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March 2, 2006 | Liam Gowing, Special to The Times
ON the walls of a quiet Spanish-style house in suburban Glendale hang two paintings that, although largely unknown to art critics, are million-sellers. Titled "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize," the works are the source images for the covers of two albums released in 2005 by the hard-rock band System of a Down.
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December 16, 2007 | GEOFF BOUCHER
In the mid-1980s, Daron Malakian was a shy youngster living in an apartment near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Vine Street, and his parents spent much of their time trying to shield his eyes from the seedy parade of Hollywood's sidewalks. "From the playground of my school," Malakian recalled, "we would see prostitutes and transvestites, guys holding hands, the homeless people, all these things my parents really didn't want me to see."
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January 9, 2000 | NATALIE NICHOLS, Natalie Nichols is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Los Angeles is home to the world's largest concentration of Armenians outside Armenia, so maybe it's inevitable that the city would produce a rock band from that community. The members of System of a Down didn't form their group on that premise, and their sound is much more metal than ethnic, but their heritage is nonetheless a key ingredient in the foursome's makeup.
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March 2, 2006 | Liam Gowing, Special to The Times
ON the walls of a quiet Spanish-style house in suburban Glendale hang two paintings that, although largely unknown to art critics, are million-sellers. Titled "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize," the works are the source images for the covers of two albums released in 2005 by the hard-rock band System of a Down.
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December 16, 2007 | GEOFF BOUCHER
In the mid-1980s, Daron Malakian was a shy youngster living in an apartment near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Vine Street, and his parents spent much of their time trying to shield his eyes from the seedy parade of Hollywood's sidewalks. "From the playground of my school," Malakian recalled, "we would see prostitutes and transvestites, guys holding hands, the homeless people, all these things my parents really didn't want me to see."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2000 | NATALIE NICHOLS, Natalie Nichols is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Los Angeles is home to the world's largest concentration of Armenians outside Armenia, so maybe it's inevitable that the city would produce a rock band from that community. The members of System of a Down didn't form their group on that premise, and their sound is much more metal than ethnic, but their heritage is nonetheless a key ingredient in the foursome's makeup.
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