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BEVERLY HILLS — On May 21 , trustee Amanda Quinn Olivar hosted the Smithsonian Archives of American Art to celebrate the appointment of its new director Anne Helmreich. The event was held at the home of Amanda’s twin sister, Jennifer[...]

LOS ANGELES — A red, white and blue potato salad for the Fourth of July. What makes it different is Middle Eastern seasoning. This recipe is from the late Barbara Hansen, the longtime Los Angeles Times food and wine writer, food blogger[...]

GLENDALE  — On April 27, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Office of Development hosted a talk on “AUA’s Direction Forward & Up” with Dr. Sharistan Melkonian, AUA’s dean of General Education and accreditation liaison[...]

LOS ANGELES — The ever-intriguing and talented photographer Alexandra Hedison opened her travelling show “A Brief Infinity” on April 22 at Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles. The polymath daughter of actor David Hedison (Albert[...]

By Sedda Antekelian Over the past month, for the first time, I listened to the testimony of my late great-grandmother, Mary Antekelian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. The interview is an audio recording, but I could picture the[...]

LOS ANGELES — On April 15, 600 guests assembled at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to formally congratulate the first Nobel Prize winner of Armenian descent Ardem Sarkis Patapoutian, PhD. The pioneering scientist was recognized for his[...]

WATERTOWN — The Future Armenian Convention, a type of a citizens’ assembly (see prior coverage in the Mirror-Spectator) took place in Yerevan on March 10-12. One hundred participants from Armenia and Artsakh and one hundred from the[...]

GLENDALE, Calif. — On Saturday, April 15, 2023, Dr. Vartkes Najarian passed away peacefully at his home in Glendale, CA, surrounded by his wife, children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Vartkes Najarian was born April[...]

LOS ANGELES — Two of the most renowned scholars of Armenian medieval literature were hosted in conversation on April 1 by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Los Angeles. Dr. Abraham Terian, Professor Emeritus of Armenian Theology and[...]

LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, Councilmember Nithya Raman delivered a speech at the annual Armenian Genocide Rally and Commemoration hosted by the Armenian Genocide Committee (AGC), and issued the following statement after the event. “This[...]