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New issue of PRESERVATION now available online

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The July issue of award-winning barbershop history magazine, PRESERVATION, is now online and available for FREE. (Click here to download and enjoy.) http://www.barbershop.org/about-us/history-of-barbershop/preservation/ Says editor Grady Kerr: This issue is the second in our new series, The Lost Quartets. You don’t have to win the gold to be a GREAT quartet in our Society. There have been som...
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And the convention brew is….

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WOW! You all are highly skilled at coming up with clever names... it must be all of that practice naming quartets. We had MANY wonderful submissions for our Rock Bottom Brewery #BHSNASH special brew (see a longer list here or here!) that represented just about every barbershop in-joke and catchphrase. Here are some of the finalists: Overtone Ale Seventh Heaven Singing People Enjoy Beer, So Quie...
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NAME THE CONVENTION BREW!

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Among its many delights, Nashville has a nice craft brewing scene, and visitors to the convention will find plenty of choices throughout the city for a refreshing beverage.Courageously, a select team local barbershoppers has donated numerous volunteer late night hours to sampling the best.  As a result, we're pleased to disclose we are working with Brewmaster Thomas Mercado from Rock Bottom Brewe...
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Kevin Miles Retires from the Dapper Dans

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Main Street USA will not rumble quite the same way anymore, following the retirement of Kevin Miles from the The Dapper Dans of Walt Disney World. Kevin, bass of 2000 International Quartet Champion Platinum, has entertained guests at Walt Disney World for 33 years as both a member of The Voices of Liberty and The Dapper Dans. (photo courtesy The Magic in Pixels.) The Dapper Dans, of course, are ...
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An embarrassment of baritones

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File under "what the marketing team writers do for fun": write more! One under-observed joy of English wordplay is the construction of collective nouns. We're all familiar with a gaggle of geese, a pride of lions, a flock of seagulls. Word-fans seeking a pleasant discussion of collective nouns should look for James Lipton's An Exaltation of Larks, which lists hundreds of terms of venery, includin...
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Quartet performs for Swedish royal family

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News from abroad! Gold medalist Rasmus Krigström (Ringmasters,  2012) shares news about a memorable performance before a royal audience: "Just sang a quartet gig at a private dinner party with the Swedish King, Queen, and Crown Princess among the people at the table. We had the chance to chat a little with the royals after the gig and they asked a few questions, eventually leading to me explainin...
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Visit the Jack Baird old songs collection… online!

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Attention music historians, arrangers, and lovers of old-timey music! The Jack Baird library of old songs (in mp3 format) are back online after a too-long hiatus. This online archive was temporarily lost during some server reshuffling several years ago, but has been restored to the BHS web site as a part of our recent upgrades. (Thank you, Eddie Holt!!) http://jackbaird.barbershop.org/ This simp...
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A cappella goes high tech this December

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You've heard about all of the creative perks offered by tech companies to keep their employees engaged and connected. But did you know that most have an in-house a cappella group? Check out this list: Googapella (Google)InTune (LinkedIn)Songbirds (Twitter)The Vocal Network (Facebook)The Baudboys (Microsoft)Syncopation (Dropbox)Airbnbeats (Airbnb)Pin Tune (Pinterest) If you're a fellow Silicon Va...
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“Illustrator Jimmy” pens incredible champ quartet art

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A bit of idle doodling while watching the webcast has turned into a burgeoning gallery celebrating barbershop quartet champions. Jimmy Trapp tells his story: Last July, just for the fun of it, I put together an illustration for the 2015 International Barbershop Quartet Champions, Instant Classic. I posted it to Facebook and before I knew it, my feed was blowing up! My fellow Barbershoppers l...
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