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[FAR Yerevan]: Experts Advice on Life. standard

Yerevan Magazine reporter Ani Garibyan quotes from the book 30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer, professor and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA), as a good basis for selecting New Year’s Resolutions. By Ani Garibyan via Yerevan Magazine Life is such a fascinating topic to dwell on and discuss. There are so many factors that we do not understand, and probably will never understand. There are also decisions we make based on our age, economic status and education, that we may look back on and think, “Why would I do that?” Please continue reading here (subscription only). Credit: Yerevan Magazine

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[FAR Yerevan]: Sergei Dovlatov. standard

“I don’t speak Armenian. On the other hand, I also don’t speak Hebrew, and I don’t feel as one of their own in Jewish surroundings. Until recently I looked at the calamities of the Armenians as I would look at misfortunes of any other nation – Native Americans, Chinese. But recently I met Hrant Matevosian during a conference. He is not like me at all, he is a real Armenian, he loses his mind from all the things that take place in his homeland. He is such a shy, sincere, kind, and absolutely angel-like person that, befriending him, I started looking at things from his point of view. So just like this, through him, I acquired certain Armenian feelings.” – ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: From the Vault – Directing Sayat Nova. standard

“Kim Arzumanyan’s film Sayat Nova has become a revered classic for its depiction of true love in the midst of great artistic ability, whereas Sergei Parajanov’s film The Color of Pomegranates has been considered a cinematic masterpiece and a work of art, because of its visionary approach.” – Armen Karaoghlanian By Armen Karaoghlanian vua Yerevan Magazine The beloved and recognized musician Sayat Nova has positioned himself as an integral part of our history. The legendary performer was born Harutyun Sayatyan and lived from 1712-1795, but his contributions still inspire generations centuries later. Please continue reading here (subscription only). Credit: Yerevan Magazine

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[FAR Yerevan]: Ayo, Menk Enk – “Yes, We Are”. standard

“The scale and diversity of Armenian contributions to American life are just astonishing.” – Stepan Partamian Via Yerevan Magazine Stepan Partamian has published a 320-page book about Armenians and their contributions to American civilization titled “Ayo, Menk Enk” (Yes, We Are: Contributions of Armenians to the United States of America). Please continue reading here (subscription only). Stepan Partamian’s book, “Ayo, Menk Enk” chronicles the contributions of Armenians to the United States of America. Credit: Yerevan Magazine

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[FAR Yerevan]: From the Vault – The Golden Age of Armenian Cinema. standard

Want a good rundown of Armenian filmmakers? Here you go. By Armen Karaoghlanian via Yerevan Magazine There are also a number of filmmakers who achieved international success with their films. Sergei Parajanov’s parents (Isoif and Siranush) were both artists and he adopted their artistic sensibilities. In 1945, he enrolled in VGIK (one of the oldest and most respected film schools in Europe). In his career as a filmmaker and an artist, however, he was continuously censored and banned. In particular, he was criticized for his representation of religion in his visual masterpiece Sayat Nova (1968), also known as The Color of Pomegranates. Please continue reading here (subscription only). Rouben Mamoulian directs Greta Garbo in Queen Christina (1933). Credit: Yerevan Magazine

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[FAR Yerevan]: Sculpted Wire. standard

Another profile of a talented Armenian artist, sculptor Christopher Gasparian. By Zaruhi Avetisyan via Yerevan Magazine Gasparian describes his teacher as “a fantastic artist who shared openly anything and everything he could. He had a talent of speaking directly to the heart of a situation and encouraged me along my path, which is what made his teaching methodology so unique. I have never met a teacher like Samvel Bagdasryan. Besides his dedication, the amount of discipline he expected of his students and his method of applying strong criticism is unlike many of the teaching methods I have experienced in the United States that attempt to be less direct.” Please continue reading here (subscription only). Get wired on Chris Gasparian’s sculptures. ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Finding Success in Hollywood. standard

“Bedian found herself at a crossroads between a responsible, definite future and the uncertainty of a career in acting. ‘Every child has something artistic about them. Now they don’t follow it because it’s a difficult life. I made a decision to follow my heart instead of my brain.'” – Azzie Mekhitarian By Azzie Mekhitarian via Yerevan Magazine After starting her acting career in her hometown of Montreal, Bedian followed the roles which lead her to Toronto, New York and, eventually, Los Angeles where the majority of television shows are filmed. Each move required that she prove herself all over again in each town and pushed hard to set up initial meetings. “It was like starting fresh again. Casting directors didn’t ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Through the Thorns to the Stars. standard

“Since his childhood, this young artist was exposed to the greats of the genre. Endless rehearsals and sleepless nights practicing cello yielded the anticipated results; Artyom Manoukyan became a seasoned musician at a very young age.” – Khachatur Melekyan By Khachatur Melekyan via Yerevan Magazine His father, an avid jazz LP collector, planted the seeds of good music in his son by having jazz omnipresent in their house. Since his childhood, this young artist was exposed to the greats of the genre. Endless rehearsals and sleepless nights practicing cello yielded the anticipated results; Artyom Manoukyan became a seasoned musician at a very young age. Many talented musicians would raise their eyebrows after listening to him play the cello which at ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Fresno Gears up for ABMDR Walkathon. standard

Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will hold its first walkathons in Fresno and Glendale this month. Via Yerevan Magazine The Fresno Walkathon will begin at the Eaton Plaza Amphitheater. Following a brief opening ceremony, participants will walk to the Statue of David of Sassoon at the Courthouse Park and on to the Saroyan Theater, and subsequently return to the starting point. A day-long, family-friendly celebration will follow at the Eaton Plaza Amphitheater, featuring music, food, and information/recruitment booths where participants will be able to join ABMDR as potential bone marrow donors. Please continue reading here (subscription only). Credit: Yerevan Magazine

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