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Men At Play The BARBER



Traditionally, barbershops have always been the meeting place of the community. A place where men of different generations can not only get a cut and a shave, but a place where they can come together, kick back, share stories, watch a sporting event, or even play a game of pool.




Men at Play The BARBER


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Four men, all with dementia, took turns sitting in the barber's chair set up within the pop-up barber shop in the assisted living facility. They received a haircut and a shave reminiscent of the striped barber's pole days.


White, who recently received an outstanding contribution prize at the Dementia Friendly Community Award for his work, recreates the old-fashioned barbershop experience using smells, sounds, and friendly conversation. Classic music and familiar smells bring his clients back to different time, and allowing him an opportunity to engage many of them while he works.


While the traditional barbershop quartet included only male singers, contemporary quartets can include any gender combination. All-female barbershop quartets were often called beauty shop quartets, a term that has fallen out of favor. The voice parts for women's and mixed barbershop groups use the same names as those for male groups since the roles perform similar functions in the quartet although the vocal ranges may be different.


While the regional origins of barbershop quartet singing are not wholly agreed upon,[1] current organizations that promote the style typify it as an "old American institution."[2] While the style is most popular in the United States, barbershop organizations exist in the United Kingdom,[3] The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.[4]


While many sources claim that barbershop singing originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States of America, some maintain that the origins of barbershop singing are "obscure".[1] The style is considered a blend of White and African American musical styles.[5] Although the African American influence is sometimes overlooked, these quartets had a formative role in the development of the style.[6]


In 1971, president of BHS Ralph Ribble launched the "Barberpole Cat Program" to encourage barbershop singing as widely as possible.[11] Well-known and popular barbershop songs were published and promoted in order to provide a core set of pieces for barbershop quartets. The current list of 12 songs, commonly known as "polecats",[12][13] was selected in 1987. These songs, plus the tag end of two others, are:


In competition, barbershop quartets generally wear coordinated outfits to mark them as members of the same group. A group's visual impression is rated as part of the "showmanship" score.[15] The Society Contest and Judging Committee of the Barbershop Harmony Society notes in their rule book that aesthetics are important to competitive success: "The judge responds to both the vocal and visual aspects of the performance, but the judge principally evaluates the interaction of those aspects as they work together to create the image of the song."[16]


Traditionally, barbershop quartet attire consisted of: vest, straw hat, and spats, often with bow tie and sleeve garters; this is known as the Gay Nineties style.[17] In popular culture, this style exemplifies the stereotypical barbershop quartet. Several Walt Disney theme parks feature a dedicated barbershop quartet called The Dapper Dans (Disney World version pictured). The outfits worn by these performers vary depending on location but do feature vests and straw hats.


Tenor: The tenor generally harmonizes above the lead, making the part the highest in the quartet. So as not to overpower the lead singer, who carries the tune, the part is often sung in falsetto, which is of a softer quality than singing in the modal register,[19] though some quartets do make use of tenors with a softer full voice quality.[20] Notable examples of barbershop quartets which made use of the full-voiced tenor include The Buffalo Bills and Boston Common.[21]


The range of a tenor in barbershop music does not necessarily closely correspond to that of a tenor's range in Classical repertoire, often being more in the range of the classical countertenor range.[22]


A new study found that barbers successfully helped fight high blood pressure in African-American men. The results support an increasingly popular practice, in which trusted members of the community deliver important health messages to those who need them.


One known problem among African-American men is the low rate of preventive care. As a result, their hypertension is poorly controlled, which leads to premature deaths and disability due to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and kidney failure. Because of this, developing effective medical outreach programs with community partners is a major public health priority. African-American churches often serve as partners, but regular church attendance is less common among African-American men than women. Outreach programs through African-American-owned barbershops are becoming increasingly common, but whether they're truly an effective approach hasn't been shown.


A research team led by Dr. Ronald G. Victor, now at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, and Dr. Robert Haley of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center set out to evaluate the effects of barbershop-based outreach on blood pressure control. They screened African-American male patrons for high blood pressure at 17 African-American-owned barbershops in Dallas County, Texas, and enlisted about 1,300 men with hypertension to participate. The study was funded by NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and others.


"The barbers were the heroes of this story. They really stepped forward and made it part of their barber practice," Haley says. "They helped us show that social settings can be an integral part of health care in the black male population."


Barber, a PING Southeast All-Region selection, posted the lowest stroke average for the Tigers with a career-low 71.15. The senior recorded 21 rounds of par or lower during the 2021-22 season and led LSU with 122 birdies in 33 rounds of play. The Stuart, Fla., native posted four top-5 finishes on the season as helped the Tigers to a pair of tournament wins during the season.


Trolio, a freshman from West Point, Miss., recorded a 71.30 stroke average with 21 rounds of par or better in 33 rounds of play. Trolio finished in a tie for third overall at the SEC Championships and posted three top-10 finishes in his inaugural season. He earned SEC All-Freshman honors and was named to the PING Southeast All-Region team.


The men in the group with just the barber saw their systolic blood pressure drop about 10 points, while their diastolic blood pressure dropped by about 4 points. In this group, 11.7 percent of the participants brought their blood pressure into the healthy range.


What happens when a woman walks in the barbershop? Does the mood change?It really does. Men become gentler. Especially if the women are easy on the eye! Most people are respectful though, I think.


N.C. State has a young team this season. Barber, with his 51 career starts, is the most experienced player on its roster. He already has shown signs of being the big brother on the team, even going so far as to tell his teammates to pick up after themselves because the locker room was getting too messy.


A growing number of men and women are going into the field of barbering. This industry was once dominated by men, but today, around half of all barbers are female according to the National Barber Museum. New technologies and techniques continue to evolve. Barber school offers a solid foundation based on both the history and future of barbering.


2015 (Senior): Appeared in 12 games on defense, making two starts ... scooped up 25 ground balls and caused two turnovers ... posted a career-high eight ground balls in a 13-6 win over Wittenberg (March 28) ... selected to play in USILA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.


In 2018, researchers reported that a barbershop-based blood pressure control program significantly improved hypertension control among a group of black men in Los Angeles. This landmark study stimulated interest in widening the intervention to other areas of the country, but knowledge gaps regarding implementation and costs remained.


In a new analysis of the study, researchers are now reporting that scaling up the barbershop-based program nationally can be a cost-effective way to control blood pressure in black men and could prevent nearly 40% of heart attacks and strokes among participants with hypertension.


Black men are more likely than white men to suffer from hypertension, or uncontrolled high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attack and stroke as well as kidney damage. Yet, this group is less likely to seek preventive care from physicians. The barbershop-based blood pressure control program was initially designed to address this challenge by bringing healthcare to the patient.


Eleanor, a retired schoolteacher, is played by JOY FRANZ and DAVID MANIS plays Abel, the drifter who comes into her life. Both Franz and Manis are Broadway veterans. Franz has appeared on Broadway for over 50 years, including in the original casts of Pippin, A Little Night Music, and Into the Woods. Most recently, Franz was on the Broadway tour of Anastasia as the Dowager Empress.


Methods: A comprehensive literature search was performed in PubMed, High Wire Press, SPORTDiscus, Google Scholar, and Ovid, using the keywords Lacrosse Injuries, Epidemiology Lacrosse Injuries, Lacrosse Injury, Lacrosse AND Injury and limited to 1990-2016.


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