Discussion on Cultural Business On January
15, President Robert Kocharyan held a discussion
on evaluation, import, and export of cultural
values. The president issued a directive to simplify
these actions as much as possible, reported Yerkir
online on January 20.
For this reason, a working group was created
of 7 people from relevant departments and ministries.
The said " We have to create an opportunity
for free export and import of items that are of
no cultural value for the country,"said Armen
Avetisian, head of the Government-related State
Committee on Customs. He also noted that it does
not mean that they are ready to open the border
and ignore any activities of export of such items.
The head of the committee said that they would
make a list of cultural values to be preserved
by the state and not to be exported.
It was noted that 216 cultural values were exported
and imported in 2003.
Saryan's book in Bulgaria. Bulgarian "Svyat-2001"
publishing house has recently issued a Bulgarian-language
collection of works of Armenian painter Martiros
Saryan entitled "Sun Shines for All".
The thoughts, impressions, opinions and criticism
of literature, theater and music were translated
into Bulgarian by Bulgarian-Armenian Hagop Ormandjiyan.
The basis of the collection, the Armenian language
issue of "Sun Shines for All" was published
by "Sovetakan Grogh" publishing house
in 1996, by financial aid from Raffi and Gayane
Yakhdjiyans from America. The Yakhdjiyans allotted
pictures and materials from the book for the Bulgarian
edited version of collected works of Saryan.
Again Aramo and Emma After many requests Aramo
and Emma will repeat their joint concert from
last November. This time they'll meet their fans
in the Philharmonic Big Hall. The concert will
take place on February 12 and will be devoted
to the Armenian holiday of love of Saint Sargis.
New pop- star Mister X returned from the USA
with wonderful impressions, writes abide.am. He
had two live solo concerts in Welsher Ebel and
Glendale's Alex theatres.
The first concert was recorded and released as
a double CD, which will appear on sale in Armenia
also in about a month. The second concert was
recorded in DVD version and will as well appear
first in USA and afterwards in Armenia.
On Yerevan Stages
January 24 In Chamber Music Hall will be concert
of "New Names" organization, which present
talented children from different music schools
January 25 In National Opera and Ballet
theatre will be performed Verdi "Troubadour"
opera directed by tenor Gegham Grigoryan.