The Pointer Sisters have evolved into a multigenerational act. Sisters Ruth and Anita Pointer will be joined by Ruth's granddaughter, Sadako, for their performance 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort Arena. Ruth Pointer's daughter, Issa, also rotates in for Sadako, depending on the show.
Just over a year ago, the all-male Irish singing troupe Celtic Thunder lost one of its founding members, George Donaldson, who died from a heart attack at age 46.
WHO THEY ARE: The New Jersey-born funk and soul group Robert Randolph and the Family Band is fronted by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, whom Rolling Stone magazine has listed among its 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Formed in Orange in 2001, the band also features drummer Marcus Randolph, vocalist Lenesha Randolph, and a rotating slate of three rhythm guitarists including Joey Williams, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Cousin Ray-Ray. The band plays live before every Friday night New York Knicks home game.
Iconic pop group, Culture Club, has announced its North American tour dates for the summer. The band – now in its fourth decade together – will stop at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 27.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is once again doing something that makes you think, “Why isn’t anyone already doing this?”
The Eagles have added an Atlantic City date to the band’s summer 2015 “History of the Eagles” tour. The band will perform at Boardwalk Hall starting 8 p.m Friday, July 17.
After about a six-month hiatus on headliners — Rod Stewart was the last notable headliner at the end of last summer — it looks like the entertainment will be a major factor once new owner Carl Icahn officially takes over.
Don’t cry for me Atlantic City.
Peter Frampton — one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history — will co-headline a concert at the Tropicana Casino and Resort with fellow classic rockers Cheap Trick, the Trop recently announced. The show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at The Showroom.
Singer Ricky Martin announced the dates for his “One World Tour” in support of his new album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which was released Feb. 10.
It’s rare for a 28-year-old pop star to hang out with an 88-year-old jazz singer, but these Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are the exception. Ever since Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett teamed up to perform “The Lady Is a Tramp” on Bennett’s album Duet II in 2011, the duo have become close friends and collaborators.
1 A steakhouse with character — and caricatures. The Palm, located inside The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort, praises their local visitors. The restaurant is known for its “Wall of Fame,” caricatures of their favorite regular customers. The wall art tradition started when the original owners, Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi, had no money to decorate 85 years ago. As of today, there are 2,276 painted caricatures on the restaurant’s walls. And if ya want on it, just ask General Manager Paul Sandler and you could be next.
Buffalo wings are pretty much standard grub at most local bars these days. But peanut butter and jelly wings? Now THAT is something that will turn heads. We figure any place with the guts to put something like that on their menu is worth checking out at least once. In the case of Country Club Tavern, however, once won’t do — repeat visits are in order.
“I’m a one man circus,” says Sage Francis. This weekend, the “circus” will come to town when Francis brings his unique blend of rap, spoken word and insights to the BoneYard’s stage for a special appearance, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2.
If you’re looking to escape with your significant other for a night in Atlantic City before summer gets here and the prices go up, you should definitely check out The Chelsea’s “Date Night” packages available for a limited time this spring.
If you want to discover another great New Jersey wine, The Iron Room and the Atlantic City Bottle Company are once again the place to be as they present an exclusive, limited wine dinner with Unionville Vineyards 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16.
If you’re a beer drinker, you certainly know what a firkin is. If you don’t know and you like beer, then you should personally find out for yourself when the next Firkin Friday hits Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill 6 p.m. Friday, April 10.
Before rapper/singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, kicked off Sunday’s Wrestlemania in California by singing “America the Beautiful,” he performed the night before at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort. That’s a busy weekend.
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1 They kept the menu old school, but couldn’t resist adding a happy hour. Starting April 1, The Twenties in The Claridge Hotel will add a daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. that includes a drink of the week. Their new drink, Rum Punch ($6), made with Real McCoy Rum, is first in line to kick off happy hour. If you’re not into that, happy hour also introduces specials on cocktails such as the Tuxedo No. 2 (made with dry gin, vermouth and absinthe, $6), and bar snacks are half price. Philly cheesesteak eggrolls ($6), three types of sliders ($1.50 each), three types of deviled eggs ($1 each) and their Texas burger with applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, onion rings and BBQ Twenties sauce ($7) are among them.
With the amount of places at the Jersey shore making no effort to stand out amongst the crowd, it’s nice to find a place where the phrase “cookie cutter” doesn’t apply. Welcome to Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro.
At an age when most kids are only dreaming of becoming rock stars or famous musicians, Mia Bergmann is already hard at work trying to make that dream a reality.
1 More music, more beer, more fun at BoneYard Bar and Grill. BoneYard hosts THE official afterparty for Atlantic City Beer and Musical Festival. Get there early as tickets are sold first come, first served for $8 each night immediately after the Friday and Saturday sessions, March 20 and 21. The kitchen will be open until 5 a.m., serving house favorites including the Mondo burger, BoneYard tacos, fresh-baked pizza and wings ($3 to $10). BoneYard is home to 18 taps and nearly 40 beers in total such as Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite and Yuengling ($3 to $7). The bartenders will also serve “secret drink specials,” but you have to attend to find out what they are. Local band Keep This Close and NULL band from Houston will perform on Friday. Come back for more on Saturday to hear bands Aspiga from Collingswood and Twin Coves from Atlantic City.
