Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Captain Behnam, Pilot Who Prevented 2018 Plane Crash, Tells All

By Fred Parvaneh In 2018, United Airlines Flight 1175 from San Francisco was en route to Honolulu when the 777 aircraft had catastrophic engine failure over the ocean. A hair crack on the engine blade...

Iranian Cuisine is Commemorated in Los Angeles as Part of Nowruz Festivities

By Fred Parvaneh Iranian American Bita Milanian is a Senior Vice President at Ribbon Communications, a global public company that makes software, IP and optical networking solutions for service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors. Bita...
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Professor Farhad Yusef-Zadeh Discusses the Galaxy, Extraterrestrial Life: Interview

By Fred Parvaneh In the early 1980s, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh (also known as Farhad Zadeh) — a professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University — came across mysterious magnetic filaments in the galaxy that consisted...

INTERVIEW: Singer Niaz Nawab Fuses Persian Poetry With Western Sound

By Fred Parvaneh   Niaz Nawab is an Iranian-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, and music teacher currently residing in Paris. As a scion of one of Iran’s most prominent musical families, Niaz was spotted early on as...

INTERVIEW: Hollywood Soundtrack Composer, Niyaz Founder Loga Ramin Torkian

By Fred Parvaneh Loga Ramin Torkian is an Iranian-born instrumentalist and composer and co-founder of the electronic-acoustic World Music groups Niyaz and Axiom of Choice. Niyaz blends medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from Iran, India...

Actor Nazanin Nour Collaborates with Hip Hop Artist Afta Hill in YouTube Film

By Fred Parvaneh Nazanin Nour -- the Iranian-American actor, writer and voice-over artist --  has released a short film on YouTube this week titled “I Don’t See the Point,” directed by Kia Mozaffari, with a...

Co-Founder of Chart-Topping Band “Shahin & Sepehr” Releases Novel

By Fred Parvaneh Sepehr Haddad — a recording artist who co-founded the band Shahin & Sepehr — has just released his debut novel, “A Hundred Sweet Promises,” based on a true family story told to...

Meet Kiarostami’s Nephew, L.A.-Based Filmmaker Sohrab Mirmont

By Fred Parvaneh   Sohrab Mirmont is an award-winning director, writer and producer, and a member of the 100+ Million-View Club on YouTube. He comes from a family of famous filmmakers: He is the nephew of...

VIDEO: Magic of Persia LA Gala Raises More Than $200,000

By Fred Parvaneh The fourth Los Angeles held by the Magic of Persia (MOP) -- titled “From Tehran With Love” and held during the week of Frieze LA -- raised a total of $206,000. Curated by...
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Making History: Andy Madadian Gets Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

By Fred Parvaneh On January 17th, the singer and actor Andy Madadian -- nicknamed "the Persian Bono" -- was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him the first Iranian-Armenian-American to be...