03 May 2018

New Artist to Watch: Kohli Calhoun

Hey guys, before we leave for the summer I wanted to let you know about a new artist. Kohli Calhoun is a Brooklyn based singer songwriter, she had issues with a former producer who she left in 2008 which led to a personal dark period. She was helped by a songwriting community that got her back in touch with her artistic side again, and in the past year she put together a whole album and had it released. My personal favorite of her singles from that album is "Take me away" here is a video of her performing that song live:
If you want to hear more of Kohli Calhoun you can go to her website where you can see her tour dates. She'll be playing in Newark and Colombus Ohio which are both fairly close to Washington, so if you're interested you should go see her live in August. Or you can listen to WNJR and hear her on the radio anytime!

27 April 2018

ATO's Tau Chef Cook-Off

Hello y'all! As the year comes to an end, the Alpha Pi chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at W&J is having their philanthropy event, Tau Chef Cook-Off. Many organizations and sports teams are coming together to compete to create their own and best dish on campus. This year's ingredient is bacon! All donations will be given to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Support a great cause this weekend, Saturday April 28th from 11am to 2pm. If you are a student or staff member at W&J, you can enter the event for $5. If you are a community member, you are also welcomed for a small fee of $10. Come and enjoy great food for a great cause!

Two Musical Events This Weekend!

Hey everybody this weekend there are some cool music related events happening! The first is happening tonight at Church of the Covenant, the W&J choir and camerata singers will be performing Mozart's "Requiem" and the camerata singers will be performing a few other short songs. This is going to be a beautiful night of music, and it's free so you should come out and support the choir! 
Source: W&J Arts Series
There will also be a performance on Saturday night by the African Dance group Kulu Mele at the Olin theatre at 7:30pm. Here is a blurb about their group: "Kulu Mele’s repertoire includes traditional/folkloric West-African and Afro-Cuban dances that includes celebratory, sacred, spiritual and ritualistic dances, accompanied by live traditional drumming. Kulu Mele also performs contemporary American hip hop, exploring the development of dance genre, tracing its lineage from traditional to contemporary." This event is free for W&J students. Kulu Mele is also going to be leading a free beginner hip-hop workshop at 2pm which is also free and being held at the Olin Theatre on Saturday. So go to the afternoon workshop and then support the last Arts Series event this year!!

Have a fun weekend everybody!

20 April 2018

J. Cole's New Album 'K.O.D.'!!!!!

Happy Friday everybody! If you've been paying attention you'd know that J. Cole dropped a new album and WNJR is here for it!


J. Cole's new album 'K.O.D.' brings light to the use of drugs, including those prescribed, as escapes from our realities. He speaks on the trials and tribulations that comes with being Black in America; police brutality, mental health stigma, addiction, and incarceration. J. Cole's reminisces about his life before and after stardom concerning romantic and platonic relationships. The album's lyrics are supplemented nicely with some psychedelic-like undertones. It's an album that deserves appreciation.
For more information on the album and it's meanings and themes go here.  Listen here or 91.7FM to catch some of J. Cole's tunes we have in our system!

APO's Monti's Delivery!

I hope you all had a great week! Tonight, Friday April 20th from 10:00pm to 1:00am, Alpha Phi Omega will takeover Monti's and deliver right to your location! For $3, an APO member will deliver two items of your choice. As many of you may or may not know, Monti's offers milkshakes, slushies, pizza rolls, pretzels, and nachos! All payments may be received through Venmo or cash! If you are interested, text (724) 618-3349 with your Name, order, and residence hall! Enjoy!