April 23, 2016

For the Kinsey Sicks, politics is no drag

CNN:

There are four singing drag queens hoping to win the hearts of the American people and change the conversation around politics in 2016. They are the Kinsey Sicks,, "America's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet."

The San Francisco-based group is currently touring the country with their political satire show, "Electile Dysfunction 2016." The act centers on the premise that the quartet (consisting of four Republicans with competing ideologies) is running for the GOP presidential nomination.

All four approach drag in different ways but for Schatz drag has always been political.

"My character in drag is very much a feminist statement," said Schatz. "I don't try to look pretty, I try to look ridiculous. People are always like, 'Oh your forgot to shave your chest.' It's like' I did not forget to shave my chest God made me this way.'"

Manabat, who is in charge of the group's glamorous wardrobe, was a part of the award-winning U.C. Berkeley's Men's Octet as an undergraduate student. He says his money-obsessed character Trixie couldn't be further from who he is in his daily life, but he doesn't judge her.

Being a part of the Kinsey Sicks, he said, is unlike anything he's ever done as an actor because his character continues even after the curtains fall.

"This show in particular -- we're coming off stage and we're still the characters and we get to communicate with people about the issues we're bringing up," said Manabat. "I'm able to be more open and challenge people on their views or even just communicate one-on-one about something that personally I'd feel uncomfortable talking about."

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April 22, 2016

24 Undeniable Signs You Were In A College A Cappella Group

The Huffington Post has an amusing post today called 24 Undeniable Signs You Were In A College A Cappella Group.

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April 19, 2016

Announcing 2016 Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals line up

After another season of top notch harmony singing around the country our line up for the National Finals is now complete.

Once again we present a great selection of talented groups and a nice variety of styles. Always a fun evening for vocal harmony fans we hope you can join us once again this year.

32nd Annual Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals

Featuring our regional champions:-

New York: Stiletta
San Francisco: Halfway to Midnight
Chicago: Double Date
Boston: Ball in the House
Mid-Atlantic: West Side 5
Los Angeles: Ms Celleneous
Pacific Northwest: Restless Vocal Band

Hosted by 2015 National Champions: Straighter Road

Saturday May 14th, 8pm
The Marin Center
Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael

http://www.harmony-sweepstakes.com

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