January 26, 2012, Washington, D.C. – “Tara Kamangar is a world-class pianist who excels at blending the best of Western and Middle Eastern compositions.” — Gulf News.
PAAIA, San Diego Chapter and ISTA at UCSD are proud to present their guest artist, Tara Kamangar, world renowned pianist and musician at PAAIA’s seventh signature event, Passing the Torch of Success. With a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Behzad Ranjbaran, Tara’s career highlights have included performances at London’s Cadogan Hall, Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art, New York City’s Skirball Auditorium, Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, and LA’s Walt Disney Hall. Praised as a “huge talent” (London’s Evening Standard) and a “world class-musician who excels at blending the best of Western and Middle-Eastern compositions” (Gulf News), Tara brings audiences rarely-heard works by Iranian composers of the past century.
January 25, 2012, Washington, D.C. – PAAIA invites you to view videos from the Washington D.C. Passing the Torch of Success event held to a sold-out crowd at the Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University. The videos highlight the guests who, individually and collectively, instilled a sense of pride in the Iranian American community and served as role models to our youth.
The videos of the guest segments are preceded by two videos of the preparations that went into presenting the event as well as a highly inspirational and empowering video in which each of the speakers address their comments to the younger generation of Iranian Americans.
January 25, 2012, Houston, TX – With its first edition released in November 2011, Zan magazine has grabbed the attention of readers from all corners of the United States from Alabama to California appealing to non-Iranian readers as well as Iranians living all across the globe. In its premier issue, the magazine featured interviews with prominent Houstonians such as Mayor Annise Parker and fashion designer Chloe Dao, as well as articles about the growing Iranian American communities in Houston and other parts of the country.
January 24, 2012, San Diego, CA – Carlsbad City Councilwomen Farrah Douglas’ campaign for State Assembly of California continues to gain momentum with recent endorsements from Encinitas Councilman Mark Muir and Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian. In addition to latest high profile endorsements, Douglas’ campaign recently announced that she has raised over $100,000 in the first campaign finance period since announcing her bid for State Assembly.