25.05.'10

 
Publish Date : Tuesday 25 May 2010 - 11:02
 
 
Here are the latest cultural headlines in the media.
25.05.
 
Homayoun Khorram Memoirs to Be Unveiled

Iran Daily: A book featuring the memoirs of noted Iranian musician Homayoun Khorram will be unveiled in a ceremony to commemorate the artist at Tehran’s Arasbaran Cultural House.

According to ISNA, tributes will be paid to the artist in recognition of his six decades of contribution to Persian music.

The book titled “Astounding Stars” has been recently released by Badraqe-ye Javidan Publications.
The event is scheduled for May 27.

Khorram is best known for his magnificent melodies aired on the State National Radio’s ‘Golha’ program prior to the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
His performances are among the best sellers of Persian traditional music.

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Artists House Plans Alkhas Retrospective

Iran daily: A retrospective of the Iranian-Assyrian painter and translator Hannibal Alkhas will be held at Tehran’s Artists House from June 11-21.

According to Fars News Agency, a collection of his works will be shown at the house, including tableaux maintained by private collectors.

Alkhas’ biopic will be shown at the house’s Beethoven Hall in a ceremony to honor the artist on the opening day. While, a poetry recitation session will be held on the event’s closing.

The son of Assyrian writer Rabi Adai Alkhas, Hannibal was born in 1930 in Kermanshah.
It was in 1951 that he moved to the US. From 1953 to 1959, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in fine art.
In 1959, after the death of his father, Hannibal returned to Iran where he taught at the Tehran School of Fine Arts for nearly four years.

He is now teaching at different campuses of the Islamic Azad University in Iran.
Alkhas has translated 150 sonnets by the renowned Classical Persian poet Hafez Shirazi to Assyrian.

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Homayoun Khorram memoirs released

Presstv: A book containing the memoirs of noted Iranian musician Homayoun Khorram will be unveiled in a ceremony to commemorate the artist at Tehran's Arasbaran Cultural House.

According to ISNA, tributes will be paid to the artist in recognition of his six decades of contribution to Persian music.

The book titled Astounding Stars has been recently released by Badraqe-ye Javidan Publications.

The event is scheduled for May 27.

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Manuscript Expo Inaugurated in Yazd's Malek Museum
CHTN: An exhibition of manuscript was inaugurated in Malek Museum in order to mark cultural heritage week.

'' Yazd Cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism organization will hold different programs in cultural heritage week,'' said director of Yazd CHTO Azizollah Seifi.

Visiting museums freely, distributing booklet and postal cards, and holding radio competitions with the theme of cultural heritage are among the programs of Yazd for cultural heritage week, he added.

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Doc of Nezami Ganjavi's Quinary Donated to INM

CHTN: The document of Nezami Ganjavi's quinary ("Panj Ganj" or "Khamsa) was donated to Iran National Museum.

'' Panj Ganj'' or Khamsa is one of the works belonging to Sheikh Safi mausoleum which is keeping in reservoir of Iran National Museum,'' said curator of Iran National Museum Azadeh Ardakani.

Makhzan al-Asrar, Khusraw o Shirin, Layli o Majnun, Eskandar-nameh, and Haft Paykar are the works of Nezami Ganjavi, she added.

Nezami Ganjavi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan.
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