Monday, December 18, 2017

Vocal Success: Armenian soprano wins “Opera Oscar”

The St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater’s ethnic Armenian soprano Hasmik Grigorian has won the Young Female Singer award at an International Opera Awards ceremony, which is often dubbed “Opera Oscar”.

Eurovision: Ukraine’s half-Armenian contestant wins “politicized” song contest

Armenia’s Germany-based representative Iveta Mukuchyan finished seventh among 26 participants in last night’s Eurovision song contest final that was won by Ukraine’s half-Armenian singer Jamala who performed a rather politicized song.
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Iveta-vision: Bookies react to Armenian singer’s performance at pan-European contest

International bookmakers have dramatically improved the odds for Armenia’s Eurovision-2016 representative Iveta Mukuchyan after her Tuesday night performance in Stockholm, Sweden, in the first semifinal of the popular competition.

Eurovision 2016: Mukuchyan dazzling on red carpet, still not bookies’ favorite

Armenia’s Eurovision 2016 representative Iveta Mukuchyan made a dazzling appearance on the red carpet during an official opening ceremony for the competition in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday.
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Tankian For Artsakh: SOAD vocalist releases song in support of Karabakh

Armenian American rock star and activist Serj Tankian has released a song in Armenian in support of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh and in protest against Azerbaijan’s aggression.
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Eurovision 2016: Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan voted best by media after official rehearsal

Armenia’s Eurovision 2016 participant Iveta Mukuchayn scored top ratings from media after her first official rehearsal at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, the venue of the continent’s most popular song contest coming up later this month.

Études Arméniennes Contemporaines: New issue of journal focuses on Armenian arts in Ottoman Empire

In March 2016, the AGBU Nubarian Library released the sixth issue of its Études arméniennes contemporaines, a bilingual, biannual and multidisciplinary journal published in Paris. The articles in the latest issue – subtitled “Towards Inclusive Art Histories: Ottoman Armenian Voices Speak Back” – focus on Armenian arts in the Ottoman Empire.

Armenian-American Peter Balakian wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

Author Peter Balakian has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Ozone Journal. The winners and finalists were revealed Monday during a live-streamed broadcast from Columbia University in New York. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzers.

Mourning and Praying: Armenia’s Eurovision participant cancels performance over Karabakh

Armenia’s 2016 Eurovision participant Iveta Mukuchyan has canceled her upcoming performance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the “Eurovision in Concert” event over the deadly fighting that erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh and resulted in the deaths of soldiers and civilians earlier this month.