WHO IS SHE: British soul singer Maxine Nightingale became a star during the 1970s during the disco era. Her big hit was “Right Back Where We Started From,” a song which was released in the UK in the fall 1975 and reached No. 8 on the charts. The following spring it was released in the U.S. and did even better, making it all the way to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1977 Nightingale scored another UK hit with “Love Hit Me.” The singer saw more success in the states with the album “Love Lines” and the 1979 single “Lead Me On” which reached the top spot on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. Nightingale teamed with singer Jimmy Ruffin in 1982 for the single “Turn to Me.”
Tony Mart Presents will present a free concert series at the Atlantic City Bottle Company beginning Friday, Jan. 31, with an evening performance by the Dan Burke Trio.
Top cheerleading and dance teams from across the nation will compete for the title of National Champion at Boardwalk Hall at the 14th annual “Battle at the Boardwalk” Cheerleading and Dance Nationals, taking place 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 2, in Atlantic City.
There were a few moments during the final race of the 2013 Gambler’s Classic — when taking those last, fast, hairpin turns around the Boardwalk Hall track — where it seemed Jimmy Blewett just might edge out fellow race favorites Anthony Sesely and Ted Christopher for an upset win.
The latest movie reincarnation of Tom Clancy’s famous character Jack Ryan — “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” — can be seen at the IMAX Theater inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort.
The city’s leader in poker — Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa — will be the place to be Sunday, Jan. 26, as the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open culminates with the championship event after two weeks of heavy poker play in the casino.
Atlantic City casinos wasted no time trying to grab players from the now-closed Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.
A photography exhibit and silent auction to benefit the region’s homeless population will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Melting Pot restaurant in Atlantic City.
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Albany Devils’ defenseman Dan Kelly didn’t know what to expect when he first stepped onto the rink as a pro just four seasons ago, but one wouldn’t know it today watching the self-admitted “crash-and-banger” block some of the best offensive players on the ice.
When Jennifer Auer’s three young children first saw the exterior wall of Boardwalk Hall appear to crumble before their very eyes, they could only gasp.
Derick “Dizzy” Grant was 7 years old when his parents took him to his first Harlem Globetrotters game in in Rochester, N.Y. — and he was mesmerized.
The Atlantic City Polar Bears will make their 23rd annual plunge into the Atlantic City Ocean in front of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Each person who jumps into the chilly ocean will receive a Commemorative Finishers Certificate.
One of the most anticipated films of the year — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” — is now playing at the IMAX Theatre at the Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Unusual. Unpredictable. Undead. Those were the goals — and have become the tagline — of the newest addition to the zombie craze taking over Atlantic City.
Charles Haney has seen charity at work up close — and it has changed the way he does business.
The annual The Sounds of the Season returns to Atlantic City, this year at the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. The program of choral and dance performances by children from schools and dance studios from South Jersey, North Jersey and Long Island, N.Y., benefits the MAPS Foundation, which provides medical equipment and supplies to disadvantaged people with Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease.
If you go to the Tropicana Casino and Resort on Saturday, Dec. 14, don’t be alarmed when you see scantily-clad female elves and Santa Clauses running through the casino. That’s because the annual Running of the Santas returns starting at 7 p.m.
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will offer free giftwrapping for shoppers parked in The Wave Garage noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in December. Shoppers can receive free service up to three packages and must present a same-day purchase receipt from any Atlantic City business.
WHO ARE THEY: Legends in Concert began in Las Vegas in the 1980s and has been running strong ever since as the world’s most successful tribute show. The show has been so successful in fact that Bally’s renovated the Palace Theater and renamed it Legends in Concert Theater in order to host the show on an ongoing basis long term. It features new seats, more booths and cocktail tables and walls of memorabilia. The show will present five different lineups of entertainers throughout the year.
A man I am proud to call my friend, Pinky Kravitz, will celebrate a great milestone this week, and he is inviting all of his longtime listeners and readers to celebrate with him.
Every year, Longport Media’s WMGM-FM 103.7 hosts a 120-hour live broadcast marathon and donation drive at Chickie’s & Pete’s in Egg Harbor Township, and this year the drive is more crucial than ever.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the sequel to the original “The Hunger Games” flick, offically arrives in IMAX at the Tropicana Casino and Resort on Friday, Nov. 22. However, a special double feature is offered 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, of both films for $33.
Major poker players will certainly be at Harrah’s Resort Nov. 29 through Dec. 9 as the World Series of Poker Circuit Events return.
Scores, the first strip club inside an Atlantic City casino, will be showing the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
WHAT IS IT: The “Tropicana Holiday Extravaganza” is a lavish yuletide production featuring two singers, ten dancers, hundreds of costumes and elaborate set designs. The show features a good mixture of the classic Christmas songs everyone knows and loves along with more modern tunes.
