Dick Van Dyke and his a cappella quartet, The Vantastix, have a new children's album out called "Put On a Happy Face." It features classics like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "It's Not Easy Being Green." Nice work!
Pitch Perfect, out now from Gotham Books, is a behind-the-scenes look at the bizarre, inspiring, and hilarious world of competitive collegiate a cappella.
Author Mickey Rapkin lives in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Details, and Time Out New York. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.