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at Golden Nugget
WHO IS HE: Vince Neil became famous as the lead singer and frontman of Motley Crue, a band which personified the excess and decadence of the Los Angeles Sunset Strip in the 1980s. The band is known for the hits “Shout a the Devil,” “Girls Girls Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Wild Side,” “Kickstart My Heart” and “Smokin’ in the Boys Room.” After departing the band in 1992, Neil released his first solo album, “Exposed,” in 1993. Three years later the singer followed it up with the industrial “Carved in Stone.” Neil reunited with Motley Crue in 1997 and in 2010 released his third solo effort, “Tattoos & Tequila.” The album is a companion piece to Neil’s book, “Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock’s Most Notorious Frontmen.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: With his blond hair and nasal voice, Vince Neil is one of the most identifiable rock singers to come out of the 1980s. His exploits as a member of Motley Crue are well documented, and since the early 1990s he has alternated between performing with the band and as a solo artist. Concertgoers can expect to hear all of the big Motley Crue hits such as “Dr. Feelgood,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Wild Side” and “Home Sweet Home” as well as Neil’s solo material. “Vince Neil is going to blow the roof off the Showroom and we are thrilled to have someone of his caliber performing here at the new Golden Nugget,” says Tom Pohlman, vice president and general manager of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. “I think guests are always looking for something different and Vince Neil will bring in a really energized crowd.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $34.95, $49.95 and $79.95. The shows begin at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Showroom, Golden Nugget.
Kool and the Gang
WHO ARE THEY: Originally formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-1960s, Kool & the Gang rose to prominence in the early 1970s with the hits “Funky Stuff,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Hollywood Swinging.” The band fused elements of jazz, R&B, funk, soul and pop to create their own signature sound, which helped the group win two Grammy awards and seven American Music Awards during the course of their career. In 1980, Kool & The Gang earned their sole No. 1 single with “Celebration,” and the song has been a staple at wedding receptions ever since. Other hits include “Cherish,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: Some funky stuff will be going down at the Tropicana as Kool and the Gang roll into town. The group, which was originally formed in Jersey City, will have people dancing in the aisles and moving and grooving to their incredible array of R&B hits such as “Jungle Boogie,” “Funky Stuff,” “Celebration,” “Get Down on It” and “Hollywood Swinging.” This concert looks to be an upbeat celebration that neither diehards nor casual fans will want to miss.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, $35 and $45, and the show begins 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Showroom, Tropicana.
Kozak the Magician
WHO IS HE: Kozak the Magician began his career as a street performer in Pittsburgh and quickly became a successful comedian and magician. Kozak headlined comedy clubs for years, eventually branching out to performing at casinos, colleges and corporate functions.
WHAT TO EXPECT: A comedic night of magic is what one can expect from Kozak the Magician, who performs at the Tropicana Casino and Resort’s Comedy Stop for an extended engagement.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $23 and $32; the $32 tickets include dinner. Dinner is 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, with the show an hour later, at the Comedy Stop in The Quarter at the Tropicana.
WHO ARE THEY: With their lush harmonies, choreographed dance moves and instantly catchy hit songs, The Temptations became one of the most successful acts of the 1960s. With hits such as “My Girl,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” The Temptations helped define what became known as the Motown sound. In the late 1960s after the departure of singer David Ruffin, the group began incorporating elements of funk and psychedelic soul into their sound with tracks such as “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Cloud 9” and “Just My Imagination.” Out of what became known as the “classic five” lineup, only Otis Williams is still alive. With Williams at the helm, the group has released four albums in the past decade.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The only original member of the Temptations in the current lineup is Otis Williams, the group’s founder and leader, but that doesn’t mean that the spirit of the group isn’t well in tact. The Temptations possess one of the finest catalogs of pop, R&B, soul and dance hits of any group in history, and has always been known for its impressive choreography. Ballads such as “My Girl” and “Just My Imagination” make for the perfect romantic evening, while uptempo hits such as “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Get Ready,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” will have the crowd on its feet singing along.
WHAT’S NEW: A new remix of the song “Power” recently was released featuring a previously unreleased spoken word segment by Melvin Franklin and an additional verse sung by Dennis Edwards.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $39.50 and $45. The show begins 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Music Box, Borgata.
Jim Breuer at Borgata
WHO IS HE: Jim Breuer began performing stand-up comedy during college and eventually became a regular on the New York City comedy club circuit. In 1995 he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” and became well known for his character “Goat Boy” as well as his impersonation of Joe Pesci on the recurring sketch, “The Joe Pesci Show.” His film credits include “Half Baked” and “Dick.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: Breuer has been a consistent figure on the stand-up scene for years, and although he’s kept a lower profile than in his “Saturday Night Live” days, his act is still top notch. His show deals a lot with family issues including elderly parents, alcoholism, fighting with your wife and raising your kids. Fans can also count on Breuer to reprise his bizarrely humorous character “Goat Boy.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $29.50 and $35, and the show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Music Box, Borgata.
