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Greetings, show choir people! It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted, but my summer project is to get better at this whole blogging thing. Also, as a peace offering, I present something pretty cool.

Over this past spring break, I had the awesome opportunity to go see “In the Heights” with my mom. I always love seeing live shows, and this one was particularly awesome. The sheer energy of it was phenomenal… and who doesn’t love the song 96,000? So, without further ado, I present North Central Counterpoints (yes, the North Central Counterpoints of the crazy soloist and the strange song transitions) and their rendition of 96000 (In the Heights.)

I really enjoyed their twist on the song, for the most part. The rapping was solid, and the dancers had serious skills. Even the introduction, of which I was initially skeptical, worked in context. It was unusual for me to hear Vanessa’s part sung so timidly… I could go for a little more belt from the female soloist. I thought that the choir did a pretty good job conveying the piece, but I wish the choreography had been a little more Barrio than jazz hands. Other than that, well done!