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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:02 AM

SYSTEM OF A DOWN TO PLAY ARMENIAN GENOCIDE TRIBUTE SHOWS IN EUROPE

Under The Gun Review
Nov 24 2014

Years ago, the announcement of a System Of A Down reunion launched
excitement and rumors of new music from the Armenian metal band.

Unfortunately, fans would later receive confirmation that a new album
was in fact not in the works.

Despite this, listeners around the world have clung tight to the
band's announcements, hoping that something great would still come
from the reformation of the group. Today, some of those fans are
going to feel quite lucky.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, System Of
A Down have booked several European dates in 2015 including their first
ever show in their home country- a free performance in Yerevan's public
square. Additional shows in Moscow, London, Cologne, and Amsterdam
have also been announced as part of the 'Wake Up The Souls Tour.'

You can check out a tour annoucement video from the band below,
as well as a full list of dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov 28.

Wake Up The Souls Tour Dates:

4/10 - Wembley Arena - London, ENG 4/13 - Lanxess Arena - Cologne,
GER 4/14 - La Halle Tony Garnier - Lyon, FRA 4/16 - Forest National -
Brussels, BEL 4/17 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, NET 4/20 - Olympisky -
Moscow, RUS 4/23 - Republic Square - Yerevan, ARM

http://www.undertheg...hows-in-europe/
 

 


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 04:52 PM

Irish Mirror, Ireland
November 27, 2014 Thursday 3:06 PM GMT


System of a Down announce Wembley arena gig for Wake Up The Souls 2015
tour: tickets out now

The world-renowned rockers have announced a "Wake Up the Souls" tour
in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide centennial - and will play a
gig in London

By Emma Munbodh



System of a Down have announced an upcoming tour in the capital - for
the first time since 2005 - as part of their European Wake up the
Souls tour.

The band who have sold over 31-million copies since forming in 1998,
will play Wembley's SSE Arena on April 10 , their first indoor UK gig
since 2005.

System of a Down's upcoming tour is to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and in tribute of the lives lost.

In a statement, the band said: "System of a Down will commemorate the
100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with their Wake Up The
Souls Tour, commencing on April 10 and concluding with their
first-ever performance in Armenia with a free show in Yerevan's
Republic Square".

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 28 at 10am.
 


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:13 AM

SYSTEM OF A DOWN ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR DATE OF 2015

Radio.com News
Dec 15 2014

December 15, 2014 1:16 PM
By Kevin Rutherford

Fear not, because System of a Down's weekend set at KROQ Almost
Acoustic Christmas won't be their only U.S. show in the near future.

The band confirmed Saturday with KROQ that they will make a stop in Los
Angeles once again on April 6 at the Forum for the kickoff of their
Wake Up the Souls tour. System of a Down had previously announced
the tour last month, noting that it was designed to coincide with
the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Turkey.

"We said we should celebrate the fact that we're here on stage, on
the radio telling you about [the genocide]," bassist Shavo Odadjian
explained to KROQ. "We got to that level. Let's not mourn 100 years
what has already happened. By educating, you raise awareness. By
raising awareness, you grow peoples' minds."

"The way we do it, we have our show, and the people that want to take
information away from that, and the people who want to just come and
enjoy the show also have that freedom," drummer John Dolmayan added.

The remainder of the Wake Up the Souls tour had already been announced,
with shows in Europe and ending with their first show in Armenia.

"It's kind of like a full circle," frontman Serj Tankian said about
coming to perform in Armenia, where all four band members have
ancestral ties. "From the beginning of this band, we didn't plan on
being four Armenians in a band together; it just kind of turned out
that way. But it's our personal story, you know? The genocides affected
all of us--our families and our losses. And it's also a justice that
needs to be resolved. It's not just to do with Armenians, it's having
to do with genocide still occurring now and it has to do with the
fact that there's still not any executable international response to
genocide that might happen right now."

Tickets go on sale for the April 6 show at 10 a.m. this Friday on
Ticketmaster. KROQ will also be giving away tickets to the show all
this week, in addition to a grand prize VIP ticket giveaway.

It's unknown if the band will return to the U.S. for any more shows
in 2015.

Listen to the full interview above or at KROQ.

http://kroq.cbslocal...stem-of-a-down/

http://radio.com/201...tour-date-2015/
 


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

10:54 16/12/2014 » DAILY PRESS

Haykakan Zhamanak: George Clooney to visit Armenia with System of a Down

Hollywood star George Clooney will arrive in Armenia in April 2015 together with the rock band System of a Down, Haykakan Zhamanak reports. He will probably participate in the band’s Yerevan concert.
According to the newspaper, Clooney agreed to assist in the campaign for the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and will take part in the System of a Down’s tour dedicated to this issue.
 
 

Source: Panorama.am


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:17 AM

12:49 17/12/2014 » SOCIETY

George Clooney to visit Armenia, Serj Tankian confirms

“There’s a rumor that George Clooney will be coming to Armenia with us next April. This is undeniable truth,” System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian wrote on Instagram.

System of a Down will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with ‘Wake Up the Souls’ tour that consists of seven performances. It will be concluded with a show in Yerevan’s Republic Square on April 23.

Below are the tour dates: April 10 - London, England, Wembley Arena, April 13 - Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena, April 14 - Lyon, France, La Halle Tony Garnier, April 16 - Brussels, Belgium, Forest National, April 17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome, April 20 - Moscow, Russia, Olympisky, April 23 - Yerevan, Armenia, Republic Square. 

Related: System of a Down to give concert in Yerevan (video)
 
 

Source: Panorama.am



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:55 AM

16:21 18/12/2014 » SOCIETY

Serj Tankian: We have no information or knowledge about Clooney

Rumors of actor George Clooney joining System of a Down on the group’s upcoming 'Wake Up the Souls' tour are greatly exaggerated, Asbarez reports.
The band’s frontman, Serj Tankian told Asbarez “We have no information or knowledge about Clooney.”
“There’s a rumor that George Clooney will be coming to Armenia with us next April. This is undeniable truth,” Tankian had wrote on Instagram.
System of a Down will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with ‘Wake Up the Souls’ tour that consists of seven performances. It will be concluded with a show in Yerevan’s Republic Square on April 23.

 
 

Source: Panorama.am



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

:(  i guess we oweit  to social media :(



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

Ջորջ Քլունին կայցելի Հայաստան Ցեղասպանության 100-ամյակի միջոցառումների շրջանակում
Ջորջ Քլունին կայցելի Հայաստան Ցեղասպանության 100-ամյակի միջոցառումների շրջանակում
17 դեկտեմբերի 2014 - 10:02 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Հոլիվուդյան հայտնի դերասան Ջորջ Քլունին ապրիլին կայցելի Հայաստան: Լուրն Instagram-ի իրէջում հաստատել է System Of A Down-ի մեներգիչ Սերժ Թանկյանը.

«Լուրեր են պտտվում, թե Ջորջ Քլունին հաջորդ ապրիլին մեզ հետ մեկնելու է Հայաստան: Դա անհերթելի ճշմարտություն է»,- գրել է Թանկյանը:

Հայտնի ամերիկյան դերասան և պրոդյուսեր Ջորջ Քլունին երկու անգամ առաջադրվել է «Ոսկե Գլոբուս» մրցանակի և մեկ անգամ՝ «Օսկարի»:

Ավելի վաղ System Of A Down (SOAD) ռոք խումբը հայտարարել է համաշխարհային նոր շրջագայության մասին, որի առաջին համերգը կլինի դեկտեմբերի 13-ին Լոս Անջելեսի The Forum համերգասրահում:

Այնուհետև 2015-ի ապրիլի 10-ից 20-ը խումբը համերգներ կունենա Մեծ Բրիտանիայում (10-ին), Գերմանիայում (13-ին), Ֆրանսիայում (14-ին), Բելգիայում (16-ին), Նիդերլանդներում (17-ին) ու Ռուսաստանում (20-ին):

