Chevelle at House of Blues
WHO ARE THEY: Chevelle is a hard rock band from Chicago that released its Steve Albini-produced debut album "Point #1" in 1999. The band didn't hit the big time however until 2002 when its sophomore album, "Wonder What's Next," was released and went on to achieve Platinum sales status. It featured the singles "The Red," "Closure" and "Send the Pain Below." In 2004, Chevelle released "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)," which featured the hit singles "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)," "The Clincher" and "Panic Prone." "Vena Sera" was released in 2007, with "Sci-Fi Crimes" following two years later. The album "Hats Off to the Bull" was released in 2011 and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200. The single "Face to the Floor" reached No. 2 on Billboard's Rock chart.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Chicago rock band Chevelle has had a consistently successful career since emerging in the late 1990s. One of Chevelle's main influences is Tool, and it has often been compared to the band, however Chevelle has a style that is distinctly its own. The band will be performing hits such as "The Red," "Closure," "Send the Pain Below," "The Clincher," "Face to the Floor" and "Panic Prone" at the House of Blues Friday night and fans are urged to attend if they'd like to rock their faces off.
WHAT'S NEW: The compilation album "Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites" was released in December 2012.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and $35. The show begins 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the House of Blues at Showboat Casino-Hotel.
Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse at Boardwalk Hall
WHO ARE THEY: Lamont Peterson is a welterweight fighter from Washington, D.C., who holds a professional record of 31-1-1 with 16 knockouts. He is the reigning IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion and considered one of the best 140-pound boxers on the planet.
Lucas Matthysse is the Interim Super Lightweight World Champion. The Argentina native has a pro record of 33-2 with 31 knockouts. His two defeats were both controversial split decisions, and since that time he has reeled off five consecutive victories.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Fight fans will rejoice when Showtime Championship Boxing comes to Boardwalk Hall on Saturday. The main event of the evening is a highly anticipated matchup between IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KOs) and interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysee (33-2, 31 KOs). The IBF Welterweight title will be up for grabs when two-division world champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) faces off against undefeated Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KOs) who is the No. 1 ranked IBF welterweight contender.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, $50, $75, $125 and $250. The show begins 3:45 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Boardwalk Hall.
EFC MMA Mania at Trump Taj Mahal
WHO ARE THEY: Run by the successful promotions team of the Darwish Brothers, Extreme Fighting Championship combines high intensity and showmanship with the swagger of classic boxing. EFC has talented rising mixed martial arts fighters and continues to gain popularity in the northeast.
WHAT TO EXPECT: EFC MMA Mania hits the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Saturday night with an expansive fight card featuring 18 bouts. Nick Mauriello (4-2) will square off against Frank Doyle (3-1), while Montsir Mohammad (2-2) battles Christopher Vallaro (5-2) and Robert Bodden (1-0) fights Nicholas Kracsun (2-0). Other fights include Mustafa Khalil (2-1) vs. Nile Dillon (0-1), Adam Timberlake (1-1) vs. William Baptiste (4-6) and Tim Dooling (1-1) vs. Alec Dreghorn (0-0).
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $46, $67, $100 and $125. The show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Taj Mahal's Xanadu Theater.
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 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. The show will present five different lineups of entertainers throughout the year.
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.
WHAT'S NEW: Legends in Concert features a brand new lineup through June 30 including tributes to Katy Perry, Michael Buble, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Tom Jones.
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.
Trace Adkins at Caesars
WHO IS HE: Trace Adkins is a country music artist who released his debut album "Dreamin' Out Loud" in 1996 and since that time has had numerous hit singles and albums. Adkins scored No. 1 hits with "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," "Ladies Love Country Boys" and "You're Gonna Miss This." In addition to his music career, the Louisiana native also has made television appearances, the most well known of which was as a finalist on "The Celebrity Apprentice." In 2007, Adkins authored the book "A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck."
WHAT TO EXPECT: For the past 17 years, Trace Adkins has been releasing hit songs and albums, maintaining one of the most successful careers in country music. On Friday night, the pride of Sarepta, La., will take to the stage at Caesars Atlantic City's Circus Maximus Theater armed with a truck load's worth of hit songs. Fans can expect to hear the big hits such as "Ladies Love Country Boys," "You're Gonna Miss This" and "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" as well as tracks from Adkins' most recent album, "Proud to Be Here."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $50 and $80. The show begins 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars.
