A Star Is Born at The Alley

by Risa Nye 

If I’d known they were going to ring the “virgin bell” after my first time, I may not have been so quick to grab the microphone and sing. But after a couple of visits to The Alley on Oakland’s Grand Avenue, I finally got the courage to take the plunge at the piano bar. And yes, once I confessed that “I’ve never done this before,” I left myself open for that damn bell. Continue reading