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Watch Parkland students’ emotional Tonys performance and cry

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a brutal February shooting, performed “Seasons of Love” from Rent at Sunday’s Tony Awards.  Their theatre teacher Melody Herzfeld was named the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award. SEE ALSO: Here are the 2 words that got Robert De Niro bleeped out at the Tonys Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fl. galvanized many Americans to fight actively for gun control, including with March For Our Lives. In April, several students were included in the Time…

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Choir Perfectly Mimics Rainstorm Before a Stirring Rendition of Africa by Toto

Title: Africa Melody and lyrics by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed by Angel City Chorale Soloists Rich Kennedy, Tommy Lamb, Tina Mitro, and Duff Watrous Artistic Director, Sue Fink Video edited by, Alex Chaloff, Annika Benitz Performance inspired by Eric Whitacre, https://youtu.be/0Zqp0OpzMAI, and Perpetuum Jazzile, https://youtu.be/yjbpwlqp5Qw Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/choir-mimics-rainstorm-before-singing-africa-by-toto/

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This Acapella of Wouldnt It Be Nice by the Beach Boys is a Master Class in Harmony

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” is a song written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released as the opening track on their 1966 album Pet Sounds. Like other tracks for Pet Sounds, Wilson constructed the song’s symphonic Wall of Sound arrangement using a variety of instruments not normally associated with popular music of its time, including accordions and a detuned twelve-string guitar. The music contains classical music devices that are unusual for a rock song, such as bitonality and ritardando.…

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