Even after a nearly 50-year career as a member of Chicago and a solo performer, Peter Cetera isn't a completely known quantity.
They were an unlikely musical couple. She is the daughter of Hollywood idol Tyrone Power. He was an Italian singer known for his operatic-style tenor. Together, Romina Power and Al Bano, who will appear 9 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Showroom at Tropicana Casino and Resort, formed a singing duo that was widely popular in the ’70s and ’80s in Europe and among a devoted fan base in the U.S.
WHO IS HE: Frank Caliendo began his professional career as a stand-up comedian shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He became known for his masterful impressions and in 2000 made his network series debut on “Hype.” In 2001 Caliendo joined the cast of “MADtv” where he wowed viewers with his impressions of George W. Bush and John Madden. After a recurring role on “FOX NFL Sunday,” Caliendo replaced Jimmy Kimmel in 2003, performing a one-man skit on the show where he also made game predictions. Caliendo’s own sketch comedy show “Frank TV” debuted on TBS in November 2007.
WHO ARE THEY: For more than 35 years, Chippendales has been one of the most recognizable names in adult entertainment. It began in a club in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and quickly became a sensation. The success of the touring dance troupe helped lend legitimacy to the art-form of stripping. The brand became so famous that it was even used in a classic 1990 “Saturday Night Live” sketch starring Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze.
Bobby Caldwell's show has been postponed. No new date has been set. Tickets may be refunded at point of purchase.
The surprise success of Fox hit television series “Glee” in 2009 made the school choir seem cool again.
Nova Rockafeller performed at Aqua Fridays at The Pool after Dark in Harrah's Resorts Friday, April 10, with DJ Greg Lopez and Johnny B.
WHO ARE THEY: The Neverly Brothers are a national touring act that trace the history of rock ’n’ roll’s roots from the pioneering 1950s through the excitement of the 1964 British Invasion. The band performs the music of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Dave Clark Five. The Neverly Brothers lineup consists of Kevin Giragosian on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Kegham Giragosian on drums and vocals and Craig Gigstad on vocals and stand-up bass.
WHO IS HE: Peter Lemongello became famous in January 1976 when he began a television ad campaign to promote his album “Love ’76.” Prior to the ad campaign, Lemongello was a virtual unknown but after it, he was selling out Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall and was front page news in all of the major newspapers. In 1989, after having no success landing an Atlantic City gig, Lemongello rented a billboard on the Expressway claiming that he was coming soon. Two months later the Showboat took over the billboard and booked him for a sold-out three-night engagement.
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.
1 They’re the kings of rock. Hard Rock Cafe inside Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is the 62nd restaurant in the international chain of 180.The restaurant offers amazing American food in a unique, rock ’n’ roll atmosphere. Every Hard Rock location is like a music museum and as such, A.C.’s is filled with authentic memorabilia from several legendary artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Grateful Dead and Red Hot Chili Peppers. So while waiting for your food, get up and browse through all the guitars, costumes, concert posters and music memorabilia of all kinds strewn throughout the restaurant. Wanna buy a souvenir while you’re there? The “Rock Shop” gift store sits at the restaurant’s entrance, where you can buy all the items you crave.
Pizza and beer don’t seem like the most mind-blowing concept for a Jersey Shore restaurant upon first hearing it, but one trip to Bocca Coal Fired Bistro in Margate will make you rethink your attitude. One thing is for sure, you’ll be glad you went.
There are really only two types of Fishbone fans in this world: those who are ardent, revering devotees, and those who are about to become one.
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1 Get a little goofy at Planet Rose Karaoke Bar. Located on the second floor of The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort, this quirky karaoke lounge is filled with loads of high energy and a punk rock vibe.
There is a certain type of bar that instantly makes you feel at home when you walk in, producing an invisible but palpable sense of comfort and familiarity without even trying. Hammonton’s West End Grill is just such a place.
1 Oh, how happy those hours are! From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nero’s Italian Steakhouse at Caesars has a great happy hour.
