Article by Brock Radke | Thu, Aug 25, 2022 (2 a.m.)
The interesting reawakening of Palms Casino Resort continued at the top of the month with the grand opening of Ghostbar, the 55th-floor nightclub returning to its original name after a significant renovation under previous ownership. With its unparalleled Vegas views and high-energy atmosphere, Ghostbar of old was one of those legendary local hot spots.
This one is different. Is it still a bumping club, or more of a relaxed ultralounge? Are there still DJs controlling the rhythm of the room, or some other form of innovative entertainment that appeals to different audiences?
So far, the answer to all our questions is yes. Under San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality, all things Palms are designed for broader appeal, and Ghostbar is emblematic. It’s an indoor/outdoor social cocktail spot with DJs and vibes until Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., when a full-on production show created by beloved local performer Skye Dee Miles kicks into gear.
“One of the main questions we received before re-opening [the resort] was, Are you bringing back Ghostbar?” says Crystal Robinson-Wesley, Palms vice president of entertainment. “We decided early on one of the main things we want Palms to be known for is a live entertainment hub. Ghostbar made sense because we knew it was something folks wanted to see, but how do you transition from what was most recently known as Apex and marry that with what people remember from Ghostbar, and incorporate the Palms’ new brand?”
Aiming for something different in a familiar space brought the Palms to Miles, who left her weekly Bourbon and Blues gig at the Shag Room lounge at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to launch Midnight Skye: The Revival at Ghostbar.
A singer with inimitable style and loads of experience at Vegas lounges, in production shows and at innovative supper clubs like the former Rose.Rabbit.Lie at the Cosmopolitan, Miles is putting everything she’s got into this new project.
“Every component of this show is something I’ve already done, but in a different format,” she says. “You get to see the beauty of Vegas showgirls, live band members, dancers, costumes, comedy ... and we do have a DJ and party music, we make time for that.”
It’s wildly ambitious for an intimate space that never had an actual stage or dressing room, but the effort is already paying off by surprising guests who aren’t sure what to expect at this iteration of Ghostbar.
“People are coming in just to feel it again, to buy someone else a drink and listen to the music, and it’s somewhere between a party, a production show and a lounge act. It’s all in one,” Miles says.
It fits into the Palms’ comeback strategy, Robinson-Wesley says, building something that “hopefully feels like home, with a little bit of something for everyone. Folks have walked in like, What? This is not what I expected. But I think that’s OK, to be a little uncomfortable then a little bit surprised.”
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Baaaaack At It This Memorial Day WEEKEND!!!! Skye Dee Miles @skyedva PRESENTS the very first and Original Bourbon and Blues(TM). Saturday Night LIVE at The Shag Room inside Virgin Hotel @virginhotelslv Location: 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169. You do NOT want to miss this Show!!
Show Promptly lifting off at 10:00 PM!! Limited VIP Seating, NO COVER!!
Large Parties make your reservations at: (702) 693-5220
SUMMER IS HERE AND LIVE MUSIC IN VEGAS IS BACK!!! Lets Gooooo!! 👏🏾👊🏾🚀🙌🏾🔥
Listen to the FULL 21-MIN NTERVIEW HERE on the "Sun on the Strip" Podcast by Brock Radke.
By Brock Radke, Entertainment Writer
ORIGINALLY POSTED: Wed, Jul 8, 2020 | 2am
Stylish singer Skye Dee Miles is accustomed to making adjustments onstage, interacting with her audience and improvising when necessary. But performing while wearing a mask was a different twist.
“It’s definitely not like changing a song at the last minute,” she says on the latest episode of the Sun on the Strip podcast. “We all like to be challenged, especially performers, but this is a little different. But [coming] out of something I didn’t want to do, you end up finding a whole new routine.”
Miles returned to live performance recently and her regular gig as part of a varied cast of musicians and entertainers at the Cosmopolitan’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie., a “modern supper club” currently open for dinner and fun Thursday through Sunday. Singing through a mask is just one of the challenges that came with the comeback, but the Missouri native and veteran of musical revues like “Beach Blanket Babylon” and “Menopause the Musical” said the adrenaline and excitement from getting back onstage after a monthslong absence helped quite a bit.
