My wife and I were in Las Vegas last weekend (Sept. 20 - 22), and got tickets for Saturday night's Taylor Hicks show at Paris Las Vegas. She is a big fan of Hicks after rooting (and voting) for him on American Idol. I wasn't sure what to expect musically, but I remembered that I liked Hicks, since he wasn't the typical teen pop singer on American Idol. Frankly, the performance blew me away. Taylor is an incredible performer with a high-energy show that was non-stop for more than 90 minutes. The music was a mix -- some blues, some country, some original music and some standard tunes from great writers, but 100-percent original style throughout. He did an amazing job, on stage with a three-piece band of talented musicians. For the last four or five sons, his AI competitor, Elliot Yamin, came up on stage to join him. I think it may be the most underrated show in Vegas right now, but the evening wasn't over when the music stopped. Hicks set up outside the theater and greeted fans as they came out. My wife bought a CD -- she always does, after all. He signed it for her, and he got a photo taken with her. When the lighting wasn't right for the cell phone camera, he asked someone to turn a spotlight around to get a better picture for her. Amazing! So, a great show worth seeing, and a real gentleman who is all about his fans.