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Alidz Agbabian’s Folk Nugget Series Gives Online Home to Tales and Traditions of Armenian Folklore

Los Angeles, April 4, 2013—The legends of Lake Van and its surrounding mountains, folk songs and poetry celebrating Armenia’s bodies and sources of water, the folk tale of A Drop of Honey — these are some of the past segments of “Folk Nuggets,” a section of Alidz Agbabian’s website devoted to Armenian mythological tales, historic legends and ethnic traditions.

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Dzil-u-Dzar Publications Introduces Mur-Mur Toto in Its First Children’s Book Adventure

Los Angeles, November 3, 2010—Can a household cat set out from Los Angeles across the oceans and seas to Lake Van to lay claim to his promised bride, “the queen of cats,” and bring her home? It may defy the strictures of the human narrator’s three-dimensional world, and yet that is exactly the space-defying feat that Mur-Mur Toto pulls off on the vibrant two-dimensional pages of Alidz Agbabian’s latest children’s book, “Mur-Mur Toto Yev Vana Harsig, (Mur-Mur Toto and the Little Bride of Van).”

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International Children’s Book Week in Stockholm hosts Armenian author

Los Angeles, November 20, 2007—Storyteller and children’s book author Alidz Agbabian has been invited by the Stockholm Public Library to represent Armenia in the upcoming International Children's Book Week 2007, to take place in the Swedish capital the first week of December.

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L.A. Storytelling Festival 2007 Features
Armenian Folktale and Songs

Los Angeles – Armenian folk and fairy tales will be in the air at Exposition Park as part of an afternoon family program at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Storytelling Festival, which will take place on Saturday, Nov 11, 2007 at Exposition Park.

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Alidz launches her second-generation website

In July 2007 we launched our new web presence at both alidz.com and dziludzar.com. We appreciate your feedback and comments.

Alidz Agbabian Brings Together Young Artists
for a Series of Performances

Los Angeles – Storyteller Alidz Agbabian and the Tellers from the Mountain will perform “Echoes from the Desert” at the Getty Center on February 24 as part of a Family Festival inspired by the Getty Museum’s exhibition, Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.

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Alidz Agbabian and Artist Vachag Team Up for New Christmas Book

Dzil-u-dzar Publications announced the release of a new children’s book by Alidz Agbabian, entitled The Silver Web (Ardzat Tel Vosdaynu). The book features illustrations by acclaimed Los Angeles artist Vachag (Vachik Ter-Sarkissian) and includes a compact disc of traditional Armenian Christmas carols. The Silver Web is published in separate Armenian- and English-language editions. Read whole article