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Singing their way into your heart

GBHS Madrigals Pops prepare for Singing Valentines next week

Two GBHS Madrigals Pops Singers deliver a 2013 Singing Valentine. Singers will be out and about Thursday, Feb. 13, delivering Valentine sentiments around town. They are taking requests and donations through Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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Ask anyone who has ever received or witnessed a Singing Valentine delivery, and they can’t help but brighten up.  A coworker’s remembered blush, the costume and the brief spectacle leaves an impression that often outlasts more traditional Valentine gifts.  
In the 1930s, the telegraph company Western Union was struggling to find a way to improve its image.  Too often, their messengers arrived with news of a death or other loss.  Then, in 1933,  George P. Oslin, the public relations director for the company, is credited with coming up with the idea of the “singing telegram.”  
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