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Mickey Rapkin: Pitch Perfect - The Quest For Collegiate A Cappella Glory

Divisi Gets Snubbed
The Belzebubs Face Crisis
Meet The Hullabahoos
Divisi Struggles With More Than Music
The Explosion of Collegiate A Cappella
The Hullabahoos Origin
The Belzebubs And The Hullabahoos Collide
Divisi Gets A Lesson
The Beelzebubs Record
The Hullabahoos Go To LA
Divisi and the ICCA Ladies
"Feuding"
The Beelzebubs' Spring Break
The Hullabahoos' Laziness Bites Back
ICCA goes International
Divisi Spring 2007
The Beelzebubs Release Pandaemonium
Hullabahoos Spring 2007
Epilogue
Acknowledgments

In Pitch Perfect, GQ editor Mickey Rapkin follows a season in collegiate a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, a cappella singers have groupies), the rockstar partying (and run-ins with the law), and all the bitter rivalries. Along the way are encounters with boldfaced names such as President George W. Bush, Prince, David Letterman, Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand, Hillary Clinton, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Bynes, Nick Lachey, Merv Griffin, Jim Carrey, Microsoftas Paul Allen, John Legend, and Jessica Biel. At the heart of the narrative are three a cappella groups whose interactions are anything but harmonious: the historic Tufts Beelzebubs, founded more than forty years ago with 40,000 albums sold since and struggling to record a new album that lives up to the hype; Divisi of the University of Oregon, a relatively new, all-female group attempting to overcome a loss in the 2005 championship; and the University of Virginia Hullabahoos, the so-called bad boys of collegiate a cappella, who will attempt to compete on a higher level this year while retaining their casual soul. Bringing a lively new twist to Americaas fascination with talent showdowns and peerless performers, Pitch Perfect is sure to strike a chord with readers.

Item code: 6843B | Book | $24.95 |add item to cart
Collegiate  | A Cappella | 274 Pages | Hardcover | 6 x 9 | United States
9781592403769

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