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September 28, 2001

GROUP ROCKS VITERBO STAGE—ROCKAPELLA STYLE

LA CROSSE, Wis.--The Viterbo University Bright Star Season is bringing the hippest and hottest a capella group, Rockapella, to the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

With a unique singing style that evolved from barbershop harmony to rock, pop, jazz, and R&B, it’s no wonder they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Billy Joel, Don Henley, Sting, and Styx.

This five-man group began singing on the street corners of Manhattan in 1987. But it wasn’t until 1991 that their career really took off. As a result of their performance on Spike Lee’s Do it A-Capella television special, Rockapella spent five seasons as the house band and creator of the theme song for the hit PBS game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Flawless harmonies with the distinct stamp of ’90s funk put this group ahead of the pack. It’s no wonder the New York Post said, "keep an eye on Rockapella; they’re about to crack the big time with the sneakiest gimmick of all?pure, magical talent."

Rockapella is sponsored by 95.7 the Rock and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Ticket prices are $16.  To order tickets, contact the Viterbo University Box Office at 796-3100.

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