Arts & Culture

NEW YORK — Kay Armen died on October 3, after a short illness, at the age of 95. Born on November 2, 1915 in Chicago, Armen (née Armenuhi Manoogian) was the first of four children born to Armenian parents. In 2008, Armen was honored[...]

By Aleen L. Khanjian PASADENA, Calif. — On Sunday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m., the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of renowned actor, entertainer, comedian and director Krikor Satamian. The[...]

By Florence Avakian Special to the Mirror-Spectator NEW YORK — “TheWay,” a new, heart-warming family film, is written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and produced by David Alexanian and his company, Elixir Films. Now showing in most[...]

WINCHESTER, Mass. — The home of Raffi and Nina Festekjian was the venue for a fundraiser for YerazArt on Saturday, September 24. The gathering raised about $17,000, with the attendance of 75[...]

By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa. By Sebouh David Aslanian. University of California Press. 2011. 364 pp.[...]

By Hagop Vartivarian BEIRUT — While still a 27-year-old youth, Armenian Democratic Liberal (ADL) Party member Parounag Tovmassian intended to found an organ for the ADL in Beirut. It was not possible to provide national leadership in[...]

By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator WATERTOWN, Mass. — Anyone with a passing knowledge of 20th century photography has seen an image shot by Yousuf Karsh. His photograph ofWinston Churchill is possibly the most frequently[...]

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dr. Sebouh D. Aslanian, on Wednesday, September 14, brought the Armenians of New Julfa in Iran to life during a talk at Harvard University that was crammed with facts, but[...]

BOSTON — The YerazArt Foundation, a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to the support of young Armenian musicians, has announced the establishment of two educational programs in Armenia: a comprehensive instrument donation[...]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — This year marks the 20th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence. For this occasion, the Armenian Music Festival of Rhode Island Inc., supported by The Armenian Euphrates Evangelical Church, Sts. Sahag and Mesrob[...]

WATERTOWN, Mass. — The Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) is going to be the new home for many iconic images from one of the most renowned portrait photographers of the 20th century, Yousuf Karsh. The photographer captured the[...]