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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.