Tommy Lee might sound a bit morbid when he says he wants each show on the final tour with Motley Crue to be like a wake.
WHO IS HE: After several years as a relatively obscure stand-up comedian, Bob Saget became one of television’s most recognizable stars thanks to his role on ABC’s “Full House” which ran from 1987 to 1995. Saget became even more of a household name as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” which ran from 1989 to 1997 and paved the way for a host of other reality-based programs. However, Saget’s corny, clean-cut television image bears no resemblance to the raunchy comedian who performs in venues across America.
WHO IS HE: Bill Medley is known for his tenure as a member of the Righteous Brothers, a duo formed in 1962 along with Bobby Hatfield. The Righteous Brothers’ first single was “Little Latin Lupe Lu” in 1963 and they soon followed up with even bigger hits such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Ebb Tide,” “Unchained Melody” and “You’re My Soul and Inspiration” Medley had moderate success as a solo artist charting with several country singles such as the hit “I Still Do.” In 1987 Medley recorded “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” as a duet with Jennifer Warnes for the “Dirty Dancing” movie soundtrack. The song became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard 100.
WHO IS HE: In 1965, guitar virtuoso George Benson became the latest discovery of the late great John Hammond, a Columbia recording executive who was responsible for signing the likes of Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Holiday and Count Basie. Benson’s initial albums for Columbia were soul and jazz oriented and helped cement his legacy as superstar jazz musician. The Pittsburgh native, however, refused to be pigeonholed and throughout his career went about exploring different genres including pop, contemporary and R&B, while still maintaining his stature as a guitar icon.
WHO ARE THEY: Created by illusionist John Bundy, “Spooktacular” stars Wacky Dracky alongside his assistant Morgan and is a show featuring amazing illusions, Broadway-style sets, visual effects, dancing and a cast of ghouls and ghosts. The show initially got its start at Six Flags Great Adventure in the mid 1980s and since that time has become a hit at other theme parks, casinos, theaters and corporate events.
WHO ARE THEY: Comedy Crap Shoot is a show that allows comedians to perform in a free-style format with opportunities to interact with the audience. The show is hosted by Dan Florica with Nomad Comedy founder Matt Bridgestone as the headlining act along with a revolving lineup of comics based out of the northeast. Bridgestone has appeared on Howard Stern TV as well as “Opie with Jim Norton” and has worked with Nick Cannon, wrestler Mick Foley and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson. Comedy Crap Shoot will initially be a monthly event, before switching to a regular weekly one.
WHO IS SHE: Laura Pausini is an Italian pop singer who has recorded songs in several languages including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English and French. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1993 and since that time she has released albums at a steady pace. Her first English album “From the Inside,” was released in 2002 with the single “Surrender” landing at the top spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play Chart. In 2006 Pausini won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album for her album “Escucha.”
WHO ARE THEY: “Oh What a Night!” is a revue written by Motown producer and creative consultant Gore Solomon and directed by Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. The show is a concert and tribute to the music and legacy of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
WHO ARE THEY: Savage Men is a male revue that has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Today Show,” “Mob Wives” and “Jerseylicious.” The show features male model dancers as well as male ensemble dancers.
This will certainly be music to the ears for all you Fleetwood Mac fans out there.
1 You’ll find unique concoctions. Guy Fieri and his people must have had a lot of fun coming up with their list of 10 signature cocktails. You’ll find tasty and amusing drinks such as “Not Your 8th Grade Punch,” which is a twist on an island-style rum runner with Captain Morgan and Kraken rums and peach tea for $11, or $7 more gets you the “go big” version, as they like to say. Then there’s the “Cadillac Margarita” with El Jimador tequila, Cointreau and Grand Marnier ($12). Or try the “Oriental Expression” that’s comprised of Hendrick’s gin, yuzu syrup and sparkling sake ($14).
With 40 years of history behind it, Egg Harbor Township’s Library III is the type of place that oozes welcoming charm. Eschewing trendiness in favor of friendliness, this South Jersey institution attracts everyone from locals to those willing to drive far and wide for a top-notch steak and beer. Both can be found right here.
With a sound that feels like it’s been double dipped in classic pop-metal, The Raskins provide a perfect embodiment of ’90s California rock. Comprised of twin brothers Roger and Logan Raskin, the Los Angeles-based act has recently begun making waves on a national level.
If you are gay, or want to celebrate the LGBT community, there will be no better place to be on Sunday, Oct. 26, than Boogie Nights as it hosts The Big Gay Ball, the first of a monthly event that will occur the last Sunday of each month.
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NOTE: This event has been postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 29, due to the possibility of severe weather. Additionally, it will now end at Bungalow, not Ducktown. The remaining schedule will stay the same.
