Head of the Armenian Delegation Gohar Gasparyan has commented on the ban on the Artsakh flag at the Eurovision Song Contest. Gasparyan said at a press conference on April 29 that such decisions are taken for safety reasons to prevent possible signs of aggression among the audience. "As the contest participants, we should respect the Eurovision rules," she said.
Ora Ahimeir, Israeli writer and founder of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, is going to publish a book on the Armenian Genocide.
An international competition of choreographic art will be held in Tsakhkadzor, a resort town in Armenia, on April 2-3. Executive Director of the Armenia’s Dance Sport Federation David Sargsyan told ArmInfo the competition will be held with the support of the Youth Foundation of Armenia and Retro Dance Club. The event organizers are “For the Implementation of International Conventions” NGO and the Dance Sports Federation. The competition will involve more than 200 dancers from Armenia and Georgia, who will perform various style dances, Sargsyan said.
Gegham Grigoryan, world-famous Armenian tenor, the creative director of the National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan died aged 65 today.
Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) have published the list of 'The 7 Most Endangered' monuments and sites for 2016. These endangered landmarks include archaeological site of Ererouyk and the village of Ani Pemza, Armenia, the press office of the Armenian Ministry of Culture reports.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum of the Athens will host an exhibition "Armenia: Soul of Ararat" on March 14, according to the Armenian Culture Ministry website.
Iveta Mukuchyan, Armenia's representative for Eurovision Song Contest, has presented her song LoveWave overnight. The music is by Lilit Navasardyan and Levon Navasardyan. Lyrics are by Iveta Mukucharyan and Stephanie Crutchfield. The LoveWave video on YouTube was viewed for more than 110,000 times within 12 hours.
As Urban Development Ministry of Armenia adopts a decision to unite Alexander Tamanyan Museum with the National Museum-Institute of Architecture and rename it after A. Tamanyan, the great architect's grandson, Gagik Tamanyan, addresses a letter to Minister Narek Sargsyan. In his letter, the successor of the great architect, the author of Yerevan's general layout, levers harsh criticism at the Ministry for uniting the two museums to get an area for building a banquet hall at the Ministry. "Nowhere in the world museums of prominent people are closed and transferred to general museums.
Well-known cello player Narek Hakhnazaryan will record Witold Lutoslawski's compositions for BBC Radio 3. The musician told reporters on January 25 that the work will be done in a month. "I have never performed Lutoslawski's compositions. I look forward to doing it," Hakhnazaryan said.
According to the results of the drawing held in Stockholm, Armenia will perform in the first semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Minister of Culture of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan commented on the situation related to the old building of Zvartnots airport. In an interview with ArmInfo the Minister paid attention to the fact that old (round) building of the airport is not included in the list of State Protected Monuments.
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage needs serious revision; Armenia's Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan expressed such opinion in a talk with ArmInfo's correspondent.
Two young animators from Armenia will undergo training at Angouleme (France) animation school (EMCA - Ecole des Metiers du Cinema d'Animation). The scholarships were provided by the French Embassy in Armenia. Vrej Kassouny, Founder, Director at ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan, told a news conference today on December 10, 2015 young talented animators at the age of 18-26, citizens of Armenia, were encouraged to apply for the scholarships from October 9 to the 25th inclusive.
In 2016, Armenia will submit an elaborated application for putting "Kochari: The traditional group dance" on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Culture Minister of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyn told ArmInfo.
Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan has explained why the Ministry did not let the demonstrators put up tents in Liberty Square. To note, the New Armenia Front is holding rallies against the constitutional reforms.
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."