Topic: Music

By Jean Eckian PARIS — That day, Wednesday, December 7, 1988, it was 11:41 in Armenia (8:41 in France – and December 6: 23:41 in Los Angeles), when a terrible roar sprang from the bowels of the earth on the surface of the cities of[...]

BOSTON — On Friday, October 26, the Old South Church was the venue for a novel musical program oriented toward Eastern Europe with two noted local musicians. Titled “Songs of the Other,” the program explored the musical legacy of[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — It was both a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Direct Help for Armenian People (DHAP), and the 2800th anniversary of Erebuni-Yerevan. DHAP President and founder Dr. Svetlana Amirkhanian warmly[...]

LOS ANGELES — Among the cavernous cliffs of the Santa Monica mountains, the sweet hues of Armenian melodies rise into the air, floating high up above the Ford Amphitheatre, where more than 1,000 audience members are transfixed by the[...]

MONTEBELLO, Calif. — The Edward Hosharian Foundation (EHF) announced in September that its 2018 Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 has been awarded to classical violin student Haig Hovsepian from Belmont, Mass., a son of Armenian[...]

PARIS (Combined Sources) — Thousands of people gathered in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Tuesday, October 2, to sign a condolence book and pay their last respects to Charles Aznavour, who died on Monday, October 1. His death at the[...]

LOS ANGELES – Element Band returns to the revitalized Ford Theatres on Sunday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m., showcasing their distinctive arrangements of traditional Armenian songs infused with large bodied vocals and cool instrumentals as[...]

By Michael Melkonian Special to the Mirror-Spectator LOS ANGELES – Serj Tankian, a revolutionary musician, founding member and lead singer of one of the most iconic bands of modern rock, System of a Down, has started to transition to[...]

RHEINGAU, Germany – Among the many special cultural events held in Germany during the summer, the Rheingau Music Festival is perhaps the most famous, not only for its location in the magnificent castles and basilicas of the Rhine valley,[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan YEREVAN — French singer-songwriter and photographer Arlette Kotchounian, 76, was not always called by her name. At the beginning of her career, she was also called  Arlette Avedian and Ann Grégory. In 1963, she[...]