Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kid Rock – Crossing Genres

Adam Benowitz, managing member of Vision Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment adviser manages funds on behalf of the firm’s clients. Adam Benowitz is also a co-founder and partner at Converge Media Group, a branded entertainment company with several reality series to its credit. At home, he enjoys music, including that of crossover artist Kid Rock.

Kid Rock grew up listening to the classic rock enjoyed by his parents, but he also immersed himself in hip-hop. He became a DJ and rapper in Detroit and gained local acclaim that he parlayed into a record deal. Unfortunately, his appeal failed to travel beyond his home city. After two albums and an EP, Kid Rock borrowed money from his father to record a fourth album that caught the attention of Atlantic Records. His Atlantic debut, Devil Without a Cause, climbed the Billboard charts and produced several hit singles that fused rap and heavy metal.

Nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1999, Kid Rock followed up with a compilation of his early albums called The History of Rock. An affair with model Pamela Anderson briefly distracted him from his music, but he released Cocky to commercial success in 2002. Following that, Kid Rock made a self-titled album with a country flavor and then a live album.

After a brief marriage to Anderson, he recorded the gospel-tinged Rock & Roll Jesus, which debuted on the Billboard Hot 200 at number one, a first in his career. In 2010, the album Born Free achieved platinum status. His latest release is Rebel Soul, which combines riff-driven rock with Motown soul and hip-hop.

The Juilliard School’s Dance Program

As the managing member of Vision Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor, Adam Benowitz maintains responsibilities that include management of the firm’s day to day activities and portfolio management. Active in another field, Adam Benowitz has been involved in media production and one example he produced a documentary about dancers at the Juilliard School in New York City.

Established in 1905, Juilliard prepares dancers, actors, and musicians for careers in the arts. The dance division, currently helmed by ballet master and accomplished dance teacher Lawrence Rhodes, aims to graduate individuals skilled in both contemporary dance and classical ballet.

In addition to maintaining a top-level faculty, Juilliard invites guest teachers and choreographers to train students. Many graduates find performance positions with dance companies in the United States and in other countries around the world. Graduates also often become choreographers and directors.

Students may attain a four-year bachelor of fine arts, which includes required liberal arts coursework. Juilliard also offers a diploma program for those not earning liberal arts credits.