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6 months ago

A visit to Washington, D.C., offers a unique opportunity to experience the lasting influence of ancient Egypt on American culture. From the towering Washington Monument, which pays homage to Egypt's iconic structures, to the stunning mural in the Library of Congress that showcases the interconnectedness of human progress, and the...

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Professor Haroutioun Hovanes Chakmakjian, a biochemist, author, and educator, was a highly esteemed individual in his own right despite being overshadowed by his son, renowned composer Alan Hovhaness. Born in Ottoman-controlled Adana, he immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s after experiencing the trauma of the Armenian Genocide....

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Alan Hovhaness was a composer born in 1911 who gained international recognition for his unique and influential compositions. He blended Western and Eastern musical traditions to create a distinctive sound that appealed to audiences from all backgrounds. Hovhaness's music, characterized by unconventional scales and rhythms influenced by exotic cultures, had...

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In the heart of Arlington, Massachusetts, resides Jack Johnston, a 90-year-old gentleman whose life has been enriched by the profound connections he forged with two luminaries from his hometown: Professor Chakmakjian and his son, the renowned composer Alan Hovhaness. Upon the loss of his own father, Professor Chakmakjian assumed the...

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The Jefferson Cutter House is a historic saltbox-style house built in 1832. It was built by the Cutter family, mill owners in Arlington. In the 1970s, the house was sold to the Meirak family, who owned it for almost 19 years. In 1989, the Town of Arlington purchased the house...

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Affordable housing is a critical component of a strong community. It provides people with a safe and stable place to live, which can help them to achieve their full potential. Affordable housing can also help to unite people from different backgrounds and create a more vibrant and diverse community. The...

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