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Miley Cyrus courts gays, salutes Bret Michaels at House of Blues

June 22, 2010 |  1:25 pm

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It looks like our girl is almost all grown up. 

On Monday night, Miley Cyrus held her own at an intimate concert for press and fans at West Hollywood's House of Blues, an hourlong set that included material from her new disc, "Can't Be Tamed." 

Miley-cyrus-cant-be-tamed The past few weeks have been turbulent for Cyrus in the scandal department, but the Ministry is pleasantly surprised to see Miley focusing on her day job -- performing. Scantily clad dancers, tons of hair tossing and a "Storytellers" vibe permeated, with a few notable moments.

The first was her cover of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," a tribute to Bret Michaels

"Let's all send our prayers out to Bret; this one's for him," Cyrus cooed, later replacing Jay-Z's name with Michaels' in a lyric from "Party in the U.S.A." 

A second endearing moment was the track "My Heart Beats for Love," an homage to Cyrus' gay best friend and gay fans.

"I wrote this for mostly all my gay fans," she said, "or for anyone who has ever felt discriminated or judged."

MTV live-streamed the concert, and when the lenses shuttered, Cyrus let her hair down with a Joan Jett medley, including hits "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," "Cherry Bomb" and "Bad Reputation." 

See the Los Angeles Times' full review of the Miley Cyrus live show here.

-- Matt Donnelly 

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