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Creative Profile: Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson began playing double bass in Highland Park public schools until he attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music and New England Conservatory. He held several principal positions in regional orchestras as well as the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra … Continue reading

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Gypsy Esma: Macedonian Queen Passes

Growing up and listing to all forms of Middle Eastern music allowed me to enter the world of Roma, music of the Balkans. As I got older and become more interested in varying forms of music, I discovered the varies … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Chaplin’s Pawnshop 100 Year Birthday

As we get older, the more we reflect on our past. Depending on where our minds are on a particular day, this could be a good memory or a bad one. Today I saw a tweet that showed that yesterday (October … Continue reading

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Sosy Krikorian Kadian (1928-2016)

Far too often whenever we hear that someone has passed away, we automatically look at their age at the time of their death and evaluate their life by how long they actually lived. I think sometimes we do not look at … Continue reading

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One year later, what’s next?

For the Armenians, 2015 was an important year. Notice I didn’t say it was a memorable or a joyous year. It was the year that Armenians from around the world commemorated, remembered, mourned and bonded over the 100th year of … Continue reading

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