What's That Noise In Aisle 5?

Croak-ey. Carry-o-key. Kah-rah-okay. Karaoke. It doesn't matter how you pronounce it (kah-rah-OH-kay is right), as long as you get with it. Until now, the Japanese nightclub pastime of singing along with recorded accompaniment has been an oddity in the U.S., confined to Asian hangouts and the occasional establishment trying to boost its bar take. But that's about to change, as karaoke moves into the mainstream of American pop culture.

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