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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.”
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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.