A Friend To Be Missed: Avicii Honored By Chain Smokers

Alex and Andrew are the two duos forming the chainsmokers. Having been EDM-pop, they were able to break through the music industry in 2014 after producing a song that they called “selfie.” many countries ranked the song as among the year top twenty. They have also been winning many other awards. During the ceremony of the 59th award, they were given an award for having produced the best dance song of the year. In addition, iHeartRadio Awards have been given to Chainsmokers five times and also twice in the American Music Awards.

The Chainsmoker used to be Alex Pall and Rhett but still under Adam management. When Rhett left, Adam told Andrew that there was a vacant in the group and he was interested that he left where he used to live, and went to New York City. All Alex new was being a DJ from the time he was a young boy and used to play the music in New York City. Having attended a university he had studied the History and Music Business. Andrew was a producer and after completing his studies from Syracuse University, he attended for an internship in the Interscope Record. Andrew used to love making songs and he even posted some songs in a sound cloud that he had originally produced.

It was a day when the Billboard Music Awards was being held in Las Vegas. The day was also meant to honor the loss of a Sweden guy called Avicii who was a producer and a DJ. The day was Sunday night and the people who gathered were thousands. Luis Fonsi was getting an award that day but before he could be awarded, the Chainsmokers and Halsey had something to say about Avicii. The chainsmokers described him as an inspirational person to most of the people, and EDM community. He will be missed by many people who he had won their heart.

Halsey also talked and said you could have noted that Avicii was a joyful guy in case you had a chance of working with him. Having the tragedy was the most painful thing. He added that if have a chance to love, ensure your friends and family become a priority and also those suffering from mental illness.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/08/26/why_the_chainsmokers_closer_featuring_halsey_is_no_1_on_the_hot_100.html

Pulp Fiction and Lawrence Bender

Pulp fiction, the crème de la crème of pulp classics. When this movie broke records in 1994, being the first independent film to bank over $200 million, it set the stage for Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender’s movie making love affair. Racy, sexy and drugged out, Pulp Fiction was an action-packed drama no one was expecting. It was nominated for over 20 awards, landing an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for best screenplay in 1995. Producer Lawrence Bender had struck gold and wasn’t planning on stopping there, he produced all but three of Tarantino’s films.

Born in The Bronx in 1957 to a Jewish family and growing up in New Jersey, Lawrence Bender followed in his grandfather’s footsteps majoring in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in 1979. Bender got his first taste of the film industry in 1980 working as a technician on the set of the horror TV series Tales From The Dark Side. He moved into producing in 1989 working with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell on the film Intruder. However, Lawrence Bender wasn’t mapped until after releasing Reservoir Dogs in 1992. He’s continued to do nothing but produce blockbusters since. Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds and Good Will Hunting have racked him in over 30 Academy Award nominees, winning a total of eight. He won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the film An Inconvenient Truth, which unearths the important idiosyncratic awareness of climate change.

Bender is an undoubted advocate and activist for social and political issues. His last documentary, Countdown To Zero, shines a light on the demanding risks of the proliferation of terrorism and misuse of nuclear weapons, featuring Presidents Gorbachev and Carter as well as former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

He has received the Torch of Liberty award from ACLU and was named a Wildlife Hero by the National Wildlife Federation. He also is on the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability Advisory Board and fundraisers regularly for social and political causes in Los Angeles.

http://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/71907/