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Sammy Strain & the Imperials, 1964 -, Part 4 in the series

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bullet2014 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
 
bullet Billy Vera Big Band at the Cutting Room NYC
 
bullet VGHA Extravaganza III
 
bullet Asbury Park Gospel Explosion

African American
Museum Philadelphia
Gospel Awards Ceremony

 
bullet Ray Goodman & Brown in Plainfield
 
bulletRe-MemberThen
at NJ Doo Wop Singers Club 2013

 
bulletEncounters at Somerset Run
 
bulletRichard Nader's Doo Wop Celebration XXVI
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2013 Asbury Angels Plaque Dedications
 
bullet VGHA Acappella Extravaganza II
 
bullet2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
 
bullet Time Capsule Show 50th Anniversary
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2013 Portsmouth, VA Gospel Concert
 
bulletRe-MemberThen
at Manchester, NJ

 
bulletRe-MemberThen
at New Providence Library

 
bulletJohn Moore's Middle Room Records Closes
 
bulletLittle Isidore in Fair Lawn, NJ
 
bulletNJ Doo Wop Singers Club Jan 2013
 
bulletCelebrating Asbury Park's West Side Harmony
 
bulletDoo Wop Singers Club 4th Anniversary
 
bulletChuck Berry Honored by the R&R Hall of Fame
 
bulletQuiet Storm at Somerset Run
 
bulletAsbury Angels 2012 Induction Ceremony
 
bullet2012 Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bullet2012 Lead East
 
bulletTNT R&B and Doo Wop Party, Aug 2012
 
bulletPam Nardella's Frankie Lymon Tombstone BBQ
 
bullet Classic Urban Harmony Celebrates Vocal Harmony & the Masqueraders 50th Anniversary
Multi-Part
 
bulletFrankie Lymon Tombstone Finds a New Home
 
bulletStormin Norman Seldin & Return of Ray & Darchaes in Monmouth Beach NJ
 
bullet2012 Portsmouth VA Gospel Concert
 
bulletTNT North Jersey R&B and Doo Wop Party - 2nd Anniversary
 
bulletAcappella Extravaganza at Molloy College 2011
 
bulletDoo Wop Singers Club (NJ) Third Anniversary
 
bulletSoul of Asbury Park Concert
 
bulletMasqueraders Silver Star Competition
 
bullet6th Annual Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bulletSouth Philly String Band Club After Party to 6th Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bulletTymes' Norman & Peggy Burnett BBQ 2011
 
bullet2011 Lead East
 
bullet Morris Museum Acappella & Doo Wop Concert # Two
 
bullet Morris Museum Acappella Concert # One
 
bulletClassic Urban Harmony Presentation NJ Doo Wop Groups Part 2
 
bulletClassic Urban Harmony Presentation NJ Doo Wop Groups Part 1
 
bulletMorris Museum LaBamba & Quiet Storm Concert
 
bulletMorris Museum Jersey Rocks Exhibit Opening
 
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bulletEvening With Vocal Group Legends Concert
 
bulletRe-memberThen Finds Its Echo
 
bulletSteve Applebaum Tribute Concert
 
bulletWFDU Fundraiser, Teaneck, NJ March 2011
 
bullet Four J's Jimmy Testa Tribute & Benefit Concert
 
bulletVic Donna Group Rehearsal at CUH Headquarters
 
bulletPam & Charlie's 5th Anniversary Celebration - Multi Parts
 
bullet2010 Philly Doo Wop Festival
 
bullet"Doll Face" Musical Comedy
 
bulletNJ Doo Wop & Street Corner Harmony Association
 
bulletNick @ Nite Open Mic Night
 
bulletLeins Wedding
 
bullet"Fun-Raiser" at South Philly String Band Club
 
bulletRichard Naderís Summer Doowop Reunion XXI
 
bulletPhilly Doo Wop Diner Mural
 
bulletMaking Crossroads 2
 
bulletCornerstone CD Release Party
 
bulletVirginia Legends of Gospel Concert
 
bulletS. Philly Stringband Club Jan 13, 2010
 
bulletRemembering Ronnie I. Concert Nov 2009
 
bulletPGHA's Heavenly Harmony XII Concert
 
bulletS. Philly Stringband
Club
Testimonial
 
bulletFilming a Documentary
on Acappella
 
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Out on
Celebrity
Solstice
Oct 2009
 
