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Gourmet burgers and barbershop

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Spotted: the origins of Red Robin restaurants' name -- a barbershop quartet! The official company chronology notes that in the 1940s, "Sam’s Tavern opens near the University of Washington. Sam, the owner, is known to sing 'When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)' with his barbershop quartet. He loves the song so much that he changes the name to Sam’s Red Robin." Wonder if you c...
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International Chorus Contest Order of Appearance

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Learn more about the 2018 International Convention and Contests  Official Order of Appearance The Downeasters Sound of Illinois Harbourtown Sound Brothers in Harmony Alexandria Harmonizers Great Lakes Chorus Big Orange Chorus Fog City Singers Westminster Chorus Voices Incorporated Vocal Majority Pathfinder Chorus Vocal FX The Alliance Carolina Vocal Express   Sound of the Rocki...
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Intro to Barbershop: Everyone in Harmony

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Way back in the infancy of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, our original and still-official legal name, our founders instituted a Code of Ethics, whose preamble begins: The Society aspires to preserve for its members and for all future generations of prospective members, the sacred right of men to seek haven from the burden of their d...
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Antonio Lombardi honored in Nashville Business Journal “Employee of the Year” awards

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It’s nice when your co-workers say nice things about you behind your back. It’s even nicer when those nice words turn into citywide recognition. An anonymous tip from a co-worker led to Manager of Chapter Leadership and Education Antonio Lombardi being honored in the inaugural class of Employee of the Year awards from the Nashville Business Journal. Antonio was recognized in the category of Best ...
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Intro to Barbershop: Building a habitat for harmony

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In your first year of barbershopping, you’ve been absorbing a tremendous volume of information. You’ve been learning the musical style, the nuances of performance, the many acronyms, and a few dozen baritone jokes. You may have had a chance to attend a convention, or sing in a major show, or even form a quartet. Many of the resources of the Barbershop Harmony Society are aimed at supporting you a...
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Best seats at the best prices: Early Bird sales open November 1

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Be the first to claim awesome seats for the 2018 International Contests -- and the AIC Show! Registration opens Wednesday, November 1, 201712:00pm Central Daylight Time   You get first chance at in-demand seats! When online sales open on  November 1, you can register for some of the most desirable seats on the first day!   Early Bird pricing saves $60 per person Beginning Novemb...
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Spread the word about Next Generation events – download the posters

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The energy and interest are starting to build for the Next Generation Barbershop Festival and Contests.  Full registrations are now open for 2018's  Varsity Quartet Contest and Varsity Chorus Invitational, and 2019's Junior Chorus Invitational. Trying to get something started in your school? Download these handy posters, print and hang. Download the Varsity poster (PDF) Download the Junior po...
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Think You Can’t Sing? Science Doesn’t Believe You

These words break our hearts every time we hear them: "I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing." It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong. A great story on Toronto's Ludwig-Van.com classical music site delves into the widely-held misconception that most people cannot sing.   “That’s a blatant lie.” Of all creative endeavours, singing is perhaps t...
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See generosity change lives in Foundation Annual Report

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Donor dollars power the future of barbershop, and you can see how in the new Annual Report of Harmony Foundation International. You can gain insight into the breadth of programming supported by the generosity of donors, ranging from leadership education through the Healthy Chapter Initiative, to director scholarships to Harmony University, to our youth activities and Festivals. Take a minute to b...
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Apple Boys brings barbershop to the stage in November

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Nearly forty years after The Buffalo Bills made barbershop history in the premiere of The Music Man, a new show featuring a quartet has scheduled its New York theatre debut. The Apple Boys: A New Barbershop Quartet Musical will premiere on Wednesday, November 8th at Ars Nova, a midtown theater known for presenting new work. (Sorry, both performances are already sold out!) Featuring an original sc...
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