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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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Los Angeles - Middle Eastern Comedy Festival

Middle-Eastern-Comedy-Festival-2010-iOctober 4-7 2010

A Persian, an Israeli, and an Arab walk into a comedy club…find out what happens at the second-annual Middle Eastern Comedy Festival.

Join us for the best Middle Eastern writers, actors, directors, comedians, and celebrate in a rich and undiscovered culture of comedy.

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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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UCLA Film & Television Archive: 20th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema

ABOUT-ELLY-iBilly Wilder Theater in Westwood
February 5th – 20th 2010

Iran’s entry to the 2010 Academy Awards, About Elly, on Feb. 20
Actress Gohar Kheirandish in person on Feb. 7
A new feature from director Bahman Gohbadi on Feb. 6
Director Shalizeh Arefpour in person on Feb. 5

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ReOrient 2009

REORIENT-2009-i San Francisco, November 19 – December 13

For four weeks, this one of a kind festival turns San Francisco into a Mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from around the world. Providing a rare opportunity for artists and audiences alike to engage deeply and directly with the Middle East in a creative and supportive setting that displaces misinformation and encourages understanding.

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