bulletBattleship New Jersey Dance & Concert
 
bulletWVLT Cruisin' 92.1 Concert
 
bulletTymes' Norman & Peggy Burnett 2009 BBQ
 
bullet2009 Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival
 
bulletAcappella Group Choice at Franklin Township Public Library
 
bullet American Bandstand Studio Fundraiser
 
bulletAcappella at the South Philly String Band Club Revisited
 
bulletFour Man Trio at At Dover NJ's Attilio's Tavern
 
bulletNicky Addeo at Asbury Park's Wonder Bar
 
bulletASAP's First Acappella Concert
 
bulletAcappella at the South Philly String Band Club
 
bulletVisiting Radio's Past & Present at WDVR-FM
 
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Interview with
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bulletSilhouettes' John Wilson Visits CUH World Headquarters
 
bulletNJ Doowop Group Harmony Club, 2009.
 
bullet New Years Eve 2008 with Nicky Addeo & Nite Owls
 
bullet 2008 European Road Trip: Deep River Quartet & Golden Gate Quartet
 
bullet 2008 Black Swan Burlington Concert
 
bullet 2008 Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival
 
bullet Mills Bros,
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Beach Haven

 
bulletPhilly Doo Wop
Festival 2008

 
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bullet [New!]Robert Murphy, Neighbors Complaint
 
bullet Walter McNeil, Gospel Nobleaires
 
bullet Jewel Akens, 4 Dots
 
bulletVirgil Johnson, Velvets
 
bulletCleotha Staples, Staple Singers
 
bulletDarlene McCrae, Cookies, Raeletts
 
bulletGregory Carroll, Four Buddies, Orioles, Dappers, Ink Spots
 
bulletJerome Ramos, Velours
 
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bulletEarl Speedo Carroll, Cadillacs
 
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bulletDeborah Chessler, Songwriter,Mentor to the Orioles
 
bulletWilla Ward, Ward Singers, Gay Charmers
 
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bulletJohn Jones, Moments Pleasure, Norristones, Copians
 
bulletChester Brown. The Counts
 
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bullet Cadillacs' Bobby Phillips
 
bulletBobby Robinson
 
bulletRobins' Grady Chapman
 
bullet Blue Notes' Roosevelt Brodie
 
bullet Moonglows' Harvey Fuqua
 
bulletCrests' & Brooklyn Bridge's Johnny Maestro
 
bulletDelroys' Reggie Walker
 
bulletSolitaires' & Vocaleers' Herman Dunham
 
bulletValentines' & Del-Knights' Eddie Edgehill
 
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bullet40 Years of Group Harmony: Ray Block's Photos of Vintage, Ad-Libs, Reunion, Bon-Aires, East River Drive
 
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Group Harmony Events Calendar

(Our calendar is divided into two parts: The first section contains events Classic Urban Harmony is actively involved in.  Scroll down further and you'll find additional group harmony events that others are producing, that we also support.  We encourage you to attend as many vocal harmony events as you can.  It keeps our music alive. - C&P)

 

  Calendar of Classic Urban Harmony Events


Classic Urban Harmony Presentations, Concerts and Participating Events
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2014


 

Thursday, April 17, 2014 [Newark, NJ]

Private Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Crossing Jordan: How African American Spirituals Changed the World" for the Prudential Retired Employees Association
 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 [Westfield, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony Newly Updated Doo Wop Presentation "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era - Part 1" scheduled for the Westfield (NJ) Memorial Library, April 23.

Classic Urban Harmony's newly updated doo wop presentation debuts at the Westfield Memorial Public Library, 550 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090, on Wednesday evening April 23, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 PM.  Come join us as we begin a new year of celebration of doo wop music.  The presentation is free to attend but you must register.  Registration is now open.  Go to the Calendar page of www.wmlnj.org to register.
 

