Gala Danilova. HALO Trust

Calendar of Events

Gala Danilova will discuss the Karabakh conflict and ongoing de-mining efforts at an LA area event on November 23; for details about this and other upcoming Armenian happenings in America consult the Calendar of Events.



Birthday boy William Whittlesey (with hat).

A child’s birthday gift for Camp Haiastan

Tom Vartabedian on the 11-year-old's connection to the Armenian American institution.




Arts & Culture



Avetik Karapetyan as Don Quixote.

Avetik Karapetyan makes strides in ballet

Tom Vartabedian profiled the Yerevan-born dancer while he was with Boston Ballet, prior to his recent move to France.



Arto Vaun and Aida Zilelian were the 2014 prize winners.

Candidates sought for Tololyan prize in contemporary literature

The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of Eastern United States is pleased to solicit submissions for the third annual Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature.



Jury for 2014 Saroyan prize selected

Arthur Elbakyan's play to premiere in New York City

Ervand Kochar exhibition opens at Cafesjian




National



Seminar participants included prominent Armenian intellectuals.

Gulbenkian Foundation hosts seminar on Armenians in 2115

The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation hosted a unique two-day seminar for Armenian leaders to discuss future scenarios. The gathering was a high-level forum where forward-looking strategic discussions took place in a private, invitation-only environment. It was held on 13-14 October 2014.



ANCA Western Region leadership.

More than 1,000 join ANCA’s awards gala in LA

The annual Armenian National Committee of America event honored its supporters and activists, as well as American and Armenian political figures.



Society for Armenian Studies marks 40 years

Latest volume on historic communities of Asia Minor released

ANCA endorsements for midterm elections




Armenia



Vivacell CEO Ralph Yirikian on a visit to Yervandashat village.

Fuller Center for Housing programs help nine rural families

Owing to the partnership between VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia the current year has become prominent for nine families – has been solved their top priority issue - the housing problem.



Volunteers at Shikaogh church in southern Armenia.

LCO renovating historic churches in Shirak and Syunik

This past summer, 20 LCO (Land and Culture Organization)/OTC (Organisation Terre et Culture) volunteers from Canada, France, Switzerland, the United States, and local Armenians participated in two historical preservation campaigns in Armenia.



COAF partners with Armenia's cellphone companies in rural youth education programs

AUA receives $566,500 U.S. grant, private book donations

HIVE, a collaborative online platform to promote Armenia jobs




Community



Six-year-old Gracie Stepanian dances up a storm with the Siroun Ensemble. Tom Vartabedian

Gracie Stepanian embraces Armenian dancing

Tom Vartabedian profiles Gracie Stepanian, a six year-old, who loves dancing and is also suffering from medical condition.



The Armstring Ensemble, and Dr. Svetlana Amirkhanian. Levon S. Mark

Carnegie Hall youth talent show in sixth year

Florence Avakian reports on the recent concert organized by the Direct Help for the Armenian People.



Armenian church songs for children album released

Two priests ordained in Rhode Island

Eastern Diocese ordinations announced




Commentary



Armenian delegation (to bottom right) at Eurasian Economic summit in Minsk on October 10. Kremlin.ru

The West must offer Armenia incentives rather than decry its ties with Russia

Harut Sassounian comments on Armenia joining Russia's led Eurasian Economic Union.



Armenia's president is greeted by King Abdullah of Jordan. President.am

Why the UN rejected Turkey’s bid for a Security Council seat?

Harut Sassounian on Turkey’s lost UN bid and troubled relations in the Middle East, as well as a recently corrected sign at Akhtamar church.



The Young Turks' underwater escape to Crimea.. and what came after

On Armenian Genocide politics in UK and Romania

1969 trip to historic Armenia told in video




International



A Mi-24 helicopter seen during Army Aviation day in Armenia in June 2013. Razm.info

Armenian helicopter shot down in Karabakh, 3 crew presumed dead

In the latest major escalation in Karabakh, a Mi-24 combat helicopter taking part in the exercises of the NKR Defense Army was brought down by Azerbaijani forces near the Line of Contact, officials from both sides reported November 12.



At a Paris protest earlier this year. Jean Eckian

Armenians in solidarity with Kurds, Christians under attack in Syria and Iraq

Armenian activists have joined demonstrations in Washington, New York and Paris, calling attention to the plight of minorities in the Middle East.



Report offers roadmap for Armenia’s relations with the West

Senate approves ambassadors to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Armenian POW beats odds to return from Azerbaijan captivity




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Everyday Armenia

A short documentary capturing Yerevan's daily happenings was produced by Aid Armenia charity.

Cafesjian Center

World-class art in the heart of Armenian capital


Elsewhere

Taner Akcam...

raises alarm over anti-Armenian hate speech and distortions in Turkish school textbooks (CivilNet) [posted on: October 10, 2014]

Ruben Vardanian...

makes international school in Dilijan a reality with students from 50 countries beginning their studies (CivilNet) [posted on: October 10, 2014]

Armenia...

remains little-known around the world, can Wikipedia change that? (BBC) [posted on: September 14, 2014]


 

Editorial

National Bank of Washington building (center) and four structures to the left reverted to the Cafesjian Foundation. PQLiving.com


Hirair Hovnanian continues to block Genocide memorial & museum in DC

Assembly leader's delay tactics are detrimental to Armenian Americans' interests.