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Hasmik Papian awarded Gold Medal of Culture Ministry

Hasmik Papian awarded Gold Medal of Culture Ministry

People’s Artist of Armenia, soprano Hasmik Papian has been awarded the Gold Medal of Armenia’s Culture Ministry for significant contribution in the development of Armenian and global opera art and on the occasion of her 30th anniversary of her career, the Culture Ministry told.

Private screening of “The Promise” launched in London

Private screening of “The Promise” launched in London

On April 5 one of screening rooms of London’s Soho hotel was full of guests. Representatives of the UK government and parliament, well-known British media outlets, cultural, community and business circles, diplomats and ambassador brought their participation.

New book on Armenian Genocide published in US

New book on Armenian Genocide published in US

One sees what is happening in Turkey right now, how Turkey is dealing with its own minorities, the type of language that the President of Turkey is using in regards to non-Muslim Europe, it all reflects the same narrow, ethno-religious nationalism that prevailed there 100 years ago.

Guardian: Komitas Vardapet, forgotten folk hero

Guardian: Komitas Vardapet, forgotten folk hero

Komitas’s output was modest: 80 choral works and songs, arrangements of the Armenian mass, and some dances for piano. But as his better-known compatriot Aram Khachaturian acknowledged, he singlehandedly laid the foundations for Armenia’s classical tradition.

Adam Barro to perform Komitas in France

Adam Barro to perform Komitas in France

“Musicians from Armenia will also take part in the awards. The concert will bring together numerous Armenians of France and neighboring countries, as well as artists from the Fatherland,” Barro said. Adam Barro recently received two additional international awards from competitions in Italy and Spain.

Einstein, Newton, Pelechian: It’s good that you exist

Einstein, Newton, Pelechian: It’s good that you exist

More than dozens of movies left behind, several of which brought world fame not only to the film director, but also his homeland, authorizing discovery of “Distance montage”—exclusive innovative theory in cinematography, and today Pelechian won’t stop “shooting” the upcoming film—“Homo sapiens”, but for now only in his mind.

“The Salesman” wins best foreign language Oscar

“The Salesman” wins best foreign language Oscar

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has won the best foreign language Oscar in Los Angeles, for a second time, for domestic drama “The Salesman.” Farhadi, 44, did not attend the ceremony because he said that the conditions that would be attached to a potential entry visa were unacceptable.

Atom Egoyan honored with a Companion of the Order of Canada

Atom Egoyan honored with a Companion of the Order of Canada

“His outstanding body of work often focuses on the themes of community, isolation and the role of technology in our lives. Generous with his time and talent, he serves as a mentor and teacher, and as an active member of cultural boards and film festival juries. He is also a talented visual artist and director of both theater and opera.”

I have documented Armenian heritage in Turkey, as so soon we won’t be able to find even these ones: Turkish photographer

I have documented Armenian heritage in Turkey, as so soon we won’t be able to find even these ones: Turkish photographer

“The biggest problem in Turkey-Armenia relation is the following: in Turkey most of the people have no idea and have never thought about the fact that there was Genocide, due to 100 years of governmental police, none of the Turks has any idea of the unspoken, forbidden truth. So, they never question if there was the fact of Genocide, because they have no idea if there were Armenians living before.”

Harutyun Chkolyan’s “Armenian Soundscapes. Duduk. Zurna. Ney” with fresh interpretation of Traditional Armenian Folk, Gusan Shahen and Sayat Nova

Harutyun Chkolyan’s “Armenian Soundscapes. Duduk. Zurna. Ney” with fresh interpretation of Traditional Armenian Folk, Gusan Shahen and Sayat Nova

I play 3 musical instruments—duduk, zurna and ney. I’d particularly like to speak of Garegin Arekelyan’s “Sunrise,” which for the first time will be played today, as well as Ara Dinkchyan’s “Offering” and Grigor Arakelian’s “Tidings and dance” (Aveits ev par), which are also important to me,” Harutyun Chkolyan told 168.am.

Mystery of disappeared statue

Mystery of disappeared statue

When prominent archeologist and orientalist Nikoghayos Mar for the first time together with Toros Toromanyan entered fabulous city Ani in 1904 and launched excavations, he knew that Ani has keep lots of secrets for him, and now, after the centuries’ silence they should come up from the dust of oblivion. However, even experienced Mar couldn’t have supposed that he was to uncover single finding.

Stone Chests Revealed in the Arsacid Dynasty Mausoleum

Stone Chests Revealed in the Arsacid Dynasty Mausoleum

“These chests, which according to the speaker have been covered with wonderful and symmetric ornaments, should have been meant for high-ranking officials, which were inside the church, “It’s very probable to think that they were remnants of some of Armenian kings, which were put into the chests and sealed with a paving.”

Stunning Artifacts Revealed in Karmir Blur: Hakob Minasyan

Stunning Artifacts Revealed in Karmir Blur: Hakob Minasyan

“We have revealed not only burials of elders, but also of children and newborns, which are concrete civilization indices, spread only in Ancient Rome, where particular attention was attached to burials of children. It turns out, the same situation was existent in Karmir Blur, and special love towards children, which is peculiar to us today, has been existent since ancient times.”

I’ll Never Forget this Happiness, which was Promising Eternity on Paradis Street: In the Wake of “Mother” and “The Paradis Street 588”

I’ll Never Forget this Happiness, which was Promising Eternity on Paradis Street: In the Wake of “Mother” and “The Paradis Street 588”

He shoots “Mayrig” and “The Paradis Street 588” (the address of the Malakian family in Marseille) upon the proposal of his friend, Armenian writer Henri Troyat. It’s known that scenario for “Mayrig” had more than 40 variants, however, only one is being published and translated in 10 languages in 1985, with 200.000 copies.

Castle of If’s Renowned Prisoners

Castle of If’s Renowned Prisoners

To be in the south of France and miss the chance of visiting the Castle of If (Château d’If) is simply impossible. French literature lovers are probably familiarized with the famous “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, where perennial tortures of the hero Edmond Dantès were being described.

Posthumous “Travel” of Bedros Tourian

Posthumous “Travel” of Bedros Tourian

“Restore Tourian’s face…accept the proposal or not? I have had many excitements in my scientific life, however, I confess what came over me at that moment is impossible to describe. No, it was not happiness or pride, maybe, first and foremost, it was fear. Yes, I was afraid of Tourian, his unique charm…”

L.Tolstoy’s Daughter in Armenian Gehenna

L.Tolstoy’s Daughter in Armenian Gehenna

Here Tolstoy’s daughter, who read about the greatest sufferings, tragedies and horrors of war in the books, for the first time clashes with harsh reality. Particularly, condition of local and migrant Armenians had deep impact on her.

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