By Kevork Keushkerian
ALTADENA, Calif. — Catholicos Karekin I of the Great House of Cilicia had declared October to be commemorated as cultural month. This year the feast of the Holy Translators was on Saturday, October 13. The cultural month denotes the translation of the Holy Bible by the disciples of St. Mesrob Mashtots, the founder of the Armenian alphabet.
Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Pasadena-Glendale Chapter Committee organized an evening of artistic renditions to commemorate the Armenian Cultural Month. It took place on Sunday, October 14, at TCA’s Beshgeturian center in Altadena.
In commemoration of the Armenian Cultural Month, Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Los Angeles Chapter had organized a lecture about novelist Zabel Yesayan on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library. The lecturer was Dr. Minas Kojayan.
In the same spirit, the newly-founded Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Los Angeles Metro Chapter is organizing a comedy night on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena’s Rococo Restaurant. It will feature comedian Harout Soghomonian, with the participation of Maro Ajemian and Narine Avakian. It is a sold-out event.
Now, back to the TCA Pasadena-Glendale Chapter’s event. In his opening remarks, Kevork Keushkerian briefly dwelled upon the significance of the Cultural month and then invited the various artists to participate in the program. The program consisted of vocal renditions, poetic recitation, and dance performance.