Red Cross Benefit Concert Featuring Straight No Chaser

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STRAIGHT NO CHASER, IndianaUniversity's Award-winning All-male a cappella group, is coming to the NewAlbany High School Auditorium in New Albany, IN September 27, 2008. Theconcert will also feature select choir ensembles from both New Albany and Floyd Central High Schools.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Red Cross - Louisville Area Chapter. Advance tickets are available at the Broadway Across America office located at 620 W. Main St, Suite 100 in downtown Louisville or from New Albany High School and Floyd Central High School choir students. Tickets will also be available at the door.  General admission tickets are available for $10. Doors open at 6:30 with the concert beginning at 7:30. Formed in 1996, STRAIGHT NO CHASER began performing at charity events and sorority functions on the Indiana University campus.  In less than two years, they were touring nationally; opening for acts like Lou Rawls, performing at Chicago Cubs and Sox games, the Brickyard 400, and even New York's Carnegie Hall and have appeared on the CBS Morning Show.  They have released six albums and a DVD and received two College A Cappella Recording Awards for their album Last Call.  In 2005, the group performed in the finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella after placing first in the regional and divisional competitions. STRAIGHT NO CHASER's version of "The 12 Days of Christmas", performed by the original members in 1998, received more than 7 million views in December 2007 alone on YouTube, becoming the hottest viral video of the season.  Even today, the video is ranked as the 63rd most-viewed entertainment video of all time on YouTube.  This event is supported in part by the Louisville/Southern Indiana Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association.  There will be an Indiana University Alumni pre-concert reception with the group starting at 6:00 at New Albany High School.  All area IU alumni are invited to attend. For more information about STRAIGHT NO CHASER visit online: www.sncproductions.com
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