Barbershop in the News

Is it time for a Barbershop comeback?

7 August 2012

 

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It is the way of the world that everything fashionable will become passé. And then, as night follows day, it will come back into fashion – first ironically, as sported by inaccessible hipsters, then in earnest by the majority. Then it will be unfashionable again, and the whole process repeats until the end of time.

 

Disco is a prime example: it was as popular as the plague in the mid-70s, considered the height of naffness in the 80s, and then –thanks in part to a remix of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ – it was back, complete with flares, platforms, and unnecessary covers of ‘It’s Raining Men’ by tired Spice Girls.

 

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Barbershop Harmony Society announces new CEO

Saturday, 21 July 2012

 

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO/Executive Director. Twenty-three-year member Martin “Marty” Monson was named to the post after an extensive search process conducted by the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Board of Directors and the search firm Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates.


Nearly 60 candidates, many with extensive musical and association management experience, were considered for the position.

 

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Shows Like American Idol Introduce Young Colorado Men To Barbershop Quartet Singing

Tuesday January 17, 2012

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With shows like American Idol bringing a major increase in revenue dollars for TV networks, there's an old American musical art form which is also seeing an increase in popularity with a younger audience across the country, and right here in Colorado.

 

There's an interesting phenomenon taking hold in the Barbershop Quartet world. You know barbershop? "…Hello my baby, Hello my darling, hello my ragtime gal..?" Yea, it's pretty old and outdated.

  

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Singing group raises record cash for local Salvation Army

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

 

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A holiday chorus making the rounds of retirement communities in Johnson County last weekend set a personal best and possibly a local record for one-day donations to the Salvation Army.

 

The Heart of America Chorus, comprised of more than 40 volunteers, raised nearly $23,000 in one six-hour period Saturday. That was up from last year’s take of just under $7,000.

  

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Jim Miller: A One-of-a-kind Legend in Barbershop

Thursday, 03 November 2011

 

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Jim Miller passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 27, 2011.
Jim Miller was a leader. When he was a young prisoner of war during WW II, he led other POW's in song as they were marched from place to place, inspiring them and providing a reason to go on. When he was a BHS quartet singer, he was a lead who took two quartets to district championships and on to International rankings, entertaining thousands in the process. When he was a football coach, he developed Howard Schnellenberger and Paul Hornung, both of who were instrumental in shaping the way the game is played today. When he was a chorus director, he led two different chapters, The Louisville Thoroughbred Chorus (CAR, 1963-1985) and Cincinnati's Southern Gateway Chorus (CAR, 1986, 1990-1995), to a total of seven gold medals at International competition.

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