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Visalia’s Avi Kaplan, who along with four other members of the a cappella group Pentatonix won the NBC show “Sing Off” last year, is getting ready to hit the road to perform in support of the group’s debut EP “PTX Volume 1.”

“It’s been a wild wild ride since we won ‘Sing Off,’ ” said Kaplan, who Choices reached in Los Angeles as Pentatonix was getting ready to go on tour.

Part of the wild ride was recording “PTX Volume 1” and shooting music videos — including a cover of “Starships” by Nicki Minaj — for the EP, Kaplan said.

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