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Why You Should Care About Lady Gaga’s Performance at the Oscars

Love her or hate her, it's hard to disagree that Lady Gaga's performance at the 87th Academy Awards was a memorable one. Why? Because she wasn't in a meat dress or swinging from the ceiling.  No, her new act of rebellion was singing a classic musical medley of selections from The Sound of Music— shocking, but in an entirely new way! Now, how in the world does this apply to you as a barbershop s...
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The Sing Off is BACK!

The search is on again for contestants of the hit a cappella reality show, The Sing Off!! Sweet Adeline International Quartet Queens, Maxx Factor, were on the first season and we think it has been far too long since barbershop was represented on this show! Who's going to audition this year? Los Angeles - Sept. 30 Nashville - Oct. 2 New York - Oct. 4 If you think that they won't be accepting quar...
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Harmony Explosion Camps Igniting Across North America

Young men and women all over North America have been celebrating barbershop harmony and loving every minute of it! Harmony Explosion camps provide a great multi-day opportunity for the high-school singer to meet other students who share similar interests, learn more about singing and vocal technique, experience the thrill of barbershop harmony, ring 4-part chords 'til the wee hours of the morning...
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Get Your Barbershop Fix

I've got a fever and the only prescription is more barbershop... Even though the Vegas convention ‪#‎BHSLV‬ is over (but not in our hearts), it's not too early to start thinking about the next events. 2015 Mid-Winter is in New Orleans next (the party continues!) ‪#‎BHSNOLA‬ 2015 International convention is in Pittsburgh ‪#‎BHSPGH‬. So here's what you'll need to do... Keep an eye on the conventio...
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People have often asked me, "What is a hashtag and why is it so important?" According to Twitter (it's best to go directly to the source, right?) Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword: People use the hashtag symbol # be...
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Webcast welcomes Grammy-nominated Neyla Pekarek

Sweet Adeline Neyla Pekarek, more famously known as the cellist of the Grammy nominated folk rock band, The Lumineers, joined 7,000 attendees at the Las Vegas convention. Neyla was invited to chat with the webcast hosts where she stated that coming to the convention she felt much more at home and even star-struck. She also reveals that she found barbershop in an odd sort of way. Her high school...
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They’ve been around the track a few times — and want to keep racing!

Check out this list of AIC Competitors and family members who just can't get enough! It's pretty incredible to see how many keep coming back to the international stage for another round. Thanks to George Davidson for sharing this list with us. College Quartet Contest:  #11 - Flightline - Cody Littlefield (Brett's son) Quartet Contest:  #08 - Stockholm Syndrome - Rasmus Kristrom #11 - Main S...
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Cutest (and highest) version of “The Auctioneer”

John Wernega started this barbershop ensemble (ranging from grades three to eight) at his school. It's the first time they performed a barbershop arrangement.   "The Quinton School barbershop ensemble (under the direction of John Wernega) performs "The Auctioneer." These students range from grades three to eight. Special thanks to Lori Ludlum for the coaching session on stage presence."
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