PARIS – Among other notable historical anniversaries with significance for Armenians, this year brings the 65th anniversary of the pogroms in Istanbul on September 6-7, 1955. They had an important impact on the ethnic makeup of Istanbul[...]

YEREVAN/MARIPOSA, Calif. — Actor, director, playwright and musician Les Marsden was born on February 26, 1957, in Fresno. He began piano lessons at age 4 and was an accredited piano teacher by age 11 and composed his first symphony at[...]

BERLIN — When Azerbaijan attacked the Tavush region in July, Armenians everywhere responded with protest demonstrations. In Berlin, as reported in this newspaper, several cultural associations came together to organize an artistic[...]

SAN DIEGO — Author and composer George Kirazian’s novella, A Time for Fathers, has been released by Laurel Publications and is available on Amazon.com. In the short novel, Doug Foster, 14, is fed-up staying with his moody aunt and[...]

YEREVAN/LYON – Maxime K. Yevadian is a historian and specialist in medieval and ancient Armenian culture. Born in 1979 in Fréjus (France), Yevadian holds the chair of Armenology at the Catholic University of Lyon. He works on the[...]

LOS ANGELES — Speaking to Sona Movsesian one would be hard-pressed to remember that this young woman regularly appears on the popular “Conan” talk show on TBS, and is co-host, along with Conan O’Brien and producer Matt Gourley, of[...]

DETROIT AND BOSTON — Brian Ansbigian, 32, is an oud player born and raised in the Boston area, who has been up-and-coming for some time now. He is regarded by elders as well as his peers as one of the newest major players in this style[...]

WATERTOWN — Project SAVE is continuing its mission of preserving the past by tapping into the latest technology. In a recent interview, Tsoleen Sarian, the executive director of the organization, said Project SAVE has just launched its[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — Dr. Stefan Ihrig will give an online talk titled “The Armenian Genocide and the 20th Century” on Sunday, August 30, at 5 p.m. (Eastern US time). The talk is co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the National[...]

By Isabelle Kapoian Special to the Mirror-Spectator BOSTON — Conscientiously attributing artistic and cultural goods to their creator, culture and nation state is dependent on nuanced analyses. Dr. Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and[...]

ISTANBUL (Ahval) — Turkey has ordered the re-conversion of Istanbul’s Chora (Kariye) church, which has served as a museum since 1945, into a mosque and opened it to worship, according to a presidential decree published in[...]