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Past Society President Charlie McCann Passes

Sad news comes from Music City Chorus in Nashville about the loss of Past Society President and the "World's Greatest Tenor", Charlie McCann. A friend to everyone he met, Charlie passed this week surrounded by family. He was a wonderfully encouraging person, and loved barbershop singing. Many of his chorus brothers fondly recall his mantra before each contest and show: "Let's go rip their faces of...
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Passing of Ken Kline, first concurrent father/son 50-year member

Jim Kline (Gotcha!, 139th Street Quartet) shares this notable passing: It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my father, Ken Kline. He had to be removed from the chorus contest in Las Vegas by the paramedics. Two weeks later he died from natural causes with his three children holding his hand. he was 92 years old. Ken was a 62-year member of the Society and it was my pleasure to ...
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Passing of Doug Maddox, production manager at international conventions

The Masters of Harmony shared the sad news last week. It is with deep regret, and heavy hearts, that we must report the passing of our brother, Doug Maddox, who fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Doug has been a treasured member of the Masters of Harmony since 1988, and a star in the barbershop world for decades. He was actively involved with Far Western District and Internatio...
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National Tribute to a Barbershop Great

Comedian Tom Shillue* showed a more serious side on Fox News Insider paying tribute to barbershop great, Tom Spirito (The Four Rascals, Boston Common), who passed away on Sunday. When asked if he was serious about being a barbershopper he said, ""It's not a joke! It's four-part harmony! It's close to my heart." Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com Today on The Five, guest host Tom...
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Chief of Staff Don Bagley remembered; celebration service set

A memorial service for Don Bagley, bass of 1988 champion Chiefs of Staff, has been set for Saturday Nov 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Hackney's on Lake, 1514 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL. CarolAnn Bagley would like a head count for that event.  Her contact is: cabagley@embarqmail.com They will also be hosting a fund raiser for pulmonary fibrosis on site and asking for donations to help find a cure for thi...
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