Miss New Jersey Cara McCullum has a way with timing. The 21-year-old Princeton University student had zero pageant experience when, on a whim, she decided to enter her local Miss Island Resort Pageant to help raise the profile of a reading charity she founded.
Participating in this year’s Atlantic City Seafood Festival was a no-brainer for Paul Tonacci, who opened his Atlantic City Bottle Company across the street from Bader Field just last month.
UFC Hall of Famer Dan ‘The Beast’ Severn will spend the weekend at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
A 1-mile swim, a 20-mile bike ride and a 10K run ... the 3rd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon returns to the resort on Sunday, Sept. 15, in conjunction with the Atlantic City Seafood Festival at Bader Field.
Borgata also kicked off its Borgata Poker Open in grand fashion, shattering its previous records and this year’s expectations with 4,482 participants in the $2 million Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold ’Em event, which generated $2,241,000 in prize money and was the largest attendance in the history of not just Borgata, but East Coast poker.
WHO ARE THEY: Andrei Arlovski is a former UFC heavyweight champion who holds a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 1 no decision. In 2005, Arlovski battled Tim Sylvia for the UFC heavyweight title and came away with a submission victory 47 seconds into the first round. He went on to defend his title against Justin Eilers and Paul Buentello.
WHAT IS IT: Lucy I’m Dead is a dinner theater, murder mystery show which is a parody of the famous television comedy “I Love Lucy.” The show includes dinner, dessert and a cash bar and is an interactive experience with the audience getting the opportunity to participate in the show. There is also a prize awarded for the most correct answer at the end of the night.
John Kuper of Villages, Fla., had an extra special Labor Day weekend when he was picked to participate in Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort’s $200,000 “Grand in the Sand” promotion and dug deep and fast to unearth a bag containing $50,000.
The Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour will make its fourth stop this weekend in Atlantic City as the Atlantic City Alliance and global sports and media company IMG partner to host the DO AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational from Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8.
The traditional Boardwalk art shows of years past will be revived once again when the Atlantic City Arts Commission and The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College host the Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show, right, taking place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
The crown may go to one lucky Miss America winner next Sunday in Atlantic City, but for the 53 contestants vying for that title, the real competition begins sooner.
It’s hard to believe but the official summer tourism season ends this weekend. Nearly everyone will agree it was a fast summer, and I think it was a great summer when it comes to Atlantic City.
Catch a live Phillies game outside without leaving the beach. Comcast SportsNet, the Phillies and Atlantic City Alliance are hosting a free “Phillies at the Beach” viewing party Thursday, Aug. 29 in Atlantic City at Arkansas Ave. and the beach beginning at noon.
Music legend Edgar Winter, known for his hits “Free Ride” and “Frankenstein,” will perform two free concerts on the Boardwalk in front of Revel 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29.
Atlantic City Country Club, the Northfield-based golf resort owned by Caesars Entertainment, is offering a unique beer tasting with dinner stations 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, that is certainly worth checking out. The creative team decided to do a ballpark-themed event, and Executive Chef Ed Daggers will create some amazing versions of ballpark staples on steroids paired with craft beer.
If you want to hear some great bands, head to Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the finale of the Rock Band Search from WMGM 103.7-FM.
What happens when the Godfather of Funk, a man renowned for tearing the roof off of buildings — and suckers — finds himself performing at an outdoor arena?
General public beware: zombies are set to invade Atlantic City.
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will bring Felix Mendelssohn’s popular violin concerto and one of Ludwig van Beethoven best-known symphonies to life with concerts in both Avalon and Atlantic City this weekend.
Former heavyweight boxing champ Larry Holmes, known as the “Easton Assassin,” will host a meet and greet 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, inside Revel’s Digipit on the casino floor.
A musical, a comedy and a murder entertains diners at The Palm Restaurant in Atlantic City with “Peggy Sue Got Murdered,” continuing Friday, Aug. 9, Monday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 18. All three shows take place at 6 p.m.
Ever wonder what that antique-looking thing in your house is worth? Well, you can find out this weekend as Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is hosting its inaugural appraisal event noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Tiara Ballroom.
WHO ARE THEY: Battle at Bally’s 3 is a full rules Muay Thai kickboxing event which features both professional and amateur fighters and is presented by Take-On Productions. The event is sanctioned by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and the full rules allow for knee and elbow strikes.
Larry Ridley & the Jazz Legacy Ensemble will take the Kennedy Plaza stage in Atlantic City on Thursday, Aug. 1, as the 14th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series continues.
One of the biggest food events of the year returns this weekend as Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary from Thursday, July 25, through Sunday, July 28.
