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CONCERTS

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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

 RENAISSANCE

 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

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ROCKAPELLA

Sunday, 12/21 – matinee and evening show

Rockapella in Rancho Cucamonga

http://www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/events/calendar.php?view=day&day=21&month=12&year=2008

Monday, 12/22, 9pm

House of Blues Sunset Strip

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0900415FE3E868E6?artistid=718496&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2

THE ALLEY CATS  

December 4-7

Christmas with The Alley Cast

The Curtis Theater - Brea, CA

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

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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_Show_ID=38043068&friendid=134251339

Sunday, 12/7, 7pm

USC Trojan Men Holiday Concert

http://www.thetrojanmen.com/

Monday 12/8

USC Reverse Osmosis Holiday Concert, 8 pm, with hot cocoa
beforehand

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

Free Admission!

http://scvocals.com/events.aspx

SoCal member Dan Payson-Lewis wrote an
article that was published in Newsweek about his experience in the Vocals. It's
called "My Real Hollywood
Ending"
and read the online version by visiting
http://www.newsweek.com/id/151737. 

 Saturday 12/13, 9:15pm

USC Trojan Men and USC Sirens at Universal Citywalk

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

JAVAPELLA!

Sunday December 21 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Vocal Magic Carolers invites you to this special holiday
edition of "Javapella": "Mistletoe Magic".  Featured
this month is the Pacific Jazz Choir, and family & friends are invited to
enjoy a variety of holiday music.

Vocal groups are invited to sing in rotation in a casual,
relaxed setting at Java Joe's Coffee Lounge, 4973 Yorba Ranch Rd, Yorba Linda,
CA 92887.  Admission is free; coffee, wine, and light refreshments
available for purchase.

For more information visit www.javapella.com
or call 714-403-6524

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PLAN AHEAD FOR THE NEW YEAR:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

MASTERPIECE, THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN, OLD SCHOOL
Two shows: 7:15 and 9:30 pm.

7:15pm Show:

MASTERPIECE

2008 FWD Champions and

THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN

National A Cappella Champions

 9:30pm Show

OLD SCHOOL

2008 International Bronze Medalist's and

THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN

(different songs/clothes)

National A Cappella Champions

The Coffee Gallery in Altadena, CA

www.coffeegallery.com:
tickets: $22.50

reservations highly suggested: these shows will sell out!

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

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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
<mailto:bart@marinamotion.com>

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

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RELEASES AND BOCA NEWS

Reverse Osmosis has made it on BOCA 2009” 
"Call Me When You're Sober" has snagged the slot for track
number ten.  This is RO’s first appearance on BOCA.

"You Can't Spell ROck Without RO," Reverse Osmosis' 5th
album is finally complete and ready for release.  The CD includes winner
of the outstanding solo award at the 2008 ICCAs "I Have Nothing," BOCA
finalist "Call Me When You're Sober," and a sweet supply of jams that
will satisfy the a cappella craving!   Reverse Osmosis has put more
than two years of effort into recording this album – it's a big one!  The
CD is set to release in early December of 2008.

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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

THE BAKER’S DOZEN, an all-male a cappella group founded in
1947 at Yale

University, will be touring in the LA area from January 2nd
through 6th

and Santa Barbara on the 6th and 7th. They put on an
entertaining show

with songs ranging from hilarious song-and-dance numbers
like "Lil' Red

Riding Hood" to traditional melodies like "Loch
Lomond" and pop hits like

"As" by Stevie Wonder. Sometimes they'll even
throw in a funny skit to

break up the singing. Check out songs and pictures of them at:

http://www.thebakersdozen.com.
The group enjoys

entertaining in a variety of settings, from school and
community

auditoriums to private parties, and they would love to sing
for you this

winter. Please contact Winter Tour Manager Hyatt Bailey at

hyatt.bailey@yale.edu
or (808) 398-0826 with inquiries.

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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!!!

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The next newsletter will go out on Wednesday, December 10, 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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