Monthly Archives: December 2014

A good year..bring on 2015!

By all accounts, this was a pretty good for me. I really can’t or shouldn’t complain about too much. Sure, it never goes perfectly, but when you compare and contrast to others – music and all that is associated with … Continue reading

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2014 in review for Hye Times blog

Kind of interesting for those of you into web stats. Check our what WordPress.com did for me. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

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State Fairgrounds 1935 – Armenian Festival

On Sunday, July 7, 1935, the Armenian Democratic League held their 15th annual convention in Detroit at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. The convention was a festival that featured opera and choral singers along with traditional Armenian dance music and musicians.  The … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I have the official name for my film documentary! Drum roll please….! Guardians of Music: A History of Armenian Music in Detroit will replace the working title of Detroit Hye Times which is what I have been using since I … Continue reading

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Next up – the narration

Yesterday I got together with my editor Brian Golden to record the voice over narration for the documentary. A relatively easy task (you might think) but nevertheless a very important one. This allows Brian to put together the clips based … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

The Christmas season can be a very reflective one for us…if we ever have time to enjoy it. It seems that the older I become, the more that time passes so quickly and if we want to enjoy it with … Continue reading

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Roger Krikorian and his legacy

It seems like yesterday that ‘one of our own’ passed away. I am speaking of Roger Krikorian who was a world-class Armenian dumbeg musician from the New England (Boston, MA) area. He died in 2007. I still remember where I was … Continue reading

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