Retro rocker, trendsetter, ladies' man, soul man, and SoBe resident Lenny Kravitz was born into show biz -- his mother, actress Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on the popular TV show The Jeffersons. Family connections to Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie made a musical career seem almost inevitable for Kravitz. Ultimately, Prince was his greatest inspiration; like him, Kravitz retooled classic Sixties sounds to forge his own indelible imprint. His romantic liaisons make the headlines, but it's his steady stream of accolades, awards, songwriting collaborations, and radio-ready hits, including "Let Love Rule," "Are You Gonna Go My Way," "Fly Away," and a riveting cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman," that have ensured his greater impact.
performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 13, at the Jackie Gleason
Theater, 1700 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach. Tickets range from
$49.50 to $59.50. Call