Com­ing to Cape Bre­ton

Salt-N-Pepa to head­line all-ages show at Cen­tre 200.

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF news@cb­post.com

Salt-N-Pepa’s here, and they’re in ef­fect — well, they’ll be here soon any­way.

The ground­break­ing fe­male hip-hop trio is com­ing to Syd­ney on May 26 to turn the clock back to the days of over­alls, gi­ant hoop ear­rings, Starter jack­ets, Nike Air Jor­dans and Tommy Hil­figer ev­ery­thing when they head­line the all-ages I Love the 90s con­cert at Cen­tre 200.

And at least one Cape Bre­ton mu­sic fan couldn’t be hap­pier.

Nikki Con­rod of Syd­ney said she was “ec­static” when the show was an­nounced Tues­day, not­ing she still lis­tens to Salt-N Pepa songs to­day.

“I’m su­per-ex­cited — I still pre­fer ’90s mu­sic over the mu­sic of to­day, so “Shoop” is still in the playlist,” said Con­rod, 34. “I’m just hop­ing it comes true.”

Best known for hits like “Push It,” “Shoop,” “What a Man” and “Let’s Talk About Sex,” Salt-N Pepa — Ch­eryl (Salt) James, San­dra (Pepa) Den­ton and Dei­dra (DJ Spin­derella) Roper — will be joined by a who’s-who of 1990s chart-top­pers like Rob Base, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Biz Markie, Young MC and C+C Mu­sic Fac­tory fea­tur­ing Free­dom Wil­liams.

Con­rod, who plans to go to the show with her sis­ter Amanda Mac­Don­ald, said it’s a once-in-a-life­time chance to see the artists she lis­tened to grow­ing up per­form live.

“It’s a chance to see peo­ple who I never thought I’d be able to see — it’s quite a lineup for a ’90s fan,” she said. “Where else would you see Color Me Badd? It’s not like they’d just come here and do a con­cert.”

Halifax and Monc­ton will also host a show, which En­ter­tain­ment Weekly has called an “arena-sized dance party.”

Tick­ets — start­ing at $62.75 — go on sale Fri­day at 9 a.m. and are avail­able through Ticket At­lantic at www.tick­e­tat­lantic.com, by phone at 902451-1221, or at par­tic­i­pat­ing At­lantic Su­per­store out­lets.

KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/POOL PHOTO VIA AP

San­dra (Pepa) Den­ton, left, and Ch­eryl (Salt) James of Salt-N-Pepa, per­form “Shoop” at the MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Stu­dio on Satur­day, April 9, 2016, in Bur­bank, Calif.

Con­rod

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