Shanghai’s Midi Music Festival

China’s largest rock music show rocks on through the rain

The 2014 Midi Music Festival might well have been called the “Muddy Music Festival,” as attendees of the open air performances found out first hand between April 25th and 27th. But the rain that left concert-goers footwear unrecognizable did not dampen their spirits, or deter them from rocking out to some great bands at China's largest rock music show.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 00:00

LIT at Changjian Int'l Music Festival

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LIT plays the Changjian International Music Festival

Identified as one of the New York Five, Michael Graves is an American architect known for his contemporary building designs as well as his domestic products for such companies as Target, J.C. Penney, Disney, Philips and Black & Decker. Born in Indianapolis, he earned a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University and is the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus at Princeton University. His firm, Michael Graves & Associates, has offices in Princeton, New Jersey and New York City. Graves was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council. He has received numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts, the AIA Gold Medal, the AIA Topaz Medal and the Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. He is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life.

TJ: Can you tell us how you got started in your career?
GRAVES: As a very young boy, I decided I wanted to become an architect. The only thing I could do well as a kid was draw. My mother was worried because I had told her friends I was going to be a painter and she said it would be better if I was part of a profession that used drawing. She said architecture does that. So once she explained what architecture was, I was hooked.




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