Իսկ ապրիլի 23-ին` Հայոց Ցեղասպանության 100-ամյա տարելիցի նախօրեին, խումբը բացօթյա համերգ կտա Երևանում` Հանրապետության հրապարակում: Համերգային շրջագայությունը կանցկացվի Wake up the souls (արթնացրեք հոգիները) խորագրով:

ՀՀ նախագահի աշխատակազմի ղեկավար Վիգեն Սարգսյանը հաստատել է, որ համերգը տեղի կունենա Հայոց ցեղասպանության միջոցառումները համակարգող պետական հանձնաժողովի հրավերով. համերգ-ակցիան ուղղված Ցեղասպանության 100-րդ տարելիցի ոգեկոչմանը:

«Խումբը, ինչպես գիտեք, երկար տարիներ պայքար է մղում Հայոց ցեղասպանության միջազգային ճանաչման և դատապարտման ուղղությամբ: Նրանց արվեստը բարձր գնահատանքի է արժանացել ամբողջ աշխարհում, հատկապես երիտասարդների շրջանում: Երևանյան համերգը կկայանա միջազգային համերգաշարի շրջանակներում, որը կընդգրկի Լոնդոն, Քյոլն, Լիոն, Բրյուսել, Ամստերդամ, Մոսկվա քաղաքները»,- նշել է Հայոց ցեղասպանության 100-րդ տարելիցի միջոցառումների գլխավոր համակարգողը` հավելելով, որ Հանրապետության հրապարակում համերգը լինելու է անվճար, մեջբերում է Tert.am-ը:

Ավելի վաղ հայտնի է դարձել, որ SOAD-ի համերգը Մոսկվայում տեղի կունենա «Օլիմպիյսկի» համալիրում: Տոմսերի վաճառքը մեկնարկում է նոյեմբերի 18-ին:

Սերժ Թանկյանը մշտապես ուրախացնում է իր երկրպագուներին նոր մեներգերով ու համատեղ նախագծերով: Աշնանը նա էլեկտրոնային պարային երաժշտության պրոդյուսեր Բեննի Բենասիի հետ համատեղ թողարկեց Shooting Helicopters թրեկը: Թանկյանը նաև հայտնի է իր ելույթներով սիմֆոնիկ նվագախմբի հետ: Մյուս երաժիշտները ևս նրանից հետ չեն մնում: Կիթառահար Դարոն Մալաքյանը և թմբկահար Ջոն Դոլմայանը կազմակերպել են համատեղ Scars on Broadway նախագիծը: Մինչդեռ SOAD կազմում երաժիշտները նոր ալբոմներ չեն թողարկել 2005-ից ի վեր: Այն ժամանակ նրանք թողարկեցին հինգերորդ ստուդիական «Hypnotize» ձայնասկավառակը:

Սերժ Թանկյանի վերջին համերգը Ռուսաստանում եղել է 2013-ին: Երաժիշտը հանդես եկավ Մոսկվայում սեպտեմբերի 27-ին, իսկ սեպտեմբերի 28-ին՝ Սանկտ Պետերբուրգում: Երաժիշտը նվագախմբի հետ կատարեց իր «Orca» ալբոմի ստեղծագործությունները, ինչպես նաև սիմֆոնիկ ձևաչափի համար վերամշակված «Elect the Dead» ալբոմը: 2010-ին Թանկյանը համերգով հանդես եկավ Մոսկվայի «Կրոկուս Սիթի Հոլլ»-ում «Գլոբալիս» սիմֆոնիկ նվագախմբի հետ, որը հայտնի է աշխատանքով ռուս ռոք երաժիշտների հետ:

