Category: Arts

‘Follow the North Star’ Exhibit of Inuit Art at Museum of Fine Arts

‘Follow the North Star’ Exhibit of Inuit Art at Museum of Fine Arts

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is currently hosting an exhibit of Inuit prints donated by the estate of the late renowned Canadian-Armenian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife, Estrellita. Opening at on the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, on July 1, this exhibition presents a selection of prints from […]

Metro Detroit Celebrates 10 Years of Armenia Fest

Metro Detroit Celebrates 10 Years of Armenia Fest

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — A rich collage of Armenian culture greeted a record crowd on a perfect summer night as they arrived at the Royal Oak Farmers Market for the 10th Annual Armenia Fest. Live Armenian folk and contemporary music from the Armenia Fest All-Star Band under the direction of Vaughn Masropian provided a vibrant […]

Yerevan Literary Critic Ter-Khachatryan Speaking in New Jersey, Boston, Glendale in August on Van Artist and Freedom Fighter Panos Terlemezian

Yerevan Literary Critic Ter-Khachatryan Speaking in New Jersey, Boston, Glendale in August on Van Artist and Freedom Fighter Panos Terlemezian

WATERTOWN – Yervand Ter-Khachatryan, a prominent literary critic from Armenia, will be in the United States on a book tour sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of the United States and Canada. He will speak in New Jersey on August 4, Watertown on August 6, and Glendale on August 16, and will be hosted […]

‘Gariné Cocktail’ Leaves Yerevan Audiences Shaken, Stirred

‘Gariné Cocktail’ Leaves Yerevan Audiences Shaken, Stirred

By Lilit Deryan YEREVAN — The showcase titled “Gariné Cocktail …” was a triumph. Certainly, the lasting and ecstatic standing ovation was one of the longest and loudest we have witnessed in a long time at the National Opera House of Armenia on June 25. The evening comprised two parts, offered quartets and sextets from […]

Excerpts from Zabel Yessayan Books to Appear in New Cambridge Literary Journal

Excerpts from Zabel Yessayan Books to Appear in New Cambridge Literary Journal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The new literary journal Pangyrus includes several pieces by the Armenian feminist writer Zabel Yessayan in its recently-released third issue. Originally published in 2015 as an online journal, Pangyrus appears in this third issue in hard copy as well as online. The Yessayan pieces consist of a chapter titled “My Home,” from […]

Zangakner Gives Voice to Boston-Area Children

Zangakner Gives Voice to Boston-Area Children

By Mark Antranig Arkun Special to the Mirror-Spectator LYNNFIELD, Mass. — At the Zangakner Performing Arts Ensemble, not everyone is fluent in Armenian. Some cannot read, some cannot speak, and some do not know the language at all. Fortunately, Hasmik Konjoyan, the director, provides lyrics transliterated into English as well as spoken translations for the […]

Chris Cornell’s Official Music Video for The Promise Song Released on World Refugee Day

Chris Cornell’s Official Music Video for The Promise Song Released on World Refugee Day

LOS ANGELES — Multi-Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell’s official music video for his song The Promise was released on June 20 by Survival Pictures.  The Promise was Cornell’s last release prior to his passing. The song was on the soundtrack of the film of the same name, starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, […]

Excerpts from Zabel Yessayan Books to Appear in New Cambridge Literary Journal

Excerpts from Zabel Yessayan Books to Appear in New Cambridge Literary Journal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The new literary journal Pangyrus includes several pieces by the Armenian feminist writer Zabel Yessayan in its recently-released third issue. Originally published in 2015 as an online journal, Pangyrus appears in this third issue in hard copy as well as online. The Yessayan pieces consist of a chapter titled “My Home,” from […]