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Saturday 11/15, 5pm (6pm performance)

Cal Poly Take it SLO CD Release Concert and Party

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45972735711&ref=nf

(details also posted to the SoCal a cappella calendar – a link is in my signature)

The important details:

The CD will be sold for $10, cash or check. After the performance we will all celebrate this incredible accomplishment. If you can not make it and are interested in buying our CD contact Chris Lawrence at clawrenc@calpoly.edu or any Take It SLO current member. Our CD will also be available soon through iTunes, CD Baby, El Corral Bookstore, BooBoo Records, and at every show Take It SLO performs at in the future. We hope to have our CD available through our website soon as well. Check us out at www.takeitslo.com. If you have any further questions feel free to contact Dov at dovrohan@gmail.com We hope you can make it!!!

Saturday 11/15 and Sunday 11/16 – 8pm each

8th Annual West Coast A Cappella Showcase on the UC Berkeley Campus

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=29810207394&ref=nf

UCB students: $7

Non-UCB students: $9

General: $10

Buy tickets online: http://tickets.berkeley.edu

Buy tickets in person: Student Musical Activities Office

72 Cesar Chavez basement

M-Th: 9-4:30

F: 9-12:30

Buy tickets on the phone:

M-Th: 9-4:30

F: 9-12:30

Buy tickets at Wheeler auditorium one hour before the show.

Featuring:

Saturday, November 15:

Cal Artists in Resonance

UC Davis Spokes

Cal DeCadence

UCSC Acquire

University of Oregon Divisi

University of Oregon On the Rocks

UCLA Awaken A Cappella

California Golden Overtones

UC Men's Octet

Sunday, November 16:

Stanford Fleet Street Singers

Cal Jazz Choir

Stanford Harmonics

Cal Noteworthy

Stanford Mendicants

UCSC Cloud 9

UC Men's Octet

California Golden Overtones

THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN

November 16

The Old Town Music Hall - El Segundo, CA

140 El Segundo Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Show Time: 7:00pm - Tickets: $20

For tickets call: (310) 322-2592 www.otmh.org

m-pact

Sunday, 11/30, 4pm

The Jazz Bakery (3233 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA)

Tickets are $25 (students 21 and under can get tix for $13 at the door)

http://www.jazzbakery.com/

www.m-pact.com

www.myspace.com/mpact

www.facebook.com/pages/m-pact/13578031140

Friday, November 14, 8:30 PM

Gospel Night Fundraiser at The Playhouse Theatre

featuring Renaissance and many other artists!

600 Moulton Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90031

323-227-5410 for info

www.kslgplayhousetheatre.com

Sunday, Novermber 16, 4:00 PM

Amber Weekes and Special Guests, Renaissance

The Jazz Bakery

3233 Helms Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90034

310-271-9039

www.jazzbakery.com

Sunday, December 21, 7 PM

Special Holiday Show with Renaissance

Popular a Capella Doo Wop Group

The Coffee Gallery Backstage

2029 N. Lake

Altadena, CA 91001

Call 323-556-1046 or 323-467-4702 for info

Club: 626-398-7917

www.coffeegallerybackstage

Rockapella

Sunday, 12/21 – matinee and evening show

Rockapella in Rancho Cucamonga

http://www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/events/calendar.php?view=day&day=21&...

Monday, 12/22, 9pm

House of Blues Sunset Strip

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0900415FE3E868E6?artistid=718496&major...

All Fridays at noon, if you're near USC or CSUN, you can find a cappella on campus. At USC, Reverse Osmosis sings on the steps to the USC bookstore, and Acasola sings under CSUN's Sierra Tower.

THE ALLEY CATS

17-Nov 2008 Mon 8pm

Coffee Gallery - Altadena, CA

21-Nov 2008 Fri

Welk Theater

8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido CA 92026

21-Nov 2008 Fri Opening for Jay Leno -10pm

The Mirage Las Vegas

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, 89109

22-Nov 2008 Sat Opening for Jay Leno 10pm

The Mirage Las Vegas

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, 89109

24-Nov 2008 -8pm

Coffee Gallery - Altadena, CA

December 4-7

Christmas with The Alley Cast

The Curtis Theater - Brea, CA

http://www.ci.brea.ca.us/section.cfm?id=227

Wednesday 12/3

UCLA Signature Holiday Concert

http://www.signatureacappella.com/upcomingevents.html

Thursday 12/4, 8pm

UCSD DOTs Fall Concert

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=96610825082

Friday 12/5, 7pm

UCSD The Beat Fall Concert

http://collect.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.showDetails&Band_S...