System of a Down (հաճախ կոչվում են "S.O.A.D" կամ "System") մետալ խումբ է, որը ստեղծվել է 1994 թ.-ին Լոս-Անջելեսում (Կալիֆորնիա, ԱՄՆ): Խումբը ներկայացնում են Սերժ Թանկյանը (վոկալ, ստեղնաշարային գործիքներ), Ջոն Դոլմայանը (հարվածային գործիքներ), Դարոն Մալաքյանը (Տարոն Մալախյան) (կիթառ, վոկալ) և Շավո Օդաջյանը (Շավարշ Օդաջյան) (բասս կիթառ): Նրանք ընտրեցին System Of A Down անվանումը, որը հիմնված էր Դարոն Մալակյանի գրած պոեմի վրա, որը նա կոչել էր Victims Of A Down: Շուտով նրանց երաժշտությամբ հետաքրքրվում է համաշխարհային ճանաչում ունեցող պրոդյուսեր Ռիք Ռուբինը։ Տեսնելով, որ տղաներին մեծ ապագա է սպասում, նա որոշում է աջակցել նրանց՝ պայմանագրեր կնքելու Ամերիկյան հայտնի ձայնագրման ստուդիաների հետ։ System Of A Down-ը ձայնագրում է իր երրորդ ալբոմը, որն էլ նրանց բերեց համաշխարհային ճանաչում։ Խումբը սկսեց համերգային շրջագայություններ ամբողջ աշխարհով մեկ՝ հանդիսատեսների բազմահազարանոց խմբի առջև։ Խմբի բոլոր անդամները հայեր են:

Խումբը բազմաթիվ մրցույթներում դարձել է մրցանակակիր, իսկ 2006 թվականին «System Of A Down»-ը ճանաչվեց լավագույն ռոք խումը: SOAD խումբը ձայնագրել է 5 ալբոմ և վաճառել է ամբողջ աշխարհով մեկ 20 միլիոն ձայնագրություն։ System of a Down-ը հայտնի է իր յուրահատուկ քաղաքական և հասարակական ոճային ուղղվածությամբ, նրանց երգերում միշտ շոշափվում են այնպիսի հարցեր ինչպիսիք են՝ իշխանությունների անտարբերությունն ու կաշառվածությունը, մարդկային ագահությունն ու չարությունը։ Հատկանշական է նաև System of a Down-ի մոտեցումըՀայոց ցեղասպանությանը, օրինակ՝ Spiders («Սարդեր») երգը նվիրված է հենց վերոհիշյալ թեմային։ 2005թ. System of A Down-ի անդամները, իրենց Mezmerize միջազգային շրջագայության ժամանակ, հանդես են գալիս ռեժիսոր Քարլա Կարապետյանի՝ Հայոց Մեծ Եղեռնի և դարաշրջանի այլ ցեղասպանությունների մասին պատմող Screamers ("Ճչացողներ") փաստավավերագրական ֆիլմում, որը սկսվում է Թանկյանի պապիկի՝ ջարդերից մազապուրծ եղած 96-ամյա Ստեփան Հայթայանի պատմությունից։Վերամիավորվել են 2011 թվականին:



