Written by Skye Miles
ORIGINALLY POSTED: April 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine
Spring is in the Las Vegas air, and so are the celebrities. The weather outside is delicious, which means it’s time to put on your spring fling and hit the town.
In March, one of the hottest tickets on the Strip was Boyz II Men at The Mirage. I have had the pleasure of seeing them in concert, and to answer your question: Yes, they are worth every penny. Personally, I would love to see a New Edition/Boyz II Men show, but the Boyz have decided to team up with New Kids on the Block and some other group whose name I can’t remember. They will return to Las Vegas in August, so stay tuned.
Cee-Lo! It’s Vegas, baby — give it to us! This is the place you can actually wear all those crazy costumes and nobody will look at you caray-zeeeeeeeeeeee! We are rooting for you Mr. Green. Bring the bling for your stay at Planet Hollywood!
Also at Planet Hollywood, Coco Austin has extended her Sin City stay through July, and I am so elated! Not because I know her personally, but I am a supporter of well-built, tanned blondes — they remind me of myself. And, well, Ice-T has been one of my favorites since the days of gangsta rap. Long before he played a cop on “Law and Order.”
Vegas is shining bright with all kinds of new shows. My good friend, Dave Perrico of Pop Evolution, is composer and director of the new hit show “Pin Up.” It is at the Stratosphere, and stars Claire Sinclair — a centerfold who has made a lot of boys happy across America.
Over at the Hilton — excuse me, LVH; old habits are hard to break — they pulled some classic rockers out of the archives for “Raiding the Rock Vault.” Everything old is new again, and I love it. At the end of the day, if it was good music then, it’s good music now. Let the aging fellas keep living their glory days of rock and roll!
Fans of R&B are gearing up for the Las Vegas Soul Festival, scheduled for April 6 and 7 at the Thomas and Mack Center. I hate that I have to work those nights, because I sure want to see some Ms. Erykah Badu. What will she wear? How is her hair? How many candles will she burn? Is Tyrone still on the scene? Mary Mary will be there to further define new gospel. I love their new song about going to church on Sunday. But that reality show? It needs some repentance. Bobby Jones is also going to be in the house. Now he may need to loan Cee-Lo one of his bling jackets. Hallelujah!
Catch me doing my thing in my show, “Midnight Skye,” on April 9 in the Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood. Child, I will be giving it to you funny, funky and fabulous! When I say funky, I mean that make-you-sweat-James-Brown kind of funk. You can also catch me with my band Skye 5 at the Tropicana, Thursday-Sunday, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Oh yes, I did just plug me — not once, but twice!