The Crystals and Shirley Reeves at Harrah’s
WHO ARE THEY: The Crystals formed in 1960 in New York City and within a short time became one of the premier girl groups, cranking out hit after hit from 1961 through 1964. Produced by Phil Spector, the group featured three different lead singers and scored their first hit in 1961 with “There’s No Other (Like My Baby).” Other hits include “Uptown,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” “He’s a Rebel,” “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) and “Then He Kissed Me.”
Shirley Alston Reeves was a member of the girl group The Shirelles and acted as the primary lead singer. The group is known for the hits “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Mama Said,” “Baby It’s You” and “Soldier Boy.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: A pair of legendary acts will be performing as The Crystals and Shirley Alston Reeves come to Harrah’s Resort. It will be a night of beautiful melodies, lush harmonies and some of the most memorable songs of the early 1960s. The Crystals will be performing hits such as “There’s No Other (Like My Baby),” “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” and “Then He Kissed Me,” while Shirley Alston Reeves performs Shirelles hits such as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Mama Said,” “Baby It’s You” and “Soldier Boy.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $34.50, and the show begins 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Harrah’s The Concert Venue.
Nikos Oikonomopoulos and Eleni Foureira at Revel
WHO IS HE: Nikos Oikonomopoulos is a famous Greek singer who began his professional career at age 17, and ended up winning “Dream Show Music 2,” a popular Greek television show, six years later. Oikonomopoulos scored a hit with his first single — “Koita na Matheneis” — and was named “Best Upcoming Artist” at the MAD Video Music Awards in 2008.
Albanian-born singer Eleni Foureira started playing music as a child and was a member of the girl group Mystique before forging ahead on her own as a solo artist. She placed second in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest and in 2013 she performed in the final for the contest. Foureira’s self-titled album was released in 2011, and went platinum in Greece. The album “Ti Poniro Mou Zitas” was released in 2012.
WHAT TO EXPECT: It will be a double shot of Greek stars at Revel Casin Hotel as Nikos Oikonomopoulos and Eleni Foureira come to town. Oikonomopoulos will be performing his hit single “Koita na Mathenis” and many others, while Foureira excites the crowd with songs such as “Reggaeton,” “Mia Nyxta Mono” and “Chica Bomb.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $55, $75, $100, $125 and $175, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Revel’s Ovation Hall.
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. 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 Cafe and Cabaret inside Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Sixties Rock Experience at Golden Nugget
WHO ARE THEY: The Sixties Rock Experience is a tribute show featuring both British and American rock music from the 1960s. The show features a talented lineup of performers including director and producer Gary Weinlein as Ian Anderson, Tommy Love as Mick Jagger, Bryan O’Neill as Jim Morrison, Tara Rule as Grace Slick, Scott Garling singing the Moody Blues and Jenna DeBrino performing as Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Lou Chitty plays guitar and keyboards, Tom Pirozzi plays bass and sings, and Chris Turano handles drums and percussion. Sixties Rock Experience also features a horn section.
WHAT TO EXPECT: For those who weren’t alive or old enough to remember the 1960s, or for those who just want to take a fun trip back in time, Sixties Rock Experience at Golden Nugget Atlantic City is the show for you. The show features 11 different tributes split up between the British Invasion and American rock. From the eastern side of the pond, fans will enjoy tributes to Dusty Springfield, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Jethro Tull, Lulu, The Moody Blues and Led Zeppelin. The domestic lineup features tributes to the Young Rascals, Linda Ronstadt, Jefferson Airplane and The Doors. In addition to all of the great music, the show also highlights the strong political and social issues that were a part of the times and were expressed by these artists through their songs and words.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $30, and the shows begin 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Golden Nugget.
Disco Lady Starring Maxine Nightingale at Resorts
WHO IS SHE: British soul singer Maxine Nightingale became a star during the 1970s during the disco era. Her big hit was “Right Back Where We Started From,” a song which was released in the United Kingdom in the fall of 1975 and reached No. 8 on the charts. The following spring it was released in the U.S. and did even better, making it all the way to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1977 Nightingale scored another U.K. hit with “Love Hit Me.” The singer saw more success in the states with the album “Love Lines” and the 1979 single “Lead Me On,” which reached the top spot on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. Nightingale teamed with singer Jimmy Ruffin in 1982 for the single “Turn to Me.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: Nightingale comes to Resorts Casino Hotel for an extended run with “Disco Lady,” a show she’s produced exclusively for the casino hotel. The British disco diva will be performing her own hits such as “Right Back Where We Started From,” “Love Hit Me” and Lead Me On,” as well as other hit songs which helped define the era. For those looking to get down and groove to the music, while re-living all of the magic of the 1970s dance scene, this show is a must-see.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the show begins 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Monday, Feb. 10, through April 27, at Resorts’ Superstar Theater.