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Live From Williston...In-Pulse

From the Jackson 5 to New Edition to the New Kids on the Block, boy bands never die. And this generation's new N*SYNC is In-Pulse. While touring the country, the group made their way back to Williston to gear up for what will be their fourth show here in the area. The four-part a cappella and vocal percussion group, Inpulse, warmed up for their big concert tomorrow night by treating local students with a little sneak peak of their show. Read the full article here.

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Push the Music rocks Whitley

Whitley Auditorium filled up on Thursday, Oct. 9 as Rip_Chord, Sweet Signatures and Twisted Measure returned for a second Push the Music concert. The concert supported Push America, a philanthropy organization that raises money for people with disabilities. The event was sponsored by Pi Kappa Phi. Junior Ben Kaufman is hugely responsible for the event. “I always wanted the a cappella groups to perform together at Elon because all three groups seldom had the chance to do a show together,” Kaufman said. “Being a member of Twisted Measure and becoming the philanthropy chair for Pi Kapp last year, I saw an immediate connection.” Read the full article here.

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A Cappella Festivella highlights music style

No one could have guessed that a music style that has its roots in barbershop quartets would have a crowd of college kids on their feet yelling and screaming for an encore. A Cappella performers and vocal bands have been on the rise in popularity with their outrageous human beat-boxes and deep, bass vocals that shake the foundation of the musical world. "I like the challenge of putting together a song like 'Circle of Life' without any instrumentation, and I think that maybe people who don't sing or just listen don't realize how much practice it takes to cover all the aspects from the bass to the soprano to the drums," founder of UAA's A Capella group AK Chill, Kyle Pan said. Read the full article here.

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Viva Voices: The Idea of North

Viva Voices was one of the featured events of this year's spring festival, Viva La Gong, in Wollongong. Wollongong mightn't be able to attract a high calibre of councillors or developers, but it fares rather better when it comes to the arts. Prima facie evidence came in the form of the urbane, witty, entertaining and highly-polished acapella of The Idea Of North, comprising four fine voices: arranger and alto, Naomi Crelin; strong, soaring soprano, Sally Cameron; bassist and percussionist ('all with the same mouth') and local yokel, Andrew Piper; pleasing tenor, gentle humorist and frontman, Nick Begbie. Read the full article here.

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Full band, no instruments

Seven New Yorkers were captured on a video singing a cappella last year in a Paris subway. The clip landed on YouTube and helped launch a group’s career. “I wish it was our idea,” says Roger Thomas of Naturally 7. “But this French executive said, ‘You guys can sing anywhere. Just go down into the subway and start singing.’ And we did.” Read the full article here.