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How to See What You’ll get from the Academy of Art University

In 1929, the Stephen’s family had a dream to open a school in the San Francisco, California area. They had succeeded, and made an Academy called the Academy of Arts, and it was named such until Richard S. Stephen’s stepped down, and handed the school over to his son Dr. Richard A. Stephens who added bachelor’s and Undergraduate programs to the Academy, and they became Academy of Art College. With the new programs added, enrollment soared above 5,000 and to this day it’s still one of the few Colleges in the United Stated to be privately owned. Then in 2004 The granddaughter of the founder Richard S. Stephens, Dr. Elisa Stephens took over the college, and under her guidance, they became the Academy of Art University. On top of the school being privately owned by the same family for over 90 years, the entire family are art lovers who are involved in the art community.

The video created by Sam Bear shows a day-in-the-life of a university student who is taking classes at the Academy of Art University. It shows him getting up at 9 a.m., then he tours the city of beautiful San Francisco, California, and progresses as he gets a free ride to the college by flashing his school ID. Then he starts classes at 11 a.m., then takes a break and hang out with his friends for a few hours before taking his afternoon class. Yes, only two classes at the university because they want to focus on the experience of college, and they want students to have all their focus on classes and projects. It then shows him hanging out with his friends again, and then back to the dorm to crash out by 11 p.m. This video is something that every college should do. This is a more accurate description of life on campus that a simple tour of the school.

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Alex Pall Talks “Closer” in Blast from the Past Interview

It may be 2018 for the rest of world but it feels like 2016 for the Chainsmokers. The dynamic duo from New York just garnered a fresh accolade with hit single “Closer” gaining diamond certification. The news comes right on the heels of their one-and-only studio album nabbing third longest-running non-consecutive No.1 for Billboard’s Top 100. The pair of triumphs definitely prove that 2016 was a banner year for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The two gained notoriety with their breakout single “#Selfie” in 2014, but 2016 is the year they became artist. Pall spoke about it in length during an interview conducted that same year. Oddly enough, this dalliance with interview magazine came as direct result of “Closer”.

The whole event was conducted by Mathias Rosenwieg. It is definately loaded with foreshadowing as he asks the duo about their plans for the future. He starts in the typical way with some background. Pall responds by telling his story. Apparently, become a DJ was something he fell into. He had fun doing it, and started to take it more seriously when he realized it was all he was doing. His introduction to Taggart linked with a link-minded artists and the two have been on the same page ever since. Both Pall and Taggart stated that they work hard to remain relevant and present something new. Naturally, the conversation drifted to their unorthodox style.

It may be old hat now, but in 2016 the Chainsmokers were still considered EDM. Songs like “Closer” made the transition to an EDM-infused pop, but at the time the duo was breaking new ground. They were involved in songwriting, and Taggart was taking over lead vocals. As EDM DJs do not typically do this many were wondering where the Chainsmokers were going. Pall answered this clearly, “We have reached the point where we want to establish who we are and create a unified body of work to illustrates that”. Basically, they want to be recognized as artists not remixers. In a genre rife with a dozen covers of the same source music, Pall and Taggart wanted to stand out as legitimate artists.

What Is The Message Behind The New Chainsmokers Single?

Alexander “Alex” Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart formed The Chainsmokers, which is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) duo. EDM is a style of music associated with dance beats that are created by DJ/production. It mixes an assortment of songs with similar rhythm patterns.

The DJ has to create a precise flow and perform the music in a live concert or music festival.

Alex grew up in New York City in a family of art dealers. His upbringing and passion for music drove him to become a disc jockey. Andrew was born and raised in Freeport.

While on a visit in Argentina, Andrew gained an interest in the music of prolific EDM DJ’s such as David Guetta and Daft Punk. He started his career as an EDM deejay at a tender age of 15.

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Syracuse. He had to attend an internship at Interscope to fulfill the requirements for his degree.

While here, he built on his passion for music, and he even produced songs, which he uploaded on the SoundCloud Website. Alex worked at an art gallery in New York after completing his studies on history and music from the University of New York.