It’s nice to find a spot that focuses just as much on making its nightlife great as it does making its food great. The Crab Trap in Somers Point is one of these gems.
If you have ever visited Stone Harbor, you have likely seen more than one of the locals bumming around town in a “Fred’s Tavern” T-shirt. The shirt, like the bar itself, is something of a classic. And once you visit Fred’s, it’s not hard to see why.
1 Who can resist a cold slushy with alcohol? Wet Willie’s at The Quarter at Tropicana is sure to give you a brain freeze after a few sips of their signature daiquiris. They have 20 daiquiri machines with drinks sized small ($10), medium ($11) or large ($12). Popular mixtures include Monkey Shine, banana flavor and Bacardi rum, and Bahama Mama with vanilla, banana, coconut, raspberry flavors, Bacardi rum and Bacardi select. Some of Wet Willie’s most famous drinks are a combination of their 18 flavors. For instance, Call-A-Cab and Shock Treatment mixed together makes a Superman. And a Bob Marley is a combination of strawberry, sour apple and mango flavors.
For Debra Lynn Kavky, singing isn’t only a profession; it’s a passion. The versatile performer, who is currently holding a residency in Egg Harbor Township’s Library III every Sunday, says her musical roots date back to her early childhood.
TVs, sports, food and drink — it would be hard to find many people in America who don’t enjoy just about all of these things. So by that logic, it would also be nearly impossible to find anybody who wouldn’t enjoy Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point, because they specialize in all of them.
1 It’s the perfect combination of a bar and a lounge. For those who can’t make up their mind as to what type of venue they feel like hanging out at, Gypsy Bar at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa is the place for you.
For all its shimmering, beachfront beauty, when it comes to bars and restaurants, the Jersey Shore can get a little … well … repetitive at times. Anyone who travels the coast of this state will inevitably be greeted by a mind-numbing conveyer belt of indistinct “bar and grill” type establishments which, while occasionally satisfying, leave little to distinguish themselves from the pile. What one will not run into on a regular basis, is an endless parade of waterfront, Bavarian-themed venues, rich with lederhosen and more than six decades of family history. For that type of unique nightlife experience there is but one option — The Dutchman’s Brauhaus in Manahawkin.
Apparently Virginia is no longer the only place for lovers. For those looking for a bit of a romantic twist to their traditional night out, there really is only one obvious choice in South Jersey. And that is The Ram’s Head Inn.
On Thursday, April 2, “Furious 7” hits theaters around the country, including the IMAX at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
The Easter Bunny will soon visit the shore, offering dozens of fun, family-friendly Easter events from Atlantic City to Ocean City to Cape May. Tons of Easter “eggstravaganzas” will have kids overdosing on jelly beans at egg hunts and plenty of fashion promenades will take place where you can see and be seen. To save you from searching for some nearby events, here are some must-do’s for the whole family to enjoy Easter weekend in southern New Jersey.
Turning a passion into a career is an American dream, but making it happen also requires a strong work ethic. Dane Romantino has that ethic and, at only 19 years of age, is about to live the American dream.
Deana Martin, daughter to famed Rat Pack member and the always cool Dean Martin, will take audiences on a “musical journey” that honors her late father, as well as his contemporaries such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.
Get kitty or puppy a mani/pedi, shampoo and maybe a perm, because the Woof ’N Paws pet fashion show will gear up in Ocean City 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4. Bring your dog, cat, turtle, rabbit, snake — whatever you have — to this super fun, super adorable pet fashion show that benefits the Ocean City Humane Society.
Walkers, joggers, tykes on bikes and even infants in strollers can participate in the annual “Run for the Schooner” 5K fun run and walk 9 a.m. Saturday, April 4. The event, sponsored by the Port Norris Rotary Club, acts as a fundraiser for the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, which owns and operates the Schooner AJ Meerwald, and for local and international Rotary projects.
If you’ve spent the past 40 days of Lent fasting, chances are you’re ready to eat. Luckily, many area restaurants host special Easter meals, so you are sure to find one to suit your taste. There’s everything from family-fun feasts to adult-focused gastronomic fare.
The Palm inside The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort will once again offer its always popular dinner theater event 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, with “Fatal Reunion: 1986.”
Classically elegant restaurants have for the most part, sadly, become a thing of the past, replaced instead by eateries with a slant toward convenience, heavy on quick and casual, light on charm and sophistication.
Melinda Schriver was a Borgata Babe since the casino opened in 2003. The mother of three, who for a while also had a second job as a cocktail server at Tropicana, didn’t want to miss any more of her children’s events.
Mary Reyes loved Tre Figlio so much that she bought it. Well, it wasn’t that simple, but it’s accurate.
When longtime friend and business associate Paula Giordano approached Chef Rosaria Conti about opening her own restaurant, Conti was faced with a very difficult decision.
I dare you: walk past Tazza Caffe in Caesars Atlantic City or Harrah’s Resort and don’t pause to check out their beautiful pastries and cakes, their savory selection of sandwiches and their colorful assortment of gelatos.