Topic: Music

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[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — Haig Hovsepian of Belmont is a son and grandson of musicians and the cousin of the most famous violinists performing today. Still, he said in a recent interview that his career choice as a violinist is an accident. “My[...]

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — On an unusually sun soaked April afternoon in this shifting section of Brooklyn, where some flock into a millennial-friendly juice bar while others exit a legendary bodega, Armen Djerrahian checks the sun’s strength on[...]

  By Taleen Babayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator NEW YORK — Half a century after St. Vartan Cathedral was consecrated in a special ceremony, marking a symbolic moment in Armenian-American history, the community gathered to toast[...]

BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 67th annual Armenian Night at the Pops at Symphony Hall on Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The evening will feature Belmont native violinist Haig Hovsepian as soloist with the[...]

LOS ANGELES —  System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian has released Lives, a much-anticipated new track/video from his critically acclaimed band Scars on Broadway. The video, which was directed by Hayk Matevosyan, is about[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall of Holy Trinity Armenian Church was transformed by its Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYOA) Junior and Senior members, together with parent volunteers, into an[...]

  NEW YORK — The historical, cultural and political influences of Armenian music production were discussed and explored in an enlightening and insightful talk by Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz at Columbia University on Thursday, March 22.[...]