Superstar Charles Aznavour and a Night of 100 Armenian Music Stars in LA

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LOS ANGELES — Legendary French-Armenian superstar Charles Aznavour will be among the more than 100 Armenian music stars being honored on Sunday, December 13, during the star-studded “M Club Music Video Awards” and “Armenian Music Awards” show.

For the first time in Armenian entertainment history, the 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre at LA LIVE will be ground zero for the joint Armenian music and video awards show.

Resources from two US-based production companies and three international, local and Armenian television networks are being synergized to present to attendees the most fascinating nominees from various genres and categories including the most popular and most critically-acclaimed Armenian singers, musicians, albums and music videos.

Producers Sevak Petrosyan and Arthur Kokozian will be bringing the Third Annual “M Club Music Video Awards” and the 10th Annual “Armenian Music Awards” together this year to one stage at the same time.

This is a first combination of both these popular awards shows, which have previously been held at such venues as the Kodak Theatre in the heart of Hollywood and the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. The successes from the flawless first and second M Club Music Video Awards and the decade-long networking of the Armenian Music awards is making it possible for Petrosyan and Kokozian to create the most-professional and blockbuster show ever produced in Armenian entertainment history.

In addition to Aznavour being given an award for a lifetime of achievements, daughter Seta Aznavour is scheduled to perform along with other popular acts like VISA, Element Band and Reincarnation.

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Global rock star Serj Tankian’s father will also perform, and he is said to be bringing with him a special guest. The special guest, perhaps Tankian himself, wants to keep his appearance a mystery until the night of the show on December 13.

Armenian divas Nune Yesayan and Shushan Petrosyan, local favorites Karnig Sarkissian and Harut Pamboukjian and global sensations Arto Tuncboyaciyan from the Armenian Navy Band will come together as well.

A huge and unexpected treat will be a special performance by Russian superstar Irina Allegrova. BBC Award recipient, newcomer from Armenia Silva Hakobyan, Canadian Mariam Matossian and other top names from South America, Europe and Armenia will also join the festivities.

Also appearing will be former EuroVision top-10 contestants Andre and Hayko, along with international sensation Armenchik, rappers Misho and Apeh Jan, jazz singer Arthur Ispirian and pop star Hovhaness Shahbazian.

International mainstream music sensations Armen Movsisyan, Victor Espinola and Alexander Zhiroff — who have collaborated with artists including Yanni, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett — will also participate during the show. The trio were most recently part of the sold out Yanni show last June at the Nokia.

“We are going to share our music, because we are sharing it with our people,” says Movsisyan. “Armenian music is my culture. It is my heritage. It’s my music, and we want to dedicate our art to my people.”

Many surprises are also planned throughout the four-hour program including special appearances by a few Hollywood legends like TV star Mike Connors, top Armenian sportsman like Ultimate Fighting Champion Vanes Martirosyan, and a few Armenian global superstars, reality show stars, who want to keep their appearance a last-minute surprise.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or ARTNticket.com.