The 'Street Life' benefit concert takes place Wednesday, May 7, at Harrah's.

‘Street Life’ concert benefits Serenity and Hansen houses at Harrah’s Resort in A.C.

Inspired by a song about a woman’s personal account of life on the streets, the 9th annual “Street Life” concert will feature more than 20 musicians and their bands on Wednesday, May 7, at The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City

Presented by the Hansen Foundation and produced by Melanie Rice and Bob Fowler, this year’s concert theme is a “The Music That Changed Our lives.” This year’s honoree is Harrah’s Resort for its support of the mission of Hansen and Serenity houses and the Street Life concerts.

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All proceeds from the Street Life concert will benefit Serenity House and Hansen House. Hansen House consists of two, 24-bed residential treatment halfway houses — one for men and one for women — located at 411 Aloe St. in Galloway Township.

Serenity House for women and Serenity House Meadows for women, both in Absecon, and The Randy Scarborough House for men in Somers Point, are transitional sober-living houses. Residents live in a supportive, drug- and alcohol-free environment while learning how to become responsible members of the community.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and $150 for VIP seating, which includes a dessert reception with the musicians after the show. Tickets may be purchased at For more information, call Nina Soifer at 609-965-3700, ext. 16.

2nd Annual Hammonton Wine Festival

Discount tickets are available online for the second annual Hammonton Wine Festival, taking place noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4.

Sponsored by the Hammonton Rotary Club, the two-day event will return to the Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds in Hammonton for another year of live music, food, local vendors and South Jersey wines.

Participating wineries include Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton, Wagonhouse Winery in Swedesboro, Chestnut Run Farm in Pilesgrove, DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton, Coda Rossa Winery in Franklinville, Cava Winery and Vineyard in Hamburg, Monroeville Vineyard and Winery in Monroeville and Southwind Vineyard and Winery in Millville.

Live music will be performed by the Fool Injectors. All proceeds benefit local charities supported by the Hammonton Rotary Club including the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, the Hammonton Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation, DAV Chapter 66, students attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference, plus youth baseball, basketball, soccer and wrestling programs.

The Mount Carmel Fairgrounds are located at 298 Tilton St., Hammonton. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a two-day pass. Admission is $5 for those under age 21. Go to for a promo code for $4 off a ticket purchase.

‘Feasting on History’

Historic Cold Spring Village ushers in the 2014 season with its signature fundraiser, Feasting on History, taking place 6 p.m. Tuesday, May, 6, at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Cape May County Airport.

The 14th annual restaurant gala will feature more than 45 of Cape May County’s favorite restaurants, wineries, and breweries who donate popular foods, signature dishes, wine, craft beers and desserts. Restaurants include Union Park, Island Grill and Back Bay Bistro, as well as Cape May Winery and Tuckahoe Brewing Company.

This year’s event will also feature the first Feasting on History silent auction, where guests can bid on sports memorabilia, artwork, vacations and special event tickets.

Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Seating will only be reserved for groups of 10 guests. For all other guests there will be open seating. Advance ticket sales only. Proceeds benefit Historic Cold Spring Village and help support the museum’s educational programming and outreach. Call Kate Devaney at 609-898-2300, ext. 18 or e-mail

‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner in Cape May

Season Six “America’s Got Talent” $1 million grand prize winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., right, and the No Vacancy Orchestra will bring the sounds of Frank Sinatra to Cape May Convention Hall 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

Since wowing the judges with his interpretation of Rat Packers Sinatra and Dean Martin, Landau has released his Columbia Records debut “That’s Life” and appeared on “The Today Show,” “The View” and NPR.

Cape May Convention Hall is located at 714 Beach Ave., Cape May. Tickets are $30 plus facility fees. Go to the Cape May Convention Hall Box Office or call 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.


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