Saw Doctors at Borgata
WHO ARE THEY: The Saw Doctors combine catchy hooks and working-class lyrics with traditional Irish music to produce a sound that is all their own. The band, which released its debut album, "If This is Rock 'n' Roll, I Want My Old Job Back," in 1991, has become one of the most successful Irish rock bands since U2 came storming out of Dublin in the early 1980s. "I Uesta Love Her" became Ireland's best-selling single of all time. Despite their success abroad, the band didn't experience a real commercial breakthrough in the United States until their song, "Never Mind the Strangers," was featured in a commercial for Harp Lager. In 2011, the Saw Doctors scored a hit with "Downtown," a cover of the Petula Clark single.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Looking for something different to do this St. Patrick's Day? Then look no further than the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, where Ireland's own Saw Doctors will be rocking the holiday like nobody else at the Music Box on Saturday night. Since emerging from Ireland in the early 1990s, The Saw Doctors have maintained one of the biggest and most loyally rabid fan bases in all of music. Their live performances have made them legendary, and, on occasion, the band has been known to upstage larger acts at music festivals. The Saw Doctors combine a variety of rock and folk influences to create their sound, but at the end of the day, the sound is all their's as is their persona. Fans can expect to hear songs from their entire catalog, including tracks from their latest album, "The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors," such as "Takin' The Train."
WHAT'S NEW: The band's latest album, "The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors," features intense lyrics and has garnered critical acclaim.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and $29.50, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Kozak the Magician at Tropicana
WHO IS HE: Kozak the Magician began his career as a street performer in Pittsburgh and quickly rose to become a successful comedian and magician. Kozak headlined comedy clubs for years, eventually branching out to performing at casinos, colleges and corporate functions. Kozak even got an opportunity to perform for Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the Palladium Theater in London. He is currently the host of "Atlantic City Plugged In."
WHAT TO EXPECT: A comedic night of magic is what one can expect from Kozak the Magician, who performs at the Tropicana Casino and Resort's Comedy Stop for an extended engagement. "Magic is a blend of art, science, history, philosophy, theology and psychology," says Kozak on his official website. "I bring these to the table along with a razor-sharp wit honed from years of improvisational experience in comedy clubs." Kozak is the type of performer who is always looking to exceed people's expectations. "I never promise more than I can deliver and I always deliver more than I promised," Kozak adds. "My greatest joy is performing the magic I love so much and bringing people laughter."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 for the show only and $35 for show and dinner. The shows begin 6:15 p.m. Mondays to Sundays at the Tropicana's Comedy Stop.
'Believe. Divas in a Man's World' at Resorts
WHO ARE THEY: "Believe. Divas in a Man's World" is a show presented by Steven Andrade which features seven talented celebrity impersonators performing their takes on Cher, Prince, Liza Minelli, Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle and Joan Rivers. In addition to Andrade, the cast includes Frank Moore, Phyl Craig, Jimmy Electra, Eddie Summers, Jay Sanchez and Gary Dee.
WHAT TO EXPECT: "Believe. Divas in a Man's World" is a dream come true for Steven Andrade, who put the show together and stars as Cher. "I have entertained nationally and internationally - so too has the rest of the cast," Andrade says. "Our show through song, dance and dazzling costumes is a homage to the legendary divas that have shaped the entertainment landscape for the past several decades."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. The shows, held inside Resorts' Screening Room, begin 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $25.
Legends in Concert at Bally's
WHO ARE THEY: Since beginning in Las Vegas in 1983, Legends in Concert has been one of the most successful shows around. With an enormous revolving cast, Legends has offered tributes to just about every major entertainer you can think of. Everyone from Elvis to Bruce Springsteen to Cher to Madonna have been represented. The show has always included top-notch musicians, costumes and theatrics.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Following a successful six-month run at Bally's Atlantic City and Harrah's Resort, Legends in Concert returns for what will now be a year-round schedule at Bally's Palace Theater with eight performances each week. Throughout the course of the year, there will be five different lineups of performers, including several new acts. "We are honored to be invited to bring our show back to Atlantic City and begin our 21st season in the market with an unprecedented array of unique commitments from Bally's to improve and extend our fan's experience," says Brian Brigner, chief operating officer for On Stage Entertainment, which produces the show. "There is no better venue for our production in Atlantic City than Bally's intimate Palace Theater." The first cast will feature tributes to Tina Turner, The Blues Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $32.50, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Bally's Palace Theater.
Allen Edwards at Resorts Casino Hotel
WHO IS HE: Allen Edwards, the man known as "The Voice of Branson," began singing in public at church at age 6. 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. A year later, he was opening his own breakfast show at a local hotel. Fifteen years later, Edwards headlines his own breakfast, lunch and dinner shows at the Allen Edwards Dining Showroom.
WHAT TO EXPECT: 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," says Edwards 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 like Perry Como, Jim Reeves, Neil Diamond and Engelbert Humperdinck. Fans can look forward to hearing Edwards favorites such as "Walk Out Backward," "Houston Just Ain't Big Enough" and "Could We Please Stay in Love For a While.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the show will run through March 29, at Resorts Casino Hotel's Superstar Theater.