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  • Israeli “Celine Dion,” Persian sensation Andy and a song of unity

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Performing at the Greek Theatre last weekend, 23-year-old Israeli singer and philanthropist Liel Kolet joined Iranian-Armenian pop star Andy for a song of peace.

    The power ballad, “We Hear Your Voice,” brought together Andy and Kolet and musicians from across the world,...

  • Some ‘Profiles in Courage’

    By David A. Lehrer

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The past two weeks have offered insight, as few times do, into whether our leaders and opinion molders can set aside personal and political agendas in the face of adversity and crisis and be willing to do the right and courageous thing.

    Locally, the closing of King-Harbor after a...

  • The Subbotniks: an Armenian community on the fringe of extinction

    By Yasha Levine

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A community of rural residents in the former Soviet Union, descended from Russian peasants who converted to Judaism two centuries ago, may soon be consigned to the dustbin of history.
     
    Mikhail Zharkov, the 76-year-old leader of Armenia's tiny Subbotnik community, said only 13 of...
  • Jewish Split Marks Armenian Genocide

    By Larry Derfner

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    In the cemetery of the 1,500-year-old Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem there rises a memorial to genocide -- the Armenian genocide. This horror set the stage for the Jewish Holocaust, but as a human calamity, it also stands alone.

    George Hintlian, a 58-year-old...

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  • On What It Means To Be Armenian in America

    By Tom Tugend

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    About a decade ago, I was interviewing Professor Richard Hovannisian, the eminent UCLA authority on modern Armenian history.

    He lamented the state of the Armenian Diaspora in Los Angeles, with its infighting and confrontations between church leaders, and its American-born generations...

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