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Disney’s Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet to be Honored for 50 Years in Show Business

FOR RELEASE PRIOR TO JUNE 14

Nashville, April 28, 2009 – The sounds you hear will be harmonious. They will be plentiful. And they will be uniquely American in their roots, but expansively international in their impact. They will come from thousands of people gathering to join in song in Anaheim, California June 28 – July 5.

Close harmony singers from across the world will meet in Anaheim for the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 71st annual international convention and competitions. Singers and their fans from several countries will gather for shows, clinics, competitions, and good old-fashioned sing-alongs.

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The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet has been performing at Disneyland in Anaheim, California since 1959; making this year their 50th anniversary in show business. To commemorate this milestone, and because the Dans have touched so many lives for so many years, the Barbershop Harmony Society will present the Dans with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  The presentation takes place on July 4 at 7:15 pm during the Quartet Finals Session in front of a packed house at Anaheim’s Honda Center. Members of the Dapper Dans from around the world will be invited on stage to share in the celebration. The presentation will conclude with a special performance by the Anaheim Dappers.

Several of the Dapper Dans are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Adding a unique touch to their performances, the Dapper Dans use Deagan Organ Chimes as part of their act. Each of the eight chimes has three octaves of a single note, comprising a C scale. The Organ Chimes were made by the J.C. Deagan Company in Chicago, IL around 1901.

This event is included in the full registration package.  Also, California residents can purchase a single event ticket to the Quartet Finals Session.

Additional information regarding the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 71st annual international convention and competitions will be released as it becomes available. For more information, visit www.barbershop.org/anaheim.

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