Saturday, May 7, 2011
Vanessa Kachadurian- #1 performer in France Charles Aznavour to be honored
Musicians, artists and community leaders from across the globe will gather to pay tribute to one of the world's greatest musicians and entertainers - Charles Aznavour - in a star-studded event to take place at the exquisite Cipriani Wall Street on May 20.
The evening will serve as an opportunity to highlight not only Aznavour's talents, but his decades-long service to Armenia on the eve of the republic's 20th anniversary of independence.
Presenting the award to Aznavour will be the famous actress/singer Liza Minnelli, whose friendship with him dates back almost 50 years. Seeing Aznavour perform on stage for the first time was "magnetic" for Minnelli. "The minute he walked onstage, I stopped breathing," she said.
The event will feature guest of honor, Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. The evening's proceeds will benefit the disadvantaged elderly people of Armenia, including the Vanadzor Old Age Home in Armenia, a loving, nurturing refuge for older Armenians who have no other means of support. The Vanadzor Home was started by Aznavour, who personally requested Fund for Armenian Relief to assume responsibility for its upkeep and operation.