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Four Days of Song at South Lakes

SingStrong, the annual, three-day, international a cappella event, returns March 27-29 to South Lakes High School with more than 100 a cappella singers from the United States, Germany and Denmark. All profits will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The marathon begins Friday, at 8 p.m., with "A Cappella Idol," a winner-take-all competition in which the audience votes on the victor. The Saturday night concert, also at 8 p.m., is the main event, a sampling of some of the world’s top a cappella groups. Discount matinee concerts will also be performed Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. On both weekend days, beginning at 10 a.m., more than 20 master classes will be presented on topics from producing a CD to beatboxing to copyright law.

A cappella singers use only their voices, not only to harmonize but also to imitate a variety of instruments, such as trumpets, electric guitars and drums.

Tickets range from $10 to $25, and package deals are also available. For tickets, the concert lineup and other information, visit www.singstrong.org.

Then, Monday, at 7 p.m., the South Lakes theater program will perform an evening of classical and contemporary Broadway songs. The performance is to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic Inc.

Tickets for the Broadway Gives Back Cabaret can be purchased at the door for $10 or at www.sltheatrearts.com for $8.

All events are at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive.