Miami Vice: KSO Style—hot retro rave to melt winter ice

Boogie Gals Lesley Hitch, Chris Shenton and Michelle Wells in ’80s attire at a past gala.

Boogie Gals Lesley Hitch, Chris Shenton and Michelle Wells in ’80s attire at a past gala.

Josh Steele and Stuart Anthony at a KSO Blood, Sweat & Tears/Chicago tribute in May 2015.

Josh Steele and Stuart Anthony at a KSO Blood, Sweat & Tears/Chicago tribute in May 2015.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. Ambassador Room, Newport Syndicate

Sometimes in winter, when you can’t get away, you have to generate your own heat and action. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has taken the fashion-setting 1980s crime drama “Miami Vice” as inspiration for its 22nd annual gala and placed it in the Ambassador Room (formerly Cicero’s Dance Club) at the Newport Syndicate.

A cocktail hour allows guys and gals to flaunt their retro fashion sense and swig some tropical concoctions, while chatting with friends and browsing a killer silent auction. To work off a savory three-course dinner with wine and sinful dessert, musicians from the KSO Boogie Band will light up the dance floor with hit tunes straight from the series (think Don Henley, Phil Collins, Glenn Frey, Sheila E. and more).

Q-102’s Mark McFadden will keep the evening going till late into the night, all to raise support for the KSO’s free educational and family offerings, which reach over 20,000 kids and families each year.

Party like it’s 1986 with a live, silent and online auction featuring trips, sports and entertainment tickets and dining options. Preview and bid on items anytime between now and then. The evening’s two raffle drawings include a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando and a $500 Macy’s gift card.

So pull out the linen jacket, RayBans, pastels or animal prints, shoulder pads and big earrings, then grab your “Sharp Dressed Man” or “Caribbean Queen” and live the “glamorous life.”

Tickets are $125. Make reservations by Feb. 16.

# 859-431-6216 or kyso.org/gala

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