The Sweet Sounds of Female Barbershops Quartet

Sweet harmonies are coming out of the MGM Grand Garden Arena this week as barbershop quartets and choruses gear up for their annual international competition.

But Sweet Adelines is not just your average barbershop group. It's all women. It's been the premier women's barbershop quartet for the last 70 years.

We sat down with last year's winner, Bling!, who gave us a couple of song samples and talked to us about what it means to be a woman singing in traditional male voicings, and some nitty gritty about the competition.

The compeition is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday of this week.

Wednesday and Thursday are all day semi-finals for barbershop and choral competitions. The latter is more akin to the kinds of acapella performances movie audiences are used to seeing in vehicles like "Pitch Perfect."

Friday is the finals for the quartets, and Saturday is the finals for the group performances.

Tickets are $53 for adults and $23 for students per day. Attendees can also buy an audience pass. Information and schedule is on the Sweet Adelines International website.

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Dayve Gabbard Farnham, Angie Love-Callahan, Deanna (Dee Dee) Kastler and Kim Elger-Griffin, who are the four members of the barbershop quartet, Bling! 

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