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Are you an Armenian actor in the GTA? Auditions for new film to be held in Toronto!

Auditions for Arshile Egoyan's "Before They Joined Us" are to be held at the Armenian Youth Centre of Toronto in April Are you an aspiring actor looking for your big break? Do you want to be a part of a unique and engaging short film project? ...

Canadian Children’s Opera Company to premiere Armenian-Canadian opera

'The Nightingale of a Thousand Songs' is written by Juno award-winning composer Serouj Kradjian and Dora award-winning librettist Marjorie Chan; Toronto-Armenian soprano and CCOC alumna Lynn Isnar will sing the role of the Nightingale On ...

Film review: Ensouled

Ensouled, 2022 (8 minutes)Reviewed by Lilly Torosyan Director/Writer: Kamee AbrahamianProducer: Emily MkrtichianCast: Lucia Kagramanyan, Saana Araxi Abrahamian-Hoyt, Kamee Abrahamian, Satenig Mirzoyan, Milena Abrahamyan, Ani Khatchikian, Sara ...
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Toronto-born Nyree Abrahamian among 2023 Creative Armenia-AGBU fellows

Toronto-born, Yerevan-based writer and creative producer Nyree Abrahamian is among the ten recipients of the 2023 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowship. The arts foundation and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) announced the fifth class of ...

Short take: Kradjian wows in long-overdue return to the Yerevan stage 

The multitalented Toronto-Armenian Serouj Kradjian's return to the Yerevan stage was 16 years in the making—but most in attendance on Dec. 11 will surely say it was worth the wait. Kradjian and a group of local musicians (Rey De Reyes Tigran, ...

‘Armenia Meets Dominicana’ wows Toronto crowd

By Daron Halajian The Hamazkayin Theatre came to life with eclectic sounds and vibrant colours on Friday, Oct. 21, as hundreds gathered at the Armenian Youth Centre to witness a unique fusion of the music of two distinct nations—the Dominican ...

POM is back! Gear up for the 15th annual Pomegranate Film Festival!

Hamazkayin Toronto’s 15th Pomegranate Film Festival (POM) is back, following a two-year hiatus of in-person screenings due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival, which will take place Nov. 7-13, will offer a hybrid experience with a combina...
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Bayrakdarian to perform at the 2022 Aurora Humanitarian Prize ceremony in Venice

Toronto Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian will perform at the 2022 Aurora Humanitarian prize ceremony in Venice later this month. “I feel extremely honored to be invited to sing as the featured soloist at the 2022 Aurora Humanitarian Prize ...

Toronto Armenian bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian is one of four finalists for the Rumbold Vocal Prize

Toronto Armenian bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian is one of four finalists from across the country who have been chosen to participate in the inaugural Rumbold Vocal Prize at the Edmonton Opera. According to the Edmonton Opera, 145 applicants ...

Becoming Siranoush: Lara Arabian explores the power of theatre as a way of cultural survival

Do you remember what career you dreamed of having when you were little? At some point or another, we've all been asked the cliché question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The truth is, very few people wind up in occupations they ...