WHAT IS IT: “A Dickens of a Murder” is produced by Without a Cue Productions and written and directed by Traci Connaughton. The murder mystery show is an interactive, audience participation experience that brings together two legendary fictional characters in Ebeneezer Scrooge and Sherlock Holmes. Dinner is included in the price of admission.
The weird, the bizarre and the odd are getting ready to gather for a weekend of entertainment, education, commerce and camaraderie to celebrate all things horror and beyond, and make it the first weekend of its kind in the history of Atlantic City.
The 'Atlantic City Beer Fest' returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for the ninth straight year on April 4 and 5.
If you collect casino chips, slot club cards, room keys and other casino memorabilia, you might want to check out the latest meeting of the Atlantic City Casino Collectibles Club 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Bally’s Atlantic City. For information, call 516-458-3080 or Gaming-Chips.com.
WHO ARE THEY: Bellator Fighting Championships is a mixed martial arts organization which formed in 2008 and organizes its events into different seasons. The fights are often broadcast live. Past champions include Hector Lombard, Eddie Alvarez, Pat Curran, Alexander Shlemenko and Cole Konrad.
WHO ARE THEY: The Fat Pack consists of Ernie Bruno, Johnny Dell and Bobby Parrella. The show is a mixture of music and comedy presented by the three portly entertainers as they stroll down memory lane.
To outsiders, New Jersey is best known for three things: tomatoes, awesome dirt roads and independent rappers. The first two may not be on hand, but Le Grande Fromage in Atlantic City will have an over-abundance of the third, as South Jersey’s own JE Double F returns to the local stage on Saturday, Nov. 9.
WHO ARE THEY: Asylum Fight League is an amateur mixed martial arts league dedicated to nurturing, preparing and showcasing east coast talent. Several Asylum fighters have gone on to successful professional careers. “The goal has always been that today’s Asylum stars are tomorrow’s UFC stars,” said AFL promoter Carl Mascarenhas. “That’s what the Asylum is all about.”
For Al Amoroso, preparing to ink a new customer never gets old. “First and foremost, it’s the biggest respect anybody can give you,” says Amoroso, a tattoo artist with AC Inked, located on Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City. “It’s something permanent for the rest of their life. It’s an honor, definitely. Of course, with that comes the pressure of meeting their expectations.”
For the past seven years, Paul Baroli, Jr. has been fronting Steal Your Face, a group heavily inspired by the sounds of seminal California rockers the Grateful Dead.
While many of Atlantic City’s Halloween events occurred last week, there are a few worth checking out this weekend.
Enjoy a special concert celebrating the release of jazz singer Melanie Rice's new album “This Love of Mine” on Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Screening Room at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will become the oldest fighter in history to make his initial title defense when he faces highest rated light heavyweight challenger Karo Murat in a rescheduled championship event on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Flyers legend, and current Comcast SportsNet TV hockey analyst, Bill Clement will be bringing his weekly radio show to Chickie's and Pete's inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort Wednesday, Oct. 30.
The national finals for the 2013 Ms. Senior America Pageant will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the theater at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
The apocalypse begins this Saturday, in Atlantic City of all places. Luckily, Vonnie Clark already ordered her all-white contact lenses to blend in with any undead.
Bally's Atlantic City announced a massive new renovation for their casino floor set to begin around Tuesday, Oct. 15.
WHAT TO EXPECT: After a successful show last year, “Amore Italiano” returns to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City for an encore performance. The show pays tribute to the Italian Tenors and does so in grand fashion with some incredible talent. Amore Italiano features a stellar lineup of international stars such as tenor Augusto Celsi, soprano Andrea Ferreira, violinist Marco Santini and pianist MarcoRiciotti. These virtuoso musicians will be performing classic Italian songs to the delight of audience members. Amore Italiano is a perfect show for those planning a romantic evening.
WHO ARE THEY: Hank Lundy is a 29-year old boxer from Philadelphia who is the former NABF and NABO lightweight champion. He holds a professional record of 23-3-1 with 11 knockouts and is currently ranked number five by the WBC.
Celebrate one of America’s most famous Italian artists and one of his all-time favorite songs with a special free performance of “My Way, The Music and Spirit of Frank Sinatra,” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Dante Hall in Atlantic City.
The 55th Annual Atlantic City Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning on the Boardwalk in front of Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.
Eating well, enjoying a spa day and relaxing at a casino has never felt so guilt-free as the Spa and Spirits charity event returns to Golden Nugget Atlantic City on Thursday, Oct. 10.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga will host a book signing of “Love Italian Style” at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. The Bravo reality star will sign her books in the Main Atrium of the casino 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, plus fans can also see her play blackjack against four Facebook contest winners at 11 p.m. on the Veranda in Haven Nightlcub. The book can be purchased on site for $25.99 at the Nugget.
“Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuaron’s much-anticipated “Gravity” opens at the IMAX at the Tropicana on Friday, Oct. 4, with a special screening 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.