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:19 AM

14:04 09/01/2015 » CULTURE

Serj Tankian: We were looking into Turkey as one of dates of Wake Up Souls tour

Between their spasmodic rhythms and jagged melodies, System of a Down have always been committed to a sobering cause: raising recognition for the Armenian genocide of 1915. The group's self-titled debut LP contained a song called "P.L.U.C.K.," in which frontman Serj Tankian sang "A whole race, genocide/Taken away all of our pride," and over the years the band has held several one-off "Souls" concerts to help raise awareness of the tragedy.
Now the group, whose members are all children of survivors, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide – in which Ottoman Turks began arresting and executing some 1.5 million Armenians, something that Turkey and several countries still refuse to recognize officially – with an international tour named "Wake Up the Souls." This will end on April 23rd, the day before Armenia commemorates the anniversary, with the group's very first performance in the country of their ancestors. The band plans on livestreaming the concert so people all over the world can watch, Rolling Stone says on its website.
Why have you decided to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a tour?
This is a recommitment and expansion of some of the work that we've been doing with the Armenian genocide for years. The whole "Souls" concept became a tour, and it's something that we all believe in because we're all children of survivors of the genocide. It's important for the recognition of the genocide as an end result, as well as attaining justice.
What are the steps toward attaining justice?
I think for us it's important for Turkey to know its own history in a truthful manner. It's not just about the genocide of the Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians, but what's going on now. There are no executable international agreements that have to do with stopping the genocide. Irrespective of a number of great U.N. bodies and even U.S.-based bodies in terms of genocide prevention, there's no binding resolution on any genocide or holocaust occurring. We still see them happening. I read in today's press that they discovered a mass grave in Deir Ezzor in Syria of ISIS massacres of this one tribe there, and it reminded me of all the bones that are under those sands in Deir Ezzor from the first genocide of the 20th century in the exact same place. If that's not symbolism, I don't know what is.
Your grandparents both lived through the Armenian genocide. What did they tell you about it?
They had these incredible, haunting stories of their survival. They were both toddlers, small children. My grandmother and her grandmother were saved by a Turkish mayor in a small city, as they were being marched through Turkey toward Syria, toward Deir Ezzor, the desert. They were saved in that way. My grandfather lost the majority of his family on the pogrom. He ended up in a number of different orphanages and ended up in Lebanon, in terms of finding a home there and growing up there. Just really heart-wrenching stories.
When my grandfather was still alive, we had them on camera for this film that we were part of called Screamers. It was a nice partial telling of his story, which was very fulfilling for me. We got a camera crew to tape 16 hours of these important stories that are disappearing because the survivors are almost all gone.
You've played in Armenia as a solo artist. How was that experience for you?
It was really amazing. The first time was with my band, the F.C.C., on my solo tour throughout Europe. We played a show in a beautiful, large theater. The second time, I played with an Armenian orchestra called the Opera Orchestra of Armenia. We played at the opening of a non-profit technology center called Tumo. There were about 11,000 people in this beautiful courtyard by a park, on a built stage overlooking this gorgeous gorge. It was truly amazing. A lot of youth, a lot of excitement. It was really very encouraging as to what the future of Armenia has to embrace.
Have you gotten a sense of how people there feel about the band doing this concert?
In Armenia, our status is unparalleled. I don't want to use any monikers like the Beatles or anything, but it's a unique kind of thing. So we want to go there and play for the people, which we've never done as System of a Down. It's quite exciting.
How is it that System of a Down have never played Armenia?
You know, that's a really good question. I don't have a direct answer to that. We've been asked to play, but it's never transpired either due to timing or the challenge of investment in infrastructure. It takes time for any of the large performance infrastructure to take place.
Has the band ever played in Turkey?
No. We were looking into Turkey as one of the dates of this Wake Up the Souls tour. We needed to get permission from the government, based on our outspokenness about the genocide and against the actions of [then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep] Erdoğan's government in particular. At the time, the new prime minister had just stepped in, which was the old foreign minister, and of course Erdoğan became president and left the prime minister's post. We waited a while, but we never got a response, so we planned the rest of the tour.
What is your relationship with Turkish fans like? It must be hard for you not to be able to play for them.
Totally. I personally want to go play there. Our relationship with them has been really cool. Years ago, someone planted things in the Turkish press trying to denounce us, I'm assuming an agent of the government, saying that we've done things that we've never done. So we put up something on our website saying that all of this is misinformation, please don't listen to it. It's all lies. Our fans were the ones that protected us in Turkey. They wrote to the editors of those newspapers who were planting this misinformation, this disinformation, and fought for us. Our jaws dropped. Here we have fans in Turkey that are protecting System of a Down. No society is unipolar.
Do you think Turkey will ever recognize the genocide?
I think it's very possible. I just read that there is a resolution for recognition for all past crimes, including the Armenian genocides – named specifically – that was just introduced to the Turkish parliament by a minority Kurdish MP, Sebahat Tuncel. Although I'm sure they don't have majority to pass it, that's an amazing sign not just of courage for her to bring that up, but that times could be changing, and that's a positive thing.
Speaking of times changing, there are Armenian celebrities drawing attention to the genocide lately.
Absolutely. For all the flak people give Kim Kardashian, I could say that with her yearly commemorations of the Armenian genocide and spreading that word, she's been valuable. She's been great.
She can raise a lot of awareness.
Absolutely. She's got more Twitter people than I do, that's for sure [laughs].
Shifting topics, it's been 10 years since the last System of a Down album. Are you guys talking about making a new one yet?
There has been talk, and we are going to play this tour, come back and we're going to see where we are. If we have songs that work for System, if I have them and Daron [Malakian, guitar] has them. The openness is there to work together, but we haven't made any particular plans that we can announce.
Have you personally written songs with System in mind?
I have a few that could apply, but I'm not sure until the time comes where I can actually play them for the guys and see if it's something that vibes off them.
Right now, I'm actually focusing on a film score. It's actually a really cool score, and it's for a film based on, again, the genocide. That's all I'm dealing with right now. It's called 1915. It's a very interesting drama that's actually shot in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Theater, a very old and distinguished theater. It's a really, really interesting psychological thriller, modern story. It deals with denial and the psychological impacts of a genocide rather than the physical aspects of it.
Getting back to a new System album, I'm sure your fans are curious where you're at.
They will be the first to know. Fans will know before the press knows, I assure you. 
 

