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Anthony Bourdain's Take on Armenia

So I went for a beer with a couple of friends and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain turned up.
Here’s what Bourdain himself had to say about his visit to Armenia.

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"Armenia, My Love" To Premiere Tonight


Diana Angelson’s ‘Armenia, My Love’ film-tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide will premiere today at 7:30 PM at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 movie theatre in Pasadena, as well as Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood and the MGN 5 Star cinema in Glendale.

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The Amazing Armenian Space Station Band

When I first came across “Armenian Space Station’s” music video on Facebook this morning, there were no signs of warning that I would end up spending hours on it. Listening non-stop. Enjoying non-stop.

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Author of The Book about Armenian Army Faces Prosecution


Hovhannes Ishkhanian, a young Armenian writer, is facing prosecution for a limited edition (300 copies) book he published, which the Armenian police claim contains pornography.

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Aznavour, French music stars record a soundtrack to aid Haiti


World famous French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour and two dozens of other famous French singers have just finished recording a beautiful song: “Un Geste Pour Haiti Cherie”. It is a song-appeal to encourage people to make donations on behalf of the Caribbean island hit by a disasterous earthquake last week.

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The ‘Armenian’ coffee and the gadget called ‘Jazzve’

The key thing about ‘Armenian’ coffee is – it’s not ‘Turkish’ coffee. Never mind, that most of the world calls the exact same type of coffee – Turkish coffee…

This high tech gadget called ‘Jazzve’ is instrumental in making your ‘Armenian’ coffee a success. It must be used and old. The handle is often wooden and burned. You can tell at once that it has seen a lot of coffee flow through its belly.

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Armenia

Scientists uncover oldest known human brain from old world in Armenian cave

Photo: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scientists have uncovered in an Armenian cave what may be the oldest preserved human brain from an ancient society, which dates back to 6,000 years.
The cave overlooks southeastern Armenia’s Arpa River, just across the border from Iran. The researchers found a trio of Copper Age human skulls, each buried in a separate niche inside the three-chambered, 600-square-meter cave. The skulls belonged to 12- to 14-year-old girls, according to anatomical analyses conducted independently by three biological anthropologists.
Fractures identified on two skulls indicate that the girls were killed by blows from a club of some sort, probably in a ritual ceremony, according to Gregory Areshian of the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Armenia

Armenian bloggers stage a protest action in front of Georgian Embassy

Today a protest action was held before the Georgian Embassy: the 10 – 15 participants of the action solemnly buried Georgian democracy in response to Georgian attempts to scrap signs of Armenian heritage from the Armenian St. Norashen Church in Tbilisi.

The action was organized and staged by Armenian bloggers.
“Georgia has always been a friendly country to Armenia. However, the experience of the past five years showed but one thing: that country has been moving towards fascism. We do not care for the reasons being mere complexes or the bitterness of the defeat. We care for only one thing: crimes, cases of obvious hooliganism, are being committed, graves are being dug, historical monuments are being razed to the ground”, – the bloggers told Echannel at the event.
The action was staged in protest of the continuous efforts by Georgian priests to “georganize” Armenian churches in the territory of that country. The recent incident, which stirred bloggers’ discontent was related to the attempt by Georgian priest Tariel Sikinchelashvili to demolish the graves of Armenian Tamamshyan family placed in the backyard of St. Norashen church in the centre of Tbilisi.
The participants of the action also presented the Embassy with Armenian wine that bore the label Norashen. The Georgian ending ‘i’ was added to it.

Video and information via E-channel.

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Sirusho Chosen for Eurovision 2008!


The Armenia blog is apolitical as ever – thus giving me a pleasant break from reading all the various accounts of the LTP rally. Noting, that Armenian pop singer Sirusho is going to represent Armenia during Eurovision-2008 international song contest, which will take place in Serbian Belgrade next year, Rhyne remarks:

Let’s hope the public is able to pick a song that doesn’t automatically guarantee failure, like last year’s. Unfortunately, it is not yet known whether innocent bystanders will be beat, stabbed, or shot, but keep checking back.

Interestingly A1plus blog had also written about Sirusho/Eurovision earlier, asking a question:

Do you think Sirusho will be able to present our country at its best? And what do you think about the Eurovision overall?