#5295 – Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis is a singer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, currently best known for her karaoke performances at the Lions Head pub and tavern.

Beverly sings about four songs (actually CD tracks with guitar backing).

The following topics are discussed:

What do you love about karaoke?

What makes Laurie the Guy’s karaoke special?

Karaoke as community.

Beverly’s background, singing as a child and teenager. Member of Nova Scotia Mass Choir. Singing gospel.

Influence of the African-Canadian community.

Medical crisis and how that changed Beverly’s creative course to become a filmmaker.

Beverly’s start in karaoke and her current experience.

Beverly’s grandmother Bubba and her influence.

Songwriting.

Losing her virginity.

Jerry Katz and Mary-Jean co-host.

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