Benefit Concert for Syrian-Armenians Planned for Boston

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WATERTOWN, Mass. – In response to the plight of Syria’s Armenian communities, and to provide much needed humanitarian assistance, the Greater Boston community on Sat., April 20, will hold a Benefit Concert for the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF). The event is to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington and will feature internationally renowned artists and local arts and cultural organizations. Tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan and his wife, mezzo-soprano Victoria Avetisyan will perform during the “classical music” portion of the evening, joining soprano Knarik Nerkararyan, violinist Levon Chilingirian, and pianists Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian and Zaven Parsamian. The program will also feature the world premiere of a work for violin and piano, written for the…

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AYF Walkathon 2013

Walkathon Benefits Syrian Armenians

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BURBANK – The Armenian Youth Federation- Burbank “Varak” Chapter hosted a walkathon on February 10 to aid the Armenians currently residing in Syria. This event raised funds, as well as awareness within the community, for the Syrian Armenian Crisis. “Those currently residing in Syria live in a very dangerous environment as the civil war continues to ignite violence and destruction throughout the country,” said Armen Tashjian, one of the walkathon participants. Schools, churches, homes, and community centers have been torn down. Crimes of kidnapping, murder, and torture have been executed by rebel and militant forces. As a result, thousands of Armenians have been displaced, while others continue to struggle living in the midst of a cross-fire. Registration began at 10…

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ACF Banquet 2013

What’s On Our Bucket List?

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Opinion By Pattyl Aposhian Kasparian There are particular windows of opportunity in one’s life that are short lived, notably the years after grad school and before family commitment. It’s the period of time when you are making good money but are not responsible for a hefty mortgage and school tuition. It’s the tail end of the AYF years and the start of the ANC- PN—the meetings turned parties turned weekend getaways. It’s the years you are actually allowed to meet any and all sorts of people to learn more about yourself, your likes and dislikes and test the limits of socially acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Those years disappear—be it a lack of energy, time or resources. You spend more time thinking…

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