Category: Boston

Hamasyan Melds Musical Traditions at Berklee in Boston

Hamasyan Melds Musical Traditions at Berklee in Boston

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON—The music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan was the focus of the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival on March 8 at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. Hamasyan, a crossover artist who composes in a wide range of genres, and often combines them in his works, so that he […]

Tigran Hamasyan in Concert at Berklee Performance Center March 8

Tigran Hamasyan in Concert at Berklee Performance Center March 8

BOSTON — The Signature Series at Berklee on March 8 presents the ninth annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival. This year’s edition features the music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan. The event brings together guest artists, community musicians, Berklee students, visual artists and dancers from all over the world to celebrate the music of […]

At Middlesex Jail, a Sheriff’s Program Worth Praising

At Middlesex Jail, a Sheriff’s Program Worth Praising

By Kevin Cullen BOSTON (Boston Globe) — A couple of weeks ago, the sheriff of Bristol County got a lot of attention when he offered to send some of the inmates in his care to help build a wall along the Mexican border. The idea was preposterous, impractical and highly politicized, so of course it got […]

Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian Sworn in For Second Term as Middlesex Sheriff

Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian Sworn in For Second Term as Middlesex Sheriff

BOSTON — Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn in on January 4 for a second term as Middlesex County Sheriff during a state house ceremony held in Nurses’ Hall. “Today is a day to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our first term, but — more importantly — to look forward with great hope and optimism […]

NAASR Looks Back at History, Forward to New Era

NAASR Looks Back at History, Forward to New Era

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff     BURLINGTON, Mass. — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) celebrated its 60th anniversary on November 12 with a family affair — whether those families were academics who had worked with NAASR, longtime members of the organization or members of the Ignatius family, who have been […]

Tribute to Tom Vartabedian

Tribute to Tom Vartabedian

By Ruth Thomasian, Founder &, CEO of Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives Photography and writing bring people together as was the case with Tom and me — he, a journalist/photographer, and me, a photo historian. For many years I had read and admired his work from a distance before we connected on a professional level. […]

Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway on December 18

Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway on December 18

BOSTON — If you are looking for a quiet space in the middle of the often too-busy holiday season, head to the Candlelit Labyrinth Peace Walk on Sunday, December 18, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park . Participants may walk to the center […]

Erevan Choral Society and Orchestra’s Christmas Holiday Concert to Be Held Sunday, December 11

Erevan Choral Society and Orchestra’s Christmas Holiday Concert to Be Held Sunday, December 11

By Robert Dulgarian CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Erevan Choral Society and Orchestra’s Christmas Holiday Concert will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence and the 50th anniversary of the Erevan Choral Society on Sunday, December 11, at 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary of Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston, 145 Brattle St. This year’s […]