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Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, kicked off the Drexel University Music Industry Program’s new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.

Legendary Album Engineer Steve Albini Touts Community Through Campus Lecture

Drexel University’s Music Industry Program welcomed Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, to kick off its new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.
The event featured a Q&A between Jefferson and Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca, who had previously interviewed Joe Jefferson about the release, and sat with a copy of the vinyl record on his lap throughout the discussion.

Drexel Celebrates Collaborative Album Release, Rediscovered Group and the History of Philadelphia Soul

Upon the release of Nat Turner Rebellion’s debut album 50 years after its recording, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its MAD Dragon Music Group brought together the album’s many collaborators and the group’s sole-surviving member for an evening of celebration and remembrance.
The "Mutant Water Babies" cast at rehearsal. Photo by William McKeown.

The Boundary-Pushing, Political-Minded Musical Coming to Campus

“Mutant Water Babies,” a politically and socially relevant show that Drexel’s Co-Op Theater Company devised alongside professionals, opens Nov. 10 in the Mandell Theater after two nights of previews. 
Wyclef Jean performs an a cappella rap for music industry students.

Wyclef Jean Gives Drexel Students Advice — and a Chance to Freestyle

The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist spoke to music industry students about remaining true to themselves and how he’s been able to do it for more than two decades, then opened up the floor for a jam session they won’t soon forget. 
WKDU's Electronic Music Marathon.

WKDU Celebrates Marathon Anniversary With 84 Hours of Electronic Music

Drexel’s student-run radio station helped raise nearly $5,000 during an Electronic Music Marathon that featured two remote broadcasts and a whole lot of dancing.

Peter Wiegold at Drexel.

Celebrated English Composer Peter Wiegold to Present Lecture at Drexel

Critically acclaimed composer and conductor Peter Wiegold will present a lecture titled “Music Without Boundaries” at the Mandell Theater on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of a three-day residency at Drexel.
Led Zeppelin

Rock and Roll Photographer Bob Gruen Opens ‘ROCKERS’ Exhibit at Pearlstein Gallery

Legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen’s ROCKERS exhibit brings rock’s excitement and spirit – onstage, backstage, at home – to Pearlstein Gallery. For more than 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time. 

A faceless stilt-walker performs with the Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Poetry and Pride at Drexel's Black History Month Luncheon 

Drexel’s annual celebration honored the history and culture of the black community with comments from University staff and a rousing performance by an African drum and dance ensemble.

Professor Youngmoo Kim, director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center, singing with the TONICs

A Cappella for Academics: The TONICs join Drexel’s TrebleMakers at the Academy

Celebrate 25 years of a cappella with colleagues from the Academy of Natural Sciences and the ExCITe Center at a special concert on March 5. 

Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

College of Medicine Students to Host 2016 Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

Proceeds from the student-run show on Feb. 20 will benefit the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV. 

A DJ spinning during the 78-hour Electronic Music Marathon hosted by WKDU.

Turning It Up to 78: WKDU Hosts Successful DJ Marathon

In the second year back from its seven-year hiatus, WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon raised money for Mural Arts and the station with help from a host of the city’s top DJs.
Student musicians play during a recent live case-study of the School of Rock in a LeBow College of Business marketing course. Photo by Susan Rinaldi.

This Course Rocks: Teaching the Importance of Performance

For a course designed around performance and business, a visit from the School of Rock proved to be just the right tune for one LeBow marketing class.