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WHO IS HE: Anthony Hamilton is an R&B singer from Charlotte, N.C., who became a star in the early 2000s with his album "Comin' From Where I'm From." The 2003 release was a platinum-seller and featured hit singles in "Charlene" and the title track. Throughout his career Hamilton has made notable guest appearances with other artists such as Nappy Roots, Jadakiss, RH Factor and Buddy Guy.
WHAT TO EXPECT: After initially getting his feet wet with collaborative efforts with other singers and rappers, Hamilton broke out on his own in 2003 with the hits "Comin' From Where I'm From" and "Charlene." Fans can expect to hear these songs and many more at the show, including "Woo," "I'll Wait to Fall in Love," "Pray for Me" and "Freedom."
WHAT'S NEW: In 2012 Hamilton co-wrote and sang "Freedom," which was on the "Django Unchained" soundtrack, with indie soul singer Elayna Boynton.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $55 and $75, and the show begins 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the House of Blues at Showboat Casino-Hotel.
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WHO IS HE: Joe Holiday is a magician who takes a family-friendly approach to magic and entertainment.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Holiday amazes audiences with sleight of hand and stage magic tricks and creates a fun-filled atmosphere that engages children and lets them participate in the show.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Add dinner to your show at 5:30 p.m. for $10 per adult, $5 per child. The show begins 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays at The Comedy Stop inside Tropicana Casino and Resort.
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WHO IS HE: Billy Idol combined a punk attitude with an Elvis sneer and pop melodies to become one of the most popular artists of the early MTV era. His self-titled debut album was released in 1982 and featured the hits "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself." Idol's commercial breakthrough, however, came on his next album, "Rebel Yell," which included the hits "Eyes Without a Face" and "Flesh for Fantasy," in addition to the title track. 1987's "Whiplash Smile" produced the hits "To Be a Lover" and "Sweet Sixteen." A best-of compilation called "Vital Idol" included a cover of "Mony Mony," which became an MTV staple. Idol was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in 1990, but managed to score a big hit with "Cradle of Love," the first single off of "Charmed Life."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Idol's spiked bleach-blonde hair and penchant for catchy hooks made him the perfect '80s MTV superstar. Although he may not go down in rock 'n' roll history as an artistic genius, Idol definitely contributed to the pop landscape and has the hits to prove it. Concertgoers at the House of Blues on Saturday night can look forward to seeing his unmistakable sneer and hearing his arsenal of hit songs such as "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face" and "Cradle of Love." An opportunity to see Idol in an intimate venue like this would have been unthinkable during his heyday in the mid-'80s, but now fans can finally get their opportunity.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $45 and $65, and the show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the House of Blues.
The Midtown Men
WHO ARE THEY: The Midtown Men is a vocal group composed of four stars from the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys." The lineup includes Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. The Midtown men is the first vocal group ever formed by the main cast of a Broadway show.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The Midtown Men, made up of stars from the Broadway smash "Jersey Boys," has performed at the National Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C., and has been featured on numerous daytime talk shows. They will be performing hits by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5 and The Mamas and the Papas along with songs by the Four Seasons.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $39, $49 and $59, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Harrah's Concert Venue.
Legends in Concert
WHO ARE THEY: Legends in Concert began in Las Vegas in the 1980s and has been running strong ever since as the world's most successful tribute show.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Spring is here and with it comes a revamped Legends in Concert lineup for the season. Tributes to Katy Perry, Michael Buble, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Tom Jones will all be a part of the new summer lineups. But regardless of who is actually performing, the Legends in Concert show is always a hit with audiences.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $32.50. The shows begin 3, 7:30, 8 and 10 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Legends in Concert Theater at Bally's Atlantic City.
Of Monsters and Men at Revel
WHO ARE THEY: Of Monsters and Men is a five-piece band from Iceland, which got its first taste of success when it won its native land's band competition "Musiktilraunir." The band's fortunes have continued to rise thanks to its hit album, "My Head is an Animal," as well as the single "Little Talks." The band has appeared at and is scheduled to take part in many festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk and Glastonbury.
WHAT TO EXPECT: On Sunday night, the Social Concert Series debuts at Revel with a performance from Iceland's Of Monsters and Men. The band has become known around the globe for its song "Little Talks" and the album "My Head is an Animal." Of Monsters and Men recently appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and now looks to show Atlantic City what all of the fuss is about. Fans can look forward to a passionate performance and can expect to hear an abundance of the band's melodic, anthemic songs.
WHAT'S NEW: Last month, Of Monsters and Men performed the songs "Little Talks" and "Mountain Sound" on an episode of "Saturday Night Live."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $35, and the show begins 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Revel's Ovation Hall.
The Burlesque Show
WHAT IS IT: The Burlesque Show is a new production at Borgata that offers a tribute to the burlesque style of the 1940s. The show features entertainers from around the globe in vaudeville skits and provocative dances.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Those looking to transport themselves back in time to the 1940s, when burlesque shows featured beautiful women in rhinestone trimming and tassels, will want to check out "The Burlesque Show" at Borgata's Music Box. "Borgata has always been committed to introducing our customers to the most diverse and innovative entertainment in Atlantic City," says Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo in a press release. "With the commencement of 'The Burlesque Show' every Thursday throughout the summer, we look forward to presenting yet another exciting, unique entertainment option for our clientele to enjoy."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the shows begin 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's Music Box.
Divas Do AC
WHO ARE THEY: Divas Do AC is a female and celebrity impersonator show that features a rotating cast of characters such as Dolly Parton, Prince, Patti Labelle, Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Joan Rivers serves as the show's impersonator host.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Everywhere you look these days it seems like somebody is doing A.C., and apparently the divas are no exception. The female and celebrity impersonator show Divas Do AC is back at Resorts Casino Hotel with a revamped show that is sure to have concertgoers laughing out loud and singing along. Host Joan Rivers kicks things off and keeps things lively and entertaining as other legendary stars from past and present make their appearances. Elaborate costumes and makeup along with accurate impersonations make audience members feel like they're seeing the real stars all on one stage.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Resorts Casino Hotel's Screening Room.