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Belting out a tune

Karaoke night one of Brooksby’s longest-running activities

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July 20th, 2016
Joan Havey and John Murphy perform a duet to Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year” at one of Brooksby’s karaoke nights.

Joan Havey and John Murphy perform a duet to Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year” at one of Brooksby’s karaoke nights.

In 2003, Brooksby resident Joan Pappalardo organized a karaoke night for friends to gather and enjoy a lighthearted evening singing along to well-known melodies. Thirteen years later, karaoke night is one of the Peabody community’s longest-running activities.

Twice a month, Brooksby residents gather in the community’s Cider House Lounge for the opportunity to croon their favorite tune.

Joan acts as deejay, while John Murphy emcees the evening. The Treasure Chest, Brooksby’s on-site resale shop, donated a sound system to enhance the karaoke experience.

“Singers can choose from over 40 music albums,” says Joan. “We have most of the old standards.”

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