Throwback Thursday: Tufts Beelzebubs Featuring Deke Sharon In 1991

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Deke Sharon is widely known as the "father of contemporary a cappella." He's directly responsible for bringing a cappella into the mainstream with projects such as "The Sing Off," Total Vocal, "Pitch Perfect," and CASA itself. It's safe to say that the former Tufts Beelzebubs singer is to thank/blame for the current sound of modern a cappella, having created the dense vocal-instrumental sound while attending Tufts University and subsequently spreading it around the world.

"After four years in the Bubs, I said, 'I want everyone to have the amazing experiences I've had: the connections with others, the experiences, the groundbreaking harmony,'" Sharon said on the Tufts Beelzebubs' site. "My life's work, to spread harmony through harmony, grew directly out of my days singing and directing the group. I joke that I didn't go to Tufts University, I went to Beelzebubs University." 

In this video from 26 years ago, Sharon can be seen singing lead in his final show with the Beelzebubs.



When asked about this performance, Sharon said:

When you first get in the Bubs, you have to write an introduction/skit for your first show. We decided to do a two-man, two-minute version of 'The Wizard of Oz,' and unlike most frosh skits, people loved it. So it stayed in rotation and became a classic. This performance is my final concert with the Bubs, four years later.
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BHS Midwinter Convention: Saturday Night Lineup

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Saturday Night’s show is the closing of the big stage and the last event of Midwinter (besides the President’s Reception and Afterglows, of course).

BHS Midwinter Convention: Thursday Night Lineup

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5 Youth Choruses Not To Miss At BHS Midwinter

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FloVoice & Barbershop Harmony Society's Multi-Year Partnership

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AUSTIN, Texas — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced a multi-year partnership with Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) to live stream two national barbershop events, the BHS Midwinter Convention and BHS International Convention. As the official live-stream partner for BHS, both events will exclusively air on FloVoice.com. 

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Special Awards Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and group nominations.

Meet The 2017 FloVoice Breakout Star Nominees

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When putting together our inaugural award for 2017's Breakout Star, the staff at FloVoice first thought to do a “Rookie of the Year” award. After all, we are part of a sports company, so it seemed fitting! 

The FloSports Mobile App Just Got Way Better

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New iOS app provides sports fans convenient way to get live and on-demand contentacross 20+ sports while on the go

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Group Type Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and group nominations.