In 2012, the duo partnered to form what is today known as The Chainsmokers. Their first hits were in collaboration with an Indian actress, Priyanka Chopra, which they produced in 2013.

This year saw the duo get on stage for their first live performance. As with all new entries in the music scene, they had to perform as an opening act for major artists. They performed an opening act for Timeless.

The Chainsmokers released their first single titled Selfie for free in 2013. The song became popular, and in 2014, it caught the attention of Dim Mak Records, who released the song through Republic Records, an online streaming channel.

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Understanding the human condition; Greyhound Diaries by Doug Levitt

Very few people have ever sat and thought that to some of the people in the world, the very car they use to get around is treated as a luxury and only the rich in that society own one. Well, that is just one of the things that Doug Levitt discovered when he set out on his journey to interact with humans from all walks of life and understand their situations. The journey that Doug took was 100,000 miles in length and it took him a record ten years to complete, but by the end of it all, a master piece by the name of the Greyhound Diaries had been born and Doug understood how the world must feel like through the eye of the less fortunate in the society.

He started the journey in the country. The first stop that he made was the bus station where he interacted with people that take the bus to and from work and many other places. He did not end the journey at the bus terminus, sometimes, when he felt welcome, he would follow the people to their places of work and at times even their homes and document of daily struggles. After this leg of the journey was completed, he decided that he wanted to see more. The next destination for him was the war torn countries. He chose Bosnia and Rwanda as the places that he wanted to interact with and through his experiences in the places, something changed in him.

He knew that the best way to make the project function was to make a long lasting commitment to the same. This is why it took him a record ten years to complete the project. While on the journey, he got the inspiration to write song lyrics. The songs that he has written in the entire album are about the people that he met with and interacted with.

Personal life

Doug Levitt is the son of Carol Swartz. He started his school in D.C and graduated from there. The one thing that has shaped his experience from the time he was a child is the fact that when he was a teenager, his father committed suicide. Before he set out on his journey, he was working as a foreign correspondent for CNN and MSNBC.

Why You Will Love Norka Luque

Norka Luque is a Venezuelan music artist who lives in Miami FL. She is known for her unique genre of music. Her musical productions are quite different because unlike other artists who sing about things you can barely make meaning out of in their lyrics, hers make more sense. Her songs resonate with the current factors that affect everyday life. Since she recognizes the powerful impact music has on people, she uses it as an instrument to preach hope and peace in the society.

Like many other successful artists, Norka Luque has a story. However, her story is a bit different. It is a source of inspiration to many people who are held back by circumstances of life and society ideologies. Despite suffering from occasional ailments, Norka has trudged on unbounded.

Norka started her musical journey at a tender age. She could sing at local events and in church. Her parents were not supportive because they wanted a different life for her. They wanted her to go to school and become a professional in something else but not music. However, Norka did not relent. She still wanted to do music.

Norka enrolled for her degree in business administration in a university in France. While in campus, she performed at events and nightclubs in a band of three. Her phenomenal performance attracted the attention Emilio Estefan, a producer and a song writer from Venezuela. She was quickly absorbed and became part and parcel of Estefan’s team. She used the opportunity to record several tracks. Some of her tracks became big hits in Venezuela with one of them called “Miracle” topping the charts for 14 weeks. This marked the first time for a track to attain such a status in the country’s music industry.

Due to hard work and talent, Norka has become a bigwig in Venezuela’s showbiz market. She was recently selected to perform in the country’s Billboard event alongside other big artists. Her records continue to grace the screens of households in the country. She is quickly gaining popularity in the US music industry.

Norka is currently working on her album “Millando,” which is set to grace the screens soon. She is working on the album with her former producer and mentor Emilio Estefan. She now manages her own label NorkaMusic where she nurtures young talents and brings them to the limelight. Norka is one of the few musicians who are qualified to be role models in a moral society.

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Sergio Cortes Is MJ

Michael Jackson was my favorite musical artist of all time and greatly loved around the world. His songs continues to be played every day everywhere. When he passed on in ’09 several fans helped themselves recover by singing and dancing to his music. Many impersonators tried to perfect the Michael Jackson experience but none of them could ever come close to Sergio Cortes.

