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Four-partharmony lives on in Forest Grove

NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Half Nutz! was the big winner over the weekend at Forest Grove High School as the two-man, two-woman quartet took first place. Singing Hello! Ma Baby among other favorites, the group charmed judges at the All Northwest Original Barbershop Ballad Contest. Its lead singer, Eric Christensen, is the husband of contest emcee Kari Christensen, Miss Oregon 2007. General chairman Butch Berquist said between 900 and 1,000 people attended the show over two days. See more photos online at fgnewstimes.com.

Old Dog and New Tricks, comprised of Westside Christian High School teacher Will Fox and three of his students, placed seventh in the contest, put on by the Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters.

Social Insecurity -- featuring seniors Don Kileen, Marty Andersen, Bob Martindale and Gary Raze -- was the sixth-place quartet.

In Sequins, a Portland group with members Teri Parente, Camille Lunt, Nancy Kurth and Von Roberts, took home a sixth-place award.

Second place in the competition went to Private Label, a Salem-based group.

Profundo took eighth in the finals.

Third place quartet Aspire!

Something In Common took fourth.


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