There are a lot of places at the shore that were built for the crowd that likes to party. One can choose from a plethora of hot spots from A.C. to Wildwood, but very few are year-round establishments, and just about none offer the level of service that Nardi’s Tavern & Grille in Long Beach Island does — that is to say, none of them have The Pink Bus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This summer, Atlantic City hosts what is billed as the East Coast’s largest oceanfront festival
Smart locals walk but throngs out-of-towners must drive and navigate their way around several closed-off streets to welcome the kick-off to summer at Somers Point Bayfest. But it’s worth it.
Ocean City’s Colony Club is hosting its annual fashion show fundraiser noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Union Chapel by the Sea located at 5501 Asbury Ave. Titled “Look What You’ve Been Missing,” catwalk items will come from Shore Medical Thrift Shop in both Somers Point and Marmora, as well as what is called “Our Fabulous Finds Boutique,” a fancy way of saying “donations from members.” Dressing rooms will be available as items are for sale that day. The purpose of the event is to raise money for scholarships for Ocean City High School students. The afternoon of fashionable fun which includes refreshments — also donations from members — is $25 per person. Contact Jeanne Robinson at 609-398-3708 for information or tickets.
Put on your boogie shoes because at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, there will be a super fun ’70s Dance Party and Concert at the Wildwoods Convention Center that will bring all of the big names from that decade including Evelyn Champagne King, Tavares, The Ritchie Family and more. Start the day at the free ’70s Street Fair on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues in Wildwood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., where you’ll find food, vendors, crafts and live entertainment. Doors open to the evening concert at 6:30 p.m. and tickets to the main musical event are $30 for bleacher and floor seating, $40 for VIP seats. Tickets are available at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. Wildwoods Convention Center is at 4501 Boardwalk. Go to WildwoodNJ.org.
Cape May’s Blue Rose Inn is hosting a beer dinner with brews from Cape May brewery that will serve not only some terrific food, but as a benefit for East Lynne Theater Company, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The five-course dinner costs $75 per person and space is limited. Should you wish you dine and stay over, the “BBB Package” is available from Thursday to Sunday, April 25. That’s the “Bed, Breakfast and Beer Package,” though presumably those items don’t have to be enjoyed in that particular order. The package includes a two-night stay, two tickets to the beer dinner, a growler, two pint glasses, two T-shirts and a tasting and tour of Cape May Brewery for the cost of $409. Blue Rose Inn is located at 653 Washington St. Call 609-435-5459 for information.
In 1978 the first legal casino in the nation outside the state of Nevada sprang to life in Atlantic City from architecture representative of a bygone era. To this day, Resorts Casino Hotel still maintains the restored façade of the stately hotels that once lined the Boardwalk decades ago.
The summer 2013 announcement that Bass Pro Shops was tabbed by the Cordish Company to represent the fourth and final phase of Atlantic City's Tanger Outlets The Walk will come to fruition Wednesday, April 15, during a grand-opening ceremony.
On Thursday, April 2, “Furious 7” hits theaters around the country, including the IMAX at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
When Vic & Anthony’s opened in 2011 as the Golden Nugget Atlantic City began its transformation into the amazing property it eventually became, it was immediately one of the best steakhouses in Atlantic City.
There was a time when every casino property offered great brunches and other restaurants outside the casinos offered some, as well.
There is no better feeling than being welcomed to Stuffed Burgers and Deli by two smiling children. Seven-year-old Audrey and 6-year-old Paulie, children of owners Paul and Stacy Simmerman, are the restaurant’s welcome wagon and decorators — their drawings are featured throughout the store’s two main rooms.
“I did not want my name on the restaurant,” says Sofia Papastamelos of her namesake restaurant Sofia of Margate. “I had more mythical names in mind. But my brother wanted a nice female name. ‘I know what I want to name it,’ he said. Since then it (the name Sofia) has become so popular. So many little girls come in with the name. It’s come back.”
Compared to the gas station and neighboring department stores, Rio Station Restaurant and Bar radiates personality in this section of Route 9.
Among the dangling baskets and Frank Sinatra photos at Mazza’s Market and Coffee House, a small ceramic tile on the wall reads, “Come as strangers, leave as friends.” Customers come to Mazza’s and feel as if they are stepping into owner Corina Clemente’s home and personal garden.
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.