These days, former Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo Green is the Liberace of hip-pop. He wears sequined jumpsuits with effortless flair. He can't be without his baby grand for more than 24 hours. And he totally loves South Beach.
But while the King of Bling (as Wladziu Valentino Liberace was nicknamed) preferred to hang out at swanky spots like the Fontainebleau, Loberace (as Cee-Lo dubbed himself for the "I Want You" music video) is a man of the streets and the beach.
Hence, his headlining gig at next month's Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival.
But it ain't just Cee-Lo leading the Orange Bowl Commitee's three-day street fest and beach party. From December 30 to January 1, football fans and sun junkies will also get wet and sweaty with former Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz, smooth crooner Ne-Yo, supershort superproducer Jermaine Dupri, disc jockey (and girlfriend) to the stars Samantha Ronson, and official Miami Heat music man DJ Irie.
Now, according to organizers with the Orange Bowl Committee and Union Square Agency, this is only the of a still-evolving "A-list artist line-up." And that's awesomely exciting!
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But c'mon ... Who could be glitzier than ol' Loberace and his sequin-studde, lime-green, fur-fringed cape?
Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival with Cee-Lo Green, Pete Wentz, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri, Samantha Ronson, and DJ Irie. Friday, December 30, 2011, through January 1, 2012. Ocean Drive between 7th and 9th Streets. Visit orangedr.com.