Arts & Culture

By Daphne Abeel Special to Mirror-Spectator Last year, photographer Yousuf Karsh’s repu- tation in the Boston area received a special boost when his widow, Estrelita, made a gift of 27 of his best-known images to the Armenian Library and[...]

WOODSIDE, N.Y. — On Thursday, April 12, at the Armenian Center here, four female writers of the diaspora presented their works at Literary Gems and Wine — a program sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Hamazkayin Cultural[...]

By Tom Vartabedian BOSTON — Armenian clarinet prodigy Narek Arutyunian refused to become intimidated by one of the world’s leading[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff LOS ANGELES — Richard Shepard is an independent film and television director and screenwriter who has been recently vaulting from one success to another. The television pilots that he has directed for[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — Prof. Thomas F. Mathews, emeritus professor at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, recently gave a talk on the role of Armenian architecture in the international arena, at Columbia University.[...]

PARIS — Multilingual, international actor/director Gerald Papasian is among the guests of honor of the ninth Golden Apricot International Film Festival, invited to host, in three languages, the opening and closing ceremonies of the[...]

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — A new film by history buff Arsen Hakobyan of Armenia intends to put into perspective Armenia’s influence on Europe, both in terms of export- ing Christianity, as well as exporting[...]

PASADENA, Calif. — On March 14 and 15, AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School’s Elective Armenian Drama class put on a production of Nayiri Zarian’s play, “Ara Keghetsig,” under the direction of Lora Kuyumjian. Nearly 1,000[...]

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — As part of their com- mitment to community involvement Hagopian World of Rugs initiated a rug design competi- tion for students this year at the Lawrence Technological College of Architecture. The com- petition offers[...]

By Daphne Abeel Special to the Mirror-Spectator Jerair Gharibian, who died in 1991, made an important contribution to Armenian culture in the Boston area, when, in 1980, he founded the Boston Armenian Independent Radio Hour, which to this[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WASHINGTON — The 500th anniversary of Armenian printing this year provides an opportunity to highlight the prominent early role Armenians, who at that time already had lost statehood and had their[...]