A Sao Paulo native, Cassio Audi was 18 when he first joined his buddies in founding the Brazilian rock band, Viper in 1985. Viper was destined to help pave the way for heavy metal music in Latin America. Its gritty sound resembled the band Iron Maiden; so much so that Viper became widely known at the Brazilian Iron Maiden. Their music was a marriage of the traditional heavy metal music and classical music. This sound landed them an invitation to open for the English band, Mötorhead.
Cassio Audi continued to hone his musical talent and became well-known around the world as a gifted drummer. Cassio shared that notoriety with only three other drummers in the region at the time the band was at its peak. This accomplishment was impressive in a country where heavy metal music was defined by the talent of the drummer. Cassio’s creativity on the drums can be heard on their first album, The Soldiers of Sunrise, released in May 1987. Although the album was produced quickly, it became a success thanks mainly to Cassio’s contribution to the album as a drummer. The album maintained success throughout the 90s. Cassio’s contributions to Viper also extended to writing. Cassio was a talented lyric writer and also knew how to market Viper’s music.
Despite the band’s popularity and Cassio’s obvious gifted talents as a drummer, Cassio called it quits after four years in 1989, choosing a different career path. Viper is still an active band, having kept their music going for over 30 years. Although Cassio no longer plays with the band, he still enjoys playing his music. To know more about him click here.
Adam Milstein is a member of the Jewish faith and is an active philanthropist for that particular cause. He is the managing partner at Hagar Pacific Properties. This particular company is a privately held commercial real estate firm.
He began his career in real estate after coming to the United States in 1981. He earned a Master’s Degree from USC. Two years later, his career started and he has remained active in the worlds of real estate and issues concerning his home country of Isreal.
He is also the founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This organization is at the heart of what he believes. The organization gives opportunities to young Isreali students to have a better future and to also connect with the faith of their past. He believes that it is very important for young people to have an intimate connection with their faith. He does this by sponsoring classes in Isreal that teach Hebrew to their students as well as learning how to read the ancient language.
In an interview with Ideamensch, he lays out what his life has been like and the reasons for some of the choices he has made. He stresses that if a person is in the real estate business, one must follow up with every consumer possible. This is a great way for a new business to establish itself for the future. He also emphasizes the importance of having a family life as well. Making time for your family is key to having a full, successful and meaningful life. When it comes to setbacks or problems, he says for a person to dive into the problem themselves instead of leaning on other people. In this manner, a person can really find out what the real problem is and figure out the best way to solve it.
He is a man who has left his mark not only in the United States but in Isreal as well. It is an indelible impression that not only links Isreali students to their past but also gives students a chance at a better life too.