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Armenia announces call for applications for Junior Eurovision 2019
The contest is open to participants aged 9-14. Submitted songs (music and lyrics) cannot have been published before May 1st 2019 in accordance with EBU rules. Songs must be longer than two minutes 30 seconds and no longer than three minutes
Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad to create six-meter hanging sculpture of Babel
For this exhibition – running from 1 July until 15 August 2019, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto – Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across the language divide
Golden Apricot 16th International Film Festival to kick off on July 7
This year the IFF has received over 740 films from different countries and has selected a number of films from prestigious international film festivals such as those in Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, for the program.
Three Armenian manuscripts from Italy go on display at Matenadaran
Three of the 14 Armenian manuscripts kept at the Laurentian Library in Florence will be on display until the end of the year. An interactive multimedia system will also display digital pages of the manuscripts.
Today is the 116th birth anniversary of Aram Khachaturian
Born in 1903 Aram Khachaturian showed early signs of a love of music, but his formal training did not begin until 1922, when he was admitted to the famous Gnessin Institute in Moscow and continued at the Moscow Conservatory with the eminent composer Myaskovsky.
Armenian folk musicians perform Black Sabbath song "She's Gone"
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, along with Rock Aid Armenia organizer Jon Dee, are in Yerevan, Armenia, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rock Aid Armenia, a humanitarian effort by the British music industry to raise money to help those affected by the 1988 devastating earthquake in Spitak.
State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia to perform with jazzman Ronald Baker
Ronald Baker has appeared in most of the major jazz festivals and has performed with great artists such as Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller, Jesse Davis and Antonio Hart to name a few. Ronald has been touring with his own quintet for more than 22 years.
American orchestra to perform Armenian music
The concert will include a variety of Armenian music from as early as the 5th and 10th centuries until the present. Some unique sounds will come from the Armenian viola and Duduk, an ancient reed instrument made from the wood of the apricot tree.
J. K. Rowling set to release four new Harry Potter stories next month
The author, 53, will unveil the eBooks on Pottermore, which is a digital platform for all things about the Wizarding World, on 27 June. Rowling's four new Harry Potter stories, which have been illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason, will be themed around the different lessons students can take at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry