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Getting To Know Alex Pall

Mathias Rosenzweig from INTERVIEW MAGAZINE sat down to have a conversation with Alex Pall of the hit duo The Chainsmokers. In the interview, Rosenzweig asked how he and Andrew Taggart (the other half of the duo) started to work together. Pall replied by telling how DJing was a hobby of his while growing up. He grew up in New York City where DJing was just side work that he was passionate about. Pall noted that it was while at an art gallery that he realized that he needed to give dance music a proper shot. His manager was the one who introduced him to Taggart and that they moved to Maine to get started on their career. In the interview, Taggart stated that he was in college right before he met Alex and had then taken an interest in DJing. When asked how they knew it would work out after meeting each other, Pall replied, “I think we both initially knew what we brought to the table.” He went on to talk about how they chatted about what they liked musically and what they were into growing up. Pall noted that he and Taggart both were observant about what was working and what wasn’t in the music industry. It was evident to the two that they were very compatible to work together. Rosenzweig went on and asked if being a DJ duo and working in the electronic music genre if it was hard to build an identity as artists. Andrew Taggart replied that it was yes and no since each artist brings different sounds together. In the interview, Pall talks about working alongside Taggart to create such unique sounds. He talked about how Halsey was incredible when they collaborated on “Closer” together. It is evident that the duo has a fun time working together. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are both happy with their career and cannot wait to see what happens. They closed telling us that with their music, they want to break boundaries and to give fans new experiences.

Robert Ivy Is Honored With The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Ivy is the EVP and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), which is an institute that as founded in 1857 to enhance and improve the field of architecture for architects and the country that they serve. In an unprecedented event, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) decided to honor him with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which is an award that is usually given to artists and art patrons. This is the first time that an architect has been granted the award, and the reason for this is that Ivy has achieved plenty in his lifetime.

The President of the MIAL, Nancy LaForge, commented that Robert Ivy is a Mississippi native who deserved the award due to his work with making architecture more available to the public. The President of the AIA, Carl Elefante, stated that Ivy, as CEO of the AIA and an author, is a great choice to represent the AIA and all of its endeavors. Before coming aboard with the AIA, Ivy was the Editor-in-Chief of the Architectural Record, which is put out by McGraw-Hill. That publication rose to become the most widely read journal on architecture under the careful guidance of Ivy and earned a spread of awards. He has also been recognized for his work as an author who published the biography about Fay Jones.

Robert Ivy is now expanding the AIA, which is currently enjoying an unprecedented number of members. In fact, because of the work of the AIA, architects from the United States are practicing their craft all over the globe. In the past, Alpha Rho Chi, the fraternity of architects, has honored him for his gift of communicating the worth of architecture to the public, and he was made a Master Architect, which is a distinction that the rare few enjoy.

Robert Ivy studied at Sewanee: The University of the South where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, and he continued his studies at Tulane University where he finished up his work to obtain his Master of Architecture degree. He is working, today, to move the profession of architecture into the limelight where it can help build a more sustainable and sturdy infrastructure for the United States as well as the world at large. He is happy to see that his work is paying off and hopes for a future where architects take a greater part in designing and building the world around us.

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Lawrence Bender and his Lesser Known Productions

Lawrence Bender, born in New York, raised in New Jersey, grew up to become one of Hollywood’s most revered movie producers. He has worked alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Quentin Tarantino to create some of America’s most beloved films.

He produced Tarantino’s first film, Reservoir Dogs, Matt Damon and Ben AFfleck’s screenwriting debut, Good Will Hunting, and many other incredible films.

By the time Reservoir Dogs was released, Lawrence Bender had already produced two other films, but the film was Quentin Tarantino’s debut. After Tarantino’s first film, Bender and Tarantino teamed up on nearly a dozen other occasions, creating movies such as Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill.

Four Rooms

Four Rooms is an anthology produced by Lawrence Bender. It features short films from Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino.

The film all takes place at a hotel called Mon Signor. Each of the films in the movie showcases an interaction between Tim Roth’s character and guests of the hotel. The movie is based of the short stories of Roald Dahl.

Four Rooms was released on Christmas of 1995, and it pulled in almost $4.3 million.

88 Minutes

Lawrence Bender has been successful outside of his work with Tarantino as well. 88 Minutes was released in 2007, and it is a thrill starring Al Pacino.

Al Pacino plays as forensics scientist who gets too involved with one of the cases he testifies for. He is helping the justice system put a serial killer behind bars, but as the execution date draws closer for the serial killer, Jack Gramm, who is played by Pacino, begins to get threatening phone calls.

Later in the movie, it appears that someone is trying to set Gramm up. Gramm visits the house of one of his former girlfriends only to finger her murdered and evidence planted that implements Gramm in the killing.

The film sold $32.5 million dollars worth of tickets at the box office.