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Minky’s Official A cappella Drinking Game: LIVE EDITION

Deke Sharon wrote a great blog called “Summer Vacation A cappella Style” in which he lovingly paired fine music and classic drink.

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Songwriting Tips

Every composer is a fount of songwriting creativity … until deadlines loom. Then it’s writers’ block after writers’ block stacked into a nice tidy pyramid. Break the curse! Get out of that tomb! When you’re dry as a mummy, from whence springs that river of creativity? Try these ten approaches on for size and see if you can’t give writers’ block the boot!

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A Peek at Producing and Programming CASA’s East Coast A cappella Summit

I had a good friend come talk to me the other day. Confidentially, he leaned in, looked from side to side as if checking for Soviet spies, and said something like, “You know, Blue Jupiter has performed in the last four summits.” Then in that breathy, confessional voice movie-actors use to indicate deeper importance he added, “People know you’re involved with the group. I think you should make sure they don’t do it next year.” Cue dramatic music.

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Major Label Record Deal and East Coast A cappella Summit

{mosimage}CASA is proud to announce a special partnership with Music Nation, a dynamic, new artist development company with one of the biggest online talent competitions in recent memory! Music Nation Contestants compete for a major label record deal, a Clear Channel radio performance, a year-long endorsement from Gibson guitars, and other assorted prizes. Upload a video to www.musicnation.com to enter! Members of the public pay $25 for each original song they enter, but 2007 East Coast Summit Attendees can enter for FREE using a code that will be provided at the CASA registration table on request! If an East Coast Summit Attendee makes it to the quarterfinals, in ANY category, then in addition to all YOUR winnings, CASA wins a $3,000 donation! Support your community while you pursue your career! Complete contest terms and rules at www.musicnation.com

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2007 EAST COAST SUMMIT IS HERE

{mosimage}CASA’s East Coast A cappella Summit is taking place March 23, 24 and 25, 2007 at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA -just minutes from Dulles International airport. “We had a very successful event last year. Fantastic groups and huge, enthusiastic audiences and this year promises to be every bit as exciting!” said event co-producer Diana Preisler. “This year, the site is only 8 miles from Dulles Airport! Hop a cab and you’re there in 15 minutes! It doesn’t get better than that!”