Ms. Lauryn Hill

Notorious for being habitually late, it was a relief when Ms. Lauryn Hill took the stage at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool on May 13 only an hour and a half after opener Murs ended his set. Hill emerged draped in gold chains, with long pants and hat as her pregnant stomach protruded from beneath her red jacket. Apparently tired of performing the same old songs, Hill and her band rearranged “Everything Is Everything,” “The Sweetest Thing” and “Fu-Gee-La” with a more up-tempo vibe. Although her voice is not what it used to be, her raspy tone delighted the audience. She paid homage to her extended family with a reprise of “Is This Love” (the late musician Bob Marley is grandfather to her children) before closing the evening with fan favorite “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Despite barely resembling her former self, it was an evening of nostalgia as fans soaked in her energy for two hours.

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The World of Shred: May 31 brings Japanese garage punks Guitar Wolf to the Hard Rock Café on the Strip ($14 advance, $18 door)—worth seeing if you’ve ever wondered how loud music can get without becoming ammunition. And on June 18, Mötley Crüe, Poison and New York Dolls have a meet-cute at the Red Rock ($65-$175). Will Bret Michaels find romance? Will Vince Neil poke somebody? We used to blow up hotels to see this kind of craziness.

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