The Chainsmokers- Want to Catch a Drag?

Throughout the years, decades really, there have been some notable musicians, bands, even entire musical movements. Many have said that hasn’t happened in a while. Well, let’s get off the track of the boring and unoriginal and put on a new one. The Chainsmokers. They’ve tapped into the heartbeat of the world and it just keeps on going. For over a year matter of fact. Everyone knows and has heard of the Billboard’s ranking. You make it on that list, that’s a feat. You make it to # 1 in a genre and hang out there for a while, you’re , well, smoking.

So who are they anyway? The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and invention duo– Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their big hit, Roses came out in October 2015 and they’ve been hanging at the top ever since. So why are there some “not so nice” things being said about them? I mean, clearly they’re good, otherwise why would they hang out at the top for so long? Well, to quote Rolling Stone- “Review: Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories’ Is a Drab, Monotonous Whinge.” Ouch. But in this day and age, it’s fun to hate. To Quote Morgan Baila on rifinery29 “- I have a theory as to why the Internet is so psyched to hate The Chainsmokers: because it’s fun.” If they sucked, they wouldn’t be at the top. So sit down haters. Get off Twitter and feel the love. Better yet, Make some Memories. Just don’t open them… Yeah- I just did that.

The Chainsmokers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Their music has captured the world by storm and it’s one of those bands you an listen to all day. And why not? Catch a drag and listen in.

Robert Ivy Lifetime Achievement

In the city of Washington DC during the year 2018 on April 11th Robert Ivy was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert Ivy was honored with the award by the American Institute of Architects. the American Institute of Architects is better known as AIA. The Lifetime Achievement Award that Robert Ivy was honored with is known as the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The award that he was honored with was created by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and letters better known as MIAL. This honor marks the first time that an architect has ever been given the Polk Award.That seems like a huge accomplishment for any architect. He joins a small list of other famous Mississippians being honored for the same award. a few of the other winners include a writer by the name of Eudora Wetly she won and the year of 2001.Another very known winner of this award went to Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Morgan Freeman won in the year of 2007. An artist by the name of Walter Anderson won this same award in the year of 1989. Another winner of this award includes a singer by the name of Leontyne Price. This singer won the award and the year of 2000. So as you can see Robert Ivy is in great company to receive this award.

In the year of 2011 Robert Ivy became the CEO of the American Institute of Architects. During his time as CEO he was also an author and editor and a practicing architect. Some of Robert Ivy’s work history includes being the editor-in-chief of a mcgraw-hill’s architectural record. He became editor in chief a little before becoming CEO of the American Institute of Architects. Another honor that he received was from the national architectural fraternity Alpha rho Chi. He received this honor for his value of design and architect. Robert Ivy is only one of seven people to be given this type of Honor in all of the fraternities 100 Year history. Another honor that he received was that Dean’s medal given to him by the University of Arkansas. the University of Arkansas Faye Jones School of architecture.

Robert Ivy’s educational background includes getting a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of the South, he also attended the school Tublane University where Robert Ivy earned a master’s degree an architecture. Before Robert Ivy became a architect he was an officer in the United States Navy. Robert Ivy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and all of his accomplishments have been very well deserved.

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