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Alley Cats to bring doo-wop stylings to Tecumseh

When four young men attending California’s Fullerton College in the 1980s discovered a common love of doo-wop singing, the result was The Alley Cats, a quartet that has gone on to sing everywhere from Las Vegas to the White House. The Alley Cats bring their modern take on some of the greatest hits of the ’50s and ’60s, including “Barbara Ann,” “Blue Moon,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Duke of Earl” and “Earth Angel,” to the Tecumseh Center for the Arts at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19 for general admission and $17 for youth and Read the full article here.

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Band with local member wins MTV contest

Mosaic, the a cappella group that includes local artist Sean Gerrity, won MTV's Top Pop Group, and $100,000, on Thursday night. Mosaic beat eight competing groups and won the hearts of voters with its powerful voices and amazing harmonization. Read the full article here.

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Director humbled by success of the Pathfinder Chorus

P.D. Stibor knows his place in the world -- or at least his place in the world of Fremont. “I’ll be at Hy-Vee getting groceries, and I’ll be stopped by people,” said Stibor. “They always say the same thing.” At 53, Stibor is the music director for the Pathfinder Chorus, a Fremont-based barbershop group of about 90 men from across eastern Nebraska that ranks among one of the best in the world. Read the full article here.

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Where's the band? Naturally 7 doesn't need one

When the members of Naturally 7 need a band, they only need their mouths. The seven-piece vocal ensemble reproduces the sounds of drums, guitar, bass, horns and scratched turntable as well as many other instruments. Read the full article here.

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Lauded a cappella group helps celebrate Summit Chorale's centennial

"Don't let anyone look down on you because of your youth.'' That olden adage dates back to the early dawn of Christendom, but it applies gingerly to Matthew Oltman, a young Iowan who serves as the musical director of Chanticleer, the San Francisco-based ensemble that's also one of the most respected, decorated and well-traveled a cappella contingents in the nation. You won't see Oltman waving a baton Saturday at the Summit Chorale's 100th anniversary celebration, at which Chanticleer will be performing, but you will see him front and center as he and his colleagues present their brand-new program, "Wondrous Free.'' Read the full article here.