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January 30, 2004 



Arts Digest : A capsule review and preview of art and entertainment in Armenia .

Waiting for a new building. In 2005 the Yerevan History Museum will be placed in one of the buildings of the new complex of Yerevan City Hall reports Arminfo, January 27.

According to director of the Museum Armine Sargsyan, the author of the project, academician of architecture Jim Torosyan suggested an idea to allot a building for the museum in the complex of the municipality, which is under construction now. The new project has been approved by the government of Armenia.

Art Triumph.
Armenian painter and sculptor from Los Angeles Emil Gazaz was awarded with one of the five gold medals at the Fourth International Biennale that was held in Florence, Italy from December 6 to 15. Some 890 artists from 72 countries participated at that prestigious exhibition of contemporary art. Among nominations were painting, sculpture, photography, designing, drawing and modern means of communication. A 10-member jury of notable artists and critics chose the winners.

Gazaz presented two oil paintings and three bronze sculptures. His work "San Petro's Table" (65x61x58 cm) won "Lorenzo Il Magnifico Medici" award.

Art Bridges.
On February 5 Armenian duduk-player Gevorg Dabaghyan will leave for Germany. Records of a new CD collection are arranged to take place in Munich. The soloists of the CD are Dabaghyan and Arab oud-player Rabih Abou-Khalil.

On Yerevan Stages …

January 30. The first performances after massive construction will take place in Young Spectator' s Theatre ("Antigone") and Russian Theatre named after Stanislavski ("The Sorrow by the Brains").




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In Honor

Wednesday was Army Day, marking the 12th anniversary of Republic of Armenia's forces. President Robert Kocharyan and government dignitaries visited a Yerevan military cemetary to pay respects.



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