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CONCERTS
OUT OF THE BLUE from YALE SoCal tour:
Holy Family Church, South Pasadena 
Sunday January 2, 6:45 PM.
Molly Malone's Pub
Wednesday January 5, 8:00 PM,
Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Church
Friday the 7th at 7:00 PM.
Check their website: www.yaleootb.com; for more information,
or contact  harris.eppsteiner@yale.edu or by phone (678.296.2883)
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MIXED COMPANY of YALE UNIVERSITY
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 7 pm
Windward School
11350 Palms Blvd.
Los Angeles 90066
Tickets $10 at the door.
Windward’s Madrigal Singers, led by A Cappella Ambassador Betsy Hanger, will open. 
For more information about Mixed Company: www.mixedco.net
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THE MIGHTY ECHOES
Wednesday & Thursday, January 26 and 27.  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St, Long Beach CA 90815
Dinner & Drinks 6 PM. Showtime 7 PM.
http://www.carpenterarts.org/1011-the-mighty-echoes.html
Call: 562-985-7000
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HI-FIDELITY
January 23, 5 pm
2006 Harmony Sweepstakes National A Cappella Champions & 2008 Pan Pacific Champions
Polly Anne Baxter Memorial Concert Series in Whittier, CA
Tickets and additional information available at: www.hifidelityquartet.com
* Hi-Fidelity will perform two 30 minute sets
- 1st half features songs from their concert series songbook
- 2nd half will feature songs (and costumes) from their Elvis Unplugged show
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THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN
 Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 4:00pm
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA  90068
Tickets are $25.00 / Seniors are $20.00
For tickets, please call (562) 907-4203
http://www.shannoncenter.org/
* TPG will perform two 40 min sets
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LOS ANGELES A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL
Saturday January 29, all day and into the evening
With an all-day, All-Access Pass, you'll be able to spend a Saturday at the beautiful UCLA campus. If you would only like to attend the evening concert, concert-only tickets are also available. Register via the website to claim your spot and save on promotional pricing before it increases after January 1st! If you are an active CASA member, you can receive a $10 discount on your All-Access Pass.

Headlining groups: the sensational vocal band MOSAIC and Sing-Off contenders The Backbeats! MOSAIC hails from Las Vegas boasting a star-studded history including taking the title of MTV's Top Pop Group in 2008, multiple CARA awards and appearances on America's Got Talent! The Backbeats is composed predominantly of LA-area a cappella alumni whose powerful and soulful style is sure to take them far on The Sing-Off this December.

The Los Angeles A Cappella Festival remains an invaluable opportunity for learning, performing and networking--whether your group is newly-formed or a seasoned competitor. Workshops will focus on a variety of topics including solo performance, vocal percussion, arranging, marketing, live sound, choreography, competing in the ICCAs, studio recording and more!

Group participants will also have the opportunity to perform in the afternoon showcase and participate in group master-classes at no additional cost on a first-come, first-served basis--so sign up now!
For more information and registration instructions: www.LA-AF.com
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Saturday 1/29, 8:00pm
USC Bovard Auditorium
SONOS: Gods and Marionettes
http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/873345

ICCA Quarterfinals
The full schedule of ICCA events is at http://varsityvocals.com/acappella-events.html
 Saturday 2/26 8:00pm
UC Berkeley Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley, CA
ICCA Quarterfinals
Featuring competitors:
Acquire University of California, Santa Cruz
Cloud 9 A Cappella University of California, Santa Cruz
HERmonic Pacific Lutheran University
The Hightones University of California, Santa Cruz
The Liquid Hotplates University of California, Davis
PLUtonic Pacific Lutheran University
The Spokes University of California, Davis
That's The Key Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
UCD 6 University of Colorado, Denver

Saturday 3/5, 8:00pm
USC Bovard Auditorium (3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA)
ICCA Quarterfinals
Featuring competitors:
Acasola California State University, Northridge
The Daughters of Triton University of California, San Diego
Fermata Nowhere Mt. San Antonio College
Khoir Practice University of Southern California
Men of Harmony Chapman University
The Pitchforks Arizona State University
Priority Male Arizona State University
The ScatterTones University of California, Los Angeles
And guest group, Simply Put

Saturday 3/5, 8:00pm  (yes, that’s the same day as the USC show)
CSUN Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA)
ICCA Quarterfinals
Featuring competitors:
The Beat University of California, San Diego
Elevation Northern Arizona University
Noteorious Loyola Marymount University
Pointless Point Loma Nazarene University
Reverse Osmosis University of Southern California
SoundCheck Chapman University
The Tritones University of California, San Diego
Vocal Percussion Radio California State University, Northridge
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WHIFFENPOOFS of YALE
Friday, March 11
Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
This benefit for arts in schools (P.S. Arts) will feature not only the Whiffs, but also the Harvard-Westlake, Crossroads and Marlborough School groups . Ticket info and more to follow.
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M-PACT
Saturday 3/26, 7:30pm
Lewis Family Playhouse (12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
http://www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/

http://www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/events/view.php?eventid=0000001336
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Saturday 3/26, 8:00pm
USC Bovard Auditorium (3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA)
ICCA Semifinals
Featuring the top 2 competitors from each of the quarterfinals rounds.
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The Los Angeles Regional of Harmony Sweepstakes is scheduled for April 9th at Hermosa Playhouse.  Groups who are interested in participating to notify:  Will Hamblet willhamblet@adelphia.net If you have already notified him in the past, please re-communicate to confirm your continued interest.
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LOOKING FOR SINGERS
VOXEL ROX, a contemporary a cappella group located in Venice, seeks singers.  For more info and to schedule an audition, email Barton Gawboy: bart@marinamotion.com
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CASA produces an excellent national newsletter, and has a phenomenally useful website. Please become a CASA member and support a cappella! www.casa.org

The next newsletter will go out Wednesday January 19 , 2011.. Please send your news, updates, gigs, rants, and raves to socalcasa@earthlink.net

Your Southern California CASA ambassador
Betsy Hanger: socalcasa@earthlink.net
SoCalCASA website: http://welcome.to/SoCalCASA
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