implemented a rather important project aimed at finding out what the generations know about their historical homeland, […]

Two Principals Set to Retire at San Francisco Ballet

Two Principals Set to Retire at San Francisco Ballet

SAN FRANCISCO (Pointe) — Longtime San Francisco Ballet (SFB) principals (and husband and wife) Davit Karapetyan and Vanessa Zahorian have announced their retirement at the end of the 2017 season. They’ll make a cross-country move to become the joint artistic directors of the Pennsylvania Ballet Academy. In addition to new directors, the academy will have a new facility, […]