June 7, 2014

Fisk Jubilee Singers leader Matthew Kennedy dies

USA Today:

Matthew Kennedy, who started playing piano as a young child in the segregated South, went on to perform at Carnegie Hall and around the world, and led the Fisk Jubilee Singers for more than 20 years, died Thursday night. He was 93.

Kennedy died of complications from cancer after being in hospice care for a week.

Known for his gentle, steady nature and for hands that seemed to have been dipped in the mythical Fountain of Youth, Kennedy remained an "icon" at Fisk University, his alma mater and longtime employer, long after he retired, said Adrienne Latham, the school's director of alumni affairs. He drew photo-seeking admirers like a magnet.

"He was the figure you would expect to see whenever the alma mater was being sung," Latham said.
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June 5, 2014

London A Cappella Summer School

The London A Cappella Festival has been a huge success so they have created a great new event called the London International Summer School. Workshops. perrformances and classes featuring luminaries such as The Swingle Singers, New York Voices, Philip Lawson and many others.

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June 3, 2014

Billie Jean on beer bottles

Not exactly a cappella but well worth a look as The Bottle Boys perform Billie Jean on - what else - beer bottles

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