Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision Song Contest with UK’s Sam Ryder second

U kraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra. The act have been the frontrunners since Russia’s invasion – which prompted organisers to ban the country from competing. The country joined the contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries … Read more

Feds want to seize Holmby Hills mega-mansion allegedly paid for with bribes

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The United States government is seeking the forfeiture of a mega-mansion in Holmby Hills, alleging the home was purchased with bribes paid by an Armenian businessman to the family of a former high-ranking public official in Armenia, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. The DOJ contends the bribes were paid by … Read more

Tens of thousands rally to demand Armenian PM’s resignation

Tens of thousands of protesters blocked streets and gathered around government buildings in Armenia’s capital on Wednesday to demand the prime minister’s resignation over his calls for a formal peace agreement with neighbouring Azerbaijan. The demonstrators used cement mixers and trucks to close off roads and bridges leading to the centre of Yerevan. They marched, … Read more

Musical artist Super Sako cements his place in Hollywood, the town where he grew up

HOLLYWOOD (KABC) — There are some new handprints and footprints in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre. They belong to Super Sako, a singer who had a song that hit No. 1 in more than 75 countries. He has toured the world, but this Armenian-born singer grew up right here in Hollywood. “I used … Read more

Events Across LA Mark 107th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Glendale’s annual commemorative event of the Armenian genocide came back this year for the first time since the pandemic began. A packed house at the Alex theater enjoyed musical performances  by the Lark musical society.  Los Angeles County is home to the largest Armenian population in the United States. Many events took place all across … Read more

Biden marks 107th anniversary of the Armenian genocide – National | Globalnews.ca

By Josh Boak The Associated Press Posted April 24, 2022 11:55 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ President Joe Biden on Sunday commemorated the 107th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide, issuing a statement in memory of the 1.5 million Armenians “who were deported, … Read more

What Armenian-Americans’ Stories Can Teach Us Heading into Genocide Remembrance Day

With Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on Sunday, April 24, LA’s Armenian-American community has about a million stories to tell. And one team of USC researchers wants to record as many of them as possible. To get the first-hand accounts, they’re gone mobile, documenting testimony in a renovated yellow food truck. “We say, ‘Get in the … Read more