The “Wings of Tatev” (“TaTever”) cableway, which is located in Armenia’s Syunik Region, started its summer timetable on June 1.
According to the new schedule, the cable cars will operate between 10am and 8:15pm every day except for Mondays, when maintenance works will be conducted.
In addition, the cableway operates in accordance with the approved schedule for holiday Mondays and those Mondays that follow the Armenian Apostolic Church holidays and are declared day-offs.
To note, “TaTever” cableway was launched on October 16, 2010. On October 23 of the same year, it was registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest two-way cableway (5,752 meters) and for its shortest time of construction (10 months). The cable car travels at a speed of 37 km (23 mi) kilometers per hour and a one-way journey takes 11 minutes. At its highest point over the gorge, the car travels 320 m (1,050 ft) above ground level.
By Sona Gevorgyan YEREVAN, May 22- Today world-renowned singer Charles Aznavour marks his 89 birthday. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan sent a congratulatory message to French chanson singer of Armenian origin.
“Dear Charles, you are one of our times’ greatest artists.
I wish you health, the strength and vigor of a youth, to continue the glorious creative and social activities which you have carried out to this day.
We love you and are proud of you,” reads the Armenian President message. Charles Aznavour is a world-renowned French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor and public activist. He is Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland and a National Hero of Armenia
By Sona Gevorgyan
YEREVAN, 17 – A popular rock band Dorians representing Republic of Armenia in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest have qualified for the final with their performance in the second semifinal of the song contest in Malmo, Sweden, last night .
The rock band and its vocalist Gor Sujyan preformed the Lonely Planet song co-authored by renowned Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.
In total, ten singers won a chance to continue competition in Eurovision Final, which will take place on May 18. Among the winners of the second-final are: Hungary, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Malta and Greece.
The first semifinal held on May 14 produced the following finalists: Moldova, Lithuania, Ireland, Estonia, Belarus, Denmark, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine and the Netherlands.
By Sona Gevorgian
On the threshold of Eurovision 2013 International Song Contest Gor Sujyan the frontman of Dorians rock band representing Republic of Armenia at the song contest gave an interview to esctoday.com
According to him, their rock-style song song “Lonely planet” which was co-authored by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommy is about all of us. “We think that everyone lives in its own inner lonely planet. But if we want to live in a better world each of us has to behave in a way that makes the world better”, said Sujyan adding that they hope to reach touch the audience and reach everyone with this message.
Asked about their chances to win Sujyan responded: “Our aim is to do our best as artists and we`ll do our best not to disappoint those who support us”.
By Sona Gevorgian
YEREVAN, January 23 – Armenian rock singer, frontman of Dorians Gor Sujyan was named Republic of Armenia representative at Eurovision 2013, the biggest pop music contest in Europe to be held in Malmö, Sweden late spring, informs Armenian Public Television (AMPTV).
Sujyan was selected by a special commission of experts; the entry song will be chosen by public and jury. National selection final will be aired live on March 2.
Dorians frontman was expected to go to Eurovision last year, but Armenia cancelled its participation in the show hosted by Azerbaijan.
The dates set for the two Eurovision semi-finals are 14 May and 16 May 2013, with the final taking place on the evening of 18 May 2013.
By Sona Gevorgian
YEREVAN, January 11 — World renowned singer Julio Iglesias will give a concert at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan on March 18 as part of his world tour.
The concert is organized by Global Art Agency and Invitro Productions.
According to Karen Demirchyan Complex representative details on the event will be released soon.
Singer`s concert tour starts on February 24 in Guatemala. Later Julio Iglesias will give concert in Russia, Ukraine, UAE, Philippines, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Spain.
According to Sony Music Entertainment, Julio Iglesias is one of the top 5 best-selling music artists in history who sold over 300 million records worldwide in 14 languages, released 80 albums, and more than 2,600 gold and platinum records certified.
By Sona Gevorgian
YEREVAN, December 18 —Renowned French actor Alain Delon arrived in Yerevan to attend a local presentation of a new Russian movie in which he is involved as a guest star. He got an invitation from «Happy New Year, Moms» film`s co-producer Valery Saharyan. The other two producers of the film are Ghevond Andreasyan and Georgy Malkov.
The movie features stories by 5 five different directors – Sarik Andreasyan, Dmitriy Grachev, Artyom Maximenko, Anton Bormatov and Klim Poplavsky.
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians hosted world famous French actor Alain Delon in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on December 18. Later Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received Alain Delon, reports RA Presidential press-service.
The film premiere is due today, Dec 18, in Yerevan’s Moscow cinema house.
On December 19 the creative team of “Happy New Year, Moms!” along with Alain Delon will leave for Moscow in order to participate in the Russian premiere of the film.