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Noted Musician Jacques Kojian Passes Away

Jacques (Jack) Kojian (Asbarez)- Well-known Armenian pianist, composer and arranger Jacques (Jack) Kojian passed away on Tuesday , September 17, 2019 at his home in Granada Hills, California after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was ...

CBC Radio To Honour Komitas In An Hour Long Program

On Sunday, September 22, the 99th edition of “In Concert Revival Hour” on CBC MUSIC will be devoted to KOMITAS. “IN CONCERT” is a four-hour long program (11 am – 3 pm), hosted by Paolo Pietropaolo. The segment titled “IN CONCERT REVIVAL ...

“I Am Not Alone” Named First Runner-up For Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award At TIFF

(TorontoHye)- Garin Hovannisian's I Am Not Alone is named first runner-up for the Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award in a star-studded doc screenings at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. In a section stacked with so many ...
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Atom Egoyan’s “Guest Of Honour” Is The Gala Opener At VIFF

From left, Laysla De Oliveira, Rossif Sutherland, Arsinee Khanjian and director Atom Egoyan pose during the photocall for the film Guest of Honour on Sept. 3, 2019 during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP/GETTY ...

Mardik Martin, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Mean Streets’ Screenwriter, Dies at 82

Mardik Martin (David Livingston/Getty Images) (Hollywood Reporter)- Mardik Martin, the co-screenwriter behind Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets, New York, New York and Raging Bull, has died. He was 82. Martin died on Wednesday in Los ...

World Premiere of “I Am Not Alone” Brings Armenia’s Velvet Revolution To TIFF

Photo: TIFF official website (TorontoHye)- Garin Hovannisian’s new documentary, I Am Not Alone, about Armenia’s popular movement which toppled the ruling regime in April-May of 2018, will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film ...

Egoyan’s ‘Guest of Honour’ to Compete in Venice Film Festival

(Asbarez)-Canadian-Armenian Filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s latest film, “Guest of Honour” will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, where it will also be in competition. Based on an original script by Egoyan, “Guest ...
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An Open Letter: Dear Armen Art Gallery…

 “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. Granted, an oft-repeated phrase, but the words ring true nonetheless Here’s another cliché: “Everything changes”. Used frequently, but paused to consider rarely.  We all ...

H-Pem: Hamazkayin’s Monumental Online Project To Reach Armenian Youth Across The Globe

H-pem Editor and Content Manager Rupen Janbazian and Lilly Torosyan, Assistant Project Manager. Hamzkayin Central Executive Board recently announced the launch of h-pem.com, it’s web-based platform designed to enhance Armenian cultural interact...

Artist Joseph Egoyan Passes Away In Victoria

                                                            Joseph Egoyan seen in a screen shot from a short film (“The Life and Art of Joe Egoyan”) by Robyn Lee Unwin. (TORONTO)- Long-time Victoria, BC resident ...