Since it’s a restaurant offering live entertainment, RRL was able to return to duty before traditional casino showrooms and theaters. But adding food and drink doesn’t take away from the experience at this trend-setting venue.
“There’s a special thing about being able to connect with people as a performer. People come to Vegas because they want an experience, and that’s the one thing I think Rose. Rabbit. Lie. really brought to the Strip,” Miles said. “It’s the intimacy. Even though we’re not able to walk around [in the audience] as much as we were a few months ago, there’s still a way to connect in how we deliver the songs. That’s the thing I love most about it, the intimacy. It’s not [about] the numbers, it’s about the performance and the emotion.”
Delivering memorable, emotional performances is Miles’ signature move. After breaking through in “Menopause” when it was running at the Las Vegas Hilton (now Westgate), she moved on to different shows at the Tropicana, Planet Hollywood and Mandalay Bay, some of which she developed, like the burlesque-tinged “Boom Boom Room” at the Trop. After six years at RRL, she’s not looking to leave anytime soon, but the eventual goal is to produce her own production in Las Vegas.
“It’s my favorite thing. Through the years I’ve been able to put different shows together and I love every part of being able to be myself and add different elements of what I want to say,” she said. “And it’s empowering. We don’t see a lot of women producing their own shows and we don’t have very many women on the Strip at all in lead performing [roles], let alone producing.”
Listen to the FULL 21-MIN INTERVIEW HERE on the "Sun on the Strip" Podcast by Brock Radke!!
Skye Miles is back with a BOOM!!! She'll be performing at the iconic, one-and-only CLEOPATRA'S BARGE inside Caesars Palace on Thursday, November 30th, from 10pm to midnight. Be sure to get there early to reserve your spot, because you know the room will be FILLED that night!
On Friday, June 9th at 8:00pm, Skye Miles will be joining David Perrico, award-winning (Best of Las Vegas 2013-Review Journal) trumpeter, composer, and conductor & his Pop Strings Orchestra as for a very special concert at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center. A celebrated trumpeter, Perrico leads the All-Star 18-piece ensemble of strings, horns and rhythm section. Featuring Skye Dee Miles and a few other talented Las Vegas vocalists (Michelle Johnson, Serena Henry, Lily Arce, Ken Fletch Walcott, Eric Sean), this concert will showcase classic sounds and new arrangements of the "Songbook of Soul" by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Temptations, Tower of Power, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Al Jareau, to name a few, plus original compositions by Perrico himself.
by BWW News Desk
ORIGINALLY POSTED: Jan. 30, 2013
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino's newest entertainment hotspot, the Sin City Theatre, presents rock/soul diva Skye Dee Mile's newest showcase, Midnight Skye. The sexy, sassy, and soulful show premieres tonight, Jan. 30 at the stroke of midnight.
Midnight Skye will feature Skye Dee Miles, a four-piece band, three dancers, and back-up singers who can regularly be found in many of the Las Vegas Strip's major productions, including Jersey Boys, Vegas! The Show and iCandy Burlesque. The show delivers an original cabaret style vibe, with a set list that includes unique renditions of the music of The Beatles, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker and Journey.
Skye Dee Miles has proven to be a staple on the Las Vegas Strip since the year 2005, starring in shows including the popular Menopause: The Musical. Despite being a self-proclaimed "simple country girl from Boonville, Missouri," Miles is no stranger when it comes to the entertainment world. She spent seven years starring in the longest-running musical revue in history, San Francisco's Beach Blanket Babylon. Miles also had made a remarkable appearance by performing with her band Skye 5, which has steadily developed a reputation for attracting the top musical talent.
Admission to Midnight Skye is free and exclusive drink specials will be offered to guests that attend in sleepwear attire. Sin City Theatre, located on the Mezz at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, features the show Sin City Comedy nightly at 9:00 PM. Guests must be 21 years and up.