Arts & Culture

BELMONT, Mass. — Prof. Levon Chookaszian will give an illustrated lecture titled, “The Life and Art of Arshag Fetvajian: Master Armenian Artist,” on Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. at the National Association for[...]

NEW YORK — To launch Rediscovered Masters, art historian Peter Hastings Falk presents “Lost and Found: The Pinajian Discovery,” the first in a series of exhibitions dedicated to deserving late career artists and/or those have passed[...]

Interview by Artsvi Bakhchinyan YEREVAN — “It was beautiful: a smooth performance with very inspiring moments. All the result of preparation, an excellent orchestra, a great conductor, a gorgeous hall and an unparalleled feeling of[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator  BERLIN — Her name is Sabiha, the same name as the favorite adopted daughter of Kemal Mustafa (Atatürk), who as a female pilot was a symbol for her nation. But this Sabiha is[...]

Hmayeak Shems: A Poet of Pure Spirit by Vahe Baladouni and John Gery. University Press of America, Inc. 2010. 102 pp. ISBN 978-0-7618-5054-0 By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator  The Armenian diasporan poet, Hamayeak Shems, may[...]

By Gabriella Gage Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — The website for the Houshamadyan project (, at first glance, seems to provide a colorful depiction of small-town Armenian life in the Ottoman era — a forgotten[...]

All the Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2013. 288 pp. $24. ISBN-978-0-547-93994-0 By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator Novelist Nancy Kricorian has chosen a somewhat unusual setting for her newest[...]

By Serena Hajjar Special to the Mirror-Spectator MONTREAL — At age 17, Alina Israilian has already accomplished what most serious pianists only dream of: playing at Carnegie Hall — at age 11, no less. “It was everything I’d dreamed[...]

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff LEXINGTON, Mass. — YerazArt held its annual gala fundraiser on November 17, at the home of Hrip and Charlie Minasian. The event, featuring dinner and an intimate concert with two YerazArt[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan  ISTANBUL — In 1915, an entire people was physically wiped out in a couple of years from its homeland of several thousand years, but how can you wipe out the remnants of this people, its creations, its assets, its[...]

By Tom Vartabedian NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — The mother-and-son team of Ani and Haig Hovsepian will perform at the 117th anniversary celebration of the Lowell ARF Committee Saturday, December 8, at 6 p.m. with a combined program at St.[...]