NPR's A Cappella Playlist; Sony and The House Jacks; An A Cappella Benefit in the Midwest; New Music from Pentatonix

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-Yesterday, NPR put out this fun article and playlist, nicely spanning the a cappella landscape, and posing a cappella music as a soothing alternative to election noise.

-Rolling Stone reported earlier this week that The House Jacks were the featured artists when Sony showed off the capabilities of its new sound system at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

-Unity High School in Tolono, IL will host its seventh annual a cappella benefit Saturday, February 4 at 5 and 8 p.m. The early show will feature performances by The University of Illinois’ Other Guys, Xtension Chords, Rip Chords and No Comment, local barbershop quartet Prairie Blend and Unity’s Surreal Sound and Vocal Rush. The late show line-up offers all
collegiate a cappella, including Decadence from Saint Louis University, Secondary Dominance from Illinois State University and the University of Illinois’ Xtension Chords, Rip Chords and No Comment. The event is sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with all proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. General admission tickets to each show are $12 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets are available online here.

-Reigning Sing-Off champs Pentatonix have been storming the interwebs this week with a hot new cover of "Moves Like Jagger." Check it out below.