Source: Panorama.am



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

11:40 13/01/2015 » DAILY PRESS

Haykakan Zhamanak: Kim Kardashian to visit Armenia in April

American-Armenian model Kim Kardashian will arrive in Armenia in April together with the rock band System of a Down on the occasion of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Haykakan Zhamanak writes.
According to the newspaper, Hollywood star George Clooney is also expected to arrive in Yerevan with the System of a Down in April. 
 
 

Source: Panorama.am



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:35 AM

KARDASHIAN SISTERS ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER TRIP TO ARMENIA

10:23, 13 Jan 2015

The Kardashian sisters have taken over half the globe to date. Next
stop: Armenia.

Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian are planning
to travel to their paternal ancestral homeland in April, E! News has
exclusively learned.

The specifics are still being worked out for their family milestone
journey, but Kim is set to take daughterNorth West with her, while
Kourtney will be traveling with kids Mason,Penelope and Reign as well.

Several cousins are also expected to be along for the
continent-crossing ride.

Kim's hubby, Kanye West, will make the trip if his upcoming touring
schedule allows.

"Visiting Armenia has been on Kim's list forever," a family insider
tells. "They are all so excited! They want to learn about their
heritage."

The Kardashian sisters' late father, Robert Kardashian, was born
to Armenian-American parents and his great-grandparents were ethnic
Armenian immigrants from a part of Turkey that at the time belonged
to the Russian Empire (which toppled in 1917).

The sisters have always culturally identified with their Armenian
roots, annually paying tribute to victims of the Armenian Genocide,
which occurred in what is now modern-day Turkey, and otherwise proudly
recognizing their heritage. Kim has also spoken out about the plight
of Syrian Armenians caught up in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

In 2011, when Kim landed on the cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan, she
was upset that the magazine put out the issue at a time that coincided
with the global Genocide Remembrance Day, April 24, reusing the same
cover shot that had been used for the inaugural issue of Armenian
Cosmopolitan the previous month.

"Cosmopolitan Magazine has a number of international editions all
around the world that run in various territories, and when I did
this shoot for the international covers I had no idea that Turkey
was planning to run my story on their cover THIS month, considering
Genocide Remembrance Day is this month," Kim said at the time.

"My Armenian heritage means a lot to me and I've been brought up to
be incredibly proud of my family's background and culture so as an
Armenian-American woman it is a huge honor for me to be on the first
ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover."

http://www.armradio....rip-to-armenia/
 



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

KARDASHIANS IN TOUCH WITH ARMENIAN SIDE

The Independent Online, South Africa
Jan 13 2015

January 13 2015 at 07:00pm

London - Kim Kardashian West and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe
Kardashian are planning a trip to Armenia.

