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A little night music at City Hall

An a capella group finds City Hall a great place to practice

A little night music at City Hall

Donald Lyons, Maven Latty and David Howard. (Miriam Hill / Staff)
Donald Lyons, Maven Latty and David Howard. (Miriam Hill / Staff)

City Hall can be a stressful place, so it was relaxing to walk under the arches adjoining the building’s courtyard recently to the sounds of three men singing. It was almost like stepping back to a time when you might wander past a group of guys doo wopping under a bridge or in a subway tunnel.

Maven Latty, Donald "Leo" Lyons and David Howard, friends who attend Community College of Philadelphia, were bouncing Boyz II men's "End of the Road" off the granite and marble Tuesday. They say the spot in the arch just north of the courtyard, is the perfect place for their a capella vocal workout.

"Everybody can hear their own voices," Latty explained. It's true. As they sang, it was easy to distinguish each voice. They don't have a name yet for their group. Maybe Echoes of City Hall? The Nutter Butters?

 

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