October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween! Today I'm going to talk about one of the classic Halloween songs that will probably be played at every Halloween party or celebration you go to. It's Michael Jackson's "Thriller"! The song was written by Rod Temperton and the music video was first premiered on MTV on November 14th, 1983. The now 34 year old video still holds up, the spooky monster makeup, the popular dance, and the classic song are all perfect for Halloween. A fun fact about the video, the song writer, Temperton, had thought that it would be interesting if the song had a voice-over with someone who was known for horror, and Temperton's then-wife Peggy Lipton knew Vincent Price. They asked Price if he would be willing to be a part of it and he agreed, in fact there was a whole other verse to his speech that they cut. Here is the video to watch if you want to get in the spooky-mood!
October 27, 2017
Hello! Hope you guys are enjoying the low temperatures that have been surfacing the last couple of days! This weekend, not only will people be celebrating Halloween early, but tonight there will be a Fall Fest here at W&J! Sponsored by SAB, there will be free food, drinks, and fun activities such as "Stuff-A-Zombie", pumpkin carving, pumpkin origami, and a photo backdrop! Feel free to stop by in the HUB Alley and Patio from 7:00pm-10:00pm! Hope to see y'all there!
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October 26, 2017
Happy Thursday everyone! The week is coming to an end and what better way to start the weekend than to listen to Prince Royce! Royce is an American singer and song writer from Bronx, New York. Releasing his debut album in 2010, Royce began to hit the charts all over the world, especially on Hot Latin Charts. After the release of his third album Soy el Mismo, which featured Darte un Beso, Royce was nominated for his second Latin Grammy Award. Royce has had many success singing in English and Spanish, by being musically diverse with the music he creates and the artist he produces with. Enjoy Prince Royce's hit song Darte un Beso!
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October 24, 2017
This Friday the 27th of October the W&J Choir, Camerata Singers, and Jaybirds will be preforming at 7:30 in the Rossin Ballroom. The Choir and Camerata will be doing a show based on "Poetry and Music" as a concept. The performance will wed great poetry and choral music, there will be readings of Shakespeare, Teasdale,Whitman, and more! Then you will hear the music inspired by those poets, how the musicians transformed the ideas, emotions, and beauty into song form! It is going to be a great night to support the arts at W&J!
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Hi guys! Hope everyone is doing well! I was reviewing some music last week and cam across American producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA, real name Jennifer Lee. I was excited when I realized that I would be seeing her at Thrival Music Festival that night. Her third studio album, Lune Rouge, is expected to be released tomorrow! The singles "We Love," "No Way," and "Don't Call Me" will all be featured on the album. Lee stopped producing music for a bit after she had two surgeries for a rare brain disorder, which made her lose her speech and musical abilities. She slowly regained what she has lost and is now stepping back into the music industry. She is currently on tour so be sure to check out if she is coming to a stage near you because her music does not disappoint! Also be sure to tune in the 91.7FM WNJR to hear more from TOKiMONSTA and more artists like her!
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October 3, 2017
Source: ABC NewsTom Petty died of cardiac arrest yesterday, October 2, 2017, at the age of 66. Tom Petty, (Thomas Earl Petty) was born on October 20th 1950, he dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to start a band, inspired by artists like the Beatles and Elvis Priestly. It was through his early bands, like "Mudcrutch", that Petty met the people he would one day work with in his famous and influential band, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers". In 1988 Petty joined George Harrison's group "The Traveling Wilburys" with other famous artists like Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Petty also released solo albums, one of which, called "Full Moon Fever" included some of his most popular songs, like "I won't back down" and "Free Fallin'". Having sold over 80 million records worldwide, Tom Petty is one of the best selling artists of all time, he was also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Here is my favorite Tom Petty song, "Wildflowers" and be sure to tune into Pure Rock on Monday through Friday at 3pm on WNJR Washington to hear music by Tom Petty and similar artists.
October 2, 2017
Happy Monday! As the new week begins, here is hit song by the infamous Ricky Martin. If the name sounds familar, it's probably because of Ricky's song Livin La Vida Loca, which was featured on Shrek in 2001. Creating one of his newer songs with the young star Maluma, they together have reached over a billion views on YouTube, making them on of the top duos for 2016. If you enjoy this collaboration and are interested in listening to more of their music, Ricky Martin and Maluma's YouTube page links will be listed below. Enjoy another great week and stay tuned to WNJR.
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