Monthly Archives: November 2016
Armenian Music of Hachig & Richard – Video Clips
Last weekend at St. John’s Armenian Church and the ACYOA celebrated history with a dance that featured some of the present day legends of Armenian folk music. Both Hachig Kazarian and Richard Hagopian adorned the stage with Michael Kazarian and … Continue reading
Creative Profile: Levon Kafafian
Detroit-based, New York born, Levon Kafafian is a multi-media Armenian-American artist creating tactile and sensory works that explore the spaces between people, nature and culture. He is the founder of Fringe Society, where he teaches classes and workshops on textile … Continue reading
Arts & the Election 2017
During the Presidential campaign, I often wondered how each candidate would treat the arts industry if they were elected. Now that the election is over and we have a new President, this thought enters my mind more frequently. Robert L. … Continue reading
Leonard Cohen Dies
A sad evening in the music world. Legendary songwriter, vocalist and musician Leonard Cohen has passed at the age of 82. Cohen was known for his poetry, his controversial lyrics and to me, he was known as an artist that … Continue reading
Creative Profile: Victor Ghannam, Musician
Victor Ghannam is a self taught musician who has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East, North, Central, and South America on a variety of instruments, mainly the Oud and Qanun. He began his musical life at the age of 4 … Continue reading
Is Music Timeless?
When you are known for performing music that is considered historical in many ways, you can become sensitive if your music is referred to as ancient or passe’. It is a shame that music of any kind receives such a … Continue reading
Apply for a Kresge Artists Fellowship!
Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 18 Kresge Artist Fellowships ($25,000 each plus professional practice opportunities), and two Gilda Awards ($5,000 each) to metro Detroit artists (Wayne, Oakland & Macomb counties). Kresge Artist Fellowships and Gilda Awards are given to … Continue reading