Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vanessa Kachadurian - The Hughes Brothers "Book of Eli" "From Hell", "Dead Presidents" and more

Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (born April 1, 1972), known together professionally as the Hughes brothers, are American film directors, producers and screenwriters. The pair, who are twins, are known for co-directing such visceral, and often violent, movies as Menace II Society, From Hell and The Book of Eli.

Early lives
The Hughes brothers were born in Detroit, Michigan to an African American father and an Armenian American mother, Aida, whose family were Iranian Armenians from Tehran. Albert is the older of the twins by nine minutes; although they originally believed themselves to be fraternal twins, they suspect they may be identical despite not having had a DNA test. Their parents divorced when they were two. The twins moved with their mother to Pomona, California, east of Los Angeles, when they were nine. The mother raised her sons alone while putting herself through school and starting her own business, a vocational center. Supportive of her sons' ambitions as filmmakers, she gave them a video camera when they were twelve. As a result, the boys spent their free time making short films. When a teacher suggested that they make a "How To" film for an assignment, they complied with a short film entitled "How to Be a Burglar."

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vanessa Kachadurian-Armenian Comedy show at KZV School San Francisco

Comedy Show (in Armenian) Actors from Armenia USA, CA-North San Francisco Sat, 26 Mar 2011 7:30 p.m.March 26, 2011
Organizer: KZV Armenian School & Hamazkayin - Contact Organizer. 415-586-8686
Event Type: Comedy / Admission: $35, sponsors $100
Location: Khachaturian Armenian Community Center, Saroyan Hall 825 Brotherhood Way
Krouzian Zekarian Vasbouragan Armenian Schoolin collaboration w/ Hamazkayin SF Nigol Aghpalian Chapter presentDON JVAN - Avia (Don Juan of the Air)Katakergoutiun (Comedy) about air travelactors: Hrant Tokhatyan, Narek Duryan, Naira Movsisyan, Luiza Nersisyan, Tamara PetrosyanSaturday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.Khatchaturian Armenian Community CenterSaroyan Hall825 Brotherhood WaySan Francisco, CAFor tickets, contact School Office: Sose @ 415-586-8686Angelique Arzoumanian 408-396-4390Levon Ishag 650-345-7870 or 415-999-5554Also playing in Los Angeles, Fresno, Boston, New York, Montreal, Toronto

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ambassador Charles Aznavour signified Canton of Jura support to Armenia - Health - Panorama | Armenian news

Ambassador Charles Aznavour signified Canton of Jura support to Armenia - Health - Panorama | Armenian news

Vanessa Kachadurian-Armenian Artists team up with Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder to perform at concert timed to Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary
February 4, 2011 - 17:11 AMT 13:11 GMTPanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian government is teaming up with Stevie Wonder and a roster of international performers to bring a higher profile to Genocide recognition efforts.

Armenian dignitaries and music promoters in Glendale unveiled plans for a five-year series of concerts, dubbed “Never Again,” to keep the Armenian Genocide and other human rights atrocities in the public eye.

The series is scheduled to culminate with performances in 2015, the 100-year anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of Ottoman Turks. Supporters say the effort is a companion to long-standing political and legal efforts by Armenian-Americans to have the United States formally recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“Something that may not be done through the power of politics can be done through the power of music,” said Anush Hovsepyan, spokeswoman for Glendale-based nonprofit Artists for Peace.

Hovsepyan said the program also is intended to highlight the many atrocities that have occurred even after a 1948 United Nations resolution condemning genocide, including those in Rwanda, Cambodia and Sudan.

Armenian diplomats voiced their support for the effort.

Grigor Hovhannissian, the Glendale-based consul general for Armenia in the western United States, said the Armenian government supports the effort.

The first “Never Again” concert is scheduled to take place April 17 at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City with Wonder; Canadian songwriter and producer David Foster — who has worked with Celine Dion, Josh Groban and others — and Flora Martirosyan, a popular Armenian performer who recently recorded the genocide-themed song and video “Never Again.”

Promoters are hoping to add other names to the roster of performers, Glendale News –Press reported.