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The Vegas Soulcialite Loves Detroit

I’m a Detroiter at heart. I wasn’t born there and I’ve lived in other cities for long stretches but Detroit is the first place I remember. It’s where my memories begin and in some instances end. I met some of my dearest friends within the city limits of the Motor City and I’ve never owned a foreign car. When I go back—at least once a year, I pretty much stay in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love Las Vegas and plan [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Likes Variety

  We are known for our over the top shows; bright lights, full bands and orchestras, feathers and dancers, aerialists flying through the air and acrobats tumbling across the stage. Everyone in Vegas, locals and tourists alike expect to be amazed. But just like any other job the workers can get bored with the same ‘ole-same ‘ole. Imagine having to flip and fly through the air 5-6 days a week! Jump and flip to this pole. Fly (gracefully) off [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Dances In The Pool

  I will start this post by saying I LOVE the Cosmopolitan Hotel. It’s hands down my favorite resort on the Strip. Plus, I like their commercials…they don’t make a whole lot of sense… but they’re pretty cool. The resort itself is fantabulously classy and chic but at the same time it caters to my age group—which, in my opinion helps it avoid the excess snoot factor that some high-brow spots can have. However, what I really [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Plays Dress-up

So the saying ‘be careful what you wish for’ has to come to pass in my life. Before I started this blog I didn’t know what I was going to write about. I mean I did stuff, but I didn’t feel like I had enough things to talk about to keep anyone interested in the ‘Vegas Soulcialite’. I’m a long haul type of girl. Well looky here, I have been so busy doing stuff I haven’ had time to tell [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite’s Redbox Review

I’m a girl with discerning tastes. Some…well, many would say I’m picky and don’t really like much of anything. I don’t believe that’s true, it’s just the older I get the harder it is to please me. But I think that’s the way it should be. With every passing year we see more and more and I for one don’t want to keep seeing the same thing over and over again. I feel as though people—me [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Falls In Love With A Girl

The Annual Las Vegas Soul Fest was held over the weekend at the Thomas and Mack arena. There were concerts on both Saturday and Sunday featuring SWV, Lenny Williams, Joe, Kindred the Family Soul, Mary Mary, etc…all the performers I saw all put on an excellent show. Side note: Did you know SWV started as a gospel group? Yeah, me neither. **Continues on while scratching head and humming ‘Downtown’. ** Even with all that talent in one [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Needs A Cocktail

  Friday and Saturday’s are great nights for partying. But sometimes the work week requires a mid-week event to keep you from losing your mind; especially if your weekends are just as busy as your weekdays. **Raises hand** So a Wednesday night happy hour is exactly what the Doctor ordered. Neo-Soul Happy Hour has been the place to be for more than 2 years now. It recently moved locations to Bagatelle Supper Club inside the Tropicana Hotel, a [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Rocks The Rockhouse

So what exactly does a dive bar inside a 5 star resort on the Las Vegas strip look like? That was the burning question when the VIP invite to the official grand opening of the Rockhouse at the Venetian Hotel showed up in my email inbox. It was open bar, how could I not go? Besides this is work. People depend on me to write about Las Vegas shenanigans and I refuse to let my readers [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Stays Up Really Freakin’ Late with CeeLo

    “CeeLo Green is Loberace” opened about a week ago at Planet Hollywood. For months it’s been surrounded by buzz as being this over-the-top spectacle. And that’s what you’d expect from the man who is known for dressing like a peacock in heat…but it ain’t what you get. Great Expectations: When I heard he would be doing a nod to old school Vegas reminiscent of the Liberace era, I thought, okay, I can dig it. I expected big [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Kisses and Tells

“Everything’s good in the world tonight, when Smokey sings…”  Las Vegas has had more than its fair share of lounge acts. Some good, some well… However, being an old soul I do love a good show: Men in tuxedos accompanied by a live band and plenty of singing and synchronized dancing. So when I heard Human Nature was planning a media shindig to celebrate their new home at the Venetian I decided to crash the party. And [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite’s Weekend Wrap-up

  Friday: I ordered pizza for me and my mini-me’s because cooking was just not an option. I’m finding that to be a running theme in my life. I will ponder that more over tonight’s to-go order. Pizza Hut is my usual go-to pizza spot because I love their crust and toppings. I like my pizza full and heavy, like a meal in itself.  Sausage, onion, green peppers, olives, ham–just about everything piled on a thick crust. ** Watch out, [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Binges

  I’m a big fan of watching consecutive episodes of a show in one sitting. I, like many other Americans have become spoiled with TiVo, Hulu and Netflix etc… I get to watch what I want when I want. This has been coined “binge-watching”—I say to that: Whatev, don’t judge me or how I spend my weekends. Netflix has gone and taken my greediness to a whole other level. On February 1st the online streaming company debuted [ ... ]

