Arts & Culture

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/BANGKOK — I have known artist Elizabeth Romhild since 2003, when she visited Armenia for the first time with her mother and brother. Since that year I followed the creative[...]

NEW YORK — One of the opera world’s hottest stars, Italian Tenor Alessandro Safina, has announced his upcoming US tour, accompanied by Victor Espinola and the renowned Forbidden Saints. The tour will visit California, New York and[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Writers Peter Balakian and Susan Barba will partake in a program on January 25 as part of a series of fund raisers for the Grolier Book Shop, which has been a cornerstone of Boston literary culture since 1917. The[...]

LONDON (Flickering Myth) — From acclaimed director Johnny Kevorkian (“The Disappeared”) and British Academy of Film and Television-nominated producer Jack Tarling (“God’s Own Country”), British sci-fi horror “Await Further[...]

By Joe Otterson LOS ANGELES (Variety) — Ryan Murphy has assembled quite the cast for his Nurse Ratched series at Netflix. Murphy announced on January 14 that Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis,[...]

By Oliver Bullough What does the life of an Ottoman-born ethnic Armenian oil tycoon have to teach us about the modern world? Quite a lot, it turns out, judging by this fascinating biography of Calouste Gulbenkian, a dealmaker for the ages[...]

FRESNO — “Germans and Armenians: Historic and Artistic Relations” is the title of a talk to be given by Dr. Levon Chookaszian, Chair of the Department of Armenian Art History on Friday, February 1, at 7.30 p.m., in the University[...]

FRESNO — The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State, in conjunction with the William Saroyan House Museum, is presenting the international premiere of “Lights! Camera! Saroyan!” on Friday, January 25, at 7.30 p.m., in the Satellite[...]

ISTANBUL ( — The first ever-exhibition dedicated to Sergei Paradjanov, a world-renowned Armenian director, artist and scriptwriter, has opened in Istanbul, Turkey. Titled “Paradjanov with Sarkis,” the exhibition opened in[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/RIGA — I met Latvian photographer Georgs Avetisjans at the end of April in Yerevan, at the height of the Velvet Revolution. Yet the purpose of his visit was not connected with[...]

FLUSHING, N.Y. — The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York and the Armenian Cultural Educational Resource Center Museum at Queens College, Flushing, New York, are looking for a new home. The exhibits at present include “The[...]