Friday, April 1, 2011

They could give American Idol contestants a run for their money

UPenn and Off the Beat

Since my days as a Penn undergrad, I've always been a fan of Off the Beat and the talent the group gets from year to year.

Recently the group came to LA during their spring break and put on a great show.

After the jump, listen to some really powerful voices from both their LA performance and from a preview spring show video promoting their Spring show this weekend.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My all time FAVORITE UPenn acceptance (and rejection!) videos

This is the week where students across the country find out if they got into Penn.

Check out THESE favorite videos from years past of kids filming themselves opening their letters!  If you haven't seen these before, it's a must!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Penn folks love their Gaga

UPenn and Penn Band and Lady Gaga
Over the past year, we've seen lots of Penn alumni love for Lady Gaga.

After the jump, check out the latest Gaga reinterpretation from the very theatrical Penn Band as they get their "Bad Romance" on.

...And when the rest of the band uses their body to move to the beat, be sure to notice how the drummer uses his head to get into it (my favorite!).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bethenny Frankel plays matchmaker to this Penn alum

BravoTV and UPenn and Bethenny Frankel

Over the past few years, we've seen a whole bunch of Penn alumni appear on Bravo shows.

Last year, I did a post about Jake Spitz (C'96) appearing on "Bethenny Getting Married". He's back again this season and tonight Bethenny is looking to set him up.

After the jump check out a preview from tonight's episode and find out why Bethenny thinks Jake has no "gay"-me (game)

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Is this Penn alum trading his passion for grad school?

UPenn and Austin and musiciansThey graduated Penn and moved to Austin to pursue careers in music.

Now, 18 months and 10 DT vlog episodes later, Ben Naecker (C'09, Water Polo) and Blake West (W'09, Jazz Combos) kept the faith and finally found someone "instrumental" to their progress in Austin.

All the while, they've been preaching that "real jobs are not their forte", however after a year, Ben indeed applied to grad school.

After the jump find out if he got in, what effect that may have on all the work they've done thus far ...and which Wharton professor (and record producer!) they'll be working with.