Salute To Twixx

Power 88 Salutes & Congratulates Twixx!  Community entreprenuer and owner of Fade’Em All Barbership & Entertainment promoter Twixx will be celebrating his retirement from entertainment and promotions all weekend! var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var hupso_toolbar_size_t="medium";var hupso_twitter_via = "power88_lv";var hupso_image_folder_url = "";var hupso_twitter_via="power88_lv";var hupso_url_t="http://kcep.power88lv.com/salute-to-twixx/";var hupso_title_t="Salute To Twixx";

Ohio Players Tribute (Exclusive)

KCEP-FM presents a special Classic Thursday Tribute to the Ohio Players with exclusive interviews not given anywhere else, after the recent loss of Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, who has died. He was 69. Tune in Thursday, January 31st beginning at 6am – 9pm for the best of the Ohio Players not heard anywhere else. The band formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1959 as the Ohio Untouchables, and [ ... ]

Sneak Peak of Las Vegas in 2013!

What makes Las Vegas unique among other cities in the United States? It is the attractions and here are some more reasons to come to the desert of Las Vegas in 2013… Lied Discovery Children’s Museum The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum will close in February 2013 and reopen in a new location next door to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in March or April of 2013. Michael Jackson Attraction   A Michael Jackson themed attraction will open at [ ... ]

WBC Fight inside Hard Rock

WBC INTERIM SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION LUCAS MATTHYSSE TO DEFEND HIS TITLE AGAINST MIKE DALLAS JR. ON JANUARY 26 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS.   LOS ANGELES, January 3 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®will return with hard hitting action on Saturday, January 26 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME®(10:00 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast).  The tripleheader will be headlined by Argentinean knockout artist Lucas [ ... ]

Las Vegas Shows in 2013

JabbaWockeeZ, which is losing their theater at Monte Carlo to the Blue Man Group, is now performing in a temporary tent by that hotel until their new theater at Luxor where the old IMAX 3-D theater used to be) is ready in April of 2013.           Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil  Michael Jackson Immortal, the non-touring version of the Jackson themed show from Cirque du Soleil, will be opening at Mandalay Bay on May 23, 2013.             Cee Lo [ ... ]

Boyz II Men – Las Vegas Residency

Boyz II Men have confirmed that they will be heading to Las Vegas residency planned for the Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage casino and resort. The R&B group has a slate of weekend shows set, beginning March 1 and running through the end of the year. Fans can expect to hear the group’s monumental hits of the 90s including “End Of The Road” and “One Sweet Day,” as well as newer material off their latest album, Twenty, [ ... ]

So Who is The Vegas Soulcialite?

I moved to Las Vegas from Detroit and like most other ‘Midwest expats’ I had no idea exactly what I was getting myself into. Over the past five years I have learned the good, the bad and the ugly history of this town. The city has been a place of self-discovery; it’s tested my patience, wisdom and life goals. Basically the game changed when I moved here. Over the course of this column—however long that is, [ ... ]

Sin City Rules!

The Reality of Las Vegas We’ve got Housewives in Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Orange County, Miami, New Jersey, New York City and finally Las Vegas is getting its due. Sin City Rules is TLC’s newest reality show about the “Women who run Las Vegas”. Haven’t seen the previews then check them out here. On Sunday, December 9th 2012, Sin City Rules will premier on the TLC network at 10pm EST. There will be a national twitter party and local tweet-up during [ ... ]

Nevada Broadcasters Honor KCEP with Community Achievement Award

KCEP was honored Aug. 18 at the Red Rock Resort with the Community Achievement Award for its 40 years of on-air service in Las Vegas at the 17th Annual Nevada Broadcasters Association Awards Gala. Hosted at the fabulous Red Rock Casino, broadcasters from across the state gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of their colleagues. Awards were given to local FOX5 news anchors Jason Fienberg and Heidi Hayes. General Manager and Program Director, Craig Knight accepted the [ ... ]

R&B Returns to the Beach: Uptown Vegas Weekend

By Erika F. Washington After a week of record breaking temperatures, Saturday’s forecast calls for a cool breeze and sweet sounds of R&B, at least after 9:00 p.m. at Mandalay Bay’s Moorea Beach. Uptown Magazine is presenting its second annual Uptown Vegas Weekend with neo-soul headliner Marsha Ambrosius and R&B songstress Tamia. This year, they have also teamed up with BlackVegas.com and Moore Global Group to kick off a whole weekend of events. Last year, Ledisi, Melanie Fiona [ ... ]