Air Supply at Resorts
WHO ARE THEY: This Australian soft-rock group first gained exposure in the late 1970s while touring as the opening act for Rod Stewart. A record contract was soon to follow and Air Supply was on its way with their debut album “Lost in Love,” which sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. and included the hit singles “Lost in Love,” “All out of Love” and “Every Woman in the World.” Their sophomore album, “The One That You Love,” was released a year later and the title track became a No. 1 hit. The album also contained the hit songs “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)” and “Sweet Dreams.” In 1982, the album “Now and Forever” featured the hit single “Even the Nights are Better.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: These soft rockers supplied the soundtrack to many high school dances in the 1980s with hits such as “Lost in Love,” “Even the Nights are Better” and “All Out of Love.” Despite the fact that they were never exactly the hippest duo, Air Supply still maintains a rigorous touring schedule. If you’re looking for a mellow night out with that special someone, this is the show for you. This concert will probably not be a fist-pumping affair and it’s unlikely that a mosh pit will develop, but a sea of illuminated cell phones is a virtual guarantee.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $30, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Superstar Theater, Resorts.
and Cirque Risque
WHAT ARE THEY: Cirque Polynesian and Cirque Risque are two shows featuring incredible artistry, acrobatics and drama. Both shows are back at Resorts due to popular demand, just in time for the holiday season.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Two great Cirque shows will get a holiday twist this season as Cirque Polynesian and Cirque Risque make their run through late December. The fire-eaters, aerialists and dancers of Cirque Polynesian will be joined by special guest Santa Claus, who brings his one-of-a-kind holiday magic. For those looking for a steamier, adult-oriented performance, Cirque Risque is the show to go to.
SHOW INFO: Cirque Polynesian tickets are $25, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 27 and Dec. 11 and 18. The show runs to Dec. 30 at the Superstar Theater, Resorts.
Cirque Risque tickets are $30, and the shows begin 10 p.m. Fridays and 10 p.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. The show runs Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 at the Superstar Theater, Resorts.
Spirit of Christmas
WHAT TO EXPECT: It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Tropicana as the casino hotel features the yuletide extravaganza “Spirit of Christmas” at the Showroom through Dec. 21. The show is highlighted by a group of gorgeous high-kicking chorus girls and spectacular costumes.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and $35, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays. The show runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 21 at the Tropicana Showroom.
‘Boardwalk Bash’ with Jersey Couture and Mike Posner
WHAT IS IT: Supermodels Unlimited Magazine is the leading publication for the modeling and publishing industries and has been referred to as the “Vogue” for pageant contestants. The magazine covers talent and beauty competitions and does interviews with titleholders of the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, Miss America and other pageants. The Boardwalk Bash is one of Supermodels Unlimited’s signature events.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Supermodels Unlimited Magazine is presenting “Boardwalk Bash,” a show which features fashion and music. Bianca Golden of “America’s Next Top Model” will host the event, which includes the “Bling it On” fashion show featuring the latest fashions from Diane & Co. of the reality television show “Jersey Couture.” There will be prizes raffled off and attendees will get the opportunity to mingle with Diane, Kimberly and Christina. Official Hot Mess and Mike Posner will both be performing live at the event and Supermodels Unlimited will release their latest issue during the event. The Boardwalk Bash is not all flash and glamour as the event will support Toys for Tots. All guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy.
SHOW INFO: The event is free with an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and begins 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Boogie Nights, Resorts Casino Hotel.
Legends in Concert
WHAT IS IT: Legends in Concert is an award-winning celebrity tribute show that has been entertaining audiences for years.
WHAT TO EXPECT: For this run at Harrah’s, performances will feature impersonations of Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin and more.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and $30, and the shows begin 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays to Nov. 17 at Harrah’s Resort’s Concert Venue.
‘The Price is Right’ — Live Stage Show
WHAT TO EXPECT: “The Price is Right” is back at Bally’s by popular demand after a successful run earlier this year. This live version of the legendary television game show offers contestants a chance to win cash and prizes by playing games such as Cliff Hangers, Showcase Showdown and The Big Wheel. The show is hosted by TV personality Todd Newton.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20 and $25, and the shows begin 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. The show runs through Nov. 16 at the Palace Theater at Bally’s Claridge Tower.
‘Believe, Divas in a Man’s World’
WHAT IS IT: “Believe, Divas in a Man’s World” is a show presented by Steven Andrade that features seven celebrity impersonators performing their takes on Cher, Prince, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle and Joan Rivers. In addition to Andrade, the cast includes Frank Moore, Phyl Craig, Jimmy Electra, Eddie Summers, Jay Sanchez and Gary Dee.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20, and the shows begin 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. Sundays in Resorts’ Screening Room.
‘The Accused: Nightlife on Trial’ at Tropicana
WHAT IS IT: “The Accused: Nightlife on Trial” is a theatrical, acrobatic show produced and co-created by Bob Pereira and Tad Emptage and written by Eric Walton. The cast comes from Cirque-tacular Entertainment and the lineup features performers who have worked on Broadway, on “American’s Got Talent,” at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem and Cirque.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The audience gets to decide the fate of the characters in “The Accused: Nightlife on Trial,” a new production at Tropicana Casino and Resort’s Providence Nightclub. The cirque and burlesque cast is accused of outrageous crimes and it’s up to those in attendance to determine their guilt, innocence and possible punishment. The show is for those older than 21 and will feature a rotating cast.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins 8:45 p.m. Saturdays at Providence.