Category: Arts

Director Terry George Speaks about ‘The Promise’

Director Terry George Speaks about ‘The Promise’

By Paul T. Boghosian Special to the Mirror-Spectator HAMILTON, N.Y. — For months, Armenians have been hearing about a new film, “The Promise,” that had debuted at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, not only the film, but the pushback by Turkish PR. “The Promise” is a straightforward, narrative story set in 1915 and focuses on […]

‘ArmComedy’ Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

‘ArmComedy’ Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

The two comedians from Armenia write and perform their own satirical news show, called “ArmComedy,” three times a week on the ArmNews TV channel. They have had many prominent guests on their show, including Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, various Armenian ministers and politicians, including opposition figures, filmmakers, singers and even American comedian Conan O’Brien during […]

Springtime Musicale at Cultural Foundation in Collaboration with Canadian Women’s Club

Springtime Musicale at Cultural Foundation in Collaboration with Canadian Women’s Club

Springtime Musicale at Cultural Foundation in Collaboration with Canadian Women’s Club ARLINGTON, Mass. — On Sunday, April 23 2 p.m., the Armenian Cultural Foundation will be the site of the Springtime Musicale presented by the Canadian Women’s Club (Canadian Consulate of New England) and the Andreassian Music Fund (AMF). The concert will feature Canadian-Armenian violinist […]

New Genocide Memoir Presented at Diocese’s Zohrab Center 

New Genocide Memoir Presented at Diocese’s Zohrab Center 

NEW YORK — The Eastern Diocese’s Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center hosted a book presentation by Adrienne Alexanian, editor of her late father’s newly published memoir, Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, on Thursday, April 6. Ms. Alexanian’s father, Yervant Alexanian, was conscripted into the Ottoman Army in […]

Armenian Night at the Pops to Feature Soprano Hasmik Torosyan in Boston Debut

Armenian Night at the Pops to Feature Soprano Hasmik Torosyan in Boston Debut

BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society (FACS) will present the 66th annual Armenian Night at the Pops on Saturday, June 3, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall. The evening will mark the Boston debut of soprano Hasmik Torosyan, one of the rising opera stars of Armenia. Torosyan will join conductor Keith Lockhart in […]

Master Musician Richard Hagopian to Present Lecture on Oud Performance

Master Musician Richard Hagopian to Present Lecture on Oud Performance

FRESNO — Richard Hagopian, an internationally-recognized master of the oud, will present a lecture titled “Melodic and Rhythmic Considerations in Oud Performance” on Thursday April 27, at 4 p.m., in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. This public event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance and Film Series, the Music […]

Teen Violinist Haig Hovsepian Wins BSO Concerto Competition

Teen Violinist Haig Hovsepian Wins BSO Concerto Competition

BOSTON — Haig Hovsepian, a senior at Belmont High School, won first place at the 2017 Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. As the winner of the competition, he will receive a monetary prize and the privilege of performing with the BSO or Boston Pops during the 2017-2018 season. The competition is open to legal residents of […]

Sequel to Hit Armenian Play a Success

Sequel to Hit Armenian Play a Success

NEW YORK — The debut play “Where Is Your Groom? (Pesad Oor Eh)” II sent waves of laughter throughout the Miller Theatre at Columbia University on Sunday, March 26, where more than 500 guests enjoyed the sequel to the funny saga of America’s favorite Armenian family. The comical and contemporary play by Taleen Babayan appealed […]