The School of Arts and Humanities of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is sponsoring the production of “Midsummer Night’s Scream” – a production featuring ‘50s and ‘60s-style music and lyrics and based on Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
News had just broken that World War II was over when a jubilant Louis Prima — playing in Atlantic City at the time — cued his band to play “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and promptly led them in a march off Steel Pier and into the ocean.
If you have a dog and you hate leaving it at home, you no longer have to.
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will bring an “Italian Opera Gala” to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box Theatre in Atlantic City 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, including arias and duets by Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Verdi.
Head to Trump Taj Mahal through Sept. 1 and you can check out a great performance by Rudi Macaggi, The Acromedian. He will be there with his beautiful assistant to present his “Daring World of Wonder” every Friday to Sunday in the Main Concourse at the Taj.
About 10,000 multicolored fireworks will illuminate the night when the DO AC Fireworks Spectacular — four separate, choreographed fireworks shows along the Atlantic City Boardwalk and marina — fill the sky on Thursday, July 4, starting at 9:30 p.m.
The best — and only — movie theater in Atlantic City is drawing huge crowds since the IMAX Theatre at the Tropicana debuted the latest Superman flick, “Man of Steel,” in digital 3D.
Wine lovers, this one’s for you. The Tropicana Casino and Resort will present its very first Jersey Shore Wine Festival. This two-day festival will feature some of New Jersey’s best wineries and will take place on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of Tropicana from noon to 5 p.m. both Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30.
The lineup for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s 10th anniversary concert 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, sums up just how much the upscale property has changed the local entertainment scene.
The Cal-Ital Summer Wine Fest returns to Golden Nugget Atlantic City this weekend, and it will be even better than last year … a hard feat to accomplish considering how great the inaugural event was last year.
Rob Holland still recalls the day he was walking through a local airport in his native New Hampshire and spotted a pilot washing a slick looking biplane.
Guy Dunagan was shocked the first time his culinary students visited an inner city school to talk about fresh fruits and vegetables — only to learn that some of the children had never even seen basic, healthy staples such as broccoli or cauliflower.
To anyone with a need for speed, the Atlantic City beach is the place to be this weekend. Days before stunt planes and vintage war birds will wow the crowds at the annual Thunder Over the Boardwalk Atlantic City Airshow, dozens of 50-foot powerboats, capable of speeds of 160 mph, will take to the ocean for the Atlantic City Offshore Grand Prix.
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One of Atlantic City’s best steakhouses will team up with one of the nation’s best breweries 7 p.m. Thursday as Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse inside the Golden Nugget will offer a beer dinner featuring Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery.
Even if you’re not a fan of ABC’s hit reality series “The Bachelorette,” you should tune in 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, because the episode was filmed in Atlantic City.
Revel continues its “Summer of Revelation” fireworks series 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. It’s the second of three free fireworks displays the casino resort has planned for the summer.
When it comes to celebrity chefs, it doesn’t get much bigger than Bobby Flay. The Food Network star and “Iron Chef” will come to town on Saturday for the latest installment of Savor Borgata’s Culinary Series that you won’t want to miss.
The Atlantic County Bar Association (ACBA) will once again host their popular “Rockin’ the Kitchen” fundraiser for Sister Jean’s Kitchen and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey at the House of Blues in Atlantic City 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. The Works, a band of local lawyers and friends, will again perform at the event, and members of the Bar Association will be joining the band on stage.
Sometimes, all it takes is one spin. That’s what happened to a Connecticut man Wednesday when he hit for a $2.6 million jackpot on his first slot machine play of the day at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Taking advantage of this weekend’s ShopRite LPGA Classic at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Revel is bringing in some pro golfers for a golf skills course starting 7 p.m. Friday, May 31.
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North still has fond memories of riding in the back of a pickup truck with his brothers, driving around his father’s military base with hands full of small American flags to honor soldiers on Memorial Day.
A weekend of music, cultural celebrations and a parade are all part of the second annual Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival in Atlantic City, taking place Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2.
WHO ARE THEY: Teon Kennedy (17-2-2) is a junior lightweight boxer from Philadelphia who previously held the USBA and North American super bantamweight titles. Kennedy won the USBA belt in November 2009 with a knockout over Francisco Rodriguez in the 10th round. Although it was an exciting victory for Kennedy, the night took a tragic turn as Rodriguez collapsed in his corner and eventually died. In September 2010, Kennedy defeated Alex Becerra to win the vacant NABA title. In August 2011, Kennedy lost both titles to Alejandro Lopez in a 12-round bout.