YEREVAN/RIGA — My friend Naira Khachatryan, a specialist in Latvian, brought Latvian artist and dancer Karine Paronjanc (Paronjanca/Paroniants) to my home last September. Her name was familiar to me, and[...]

YEREVAN — Elizabete Taivane is a Latvian expert in the field of religious studies, specifically Buddhism. She is an associate professor at the University of Latvia in Riga, where she[...]

WASHINGTON — The last time the Armenian squad defeated a national soccer team in a match outside Armenia was over two years ago. The last time Armenia played with Wales[...]

RIGA, Latvia ( — Armenian soprano Juliana Grigoryan and U.S. tenor Anthony León won the first prize at the 2022 edition of Operalia held in Riga, Latvia from October 24 to 30. She[...]

YEREVAN / DAHAB, Egypt — Latvian singer and DJ Khoren (Horen) Stalbe was born on March 8, 1971, in Riga. In 1990 he founded the musical group “F*&k Art.” In[...]

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[...]

RIGA – In 2005, the year of the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, five countries recognized the Armenian Genocide, with Lithuania being the last one. The parliament of this[...]

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[...]

NEW YORK — On July 10, Delos released “Komitas: Divine Liturgy”, an early-20th masterpiece by the revered Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet (1869–1935), in the world-premiere recording of a mixed-voice arrangement by his[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/RIGA — Solvita Avakjana (Avakian) is a Riga-based professional dancer, pop singer and fitness trainer. Years ago she was a member of the[...]