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The Chainsmokers Take Over the Billboard Charts in Dance/Electronic

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Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall form the DJ/Dance duo the Chainsmokers, who have been taking the dance/electronic world by storm the past year with their debut full-length album “Memories…Do Not Open” a perennial #1 on Billboards Dance/Electronic Albums Chart. In the year the album has been out it has spent 34 non-consecutive weeks at the #1 spot on that chart, tying with “Demon Days” for the third most non-consistent weeks at #1.

“Memories…Do Not Open” has been knocked off the top spot by several new releases in the past year but always seems to come back. Musicians such as Odesza, Above & Beyond, Kygo, William Control and the deceased Avicii all have put out material that takes the #1 spot for a time but the Chainsmokers always make a comeback and retake the #1 spot. In fact the album hasn’t left the top 5 since its debut.

With “Demon Days” being 13 years old it seems like a lock that the Chainsmokers will soon have that #3 spot all to themselves. If the album keeps going strong, which by all acounts it still is, it may even be able to move up to the #2 or #1 slot. The Chainsmokers staying power doesn’t seem to be slowing down: They have released several charting singles since “Memories…Do Not Open” was released last year. They continue to collaborate with other artists and have even expanded their own roles in their music with Pall providing vocals for some singles.

The duo formed in New York City when Pall was looking for a new DJ partner. Introduced by mutual friend and manager Adam Alpert the two immediately hit it off. Taggart, who knew Alpert from working in an art museum, moved to New York from Maryland and the Chainsmokers as we know them were born. Aside from their album “Memories…Do Not Open” and their various singles the duo have also released two EPs, “Bouquet” and “Collage.” Both spent time on the Billboard charts. The duo say they are always working on new material and plan to put out another full-length album.

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Lawrence Bender’s Movie, ‘Knock around guys.’

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Lawrence Bender is a celebrated movie producer from the United States. He was born on October 17, 1957. Lawrence Bender is hugely experienced in the field of entertainment. He has produced many films. They include safe, Innocent Voices, Goodwill Hunting, Django, and Reservoir Dogs among others. Lawrence Bender was born to two parents. The mother was a kindergarten teacher while his father was a college professor. When Lawrence Bender was growing up, he wanted to be like his grandfather. He joined Cherry Hill High School East. Bender later graduated and joined University. He attended The University of Maine where he pursued and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Currently, Lawrence Bender is 60 years turning 61 on October. He is a family man. Being an expert in the industry, Lawrence produced the movie ‘Knock around guys’. The storyline involves four sons, namely Green, Davoli, Pepper and Diesel. The four gentlemen have to team up and recover some cash in a small town in the United States that is strongly ruled by a corrupt sheriff. The climax of the movie is when Matt Demaret is asked to deliver some cash on behalf of his father. His uncle, who goes by the name Malkovich, is the one who gives some piece of advice to him. However, things never turn out as expected. He loses the bag carrying the cash at a refueling station. It turned out that there were a half million dollars in the bag. Davoli’s father is facing a threat of life imprisonment. He does everything possible to ensure that his son has a good life. Davoli’s father convinces him to learn some restaurant business.

Now, the sons together with their friends, decide to retrieve the cash before their father skins them alive. The movie’s set up is terrific. The little young men have to run through a dangerous town trying to recover their father’s money. However, the movie never found the actual or expected tone. Probably it’s because it had two directors. Some scenes were extraordinarily long and lacked the taste. Also, some actors absurdly proposed for lengthy speeches which undermined their profession as actors.

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