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Music for All – Orlando Magazine

    The international convention is always a good occasion for press coverage. We really like this item in  Orlando Magazine.  "Kealan Rivera says he’s made more than half his friends by spontaneously singing with them. The Delaney Park resident and member of Orlando’s Orange Blossom Chorus says people in the barbershop quartet community constantly meet new people by singing easily-lear...
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CBS Sunday Morning features BHS International Convention

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Subject as always to the whims of breaking news, look for a feature story this Sunday, April 29 on CBS Sunday Morning. Correspondent Barry Petersen explored all facets of our 2017 convention in Las Vegas, roaming from shows to late night tag sessions to Harmony University classes to the Saturday Night Spectacular, and was flat-out amazed at what he saw. The rundown for the April 29 show notes: ...
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Kansas City celebrates Society’s 80th anniversary

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A chance meeting in 1938 at Kansas City’s historic Muehlebach Hotel planted the seed for a worldwide harmony movement, and eighty years later, Barbershopppers throughout the area are celebrated. Mayor Sly James and the Kansas City Common Council issued a Proclamation recognizing National Barbershop Quartet Day. Festivities on Wednesday, April 11, the official birth date of the Society,  includ...
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Singing Valentines pop up in NPR Politics podcast

Some happy recepients of Singing Valentines can spread their happiness further than others. The NPR Politics Podcast for February 15 closes with a "Can't Let It Go" moment in which national political correspondent Mara Liasson tells of being surprised at her doorstep with a Singing Valentine that was  as "totally awesome!" Co-host ron Elving ventures a few notes, too. He was better than he knew. ...
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Want a safer car? Put a quartet in the back seat

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Yep - those are Barbershoppers, all right. GEN GAP, a quartet from the Santa Monica Oceanaires, is featured in a new spot for the Toyota Rav 4, now airing nationally on TV and social media. This is the second national spot for GEN GAP, who previously have appeared in ads for Schick razors. "The key to booking the spot was our ability to give a barbershop sound to the copy written by the ad agen...
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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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Mike Rowe is “Returning The Favor” to an inspiring music educator

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A music educator once changed the course of Mike Rowe's life, and in his new Facebook video series, he pays tribute to another influential teacher in a big way. When health issues forced world-class trumpeter Tim Wilson to give up a performance career, he turned to teaching, and gave his talents and treasure to an instrumental music program in an impoverished school district. Mike sought him ou...
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