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PBS: THE IRANIAN AMERICANS premieres December 18, 2012

pbs1THE IRANIAN AMERICANS chronicles the underreported history of a group of immigrants finding refuge, overcoming adversity and ultimately creating new lives in the United States. Even though Iran is in the news virtually every day, many Americans have little knowledge of the story of the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who live in the U.S. The special is presented by the network’s flagship station in Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, PBS SoCaL.

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iPersian: An iPhone and iPad Persian language application for children

iPersian-iStart your child’s journey to learn Persian in an interactive way. A simple touch or a drag & drop interface is a very useful way to teach the youngest children.

This app includes:

The Persian alphabets and numbers with sounds
32 Words with sounds
Interaction scenes to increase word and alphabet recognition

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Mehregan 2011, A Celebration of Love, Knowledge, and Commitment

mehregan-2011-iOctober 1 – 2, 2011 (11 am – 11 pm)
Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, CA

The Mehregan Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Persian Festival of Autumn (Mehregan 2011) is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2011 at the Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, California.

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Art Gallery: Elizabeth Taylor in Iran

Elizabeth-Taylor- in-Iran-Firooz-Zahedi-iFebruary 26 – June 12, 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

In 1976 Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) visited Iran for the first and only time. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, today a successful Hollywood photographer but then a recent art school graduate just learning his craft.

 

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What's your Iranian-American object portraiture?

Iranian-American-object-portraiture-iDualism is part of my thesis project exploring the identity of Iranian-Americans through the use of object portraiture. The idea is to better understand the Iranian-American demographic through the objects that we keep around and associate as part of our identity.

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SF Common Wealth Club Event: The Shah, the Ayatollah and Iran's nuclear program, Double-talk or Double-standards?

Abbas MilaniJanuary 19 2011

The Commonwealth Club will be hosting Abbas Milani in San Francisco.

Abbas Milani, Co-Director of the Iran Democracy Project and author of The Shah, will reveal the complex and sweeping road that has brought the U.S. and Iran to where they are today.

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Photos: Ali-Reza Pahlavi 1966-2011

Ali-reza-Pahlavi-02-iAlireza Pahlavi, 44, the youngest son of the former Shah of Iran, died Tuesday morning Jan. 4 2011 at his home in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ali-Reza Pahlavi was born on 28 April 1966. He lived in the U.S. where he received a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a Masters of Arts degree from Columbia University, and studied at Harvard University as a Ph.D. student in ancient Iranian studies and philology.
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Art Gallery: Beautiful Works of Maryam Javanbakht at Agora Gallery New York

Javanbakht-calligraphy-1-iJan. 11 – Feb 1 2011

Maryam Javanbakht works in the millennia-old style of traditional black and white Iranian calligraphy. Her hybrid practice involving watercolor, gauche, chalk and ink on paper, known as “Naghashi Khat” (painting-calligraphy) imbues classic Iranian poems like those of Molavi, Hafez, Khayyam and Baba Taher with a transatlantic contemporary flair.

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Fashion: Iranian-American, Keemia Ferasat Spring 2011 Collection

Keemia-Ferasat-iIn March 2005, KEEMIA showed the debut collection, ‘Love on the Loire’, during Los Angeles Fashion Week.

Her first collection of intricately designed pieces defined and set the pace for the now highly covetable KEEMIA signature aesthetic. The KEEMIA woman is feminine, at ease with herself, and chic.

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Video: Photo Series Inspired by Persian Poetry - PG13

2010-foto-series-Majeed-Beenteha-iPhotos:  Majeed Beenteha
Music:  Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade

So strong is the Persian aptitude for versifying everyday expressions that one can encounter poetry in almost every classical work, whether from Persian literature, science, or metaphysics.

In short, the ability to write in verse form was a pre-requisite for any scholar. For example, almost half of Avicenna’s medical writings are in verse.

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Salar Kamangar, Iranian-American leading YouTube

salar-kamangar-iSalar Kamangar, vice president of product panagement for web applications at Google, will be in charge of the day-to-day running of YouTube.

Kamangar, employee # 13 at Google, has reportedly been working hard on the YouTube profit picture for a year now.

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Khavarani Art Seeks to Link the Centuries

Khamran-Khavarani-HEKMAT-2-iBy Grace Nasri, first published in Iran Times

An award-winning Iranian-American artist and architect, credited with introducing a new style of painting to the world, says the emotions portrayed in his vibrant artwork come from the feelings in his heart that originated from the poems of ancient Persian poets like Rumi, Hafez and Ferdowsi.

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2011 Nowruz Banner Contest

2010-farhang-banner-iDeadline to submit your artwork is November 1, 2010.

Farhang Foundation is proud to officially announce its 2011 Nowruz Banner Contest, calling on you, the public, to submit original design concepts for the Foundation’s upcoming Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in March of 2011.

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My name is Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, and I'm The Next Apprentice - Thursday Sept. 16 at 9 PM NBC

Mahsa-Saeidi-Azcuy-of-the-Apprentice-iPersian Assistant District Attorney trades the courtroom for the boardroom in this season of The Apprentice.

No-nonsense New York prosecutor Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy competes for a job with Donald Trump beginning September 16, 2010 on NBC’s hit series The Apprentice. This marks the return of the non-celebrity version of the show as Mr. Trump seeks to help people hit hard by the downturn in the economy.

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Dar be Dar - How freedom became a fashion statement

Dar-be-Dar-DBD078_Black_large-iTala Raassi spent most of her childhood under Islamic rule where the lives of women are severely limited. Fashion captured the young Raassi’s true imagination and it wasn’t long before she began choosing fashion books over school books

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Shahram Hadian for WA State Representative (R)

Shahram-Hadian-WA-State-RepresentativeI am running for public office because I believe that we are living in a pivotal time in the history of our State and Nation. I am deeply concerned with our government’s expanding powers, and the threat that this expansion poses to our constitutionally protected freedoms.

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