By MaryLynda Bozian-Cruickshank
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
TENAFLY, N.J. — On Saturday, October 8, the Cultural Committee of St. Thomas Armenian Church, chaired by Talar Sarafian, presented the Russian-Armenian international pop star, Avraam Russo, in concert.
With well over 150 guests enjoying food and drink, Russo sang in several languages including Armenian, Arabic, Russian, Italian and English. He had the crowd dancing with him, all the while singing in his powerful, yet seductive voice, bringing all ages to the dance floor, even the seniors. He sang for over 90 minutes, with Viken Makoushian on keyboards, giving the performance his all.
He and his family are devout Christians and are members of St. Thomas Armenian Church. He not only donated the entire concert, but gifted money to the church as well.
“I want to help St. Thomas Armenian Church as much as possible,” he said, even as much as flying in from Russia the night before to come perform there.