LEGENDARY MUSIC PRODUCER
PROVIDES INTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE AT FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
BENEFITING URBAN FITNESS 911 AT-RISK YOUTH COMPTON STUDENTS
TO FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL ON JUNE 16-19, 2016 IN DOVER, DE,
A BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET WITH DEADMAU5,
In January 2016, deadmau5 (AKA Joel Zimmerman) spoke with the King Drew Magnet Golden Eagle School in Compton to Urban Fitness 911, a Los Angeles non-profit organization that was created to address the disparity of academic skills, health and fitness among teenagers and young adults in low income communities.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released five critically acclaimed albums: > album title goes here < (which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart, #2 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart and #5 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart), 4×4=12 (recently recognized for having sold over 500,000 copies in the United States), For Lack Of A Better Name, Random Album Title and while(1<2). The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over nine million on his Facebook page. Look for more exciting things to come from deadmau5 in 2016.
Urban Fitness 911 was established in 2013 as a complete wellness program that offers fitness, nutrition, life coaching, tutoring and exposure to adolescents and young adults. Urban Fitness 911 addresses the disparity of health and fitness in low income communities by assisting participants strengthen their mind, body and soul. Ultimately, Urban Fitness 911 is aimed at improving the academic readiness and performance of all participants so that they can advance their educations and truly impact the world for the better. Urban Fitness 911 is a project of The Giving Back Fund, Inc. (Federal Tax ID 04-3367888), a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). For more information, please visitwww.urbanfitness911.com
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