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Dispatches from the Commonwealth: Richmond Rocks!

It has been a busy few months here in Richmond. Before I got here, I wasn’t really sure what kind of a cappella community I’d find — because let’s be honest, this city doesn’t exactly leap to mind when listing a cappella hotbeds in the US. But based on what I’ve seen so far, that […]

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Gee-Dub A Cappella – Stronger Force Than Sandy

On this, the eve of SoJam X, my excitement is mounting.  The reasons for this are mostly obvious.  I mean, it’s SoJam X – FORK, Pentatonix, competitions, PickUps, AcaBombs, Workshops, and all of my friends in the a cappella world.  This weekend is just going to be amazing, I have no doubt about that.  But […]

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American University Fall Preview Show

By about 8:45, there was already a huge crowd outside of the Kay Spiritual Life Center on the campus of American University of students in anticipation for what they were about to hear inside – a taste of the a cappella groups of American University.  By the time the doors opened at 9pm, there was no […]

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OMGQ!: Barbershop with a Contemporary Soul

My first time hearing GQ was when my group, Capital Blend, competed against them at SingStrong six months ago.  I was in tears when they performed their a rendition of Regina Spektor’s “Samson”, which you can hear here: UPDATE: We wanted to make sure that the original arranger of this version of Samson, Jessica Graham, got […]

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Group Spotlight: Introducing… Word of Mouth!

For the very first edition of our new Group Spotlight feature, we’ve chosen a bunch of fun-loving, DC newcomers… 10 singers are called to the stage.  You can feel their excitement as the crowd’s applause subsides.  After months of planning meetings, auditions, and rehearsals, it all comes down to this.  Someone plays the pitch and […]

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CACS Spring 2011 Wrap-up

And with that, the Collegiate A Cappella Season is over. Students are completing their finals, walking across the stage to receive their sheep-skin, and moving back home for the summer. It has been an incredible past few weeks – I’ve gotten out to many schools for their end of the year concerts and have had […]

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Fantastic!

My first video blog! Oh, I’m so 21st century now! Hope you like the video. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see those on a regular basis. If so, I might have to actually invest in a camera :-P. Anyhow, I was asked by a friend of mine about any shows […]

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I Cried to a Coldplay Song

I spent the bulk of my weekend at the SingStrong event in Reston, VA. Friday night after work, I sat in traffic on 495 in fierce anticipation of arriving at South Lakes High School (the fierceness, of course, protruding from a select finger which I waved fiercely at the traffic). Of course, all the non-verbal communication (and […]

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“The Sing-Off” Season 2, Finale: Recap

We’ve come a long way from the beginning of this season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”  We’ve seen ten amazingly talented groups from all over the country grace the stage in Los Angeles, and up ‘til now, we’ve seen six of those groups return home. The post-high school group Men of Note and the music majors […]

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“The Sing-Off” Season 2, Episode 1: Recap

I’m so excited about this season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”. This season promises to include a lot more of everything – more groups, more singing, and more performances. The stage last night was packed full of vocalists from high schoolers to college students and even a 66-year-old vocal legend. This promises to be one hell […]

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