First Yerevan to Van Flight Takes Place

For a brief 35 minutes, it was as if the closed border between Turkey and Armenia did not exist: a direct flight took off in Yerevan and landed in Van, the first of its kind. It was an unprecedented journey from one current capital of Armenia to another, more historical one.
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Armenians Gather to Protest Being Labelled Filthy

  On the evening of January 8th 2018, Comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah was accused of referring to Armenians as “filthy” in a joke made during his show.       The Glendale Police department were immediately notified. Officers spoke to eye witnesses who confirmed they had not seen anything because the punchline had gone over their head.  However, news of Armenians being un-clean had already begun circulating on social media. Protest groups were quick to mobilize. A spokesman for the Armenian Bureau of Outlandish Demands stated that they would like Trevor Noah to apologize, resign as host and...

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The World to Come: Q&A With Hip Hop Artist Danny Krikorian

Music is the only thing that really makes sense to Danny K. The Riyadh-born hip hop artist and producer based in Florida who is both Syrian and Armenian recently released his self-produced debut album, “The World to Come,” playfully unpacking his multi-pronged identity and paying tribute to his roots through lyrics and melodies that give the often complicated issues of finding out who you really are a refreshing new take. Though “The World to Come” is his largest project to date, Krikorian, who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 7-years-old, has always looked to music for solace. “Whenever the...

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'ArmComedy' Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

Originally published by The Armenian Mirror Spectator ArmComedy comedians Narek Margaryan (left) and Sergey Sargsyan will be performing their first-ever stand-up shows in Boston, Glendale, and San Francisco to benefit the Armenian Assembly of America and the Armenia Tree Project. The two comedians from Armenia write and perform their own satirical news show, called “ArmComedy,” three times a week on the ArmNews TV channel. They have had many prominent guests on their show, including Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, various Armenian ministers and politicians, including opposition figures, filmmakers, singers and even American comedian Conan O’Brien during his 2015 visit to Armenia. Like...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should See The Promise

  If you're of Armenian descent and you haven't been living under a coffee cup, you've heard of The Promise - or at least the buzz surrounding the film. By this point, you're either excited by the prospect of seeing it or sick of people talking about it. No matter what you're thinking, here are a few reasons to contemplate before seeing The Promise when it hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on April 21st.    1. All profits are going to charity In a rare move, Survival Pictures, the production company created by Armenian-American businessman and philanthropist Kirk...

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