YEREVAN/FLORENCE — Writer and composer Baret Magarian was born in London and currently lives in Florence. He was educated at Durham and London Universities. Magarian has worked as a translator, musician, interviewer, journalist,[...]

Daniel Varoujan led a short and tragic life. Born into poverty in 1884 in the Prknig village of Sepasdia (Sivas), Varoujan studied at Venice’s Mourad-Rafaelian School before obtaining a scholarship to attend the University of Ghent in[...]

RIGA, Latvia — For Armenians, Komitas Vartabed, both as a man as well as a musician, remains a revered figure. His brilliant musicianship, coupled with his unimaginable suffering as a witness to the Armenian Genocide and his subsequent[...]

By Dr. Arpi Sarafian In June 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the DACA Program which provides protection from deportation to eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. Repealing the[...]

HAMILTON, NY — Several months ago, Peter Balakian helped found a group called Writers Against Trump (WAT, writersagainsttrump.org), which includes a number of noted Armenian-American authors. The group has nearly two thousand members in[...]

YEREVAN/YEKATERINBURG, Russia — In Yekaterinburg, 35-year-old Artur Saroyan is known by some as an athlete, others as a policeman, and to yet others as a dancer. He studied at the Ural Law Institute of the Russian Federation Ministry of[...]

Feast of Ashes, by Sato Moughalian Redwood/Stanford University Press, 2019 Reviewed by Christopher Atamian Special to the Mirror-Spectator Born in 1884 in the village of Mouradchai outside of Eskishehir in Western Anatolia, David[...]

YEREVAN / ROME — Marine Galstyan, actress, director, dancer, and choreographer from Yerevan, has been living and working in Italy for 17 years. From 1999 to 2004 she studied at the Yerevan Institute of Theater and Cinema, where she acted[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) —  First cellist of the Belgian National Philharmonic Orchestra Sevak Avanesyan perfumed Krunk (Crane) by Komitas at Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Shushi town of Artsakh, which had been bombed and partially ruined by[...]

YEREVAN / SEOUL — Andi Roselund is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, three-time iF Award-winning commercial sound designer, music educator and music director. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, to a Swedish-American father and[...]

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Medical speech pathologist and artist Ani Marganian is an Orange Country native who co-founded the Instagram account “Nor Ashkharh” in 2019. Since then, she has created and shared over 150 illustrations and[...]