The Chainsmokers’ musical journey.

The Chainsmokers is an American band made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The duo met in an art gallery. Both Alex and Taggart have always loved music, and their passions lead them to establish a band which has emerged a great success in the entertainment industry.

Alex and Andrew first grew their friendship, the two would meet up for coffee, and they discovered they had a lot in common and shared similar goals in life. Having similar visions in life was one of the signs that they would work together.

 

The duo majors in electropop, a genre that is gaining popularity by the day. Many music lovers are embracing the fresh and new sound by the Chainsmokers. However, the journey has not been easy. When Andrew was in college, he colleagues made fun of him, because of his taste in music, but the perception of electropop has changed.

 

To make the listening experience better, Chainsmkoers have used personal life stories to write their songs, by writing some of the things they go through as young musicians, they can create a personal feeling between them and their fans.

 

Key lessons learned from the chainsmokers.

 

The chainsmokers are a great inspiration to young people as well as upcoming artists, they have overcome all odds and managed to emerge a great success.

 

One of the critical lessons before joining a group is to identify whether your dreams are compatible, one of the unique things about the Chainsmokers is their friendship, before becoming a group, the two first shared and their goals were compatible making the journey more bearable.

 

Believe in yourself, for Alex Pall quitting his job to become a musician was not easy as he took music as a hobby and not a career. However, he took the bold step and quit his job to follow his passion. Taggart on the other was ridiculed for his taste in music, this must have been very hard for Andrew, but he chose to ignore the negativity and concentrate on what he wanted to achieve in life.

 

The Chainsmokers have proven to be unique in their work, and are a promising group. All we can do now is wait for future projects and wish them all the best as they wow us with their productions.

 

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Robert Ivy: Bringing Architecture to the World

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring Robert Ivy, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, of American Institute of Architects (AIA), with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert Ivy will become the first architect to receive this prestigious award. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is designated for people who are connected to Mississippi and are active in the art community.

Ivy received praises by people in the architecture industry. The President of AIA, Carl Elefante, believes that Ivy is a worthy award recipient because not only is he a practicing architect, but he has also seen success as an author and editor. Nancy LaForge, MIAL President, believes Ivy deserves this award for a number of reasons; first, because he has effectively made architecture more easily accessible to the public; second, because he is a distinguished author and commentator.

This isn’t the first award that Robert Ivy has received. He was also awarded with the Master Architect award by the Alpha Rho Chi, a nationwide architecture fraternity. Additionally, he received the Dean’s Medal in 2017 from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

Ivy began his leadership role at AIA in 2011. One of his goals with AIA has been to create a culture that is proactive and influential; as well as to help raise public awareness about the value architects hold. His current efforts with AIA are to help prepare architects with the knowledge and resources they need to battle current issues like climate control, sustainability and how design can impact public health concerns. Since he became part of the leadership team, membership levels are higher than they have ever been.

Before Ivy began work at AIA, he worked at McGraw-Hill Construction as the Vice President and Editorial Director; he was also the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine called Architectural Record. Robert Ivy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South. He continued his education at Tulane University where he earned his Master of Architecture.

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