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Eye For Sound Group Exhibit New Museum Los Gatos

Serj Tankian's Eye For Sound will debut it's second group exhibit on June 6 at New Museum Los Gatos in Northern California. Exhibiting artists include Serj himself, Tom Morello and Scott Hepburn, Colin Frangicetto, Daniel Carter, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Michael Dee, Leonardo Cuervo, Joseph Arthur and Shannon Novak.  The interactive exhibit will be featured as part of the grand re-opening of New Museum Los Gatos in their brand new facility right in the center of of the city.  The museum address is 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030 Opening day events that begin at noon and conclude at 4pm will be free to the public. Some of the exhibiting artists will have limited edition lithographs for sale made available within the museum. ...

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Time Magazine "Ideas" - Serj Tankian Discusses The Armenian Genocide

System Of A Down performed its first show in Armenia Thursday night to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the conflict From Time Magazine Performing in Armenia on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide was really electric. It was emotional. We were all a bit nervous before the show, because System Of A Down has never played in Armenia, and it’s our ancestral homeland. We’ve been doing our “Wake up the Souls” tour trying to garner attention and recognition of the genocide and trying to bring justice to the cause. And so it was a big moment. It’s definitely one of the most memorable shows we’ve ever played. All four of my grandparents were survivors of the genocide. My maternal...

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American University of Armenia Discussion With Serj Tankian

YEREVAN, Armenia – On April 22, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted Serj Tankian, musician, poet, activist, and lead singer of the rock band System of a Down, for an open dialogue with AUA faculty member Hilda Grigorian. Tankian shared his insights and thoughts on the Armenian Genocide, life, music, passion, following your dreams, and much more. The event was open to the AUA community, with participation from over 1100 students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The talk came just two days before the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and many students were curious to hear Tankian’s views on the matter. “Genocide has become the defining factor of the Armenian character worldwide,” he said. “That is a good thing...

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