With 40 karaoke performers in attendance, July 14 was a busy, enjoyable evening. Kyung Choi enjoyed her birthday by sharing cake with us all, plus she and Bob Barnum sang together.
Nina LaRosa gets your attention when she sings; our karaoke members loved the way she sold the song “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Paul Renaldi chose the Beatles hit “Love Me Do.” Duane Owens had us swaying with his version of “Blue Bayou.” Singing old hits were Tony Tupas (“Earth Angel”) and Gerry Tagaloa (“Only the Lonely”). Ren Villaneauva dedicated his “Hallelujah” to the veterans. And Karen Morris chose upbeat tunes.
Performing duets that evening were Ellen Brannigan and Vito Villamor, as well as Ken Notoleva and Susan Kelleghan.
Karaoke practice sessions are on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage (enter through the back door). And the karaoke parties are for everyone, whether to sing or just listen, every Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.