Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Vicarious Thrills.(Journal North Venue)

Byline: Story by John Arnold Photographs by Jeff Geissler For the Journal

KARAOKE AT BAR B IS A WEEKLY RITUAL -- A CHANCE TO LET LOOSE AND LIVE OUT A FANTASY

The night was young when Elizabeth Hill took the stage.

About a dozen people looked on as a familiar rock riff erupted from large speakers in the dimly lit, red-wallpapered lounge. But it was Hill's voice, not Pat Benatar's, that belted out the lines of "Hit me with your best shot." Hill danced passionately and strummed on an air guitar as the people watching clapped with delight.

As it is for scores of other Santa Feans, Thursday night karaoke at Bar B is a weekly ritual for Hill -- a chance to let loose and to perhaps live out a fantasy. …

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