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Las Vegas A Cappella Summit Wrap-up

This past weekend was the Fourth Annual Las Vegas A Cappella Summit hosted by Desert Oasis High School and their Choral Director Brad Pierson. I was fortunate enough to attend as a performer with The Trojan Men from the University of Southern California. If you were there, you know how awesome it was. If you weren't there, here's what you missed out on... featureimage: 

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Of Music and Magicians: pt 2.5 of 2

(seriously sorry for so many long posts right in a row… waaay too long for a single post, but I want to get this out there, and figured might as well just chuck it all out!) Welcome to part four of the two part series comparing a cappella to magicians. This one is short. featureimage: 

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Of Music and Magicians: pt 2 of 2

(remember, the point of this is to think about how, or if, this applies to a cappella groups) Question: What sets the great, super-successful magic acts apart from the less-successful ones? In pt 1.5 of 2 I discussed what I meant when I said there are only so many tricks.  The content of a magic show is not going to be that different from one act to another.  So what makes some great, and others less so? featureimage: 

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Of Music and Magicians: pt 1 of 2

Hypothesis: Within the entertainment industry, a cappella groups are more similar to MAGICIANS than to any other act (including bands). Read below for details, and get ready to discuss! Remember, this is just a hypotheses... even if it’s not totally right, is some of it right?  Use your critical, scientific mind. featureimage: 

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Los Angeles A Cappella Fest - and The House Jacks!

It’s been a long week for me – LA A Cappella Festival last Saturday, drove back to Vegas that night, left Vegas Sunday afternoon to drop my family off in Utah, then I was in Reno on Tuesday to start a couple of weeks of gigging with Toxic Audio. Busy is fun! featureimage: