Articles by Colin Peterson
May. 19, 2017
Controlling SEPTA’s crowded commute
It can be a cost-efficient means of everyday transportation if you buy a weekly or monthly trailpass, but this railroad has a reputation for being late. It also has a reputation for overcrowding during rush hour while being late ,which makes sense since the train is spending extra time at stations waiting for passengers to exit and board the train.
Jul. 8, 2016
Judith Hill, Ginger Coyle bust out the soul at World Cafe Live
Judith Hill performed at WXPN’s World Cafe Live with Ginger Coyle as her opener June 21. Both Hill and Coyle are rising soul stars. Although their styles may differ slightly from one another, both still keep the audience emotionally involved.
Jun. 24, 2016
Drexel alum Melissa Menago to release studio album in July
On July 22, Chesky Recordings of New York City will release “Little Crimes,” an album recorded by Drexel alumnus Melissa Menago. Based in Philadelphia, Menago has an extensive, in-depth musical background. Around age 10, she began learning classical piano, and has been studying music theory, guitar and voice since. One of her most renowned roles has been serving as lead vocalist of the rock group June Divided. With one EP and one studio album, Menago has had strong success with the band, as it has landed multiple singles on commercial radio along with two music videos. According to Menago, June Divided will not slow down anytime soon; but, she wants to embark on solo recording projects.
Apr. 29, 2016
NPR’s Tiny Desk features local artists at World Cafe Live
March 19, at WXPN’s World Cafe Live from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Tiny Desk Series” kicked off its first concert of the year. Hosted by WXPN Program Director Bruce Warren and NPR Music’s Bob Boilen, it featured three acts, each presenting a different style and genre of music, demonstrating vast appeal to a diverse audience.