Arts & Culture

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.[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator POTSDAM, Germany — In Potsdam, not far from Berlin, there is a beautifully renovated villa known as the Lepsiushaus, or House of Lepsius, which was the family home where the[...]

By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator The new publication of a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author, Orhan Pamuk, is not truly a new book. Silent House, expertly translated into English by Robert Finn, was first published in[...]

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — As part of a nine-concert, four city tour of South America, KOHAR performed here on October 23 and 24, bringing the audiences to their feet. KOHAR’s 170 members traveled from Armenia to South America, beginning[...]

WORCESTER — The Worcester Armenian Book Commemoration Committee is hosting an exhibit at the Worcester Public Library for the entire month of November to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Armenian book printing. Yerevan, Armenia has[...]

By Gabriella Gage Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — After several years of collaboration, Dr. Susan Pattie recently joined the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) as its new director. When she found out she would be relocating[...]

ARLINGTON, Mass. — The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is a celebration of cultures as well as a platform for recognizing the common global human experience. The festival’s mission aims to foster appreciation for different[...]

WATERTOWN, Mass. — On Sunday, October 14, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) opened an exhibit paying homage to the Armenian painter and art historian Arshag Fetvadjian (1866-1947). Born in Trebizond and trained in Rome,[...]

LOS ANGELES — On September 21, as the Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived here, the welcoming ceremony at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) included artistic performances led by Aram Gharabekian. The program, comprising music and dance presentations[...]

By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator Griefland by Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller. Skirt, an Imprint of Pequot Press. 2012. 170 pp. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-7827-8084-6   This is a book for a select audience — parents who have[...]