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Straight No Chaser - Songs of the Decades

Written by witf | Jul 28, 2013 7:56 AM
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If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses … think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER – SONGS OF THE DECADES, filmed live at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a follow-up to SNC’s hit LIVE IN NEW YORK, which premiered on PBS in 2009. The material is a journey through the decades of the pop songbook, including Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” the Four Seasons’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” — all done with SNC’s trademark harmonies and unique charm.

Watch Straight No Chaser on witf TV August 4 at 8 p.m., August 9 at 8 p.m., and August 10 at 1 a.m. 

During the broadcast of this music special, you will have an exclusive opportunity to invest in witf programming and obtain one of these great gifts as our thank you:

  • Straight No Chaser: Under the Influence Deluxe Edition CD for a $65 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $5 a month
  • Straight No Chaser Songs of the Decades DVD for a $75 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $6 a month
  • Straight No Chaser Combo: Songs DVD, Twist CD and Six Pack CD for a $175 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $14 a month
  • Tickets to see Straight No Chaser at Hershey Theatre on December 7, 2013 for a $150 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $12 a month

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