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College A Capella Groups Breaking Tradition, Hearts

There are still plenty of blazers and bow ties, but glee clubs these are not. Today's college a capella groups are trying hard to be less Urkel and more Usher. "When people think of college a cappella, they think of tuxedos and old-school choral music, but it's much hipper and cooler than you remember," Mickey Rapkin, author of "Pitch Perfect," told "Good Morning America." Read the full article here.

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A cappella act Ball in the House generates full sound with voices

When Ball in the House is on the road, the traveling is light. Although the group’s music is rich and full, they have no instruments to tote. That’s because the a cappella group carries all the percussion, strings and brass it needs in its five members’ voices. Whether singing R&B, pop or original tunes, the musicians’ performances are as full-throttled as if backed by a band. Read the full article here.

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What is the SPEBSQSA?

It's the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Inc., founded in 1938, to preserve an all-American institution that has its origins dating back to the middle of the 18th century. Born in four-part hymn-singing by European immigrants and later embellished by African-American rhythmic styles, barbershop singing could be heard in venues from 19th-century minstrel shows to early 20th-century vaudeville - and, yes, in social sites such as barbershops and even on curbside street corners. Read the full article here.

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1st Real Group A Cappella Festival

A major event of the A Cappella world just took place in Sweden: it was the 1st Real Group A Cappella Festival, held in a small town called Vasteras, just south of Stockholm. The world-famous Real Group demonstrated during this Festival that they are not only 5 awesome singers, arrangers, composers, but also very approachable people, more than willing to share their knowledge of the field, and to encourage sharing among others.

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Meet your campus legend: 'Beatbox Guy'

On his way to class, Justin Stein, a junior graduating with a degree in computer science in December 2009, gets a lot of looks. Heads immediately snap back as he makes his way to and from class. Some give bewildered glances, attempting to make sense of his passing while others nod and smile -- but either way, everyone seems to notice. Outwardly, it's hard to wonder why. Sitting outside of Squires on a clear Friday, he is somewhere around six feet tall and juggling a computer, bags and a jacket. He looks like another industrious college kid feeling the grind of a stagnating semester. But on campus, wherever Stein seems to walk, the sound of bass and beats seems to follow him; in fact, they emanate from him -- specifically his mouth -- as Stein is beatboxing. Read the full article here.