3 Doors Down Acoustic at Borgata
WHO ARE THEY: 3 Doors Down is a rock band which had the fortune of experiencing success right out of the gate when their song “Kryptonite” reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2000. The Mississippi- based band’s debut album “The Better Life” also contained the hits “Loser” and “Duck and Run.” 3 Doors Down released “Away From The Sun” in 2002 featuring the song “When I’m Gone,” which was another huge hit and went on to peak at No. 4 on the charts. 2005 saw the release of “Seventeen Days,” which was a platinum-selling release yielding the singles “Let Me Go” and “Behind Those Eyes.” In 2008 the band’s self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and included the singles “It’s Not My Time,” “Train” and more.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Fans of the band 3 Doors Down may be used to rocking out hard to hits such as “Kyrptonite,” “Loser” and “When I’m Gone,” but on Friday night they’ll get an opportunity to experience a quieter, more reflective show as the band performs in a stripped-down, acoustic format. The intimate confines of Borgata Hotel Casijo & Spa’s Music Box will provide the perfect atmosphere for such a performance and concertgoers will get to experience nuances of the music that they may have missed in amidst the distorted guitars and pounding drums.
WHAT’S NEW: According to guitarist Chris Henderson, the band is currently working on a new album, scheduled for release sometime this year.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $49.50, and the show begins 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Borgata’s Music Box.
Eric Kearns at Resorts
WHO IS HE: Eric Kearns is a vocal impressionist who is capable of performing in the styles of more than 40 famous entertainers. He maintains a schedule that is comprised largely of private corporate events and senior functions, but also performs occasional public shows at casinos and other venues. On occasion he performs along with the 18-piece Todd Sullivan Orchestra.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Those looking to do some one-stop shopping to fulfill all their vocal impersonation needs won’t want to miss Kearns when he brings his “Voices of Legends” show to Resorts Casino Hotel for a limited engagement. With a repertoire of more than 40 impressions in his pocket, this vocal master is able to wow audiences with impersonations of artists such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Vinton, Perry Como and Louis Armstrong. Kearns designed the show to be a fast-paced, lively affair where there is never a dull moment.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20.25, and the show begin 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at
Resorts’ Superstar Theater.
Masters of Illusion Live at Harrah’s
WHAT IS IT: Following the success of the television series “Masters of Illusion,” the show has hit the road with “Masters of Illusion Live.” The show features an array of amazingly talented magicians and illusionists performing incredible escapes, sleight of hand and street magic. Some of the performers include Farrell Dillon, Greg Gleason, Drexus, Rick Thomas, Michael Finney, Peter Gossamer, Ed Alonzo, Michael Turco, Jonathan Pendragon and John Cassidy.
WHAT TO EXPECT: “Masters of Illusion Live” is the country’s largest touring magic and illusion show. During its extended run at Harrah’s Resort, the show will present some of the world’s most incredible magicians, illusionists and performers. Standouts who have appeared in the show include former Magician of the Year Rick Thomas, Comedy Magician and Academy of Arts Award winner Michael Finney, former Illusionist of the Year Greg Gleason, former Comedy Magician of the year Ed Alonzo, New Jersey’s own Michael Turco and the Grand Master of Grand Illusion Jonathan Pendragon, as well as the talented Farrell Dillon, Peter Gossamer and John Cassidy.
WHAT’S NEW: The “Masters of Illusion Live” lineup changes every week. The schedule for the Harrah’s run is: Thomas and Finney on Feb. 6, Dillon, Gleason, Drexus and Rick Thomas and the Monks on Feb. 13; Gossamer and Alonzo on Feb. 20; and Turco, Pendragon and Cassidy on Feb. 27.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Thursdays and runs Feb. 6 through Feb. 27 at Harrah’s Resort’s Concert Venue.
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.
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. 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.
Gigi D’Alessio World Tour 2014 at Tropicana
WHO IS HE: Italian singer/songwriter Gigi D’Alessio began his recording career in 1992 with the album “Lasciatemi cantare” and since that time has gone on to sell more than 12 million albums worldwide. The single “Un cuore malato” brought him international stardom, and in 2010 he began starring in his own one-man television shows. D’Alessio has also written and produced songs with singer Anna Tantangelo such as “Quando du si lasciano” and "Ragazza di periferia.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: International pop star D’Alessio makes his way to Atlantic City on Sunday, Feb. 9, when he will be performing for his adoring fans at Tropicana Casino and Resort’s Showroom. The Italian singer began as a popular local performer and steadily built his career to the point where he is able to tour the world. On Sunday his operatic voice, songwriting abilities and bandleader skills will be on display as he performs all of his favorites. Singer Anna Tantangelo will also be performing as a special guest.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $59, $89, $105, $125 and $150, and the show begins 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Tropicana’s Showroom.