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[Best Night Ever]

R&B ambassador Al B. Sure checks in at Throwback Thursdays

Al B. Sure hosts Secret Garden Mondays and Tuesdays on KCEP 88.1-FM.

When Luxor nightclub LAX launched its Throwback Thursdays promotion earlier this year with a spotlight on old-school hip-hop and R&B, one artist seemed like a perfect pick to perform and host the gig—and he lives right here in Las Vegas. This week, it happens.

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Al B. Sure! might be known best for his late-’80s hit “Nite and Day,” but he’s been based in Las Vegas for almost eight years and has been hosting his Secret Garden radio show on local institution KCEP 88.1-FM for several years. The music he plays fits right in with the Throwback Thursdays vibe.

“It’s so universal, and it makes you feel so good, I wanted to make sure it’s kept alive since I’m from that era and genre. It’s the soundtrack to my generation,” Sure says. “I feel like, who better than to represent it than Al B. Sure? I’m the biggest fan of the music, and I was there when it was being made.”

When he’s not formulating his next radio show or traveling around the country to perform with artists like Keith Sweat, SWV, Teddy Riley and Dru Hill, you can find him making the rounds at local favorites like Kona Grill, DW Bistro and La Casa Cigar Lounge at Tivoli Village. “It’s a really nice environment to get a few of the fellas, go listen to live music, take in the beautiful surroundings and get into a cigar once in a while,” he says. “They have a Brazilian night and Cuban music and a little R&B. ... I like the eclectic mix. And right now, I love to be the spectator, because traditionally, I’m the one on display.” Throwback Thursday with Al B. Sure! at LAX at Luxor, September 22.

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