BERLIN — In 1988, after massive earthquakes struck Armenia, leaving behind a trail of death, injuries, crumbled buildings and shattered lives. “That December,” Ambassador Ashot Smbatyan would later recall, “many came to our aid,[...]

For close to 50 years, Denis Donikian has been a voice for the voiceless, a great littérateur and artist, an outspoken critic of corruption and dictatorship wherever he has found them—briefly said, a rare voice among Armenian writers.[...]

YEREVAN / ALUKSNE, Latvia — Art critic Inguna Kurcens was born in 1951 in Riga. Her entire family was oppressed during the time of Stalin. Inguna graduated from the Music College in Abakan (Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk Krai), then the Academy[...]

NEW YORK — New York City Opera (Michael Capasso, General Director) has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed conductor and pianist Constantine Orbelian as the company’s music director and principal conductor. Orbelian[...]

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Rhode Island jewelry retailer Alex and Ani LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a court filing made on June 9. The company’s estimated assets ranged from $100 million to $500 million as[...]

LOS ANGELES — Prior to reading Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Brick House (Awst Press, 2017), a novel that explores the horrors of the modern city through the irrational world of dreams, I had stumbled upon Marcom’s latest novel,[...]

YEREVAN — On Saturday May 22, 2021 Lexington Grammy Nominee composer Hayg Boyadjian’s concerto for violoncello and orchestra, after a year’s delay due to the pandemic, was premiered at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall with a[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) invites the public to join its first-ever virtual gala on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Eastern/ 4 p.m. Pacific for its “Building for Eternity”[...]

YEREVAN — One of my few polymath friends in Yerevan is Ara Asaturyan, whom we used to call Arik. A specialist in English, who worked as a translator, he is also a professional pianist, who left aside those two professions and followed[...]

So you are bored with your girlfriend and want to break up but surprise: she confesses she has been cheating on you with her work “friend.” Poor Harry Gnostopolos is having a bad time of it. And his girlfriend’s betrayal is just the[...]

WASHINGTON — Author Ken Janjigian puts a lot of himself into his work. In fact, in his latest novel, A Cerebral Offer (Livingston Press, University of West Alabama, 2020), he combines several of his interests: San Francisco, old[...]