Gary Allan at House of Blues
WHO IS HE: When he was just 12 years old, country singer Gary Allan was already hitting the bars on the southern California honky-tonk circuit with his father's band. By 1996, Allan had his own band, a recording contract with Decca and a debut album release, "Used Heart for Sale." In 2001, Allan scored his first No. 1 hit with "Man to Man" from the album "Alright Guy." 2005's "Tough All Over" was a Top 10 hit.
WHAT TO EXPECT: With his rugged voice, raw sexual appeal and a personal life that includes two divorces, it's no wonder Allan has been breaking attendance records wherever he goes. The southern Californian seems to be at home while on stage. He has a loyal following that delights in the honesty of his lyrics, the purity of his storytelling and his willingness to take chances. Allan fans can look forward to hearing all of their favorite songs, including "Her Man," "Best I Ever Had," "Smoke Rings in the Dark," "Songs About Rain," "Man to Man," "Nothing on But the Radio," "Watching Airplanes" and "Tough Little Boys," as well as more recent hits such as "Today" and "Get Off On the Pain."
WHAT'S NEW: Allan's latest album, "Set You Free," was released in January.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $42.50 and $47.50, and the show begins 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the House of Blues at Showboat.
Savage Men Male Revue at Tropicana
WHO ARE THEY: The Savage Men is a male revue of model exotic dancers that has been featured on "America's Got Talent," "Jerseylicious" and "The Bad Girls Club." The Travel Channel recently named the Savage Men as one of the Top 5 male revues in the country.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Bachelorettes and just about anybody else who enjoys a hot steamy night of male flesh will want to run to the Tropicana Casino and Resort's Boogie Nights for the Savage Men Male Revue Show.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $28, and the shows begin 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Tropicana's Boogie Nights.
Victor Manuelle at Tropicana
WHO IS HE: Latin singer Victor Manuelle achieved a great deal of success and popularity in the mid-1990s and was one of the leading voices among his peers of New York-based salsa performers. Manuelle's 1996 self-titled release and 1997's "A Pesar de Todo" were huge and featured several No. 1 hits. Although born in New York, Manuelle spent most of his childhood in Puerto Rico. His singing career began when salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa invited him onstage during a performance at Manuelle's high school graduation party. Santa Rosa was so impressed that he referred the young singer to Don Perignon, who hired him to sing backup. Manuelle's debut album, "Justo a Tiempo," was released in 1993.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Victor Manuelle tore up the Latin charts during the mid-1990s with one salsa hit after another. The singer, who is known to his fans as "El Sonero de la Juventud," sings music that is often categorized as salsa romantica. Manuelle's charismatic style has endeared him to Latin fans all over the world. Fans can expect to hear an abundance of Manuelle's hits including "Pensamiento y Palabra," "Hay Que Poner el Alma," "Volveras," "Asi es la Mujer," "Dile a Ella" and "Hey Tratado."
WHAT'S NEW: Manuelle's latest album is titled "Busco un Pueblo."
WEBSITE: Go to VictorManuelleSonero.com
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $45, $55 and $75. The show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Showroom at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
A Tribute to the Legends Tour: Songs of Our Fathers at Resorts
WHO ARE THEY: The sons of four legendary Greek singers - Yiannis Parios, Stratos Dionyssiou, Grigoris Bithikotsis and Stamatis Kokotas - have teamed up to pay tribute to their fathers as part of the Tribute to the Legends - Songs of our Fathers tour. The lineup consists of Dimitris Kokotas, Grigoris Bithikotsis, Haris Varthakouris and Stelios Dionyssiou.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Although their fathers may have paved the way with their tremendous musical careers, the next generation of singers comprising the Tribute to the Legends - Songs of Our Fathers tour, are proving that the apples haven't fallen far from the trees. Dimitris Kokotas, Grigoris Bithikotsis, Harris Varthakouris and Stelios Dionyssiou have hit the road to pay tribute to their famous fathers as only they can. Fans can look forward to hearing all of the classic songs performed by the flesh and blood of the men who originally made them famous.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $65, $85, $100 and $145. The show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Resorts Casino Hotel.
Illusionist Steve Wyrick at Golden Nugget
WHO IS HE: Steve Wyrick is a Texas native who began performing tricks as a child and is known today as a daredevil who attempts things that have never been tried anywhere before. Wyrick is famous for his "Blades of Death" illusion and also staged the largest illusion in the world with the use of a twin-engine aircraft. He has made appearances on "The Late Show With David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "American Chopper" and "That's Impossible."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Wyrick has been amazing audiences for years now with a style of magic all his own. He'll be bringing a brand-new multimedia show to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, complete with interactive videos designed to engage the audience even more. The show also features a full-sized airplane right on the stage. But what truly makes a Wyrick show great is the illusionist's ability to dazzle an audience with his natural charisma, showmanship, sleight of hand and storytelling. This is a great show for the whole family to enjoy.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $19.95, $29.95 and $59.95 VIP ticket includes backstage laminate, backstage meet and greet with up-close illusions, autographed photo and magic kit, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Fridays and Mondays, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, at the Golden Nugget's Showroom.
Legends in Concert at Bally's
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. The show has been so successful that Bally's Atlantic City renovated the Palace Theater and renamed it Legends in Concert Theater in order to host the show on an ongoing basis. It features new seats, more booths and cocktail tables and walls of memorabilia.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Spring is just around the corner and with it comes a revamped Legends in Concert lineup for the season. The latest installment will feature tributes to Elton John, Shania Twain, Madonna, Stevie Wonder and The Blues Brothers. Elton John will be performed by Mitch Adams, Shania Twain will be performed by Stacy Whitton, Madonna will be performed by Coty Alexander and Eric Martin and Carmen Romano will portray the Blues Brothers. "Bally's is proud to feature a true feel-good show to our visitors, especially one of such high caliber like that of Legends in Concert," says Bally's Senior Vice President and General Manager Kevin Ortzman. "The new additions of Elton John, Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder cement an already strong cast and add a little something for everybody's musical tastes."
WHAT'S NEW: Legends in Concert features a brand new spring lineup including tributes to John, Twain, Wonder, Madonna and The Blues Brothers.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $32.50, $16.25 for children, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and Sundays, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Legends in Concert Theater at Bally's.
Divas Do AC at Resorts Casino Hotel
WHO ARE THEY: Divas Do AC is a female and celebrity impersonator show which features a rotating cast of characters including 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.
MINI REVIEW: If there's a star of this show, it's Joan Rivers, played by Gary Dee. As MC, Dee warms up the crowd between numbers and delivers the crude humor everyone is used to seeing on E!'s 'Fashion Police,'" says At The Shore critic Lauren Kohout. "Dolly Parton also was a crowd-pleaser for all the country lovers in the audience. Dancing along to hits such as '9 to 5,' Jason Cosmo certainly looked the part in bright pink dresses and Dolly's famous big hair. Prince is one of the crowd's favorites during the show. Yes, it's true, Prince is a man and doesn't quite fit into the drag queen genre, but he certainly is a diva. And Frank Moore shows he belongs by doing an epic job of portraying the artist. He also may have the best robot moves in all of Atlantic City. When it's time for Moore's dance break, you'll understand why this is a show worth seeing."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the shows begins 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Resorts Casino Hotel's Screening Room.