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Opera singer by day, karaoke star by night

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By: Emily Skeen

As a vocal performance major, karaoke is something I experience quite a lot. You might think that after a full day of studying opera and proper singing technique the last thing my friends and I want to do is go sing some more, but we do. It might be the attention, or the alcohol, or how fun it is to sing whatever we want without being told that we’re closing to the diphthong on the french word “les”, I’m really not sure. But whatever it is that draws us to karaoke over and over again, we find our purposes are best served by Suki’s and KJ Chris Green.

KJ Chris doing his thing at Suki's

KJ Chris doing his thing at Suki’s

KJ Chris comes from a theater background, has a sweet beard, his own entertainment company, a winning attitude, and always happily agrees to sing Phantom of the Opera duets with me. And while Scandals has an equally adequate musical theater song selection, and Boiler Room is better for dancing, no other locale has quite the same crowd, a lack of cover charge, the perfect dive quality, wonderfully low prices, the aforementioned KJ, and appropriately strong drinks like Suki’s does. It may not be a contest in real life, but in my mind Suki’s is the clear winner.

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  1. looks good, Emily!

    theo S. Theo Burke The Raging Moderate on KPSU, Wednesdays 3pm – 4pm [kpsu.org] Blogger for the PSU Chronicles [psuchronicles.com]

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    April 2, 2014

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