Sergio is truly the worlds best Michael Jackson impersonator and proves it every time he performs. Incredibly talented and energetic, his shows display how he’s captured the complete essence of the missed much loved super star Michael Jackson. Sergio recalls watching The Jackson 5 as a child and being instantly mesmerized by MJ. He started investing many hours imitating Jackson’s moves and developed his natural born talents.

Sergio looks amazingly just like Michael Jackson organically. He did not have to undergo surgery to resemble Michael like many others he was just born with the same features. His style of clothing is also exactly how Michael dressed. He has mastered everything from MJ’s walk, poses, and dance moves perfectly. What is most impressive about Sergio is his ability to sound like Michael Jackson when he sings. His vocal performance is actually mind blowing because he sounds so similar to the “King Of Pop”.

Sergio Cortes has dedicated fans all over the world that greatly appreciate the work he is doing. His love and admiration for Michael is noticed in every electrifying performance Sergio gives. Just like Jackson he is classy and sensitive in his personality and its not just an act. Sergio is very serious about being an excellent Michael Jackson impersonator and practices all the time.

His performances bring Michael Jackson’s legacy and memory back to life. Numerous videos are available to watch on the internet and You Tube of Sergio’s concerts and shows. Just like Michael he loves and respects his fans and always communicates with them anyway he can. Already a huge star in Brazil, Cortes is now being known all over the planet as the most authentic Michael Jackson impersonator.

It takes a lot of talent and hard work to be a Michael Jackson imitator and it looks like Sergio fits the criteria. Many fans have been transformed after seeing Sergio perform. Some of his fans can not get enough so they follow him where ever he travels. Sergio Cortes is a breath of fresh air to Jackson fans throughout the earth.

Sergio Cortés Impersonates Idol Michael Jackson As Career

Whether we want to admit it or not, many of us wish that we were famous. That is one of the reasons why many people idolize movie and television stars, and dream of having a luxurious and opulent lifestyle. We idolize the people who we see on television and movies and in the back of our minds, dream that we can have a lifestyle like those people. There are many people that strive to live a life of celebrity, and to those who do, it is a dream come true.

Sergio Cortés dreamed of being a star like his childhood idol, singer Michael Jackson. He dreamed of it to the point where he began to imitate his favorite singer. Now his dream of being like his childhood hero has come true. He is now considered one of the best Michael Jackson impersonators in the country. His story is one that we can all relate to, one of idolization of his favorite singer.

When he was younger, Cortés love to watch his favorite singer, Michael Jackson perform with his brothers, the legendary singing group the Jackson Five. Cortez love to mimic the inflections and singing style of the soon-to-be pop idol. At first, Cortés did his imitation just to amuse himself and his close family and friends.

Then one day, as he was walking the streets of his city, he was spotted by a local news photographer. The photographer was amazed at how much Cortés resembled his hero Michael Jackson. The photographer asked the fledgling impersonator if he could take a picture of him and publish it in his local newspaper. Cortés agreed to the photo, and the next day its publication set off a firestorm of attention. Many people wanted to know who this person was who looked so much like one of the greatest music stars in the world.

The new attention led Cortés to be sought after by a number of different talent agencies and talent representation. After considering many offers and endorsement deals, he chose to do a Michael Jackson impersonation show. It was just the beginning of what was to be a spectacular career, and recognition as one of the best Michael Jackson impersonators in the world.

Now Cortés goes all over the world, doing shows impersonating Michael Jackson. He has a loyal following of fans from all over the world, many of who visit his Facebook page. He has thousands of likes on the page, and regularly poses as Michael Jackson in photos on it. One can see how similar he looks to Michael Jackson and why he has received such attention. The Facebook page has many sincere and flattering comments about his uncanny resemblance, and best wishes from adoring fans.

Many people will never know what it is like to be famous and hear the cheers of adoring crowds of people. Sergio Cortés had a dream to experience life in the limelight, and now he does, living a life of one of the greatest performers who ever lived. To see Cortés perform is not only a testament to his skill and ability, but a living memorial to one of the great performers of our age.