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 September 12, 2003 

Note to Readers: The performance season has begun in Armenia. Soon, too (November 1), theater and concert patrons will enjoy performances in newly-refurbished halls and theaters. Beginning this week, ArmeniaNow arts reporter Gayane Abrahamyan will compile capsule reviews, notices and news about what's going on here in the world of art. We hope you enjoy Arts Digest.

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Greedy Harvest?: Historic gardens in peril as urban development spreads

A garden regarded as a historic cultural monument is in danger of being destroyed by urban expansion in Yerevan.

For 3,000 years, Dalma gardens, near the Genocide Memorial, have been cultivated for wine-making and other grape products .

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Life in the Monuments of Death: A visit to the cemetery village, Noraduz

Arevshat Sargsyan becomes very inspired and enthusiastic when he sees visitors to his village.
Despite he is lame in the right leg he quickly jumps up from the big chair-shaped stone where he usually basks in the sun and welcomes guests by saying: "I can be your guide, I can answer all your questions."

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home

I don't know the Armenian phrase for "bovine excrement", however I might learn it from my colleague, translator Levon Baghdasaryan. It was that very phrase that he used in fact (well, something near that) when he entered my office to object to one of the stories on this week's site.

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A Life on Canvas: Tigran Tokmajyan's 80 years of family and national pride

For the past two weeks, a visit to the Union of Armenian Painters has been a visit to Armenia itself. There the work of 80-year old artist Tigran Tokmajyan paints the country's history in the bright colors of nature. There, too, on 81 canvases is the history of a national artist.

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Dead Women Walking: A night of contemporary art in Yerevan

In an audience hall there are girls first walking on all fours then resting their hands crosswise upon bars placed on their necks, then playing ball. Onstage again there are girls gathered in a musical band, dressed in wedding dresses and playing guitars and other instruments.

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"Special" School: Afflicted children must survive in damaged conditions at No. 2

Three classmates, 10- year old boys Mher, Armen and Narek have hardly sat down at one school desk and are drawing with colored pencils. Three of them drew the same houses with colorful roofs.

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Sports: National football team falls, accuse Greeks of foul play

After a 0-1 defeat by the Greek National Football Team, Armenia lost even its theoretical chance for entering EURO 2004th final stage next summer in Portugal.

The only goal came in minute 36 by Zisis Vryzas.


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Death for Death Penalty: Capital punishment abolished; Human Rights Law approved

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Tigran Naghdalyan Murder Case: Prosecutor accuses attorney of having fake license

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Bad Connection: Government wants to invalidate telecommunications monopoly of ArmenTel

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September 11, Yerevan. Commemorating the American tragedy, events at Moscow cinema hosted by the US embassy became a solemn tribute due to Armenian citizens -- officials, clergymen, simple people, children, who came to join their voices to the world's choir condemning terrorism.


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