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My Friend Abo Won a Grammy

How many people can say that they have a friend who has a won a Grammy? My friend Abraham Gumroyan, or Abo, won the award for Best Tropical Album at this year’s Grammys, as a member of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Abraham Gumroyan Most members of our community, however, have probably not heard [more...]

July 28, 2014 // 6 Comments

Prof. Cowe flanked by a group of present and former Armenology students. (L-R) Narine Jallatyan, Ceyda Tinmaz, Shushan Karapetian, Rosie Aroush, Talar Chahinian, Lilit Keshishian, Myrna Douzjian, and Sona Tajiryan. (Photo by Yerevan Studio)

Armenologist Peter Cowe Honored at UCLA Banquet

LOS ANGELES—On the evening of June 1, a banquet honoring the 30th anniversary of Prof. S. Peter Cowe’s scholarly career and the 45th anniversary of the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies at UCLA was held in Los Angeles. The jubilant event, which took place at the London, West Hollywood, was [more...]

July 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

ATP founder Carolyn Mugar, West Coast Building Bridges Manager Anahit Gharibyan, and Flora Dunaians

ATP Los Angeles Gala Marks 20 Years of Greening Armenia

LOS ANGELES—On May 4, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) officially began its 20th anniversary celebrations with what can only be called a bustling outdoor gathering amid the lush gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif. Long-time supporters and new [more...]

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Syrian-Armenian children

Proceeds from SARF HyeAID3 Raises Total to $900,000

GLENDALE, Calif.—The most recent Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) HyeAID3 concert, held on April 29 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, raised an additional $100,000 for Syrian Armenians in need. Within days of the attack on Kessab on March 21, the SARF sent $100,000 in aid to Armenians displaced [more...]

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Group picture of Armenian scholars and friends

Armenian Genocide Featured at the 44th Annual Scholars’ Conference

By Doris Melkonian and Arda Melkonian On the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, the 44th Annual Scholars’ Conference (ASC) on the Holocaust and the Churches featured the first Genocide of the 20th century, adopting the theme, Remembering for the Future: Armenia, Auschwitz and Beyond. Rev. [more...]

May 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

SERVICE Armenia 2014 participants and Paros Foundation staff

Paros Foundations Announces its SERVICE-Armenia 2014 Program Dates

BERKELEY, Calif.—The Paros Foundation’s SERVICE-Armenia Program, which enables young people to travel through and engage in meaningful projects in Armenia and Artsakh (Karabagh), will run from June 23 to July 24. SERVICE Armenia 2014 participants and Paros Foundation staff “I am looking [more...]

March 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Armen Aroyan

Tribute to Armen Aroyan Held at Ararat-Eskijian Museum

On Feb. 9, Armen Aroyan, who has tailored more than 75 Armenian Heritage tours for more than 1,200 pilgrims to Historic Armenia, was honored for his achievements and dedication at a tribute organized and co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum (AEM) and the National Association for Armenian [more...]

March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The orphan dress

Conference to Honor Survivors, Feature Hadjin Orphan Dress

MISSION HILLS, Calif.—Relics from the Armenian Genocide will be unveiled during a conference focusing on the heroes and survivors of the genocide at the Ararat-Eskijian museum in Mission Hills on March 22. The orphan dress Filmmaker Bared Maronian, along with British journalist Robert Fisk, [more...]

March 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

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