[New!]Monday, June 16, 2014 [Somerset, NJ]

All New, "Doo Wop Groups of Central New Jersey" scheduled for the Franklin Township Public Library, June 16.

Classic Urban Harmony has put together a completely new multimedia presentation on Doo Wop and R&B groups from Central New Jersey.  We'll be covering groups from New Brunswick, Trenton, Plainfield, Somerville and the surrounding area.  Come hear about groups like the Golden Bells, Contessas, Majestics, Admirations, Parliaments, Del Larks and many more.  We'll even play videos of some of the current area acappella groups.  It takes place on Monday evening June 16 from 7 - 8:30 PM at the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ.  The presentation is free to attend but you must register.  We'll let you know when you can sign up.

 

[New!]Wednesday, July 9, 2014 [Somerset, NJ]

FREE, Live, Acappella Concert by "A Perfect Blend" at the Franklin Township Public Library, July 9.

Each year Classic Urban Harmony is pleased to assist the Franklin Township Public Library by recommending a great acappella group for their free Summer Concert Series.  This year, we have another great acappella group, the Philadelphia R&B and doo wop vocal group, A Perfect Blend.  If you haven't yet heard this fine Philadelphia group, you're in for a treat!  It takes place on Wednesday evening July 9 from 7 - 8:30 PM at the Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ.  We expect registration to fill up quickly for this one, so watch our website to find out when you can register.


 

[New!]Friday, August 8, 2014 [Lake Hopatcong, NJ]

Private Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era" for the Garden State Yacht Club.
 

 

 

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Calendar of Other Group Harmony Events We Support

(For time and space limitations, here we list only events containing live performances by doo wop vocal groups.  If you have an event you'd like listed, please email us details including a flyer, if possible.  We can only accept flyers in .jpg form, preferably at 700 pixels in the longest direction.  You can email us event notices at CUH@att.net.  We reserve the right to list only those events we feel are appropriate. - C&P)


2014

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 [Lyndhurst, NJ]

Little Isidore & Inquisitors at Whiskey Cafe, Lyndhurst NJ

Little Isidore & the Inquistors will be live on stage and up close at the Whiskey Cafe, 1050 Wall Street, Lyndhurst NJ, on Saturday night May 17.  There'll be two shows; 9 and 11 PM.  See the flyer below for details.

 


Sunday, May 18, 2014 [Paramus, NJ]

Vocal Group Harmony Association (VGHA) presents "A Cappella  Extravaganza IV"

The Vocal Group Harmony Association (VGHA) presents "A Cappella Extravaganza IV" on Sunday afternoon May 18, 2014 from 2 - 6 PM (doors open at 1 PM).  Hosted by Nicky G and friends.  Performing acappella groups will be named later.  It all happens at the Paramus Elks, 200 Route 17, Paramus NJ (right behind the Raymour & Flanigan).  Details TBA.  For information call 201-303-3218.

 

Saturday, May 31, 2014 [East Rutherford, NJ]

Richard Nader's 25th Anniversary All Star Concert to star the Belmonts, Cleveland Stills & the Dubs, Larry Chance & the Earls,the Chantels, the Capris, the Duprees, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the Mello-Kings, Vito & the Salutations and Tommy Mara & the Crests.

Save the date!  Richard Nader's 25th Anniversary All Star Concert will take place at the Izod Center on Saturday May 31, 2014 and will star the Belmonts, Cleveland Stills & the Dubs, Larry Chance & the Earls,the Chantels, the Capris, the Duprees, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the Mello-Kings, Vito & the Salutations and Tommy Mara & the Crests.  More details later.
 

Saturday, June 21, 2014 [Ambler, PA] - Note New Date

The Norristones & Quiet Storm concert in Ambler, PA is postponed until June 21, 2014 due to inclement weather.

Rockin' Memories presents "Oh What a Night for Love" concert featuring the Norristones and Quiet Storm on Saturday night, June 21, 2014.  It takes place at the Temple Ambler Campus Auditorium, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with open seating.  Concert starts at 7 PM.  Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Call 610-277-3063 for tickets and info. 

 

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