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Entertainment Reporter John Katsilometes Celebrates Birthday in Style - at Skye Dee Miles Show at Tropicana

By Dianne R. Davis Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis

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Skye Dee Miles Lounge Show at Tropicana Is Backdrop For Fun 

John Katsilometes had his head shaved by Holly Madison for the St. Baldrick's Foundation Charity

John Katsilometes looks down on the entertainment scene in Vegas. At his height, that's easy to do. But the guy is a favorite and a friend to many in the industry that is so much a part of Sin City. He's also a guy with a big heart so prior to his birthday celebration he repeated his good deed of a year ago and again had his head shaved - by no less a person than Holly Madison - to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving fundraiser.

Skye Dee Miles has a loyal following

 

That was early in the day on March 1. Then he was on to a formal event. But John's days don't end early and this one got revved up when he and his good friend and co worker Tricia McCrone arrived at his birthday celebration at the Tropicana.

Reva Rice and Savannah Smith lead singers in VEGAS! The Show each took the stage and sang

Enjoying the party were Andy Walmsley, Khalilah Yasmin, guest of honor John Katsilometes, Lydia Ansel, Zowie Bowie, Clint Holmes, Tim Molyneux

 

The room is known to some as the Tropicana Lounge, but to Skye Dee Miles and her friends, it is the “Boom Boom Room.” And it was booming as friends and fans of both Kats and Miles aka Skye Diva came by to celebrate his birthday during Skye's Lounge show.

Robin Leach came by to wish Kats a happy birthday

On air personality Jonathan Scott, Linda Nicholette, and British comedian Lenny Windsor enjoyed the party

 

Did I mention that he's a good guy. Well, the party was no surprise so the honoree requested that in lieu of gifts, friends make a donation to St. Baldricks Foundation. *

Skye Dee Miles got a bit funky with Kats

Paul Shortino of Raiding the Rock Vault shared a humorous moment with Zowie Bowie

 

Skye Dee Miles is a favorite in the industry. She can belt out a song with the best of them despite being in the neighborhood of five feet tall and not built like an anorexic model. When she puts out the call, her friends are there, taking the stage or the dance floor to party Vegas style.

Tom Recine and Tanya Popovich were pleased to attend

Jeff Molitz and Penny Wiggins

 

It was one of those nights where folks who just stopped by randomly or thought it was going to be just another night with Skye were treated to a string of guest performers, the hoop de la of a birthday celebration, the chance to see a lot of top entertainers mix and mingle, and an all around good time. This is what Las Vegas is all about.

Adrian Zmed and Tim Molyneux

Jason Cropp entertained

Kats and Jennifer Romas

 

Catch Skye Dee Miles aka Skye Diva at her free lounge show in the Tropicana on Thursdays through Saturdays beginning at 9:30 p.m. Skye was named 2010 Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year and awarded Best R&B Female Performance in 2011 and 2012. She belts out anything from songs from the ‘40s to current pop rock.

Reva Rice and her friend Hugo Hernandez

Birthday boy John Katsilometes with his friends Jerry Jones and Tricia McCrone

 

Burt Davis and Melody Sweets "The Shimmering Chanteuse of Burlesque" and one of the stars of Absinthe

She also welcomes talented guest celebrities to her stage to perform special entertainment acts and vignettes that will get you up out of your seat and dancing. You never know who will take to the stage to do a number or simply show up to party. Maybe you!

What's a birthday without a birthday cake

 

Ann Martinez and Savannah Smith

Harry Basil came downstairs from his position at the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana to wish Kats a Happy Birthday

*St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving fundraiser at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge is part of a citywide effort to raise funds and awareness for the organization that fights childhood cancer. According to Mr. Katsilometes aka Kats, “St. Baldrick’s was launched in 1999, and events were first organized at McMullan’s in 2007. The pub’s owners, Brian and Lynn McMullan, lost their 2-year-old daughter, Krya, to a brain tumor 17 years ago. “ Those about to be shaved collect donations for volunteering their time and their hair. Contributions can be made at any time, yes- including now, online at the St. Balddricks website

Tropicana headliner Magician Murray, Kelly Clinton-Holmes and Lenny Windsor

Mystic Mona

Louis Gazzara and Brittany Nance Gazzara

Dianne Davis, Burt Davis, Jasine Trias, Ben Stone, and Jonathan Scott

Jennifer Romas entertained John and everyone else with some special dancing

Published on Mar 08, 2014

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