Everyone wants to sing now that the COVID shutdowns are done, and Community Karaoke Club provides a happy place where people can do that. On June 30, 40 singers were appreciated— and they loved the audience right back. And each week, a newcomer like Keith Clausen arrives to bravely take the stage Some folks like to harmonize while singing a duet, and there are always familiar songs by Elvis. Some people pore over the karaoke song books, searching for a familiar old Ricky Nelson hit, a romantic ballad, or a Jim Reeves countryand- western number. These books contain more than 22,000 selections, ranging from gospel and show tunes to Christmas-, Hawaiian-, Irish- and patrioticthemed songs, as well as popular numbers from hundreds of artists.
The Community Karaoke Club in LW began around 1994. Paul Salay kept it alive and well for many years before passing the mic to Walt Bier and Margie Thompson, who now host the fun every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.
Practice sessions are held on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage.