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Recording Review: The Exchange, “Get Ready”

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 08:30
Picture this: a young athlete, brimming with talent and potential, bursts into the national spotlight for his skill in some sport. He (or she!) is exciting and new, and teams are eager to sign him to...

BOSS 2013- Beats in Beantown

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 16:22
*This post was intended to go up prior to the horrific bombing in Boston on Monday. While it may seem trivial to post about a music festival now, I prefer to look at it the way Leonard Bernstein (...

Recording Review - Sing Me a Song! A Cappella from Around the World for Kids

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 08:23
Sing Me a Song! A Cappella from Around the World for Kids is a delightful global cornucopia of children’s’ music, sure to delight the ears and minds of children for years to come.” Writing a review...

Recording Review: U of Chicago's Men In Drag - Late Nights, Parades

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:03
From the first measure of the opening track of this highly polished CD, to the moment when the last notes fade away, Men in Drag, an all-female group from the University of Chicago, make it crystal...

A Cappella conveys ‘deep spiritual dimension’ to music; LRU choir ready for tour

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 16:04
HICKORY — The style is virtually unknown in Hickory, a near secret, but it is capable of making a loud noise. And not just loud, but also subtly beautiful. It is the Lenoir-Rhyne University A...

Recording Review: Roomful of Teeth's Self-Titled Project

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 10:21
“Roomful of Teeth” is either an album you really get or you’re doomed to think you hate it… but you really don’t, I promise. It is like nothing I’ve ever heard – a departure from the traditional...

Deke and Dylan's Wisdom Distilled; A Review of A Cappella Arranging

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:48
Every writer has faced stumbling blocks: the threat of a blank page; the surfeit of inchoate ideas; the troublesome passage that resists clarity, even after its third reworking. An artist who has...

Extreme Measures and the X-Factors: A Northwestern Compare and Contrast

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:50
I have a confession to make: Before last weekend, I'd never been to a collegiate a cappella concert. Now, I've seen collegiate a cappella groups perform, but only twice: Once at SoJam 2009 and...

Concert Review: Straight No Chaser at Centennial Hall, Tucson, Arizona

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 12:18
Straight No Chaser-SNC Live Tour ReviewNovember 23, 2012University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall, Tucson, ArizonaMy first review, ever, for the CASA website was the Straight No Chaser EP, Six Pack....

FORK, The Edge Effect and Pentatonix Bring Down The House At SoJam X

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 23:30
It was physically and emotionally painful to leave SoJam X. I guess you could say I had an a-cappella-hangover from the awe-inspiring performances from the previous night. Or maybe I had a love-...