The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' stars are said to be "so excited"
at the prospect of visiting their late father Robert Kardashian's
ancestral homeland some time in April.

A source told E! News: "Visiting Armenia has been on Kim's bucket
list forever.

"They are all so excited! They want to learn about their heritage."

Details of the trip are still being finalised, but the sisters
are expected to be accompanied by some of their cousins and Kim,
34, is keen for her 17-month-old daughter North to join the group,
while Kourtney plans to take her three kids, Mason, five, Penelope,
two, and four-week-old Reign.

Kim's husband Kanye West also hopes to be there if his schedule allows,
though it is not clear whether Kourtney's partner Scott Disick will
make the trip.

Kim has previously admitted visiting Armenia is her "dream".

She has said: "People ask all the time if I am from there and
unfortunately I have never been to Armenia, but it's my dream to go
there for sure!"

And the brunette beauty has also admitted her father - who died of
cancer in 2003 - would be very "proud" of how she and her sisters
embrace their heritage.

She has said: "My great-grandfather was Armenian and my
great-grandmother Turkish-Armenian. My mother is English, so I am half
Armenian, but, I was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always
hearing stories of Armenia, eating Armenian food and celebrating
Armenian holidays.

"My father would be so proud that we talk about our Armenian heritage!

My dad used to always tell us to never remove the -ian from our last
name like some Armenians that came to the US.

"He was so proud to be Armenian and his biggest regret was not sending
us to Armenian school! I am so proud to be Armenian and so happy that
I can identify with my Armenian fans!" - BANG Showbiz

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

THE KARDASHIAN SISTERS PLAN TO VISIT THEIR ANCESTRAL HOME IN ARMENIA WITH THEIR KIDS

International Business Times AU, Australia
Jan 13 2015

By nidhi tewari | January 13, 2015 6:46 PM EST

The Kardashian sisters are planning a trip to their ancestral home
in Armenia. Kim Kardashian, who has always been spreading awareness
about the Armenian Genocide, will make her trip to Armenia with
her baby North West. It is not sure if her husband Kanye West will
accompany them or not but Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian
will accompany Kim to the land of their late father Robert Kardashian,
various websites are suggesting. Kourtney will reportedly take her
three kids Penelope, Mason and Reign too on the upcoming trip, E Online
is saying. Robert Kardashian, the father of the Kardashian sisters,
was born to parents who were Armenian and American. According to the
website, Robert's great-grandparents were ethnic Armenian immigrants
from a part of Turkey that came under the Russian Empire back then. The
Russian Empire, however, was destroyed in 1917.

The Kardashian sisters will be joined by their cousins in Armenia. The
family is very excited to learn about their roots. "Visiting Armenia
has been on Kim's bucket list forever. They are all so excited! They
want to learn about their heritage," an insider source is quoted
as saying by E Online. Kim is quite proud of her Armenian roots and
has also been spreading awareness about the Armenian Genocide. Her
efforts were recently applauded by band System of a Down. "For all
the flak people give Kim Kardashian, I could say that with her yearly
commemorations of the Armenian genocide and spreading that word,
she's been valuable. She's been great," System of a Down frontman
Serj Tankian is quoted as saying by Rolling Stone magazine.

In March 2014, the 34-year-old reality television star also tweeted
her thoughts about the then ongoing civil war in Kessab town of Syria.

Kim said that everyone should put in efforts to make "#SaveKessab
#ArmenianGenocide" trending on social media as the history of genocide
should not "repeat itself." She pleaded with her fans to google about
the plight of people in Kessab as it is "very heartbreaking." Kim also
told her fans that she grew up listening to "so many painful stories"
about Armenia.

http://au.ibtimes.co...tm#.VLV5-8YcRMs
 






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