Sunday, 12/7, 7pm

USC Trojan Men Holiday Concert

http://www.thetrojanmen.com/

Monday 12/8

USC Reverse Osmosis Holiday Concert

Friday 12/12

USC Troy Tones Holiday and CD Release Concert

United University Church (817 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089)

Saturday 12/13, 8pm

USC SoCal Vo-Ho-Ho-Cals Concert

UUC United University Church, USC Campus

http://scvocals.com/events.aspx

Saturday 12/13, 9:15pm

USC Trojan Men and USC Sirens at Universal Citywalk

http://www-scf.usc.edu/~trojmen/shows.html

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE NEW YEAR:

Saturday, 1/31, all day

Los Angeles A cappella Festival (LA/AF)

UCLA Campus

www.la-af.com

Saturday, 2/7, 7pm

Pacific Sound Youth in Harmony Festival

http://www.rinconbeach.org/

Mark your calendars – the International Championship competitions are coming!
http://www.varsityvocals.com/icca/events.shtml

February 7

ICCA Quarterfinals at USC

February 28

ICHSA Semifinals at Calabasas High School

GROUPS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

Westside Voices is a mature SATB a-cappella group which performs a wide variety of music. Comprised of professional and top amateur singers, we do concerts, charity fundraising, and musical outreach.

We are located in West Los Angeles, and looking to add an experienced singer or two. If you want to sing challenging music with a small group of dedicated musicians, please contact westsidevoices@msn.com.

VENICE-BASED MIXED GROUP

Vocal percussionists and singers sought for a Contemporary A cappella

League (CAL) group; we are currently seven members but want to double that membership, do arrangements from old-school funk to modern
alt-rock, anything with a big sound/ Arrangements offer a variety of voice parts as well as multiple vocal percussion parts. More info: http://www.marinamotion.com/vox/faq
Auditions by arranged meeting time prior to rehearsals, questions: Email
bart@marinamotion.com

Also, looking for an assistant to help in recruiting and development.

THE EAST COAST A CAPPELLA INVASION

Every January many collegiate groups come to SoCal for sunshine and gigs. Please let your contacts --- businesses, private individuals, schools and colleges, know about these groups from the Right Coast:

WHIM n’ RHYTHM (Yale’s best all-women’s group) will be in California from January 3rd to January 11th. To arrange a concert at your work, school, or other venue, contact Winter Tour Manager Jenny Baik, Whim n' Rhythm, PO 202804, New Haven, Ct 06520 jenny.baik@yale.edu 714-757-1507

Whim will do a public concert with the Yale Alleycats on Saturday, January 3rd: details here soon.

MIXED COMPANY of Yale will be touring California from January 3rd to 10th, 2009, with plans to be in the Southern California area from the 3rd to the 7th. For most schools and venues, we ask for $650 for a 40 minute set.

Contact tour director Sabrina Karim (519) 668-2761 sabrina.karim@yale.edu

MIXED COMPANY will do a public concert at Windward School in West Los Angeles on Tuesday January 6, 2009. The Windward Madrigals will open for them. Ticket information (310) 391-7127 ext 228, ask for Betsy

START PRACTICING EVERYONE:

Los Angeles Regional HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES

April 4, 2009 (Saturday night)

Hermosa Playhouse

Pier Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway

170 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach, California 90254

More info to come: Mark your calendars... and start vocalizing!!!

The next newsletter will go out on Wednesday, November 26, 2008.

Please send your news, updates, gigs, rants, and raves to socalcasa@earthlink.net

Your Southern California CASA ambassadors

Dane Hutchins: dlhutchins@SoCalSings.com

April Lacaba: ajlacaba@rocketmail.com

Betsy Hanger: socalcasa@earthlink.net

SoCalCASA website: http://welcome.to/SoCalCASA

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