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Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:18 pm
The Detroit Free Press ran a great profile of a Barbershopper who held his Afterglow before his funeral.   Three weeks ago, Johnny Wearing learned that the liver cancer he’d been battling for years had progressed for the worse. The 92-year-old World War II veteran has a few weeks, maybe a few months, to live. […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:24 pm
Barbershop can be many things to singers: an art form; a competitive sport; a casual get-together with some chords thrown in. Where you live in this spectrum shapes your approach to the opportunity to appear in BHS contests. As the old saying has it, “What gets measured gets improved,” and in the service of those […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: August 8, 2017, 9:04 pm
As a part of the recent Harmony University 2017, the Barbershop Harmony Society certified five new Leadership Facilitators, whose purpose is to serve as a community of trained experts who are passionate about making a difference through thought leadership.    The Certified Leadership Facilitator program is one of the components under the volunteer arm Leadership […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: August 8, 2017, 1:25 pm
A search through the vaults of National Public Radio unearthed this 2002 story into the historic roots of barbershop harmony, featuring musicologist Gage Averill, Dr. Jim Henry, and performance by The Gas House Gang.
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: August 7, 2017, 4:56 pm
We’ve received a number of frequently asked questions related to the new BHS Member Center these last few weeks, specific to your role as a chapter or district leader and wanted to take the opportunity to share some additional information & resources with you. Available online are training videos and documentation on how to utilize […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: August 4, 2017, 10:10 pm
Author: Jeremy K. Gover
Posted: August 3, 2017, 5:27 pm
A lifetime of studying various musical styles took 2017 HU keynote speaker Kurt Heinecke down a wildly unexpected path. For over two decades, Kurt and a few of his imaginative “crazy” friends found themselves at the creative heart of an incredibly popular children’s computer-animated video series and International sensation called Veggie Tales, regularly using their […]
Author: Amy Rose
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:35 pm
Join the awesome combined choruses of the Ambassadors of Harmony and Vocal Majority with Crossroads, Vocal Spectrum and GQ, and you have the most incredible 350+ voices you’ll ever hear! It’s FREE by way of the delayed viewing features of this year’s live stream! Here’s how to watch. Go to Existing subscribers with Gold […]
Author: Amy Rose
Posted: July 14, 2017, 11:07 pm
LABBS 2015 champion PZAZZ appears on FOX5 Vegas – KVVU The quartets kept coming, and the anchors and entire staff of Fox5 News this morning in Las Vegas had a great time hearing a wide range of harmony.  Reporter Peter Dawson toured  groups all around the building and onto the rooftop for a dozen performances throughout […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 12, 2017, 5:39 pm