Saturday, March 10, 2007

John Legend (C'99) takes Soul Train honors

John Legend (C'99, Counterparts) won best male single for "Save Room" on Saturday at the 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards.


"I want to thank Soul Train for appreciating my music and black music over the years," Legend, who did not attend the show, said via a television feed.

Congrats John!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Performance from PennYo! (Penn's premier Chinese a cappella group)

I cool video I found on the web from PennYo: the University of Pennsylvania's premier Chinese a cappella group. I believe they are performing in celebration of the Chinese New Year. If any one can translate, add it to the comments field below!

It's great that there are so many performing arts groups at Penn!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Convention Center implosion (video)!

Remember the Convention Center where many of us had our graduation ceremonies? That is now officially a thing of the past.

Here's a video I found on the web today of the implosion of the Convention Center taken from the University Avenue Bridge at 6:50 am on 3-4-2007.

A moment of silence, please :(

Pan-Asian Dance Troupe Video

Below is a video I found from the Pan-Asian Dance troupe at Penn:

Writer's House: Remembering Bob Lucid (Homecoming 2007)

The Writers House will be remembering and celebrating the life and work of Robert ("Bob") Lucid twice in upcoming months. Alumni and friends are invited to join for either or both of the two events.

  • First, on Friday, April 13th, 5pm, the English department will host a memorial service on the sixth floor of Van Pelt Library.
  • Second, on Friday, October 19, at 6 PM, the Kelly Writers House will celebrate their memories of Bob with a Lucidfest - readings, reminiscences, and performances by Bob's former students, friends and colleagues. (This event takes place at the start of Penn's 2007 Homecoming Weekend. We hope that many alumni will plan to attend Homecoming, and begin the weekend by joining us at the Writers House on Friday evening.)

    Please mark your calendars.

    The Writer's House Bob Lucid page (with recollections of and praise for Bob by alumni) can be found here:

Mask and Wig visits Los Angeles!

On March 3, 2007, Mask and Wig visited Los Angeles and performed "Troy Story" for a packed audience of alumni.

Take a look at some of the clips below (Rated PG-13).

Troy Story: "Make you a Girl" number

Troy Story: The Tap

Troy Story: Second Act Opener

The Kickline

Post Show: "Penn Commandments"

Post Show: "Tuition"

On Campus: Pennchants performs Summer of '69

Pennchants perform "Summer of '69" for their Spring 2006 show.

Lesley Wolff (C'93) hosts Los Angeles improv shows

Lesley Wolff (C'93, Bloomers) hosts her own stand up shows in Los Angeles. Combine funny, high energy, ambition and super nice and you get Lesley! She's a great person to know out in Los Angeles as she is involved in many aspects of the business.. from standup, to hosting, to producing, to casting, to teaching ....she does it all!

Check out clips from her show below!

For The Love of Comedy

Monday, March 5, 2007

Matt Kapuchinski (C'97) performs at Spaceland
(Los Angeles, 3/9/07)

Matt Kapuchinski (C'97) performs at Spaceland (Los Angeles)...

this Friday night, March 9th, 11:30p
1717 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90026, $7

For more information about Matt's band The Moving Picture show, visit:

Incidentally, Matt rocked the house in last year's Pennfest out here in Los Angeles.

Todd Lieberman's (C'95) Wild Hogs debuts at number 1!

Alumni Todd Lieberman's (C'95, Mask and Wig, AEPi) biker buddy comedy "Wild Hogs" was the weekend box office champ...

...with a $38 million take, according to studio estimates Sunday.