Friday, November 27, 2009

Penn Has Gone to Great Efforts For Being Ranked #1 in THIS

UPenn Security

Throughout the years and through much fantastically proactive effort like THIS, it comes as no surprise that Penn has recently been named #1 (for the 3rd year in a row) for THIS!


This Sultry Singer Is Coming to Philly's World Cafe Live This Weekend

World Cafe Live and Singer Jessica Pomerantz
Last month I covered sultry singer Jessica Pomerantz (C'02, PennPals, 34th Street. Visions President, Spanish Club, French Club, West Philly Tutoring).

This Sunday night (11/29), Jessica will be performing in Philly's "World Cafe Live" in their upstairs lounge and will be opening for the Nashville duo Sam and Ruby.

7:00 pm- Doors
8:00 pm- showtime

Get your tickets HERE
Advance Tickets:
General Admission Seating/Standing*: $13 ($10 ticket + $3 processing fee)

General Admission Seating/Standing*: $15 ($12 ticket + $3 processing fee)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Turkey Jerky! (VIDEO)

ThanksgivingAnother great video from Matt Johnson (C'99, Mask and Wig, Phi Kappa Sigma) ...and on this Thanksgiving Day, he wants to teach you how to do the newest dance craze, The Turkey Jerky!

Matt edited this "Apple Sisters" video together and is also the announcer in it as well!  (you can actually see Matt in his other viral sensation as "Mike Schwartz" HERE)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and remember to turkey jerk!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ray Romano Talks Penn with the Queen of Talkshows (VIDEO)

UPenn and Ray Romano
If you missed it last week, check out the clip above of Ray Romano talking with "O" about how his daughter is currently attending Penn and how Penn may not be in the future for his twin boys.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

He's A Nickelodeon Finalist and He Needs Your Vote!


Since we've been doing Pennfest here in LA (the emerging film and music festival), I have seen (and featured on DT) more and more great animation shorts from Penn's Digital Media Design department.

Now news that an undergrad from DMD is a finalist in a reputable animation festival.

And he needs your vote...

An Actor's Path: His New Headshots and His New Name (VIDEO)

Los Angeles ActorLast month, we started our "An Actor's Path" vlog series with Penn alum Alex Weber (C'09, Lacrosse).

One month in and he's already playing around with changing his name.

In his first vlog he talked about how acting classes and networking are key to pursuing an acting career in LA.

This month, he talks about:
  • what new medium he's acting in now
  • his ongoing classes
  • what he's doing for money
  • new workshops he's taking
  • his decision to get new headshots and why he's changing his name (not a strange thing...afterall, she changed her last name from "Mitchell" because of THIS actress)
  • which LA networks are important to be a part of

Alex/Bryant's addendum to this vlog HERE +/-
Which casting director workshops/classes have you been attending? 
A casting director by the name of Jeffery Passero is the director of my play and it has been beneficial building a relationship with him. He has cast for several films, and plans to continue in the future. Sports Studios is a production company geared at athletics in films. Being an actor and former Division 1 athlete, this type of production is a great fit for me. I have been consistently in an on-camera class geared towards audition technique. It has been invaluable in terms of learning appropriate strategy to succeed on auditions.

Why did you get new headshots?
Having new headshots done was necessary due to the caliber of the competition's. It was originally suggested by an agent as well as my acting teacher. I agreed in that I wanted a photo that more accurately represented what I look like in person. (his old headshot HERE)

Why did you change your name?
The name change is a work in progress. It will either be Alex Bryant Weber or Bryant Weber.  The motivation stems from the fact that most young actors tend to have unique names.

  • More Penn actor posts HERE
  • Headshot Hotties HERE
  • Actor Reels HERE


Monday, November 23, 2009

Month 4: These Austin Emerging Musicians Are Focused and On Track (VIDEO)

UPenn Austin musiciansBack in August, we started a new exclusive DT monthly Vlog series documenting the life of 2 Penn graduates who are embarking on a music career, so that others can learn from their experiences.

This month, in their 4th episode, Ben Naecker (C'09, Water Polo) and Blake West (W'09, Jazz Combos) talk about:
  • each of their personal and band updates
  • how they're close to completing their band
  • what their ACTUAL finances have been versus what they projected 2 months ago
Plus, this month, from an Austin rooftop, they feature a fellow musician to give the lesson of the month: "It's all about the music".  Listen to what musician Mike Maven says about having a social life in Austin.  ...I guess you need to be real dedicated!

Watch Episode 4: "It's All About the Music"!  

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Penn Researchers Develop What Promises to Be The Coolest and Most Frightening Piece of Technology Yet!

UPenn Tattoo Research
This is just freaky cool.

There are no other words for this new Penn research...