Joe Holiday's Family Friendly Magic Show at Comedy Stop
WHO IS HE: Joe Holiday is a magician who takes a family-friendly approach to magic and entertainment. The Atlantic City native has performed around the world on cruise ships, at amusement parks and corporate events and has even performed for the U.S. military in China, South Korea and Japan.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Those looking for a show that the whole family can enjoy will want to check out Joe Holiday at the Comedy Stop. 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. "We welcome Joe Holiday to the Comedy Stop family," Comedy Stop owner and producer Bob Kephart says in a statement. "We hope everyone will stop in to take a holiday with Holiday." The magician, who is an Atlantic City native and South Jersey resident, is excited about the opportunity to perform in his hometown after years on the road. "It's both an honor and thrill to bring the only family-friendly magic act in Atlantic City to the Comedy Stop this summer," Holiday says. "After traveling the world to entertain our troops and audiences in other countries for nearly 30 years, it will be great to come back to Atlantic City to entertain the hometown crowd and help the legendary comedy club celebrate their 30 years in the business."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. The show begins 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 9 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at The Comedy Stop Cafe and Cabaret inside Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Brian McKnight at Harrah's
WHO IS HE: Brian McKnight grew up singing in a church choir and has gone on to sell more than 16 million albums during the course of his 20-year career. He also managed to score 12 Top 20 R&B singles during that time. McKnight's first single was "The Way Love Goes," which peaked at No. 11 on the R&B charts. "Love Is," which was a duet with Vanessa Williams, was featured on an episode of "Beverly Hills 90210" and wound up becoming a crossover hit. In addition to making music, McKnight also has starred in the Broadway hit "Chicago" and hosts "Soul Sessions" on BET.
WHAT TO EXPECT: R&B singer Brian McKnight will take to the stage at Harrah's Resort on Saturday night with his smooth, seductive voice and collection of hit songs. McKnight is well-versed in working an audience into a frenzy, and the friendly confines of the Showroom will give him the opportunity to do just that. Concert-goers can expect to hear hits from throughout McKnight's career, including his smash single "Anytime" and songs from the new album "More Than Words."
WHAT'S NEW: McKnight's new album is titled "More Than Words." It contains 15 tracks and was produced entirely by McKnight.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $35 and $55. The show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Harrah's Showroom.
Savage Men Male Revue at Tropicana
WHAT TO EXPECT: Bachelorettes and just about anybody else who enjoys a hot steamy night of male flesh will want to run - not walk - to the Tropicana Casino and Resort's Boogie Nights for the Savage Men Male Revue Show. The Savage Men are quickly becoming household names with recent appearances on "America's Got Talent" and The Travel Channel. The show is a hybrid of the classic Chippendales show combined with the elements of a male strip club. In addition to the on-stage performances, scantily-clad, muscled "Savages" parade through the club to the delight of audience members who enjoy a more personal feel to their strip shows. A comedian emcee and host keeps the festivities moving along with a light feel, while the "hot seat" is available to those celebrating birthdays and bachelorette parties who want to become a featured act on the main stage. The diverse, international cast of Savage Men is sure to please even the most finicky of male revue aficionados.
WHAT'S NEW: On a recent episode of "America's Got Talent," judge Howard Stern jumped on stage and joined the Savage Men during their opening number.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $28, and the shows begin 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Tropicana's Boogie Nights.
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. Host Joan Rivers kicks things off and keeps things lively and entertaining as other legendary stars from past and present make their appearances.
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 big hair.
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.
Allen Edwards at Resorts Casino Hotel
WHO IS HE:Allen Edwards, the man known as "The Voice of Branson," began singing in public at age 6 at church, and by the time he was in college at Purdue University, he was performing regularly in clubs and restaurants throughout northwest Indiana. After graduating, Edwards maintained dual careers as a singer and policeman, eventually moving to Houston where he scored local hits with the songs "Walk Out Backward" and "Houston Just Ain't Big Enough." The success of the song "Could We Please Stay in Love for a While" led to an engagement in Branson, Mo. where Edwards wound up being a hit. He was able to open at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater and a year later was opening his own breakfast show at a local hotel. Sixteen years later, Edwards headlines his own breakfast, lunch and dinner shows at the Allen Edwards Dining Showroom.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Singer Allen Edwards comes to the Resorts Casino Hotel for an engagement where he will get to display the singing pipes that have made him "The Voice of Branson." A performer with a conservative approach, the former police officer is proud to acknowledge his love of God, family and country. "I am so glad I had both careers," Edwards says on his official website. "The law enforcement career gave me eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to know the truth about our county. It instilled in me the desire to always help people and give them a beacon of hope, and that's what I strive to do at each and every show." Edwards' vocal style is reminiscent of greats such as Perry Como, Jim Reeves, Neil Diamond and Engelbert Humperdinck. Fans can look forward to hearing Edwards favorites including "Walk Out Backward," "Houston Just Ain't Big Enough" and "Could We Please Stay in Love For a While.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. The shows begin at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays through May 29 at Resorts Casino Hotel.