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Charles Aznavour awarded Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun

(Azatutyun)- The government of Japan has announced the 2018 Spring Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals on April 29. French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour is among the laureates, and the legendary singer was awarded the Order of the ...

Vittorio Taviani, Director of Armenian Genocide movie ‘The Lark Farm’, Dies at 88

Prize-winning Italian film director Vittorio Taviani has died at the age of 88. Taviani and his brother Paolo formed one of Italian cinema’s most famous duos and together they made more than 15 films. One of their best-known was the gritty ...

Serj Tankian creates Armenian coffee brand Kavat (video)

 System of a Down frontman, solo artist and score composer Serj Tankian shot an exclusive three-part "The Art of Work" series with Revolver magazine in his home in the Malibu mountains last year. In episode two, he talks about ...
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William Saroyan’s bike to be showcased in Yerevan

American Armenian writer William Saroyan’s bike, as well as his self-portrait, sketches and photos from My Heart’s in the Highlands performance will be showcased at “Grand Hotel Yerevan” as part of the “Yerevan Hotel ...

Soul

Written by: Rupen Sevag Translated by:Varak Babian   Amongst the infinite green of the fields, lushness parted briefly and a sickly leaf said hello. Oh, how divine spring is; Its gentle winds rocking a warm cradle. The endearing ...

Zareh Tjeknavorian’s Film Wins at First Hermetic International Film Festival

YEREVAN, Armenia ‒ The American University of Armenia announced that AUA Adjunct Lecturer Zareh Tjeknavorian’s film “Elegy in Light” has won the Rosenkreuz Award for Best Foreign Documentary at the First Hermetic International Film Festival ...

Serj Tankian joins Audioslave to honor Chris Cornell

System of a Down singer Serj Tankian joined surviving Audioslave members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk to perform “Like a Stone” in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday during a Prophets of Rage show. Morello wrote on Instagram, “Tha...
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Hrant Alianak: A Tentative Armenian?

By:Varak Babian Hrant Alianak is many things: actor, writer, producer, director. These roles share a certain public quality to them, and it is worth noting here a habit Armenians often seem to exercise. It could be said that we place anybody ...

Serj Tankian, Creative Armenia Announce ‘7 Notes Music Challenge’ Winners

Alpha Lighting System (Mexico) and Mariam Petrosian (Armenia) will share the $5,000 prize to the Seven Notes music challenge (Graphic: Creative Armenia) YEREVAN—Serj Tankian and Creative Armenia have announced the winners of the “7 Notes Music ...

He Has The Sun, And I The Soil

By: Varak Babian * This short story is based on Hakop Karapents' Armenian short story ՙՏղաս, Արեւն ու Ծովը՚ ("My Son, the Sun, and the Ocean"), from a collection of Karapents' short stories titledՙՄի Մարդ ու Մի ...