1 Ducktown did Happy Hour before anyone. According to Ducktown Tavern's owner John Exadaktilos, no other entity in A.C. had happy hour until Ducktown announced in 2005 they were having it.
When it comes to local watering holes, simplicity beats flashiness every time. Few things provide a more deeply satisfying experience than the combination of a reasonably priced beer in one hand, a 35-cent chicken wing in the other and a nail-biter of a football game on the TV. Caffrey’s Tavern in Forked River nails this classic American tradition from top to bottom.
1 The Quarter is getting pump(kin)ed up. Many of your favorite bars and restaurants at The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort are getting pumped for fall with a wide range of pumpkin and seasonal beers.
In an area where every bar owner is bending over backwards attempting to cater to every whim of the summer tourist, it’s nice to know that there are still places that haven’t forgotten about the locals.
Margate resident Teddi Fusco is living proof that, as Sinatra once sang, “Fairy tales can come true.” She’s served as a cast member for Disney’s “Broadway Revue,” toured with the national production of both “Evita” and “West Side Story” and spent time on Broadway’s rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” For the past several years, she’s served as a soccer mom, choirmaster and entertained thousands of nightclubgoers throughout the Atlantic City area.
These days, more and more live acts have been bemoaning the influx of DJ culture and its rising prominence on the stages and dance floors of South Jersey. Rather than crying about it, the duo known as Hand Over Fist has decided to do something about it. They’re fighting fire with fire and have infused cutting-edge DJ tactics into the traditional, live acoustical set.
North America’s oldest bird festival, the New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Autumn Festival, soars into Cape May Convention Hall Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26.
A few years back, Ventnor resident and aspiring screenwriter William Sokolic had about a half dozen finished screenplays under his belt, but no one was taking any interest in them.
The most scary, spooky, creepy and crawly time of the year is upon us.
The Stockton Performing Arts Center presents “An Evening of Conversation and Song” with legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow, one of the founders of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Levoy in Millville is racking up some great shows this season. Three in particular are taking place all this week: Plumb, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and a Martin and Lewis tribute.
The Ms. Senior America Pageant, a pageant to honor women who have reached the “age of elegance,” is heading back into town — Resorts Casino Hotel, specifically — Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 30.
There are two events worth checking out at Trump Taj Mahal this weekend.
First came Bacon Week. Then Beer Week. Now, celebrate something everyone should love: Chocolate Week, as Tropicana Casino and Resort unveils its latest, creatively themed foodie week.
There will be a “Revolution of Wellness” 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, as wellness expert Kerry Morgan hosts “Unleash the Goddess,” a wellness retreat at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Once again, Atlantic City is gearing up to kick it country.
Many folks – women in particular – believe that self-indulgence comes with a feeling of guilt. So pampering oneself – even if a temporary respite is sorely needed -- is oftentimes out of the question.
Love the Flyers? Love hockey? Love free stuff? Then listen up.
The Tropicana Casino and Resort is doing its part through October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting special events and programs while offering promotions to increase awareness and benefit local cancer support charities.
If you’re a Denzel Washington fan, you’re probably pretty excited for “The Equalizer,” which opens at the IMAX at the Tropicana Casino and Resort with a special screening 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
Bob and Sharon Essl have big plans to celebrate their 43 years together in the restaurant business. And why not? There are not many restaurants that can lay claim to lasting that long and in the very same spot on the Black Horse Pike.
About six years ago, Michael Conway went through an “early midlife crisis.” His mom, dad and best friend died, so he decided to pack his stuff and head to another country.
The business card for The Nizam’s Indian Restaurant in Egg Harbor Township makes this bold statement: “Owned and operated by the most experienced and qualified professional in Indian cuisine in South New Jersey.”
Do you like to eat big? Really big? With friends? And you love Italian food?
Wolfgang Puck American Grille is one of my Top 5 restaurants in Atlantic City, but October is by far my favorite month to go there.
Boardwalk Cupcakes, the new sweet shop inside Bally’s Atlantic City, is doing its part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by helping raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Cancer Walk Initiative.
Atlantic City saw great new restaurants open all over town this year: Guy Fieri’s Chophouse and Buca di Beppo at Bally’s Atlantic City; Wingcraft and Perfectly Innocent Amusement Company outside of casinos … just to name a few.
It’s time to get the “Best of the Wurst” for Oktoberfest at Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar in Somers Point Friday.
Since 1969, people living and visiting the Wildwoods have enjoyed the Chiarella family’s food, whether it was the seafood and roast beef from their original Chiarella’s menu or the old-school Italian dishes inspired by their heritage.
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Get up close and personal with Boardwalk Empire's, Anthony LaCiura.
Enter your frightfully cute critter for a chance to win a $250 gift card!
Win to tickets to see O. A. R. at Tropicana on November 22!
Win 2 tickets to see Usher perform at Boardwalk Hall on November 8.