Armenia's representative at the Junior European Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, a12-year old Michael Varosyan (MIKA) won the second place by his song "Love."
Islamic State follows Turkey in its policy of destruction of ancient cultural monuments, Head of the Research on Armenian Architecture Fund (RAA) Samvel Karapetyan told ArmInfo's correspondent.
On November 17, TBS' show Conan, hosted by legendary late-night comedian Conan O'Brien, will broadcast a special episode, filmed in Armenia, which was co-produced by Soar Productions.
German guitarist and composer Marc Sinan will have concert in Yerevan. Sinan, who has Armenian, German and Turkish roots, will present the selections of his new "Komitas" project. Besides, the Armenian first-night of Vache Sharafyan's "Dialogs with Komitas" will also take place, the press service of the German Embassy to Armenia informs.
"One Hundred Years of Silence" exhibition of painter Mushegh Mkhitaryan held in early October in Yerevan was a great success. Dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the exhibition tells about the revival of the Armenian people, their return to art and peaceful life. A total of 54 paintings were exhibited.
Yerevan will host Duduk Festival on October 9-11. Musicians Georgy Minasov, Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, Norayr Kartashyan, Emotion Band, Menua Band, Dudukner Ensemble.
Rostelecom, as a telecommunication partner, has provided telecommunication services to New Wave international song contest, which is being held in Sochi for the first time, on October 2-11. As the company's press service reports the company has built the necessary infrastructure and installed equipment for providing broadband wired and Wi-Fi Internet access at speeds up to 300 Mbit/s in the territory of the contest, as well as in the area of residence of the organizers and participants.
Yerevan will be hosting "YEREVAN JAZZ FEST 2015" September 17-19. Among the participants are Nino Katamadze, Richard Bona Band, Marian Merabova, Erna Yuzbashyan, Hubert Tubbs, Artsakh Jazz Band and others.
The British premiere of Tigran Jukhajyan's "Karine" operetta will take place in London on August 14. Zhirayr Papazyan, the director, has told ArmInfo that the operetta will be staged in London on August 14 and 15. The premiere of "Karine" was held in France in May 2010 at Theatre of Saint-Maur (Paris) and Theatre de L'Odeon (Marseille). In November 2015, the operetta will be staged in Alfortville, France.
An annual watermelon festival will be held near the Swan Lake in Yerevan on July 18.
"I am an emotional person, but as an actress I always resign myself to the director," well-known Italian film star Ornella Muti said at a press conference in Yerevan on July 12. Muti failed to say what film is the key one in her career.
Among speakers there will be Sergey Demensky (Deputy General Director of MKR (International Development Corporation)), Andrey Shcherbak (Director General of Association of Tchaikovsky International Competition Stars), Tigran Hakobyan (CEO of MKR Media Armenia), Martoun Kostandyan (Principal of Tchaikovsky Special Music School) and Sergey Smbatyan (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia). Participants will touch upon topics related to the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the participation of the younger generation in this cultural event.
Orange press-office has informed ArmInfo that for the sixth consecutive year, Orange and music lovers celebrated World Music Day on June 21.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has led the Armenian delegation to participate in the opening ceremony of the Armenian pavilion at "Midem" International Music Festival in Cannes.
Yerevan city is celebrating the 112th anniversary of famous composer Aram Khachaturian. Yerevan municipality press-office has informed ArmInfo that on behalf of mayor Taron Margaryan Head of Culture and Tourism Department Kamo Movsesyan laid flowers on the grave of the famous composer at Komitas pantheon.
The first "Guide to Armenian Winemaking and Armenian Wines" has been published in Armenia. "We have all been looking forward to this event", Chairman of the Armenian Association of Winemakers Avag Harutyunyan told the media on June 5. He reminded that a similar book had been last published in 1968. Harutyunyan mentioned the importance of such books as a means of enticing investors into the winemaking sphere.