Off subject-Need help with an LA Karaoke place?
I can't remember the name, but there is a little French restaurant (decent food, better dessert) on the south west corner of Wilshire and San Vicente. They have karaoke there - also some colorful characters who are clearly regulars. I went there for a b-day party early this year and there were a couple of youngins there.
There's also Korean or Japanese style "private booths" - aka Norebang (sp?) you can get in K & J town. They serve liqour , beer, and snacks...some places have the strange but tasty tray of roasted peanuts, dried squid, and shrimp chips. Captain 21's on Western & 5th and Debut on 6th and Kingsley.
Grand Star in Chinatown is a gem (Mommy, the bartendress makes homemade food she shares with her customers, and the restaurant there does standard chinese fare)...but I don't know if they let kids in. Frank, the 3rd generation chinese owner is a gentleman has pipes just like Frank Sinatra.
The karaoke there is "live" with a pianist and drummer - make sure you know the song cause there are no lyric sheets. On weekdays, there's the regular laserdisc karaoke with the cheezeball videos.