Skid Row Karaoke
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Skid Row Karaoke

Skid Row Karaoke
Pastor Tony Stallworth and his wife, Lucy, do a duet during karaoke night at the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene on skid row in Los Angeles on July 11, 2012. Lucy is the ongoing DJ who plays people’s requests and Pastor Tony is the master of ceremonies. For the past 15 years the Stallworths have held a karaoke party every Wednesday night at their church for people living on the streets of skid row or those living in shelters and transitional housing.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Robert Verdine, 61, better known as “Gentleman Roberts,” sings “It’s All in the Game” during karaoke night at the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene. (Genaro Molina/ Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Jonathan James Brown, 38, better known as “cowboy,” sings “Ride Like the Wind.” (Genaro Molina/ Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Linda Harris, left, belts out a tune to the appreciation of Freddie “Rambo” Burks. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Spectators get on their feet and dance while a performer, off camera, sings.  (Genaro Molina/ Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Pastor Tony Stallworth, right, prays over his congregation. (Genaro Molina/ Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Freddie “Rambo” Burks finishes singing James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)” while a member of the audience applauds and Valerie L. Hayden, right, watches. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Sidewalk Slim belts out his rendition of “Mustang Sally.”  (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Lucy Stallworth belts out a song surrounded by discs that she spins for participants.  (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Participants of karaoke night get some fresh air in front of the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Skid Row Karaoke
Pastor Tony Stallworth, left, tattoos on forearm, holds a special prayer group while taking a break from karaoke. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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