Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Karaoke with Ken 2010
Come stretch your vocal cords at the 10th Anniversary of Karaoke with Ken sponsored by the Computing Services Special Interest Section. This year’s event will be held Monday, July 12, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Armida’s Restaurant, 840 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO. All AALL attendees are welcome!
Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency at 9:15 pm and share cabs to the restaurant. Armida’s has a $15 cover charge or two-drink minimum, so you might as well plan to loosen up while you’re there. Twitter hashtag is #karaokeken2010.
FROM A SMALL GROUP OUTING TO AN AALL TRADITION
At the 1997 AALL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, a small group of law librarians found a Karaoke bar & attempted a song or two. The outing continued informally until 2001 when CS-SIS officially sponsored the event for the first time, dubbing it Karaoke with Ken, for its enthusiastic leader Ken Hirsh.
Since its humble beginnings, the event has continued to grow in popularity. Last year’s outing to Cafe Japone in Washington, D.C. brought out more than 75 AALL attendees, many of whom were new singers. In addition to Ken, previous AALL singers have included Tori Trotta and George Pike, along with many others.
Don’t be intimidated if you don’t have a superstar voice. Karaoke singers range from the truly great to the truly awful and we have fun no matter who is singing. If you’re not a singer, that’s OK, too – just join us for the camaraderie.