20 Feet from Stardom–September 23, 2013

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20 Feet from Stardom. To see IMDB entry of this movie, click anywhere on the picture.

Monday, September 23 at 7PM will be the day the music LIVED!

Elvis had The Jordanaires, Gladys had Her Pips, and even Springsteen has the E Street band, but did you ever wonder about all those back-up singers, and how they felt ‘filling in the gaps’?

20 Feet from Stardom highlights some of the best background singers you’ve never heard of demonstrating their talent, intuition, and struggles to find careers as solo artists.

Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a rare spotlight on some of the singers behind legends like the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and producer, Phil Spector. This triumphant and heartbreaking tribute to the unsung voices that changed the sound of popular music, shows their conflicts, sacrifices and rewards as they stood next to the spotlight.

91 minutes

This Movie’s Sponsor hits ALL the right notes!

Muskoka Music Men logo 250The Muskoka Music Men is a men’s chorus singing four-part a cappella close harmony in the barbershop style; in fact they are the Huntsville chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Under the direction of music teacher Frank Berg, they cover a wide range of musical genres, all arranged for barbershop, including popular songs, Broadway show tunes, old standards, doo-wop songs, carols and spirituals. With members from throughout Muskoka, they rehearse for two hours most Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Gathering Room at Muskoka Traditions, 16 Legacy Lane in Huntsville. Members learn by listening to vocal part-predominant CD recordings. Sheet music is provided to facilitate learning, but you don’t have to be able to read music. Rehearsals are open to the public; please feel free to sit in on one of their meetings, meet a great bunch of guys and maybe even give it a try! For more information, call Peter Barber at (705) 646-2565 or via e-mail at muskokamusicmen@gmail.com.

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