Press of Atlantic City: Music


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  1. Party boats make for all-inclusive good times

    They journey offshore to the deep blue waters, they pull up to wrecks and reefs inshore, they drift along the beachfront and in the inlets and they fit into the shallow “skinny” waters of the back bays.
  2. Happy 90th birthday, Mel Brooks!

    Mel Brooks has a lot to say about comedy and life. I mean, he is the 2,000 Year Old Man, so he would know a little about both.
  3. Thrilling grilling: Cooking more than your standard hot dogs

    The beginning of summer is time to dust off one of the most crucial pieces of cookware this time of season: the grill. Prepping meals by turning up the heat outside is a popular idea. About 75 percent of all U.S. households own a grill or smoker, according to a Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association study. Instead of throwing on the usual burgers, hotdogs and steaks, you can get more creative and try grilling some of these non-traditional foods and dishes.  Story/recipes by Nicole Leonard. 

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Dr. Dre's 'Compton' feels like a classic

Dr. Dre's new album "Compton" doesn't just unfold, it charges forward - a barreling mass of relentless beats and lyrical strong-arming that amounts to much more than anyone could have expected from a hip-hop legend whose last solo album hit shelves in 1999.

Luke Bryan amping up the country with "Kill the Lights"

Luke Bryan didn't have to take any risks on his new album, "Kill the Lights" (Capitol Nashville).

Mac DeMarco tells love stories different with 'Another One'

Mac DeMarco sets the stage for his "mini-LP" of love songs "Another One" right from the start.

Women push for equality in country music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Leslie Fram started seeing the problems that women were facing in country music when she came to Nashville four years ago to lead CMT's music strategy division.

'Straight Outta Compton' nails rise of groundbreaking rap group

It has been a good year for pop music on film, from the Brian Wilson biopic, "Love and Mercy," to the celebration of retro hip-hop, "Dope."

Non-jazzy artists take their chances on jazz records

There's a lesson to be learned from the bevy of outsiders, usually pop musicians, who have tried their hands at releasing jazz records, and it's a simple one: Not everyone is Lady Gaga.

Ashley Monroe sharper than ever in 'The Blade'

Ashley Monroe, a member of the Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley, continues to prove herself as a top young country artist with her third album, "The Blade."

Deadheads add Jerry Garcia to their social media

NEW YORK - Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto. And Trixie Garcia hopes that will turn more people on to her father's music.

Boosie Badazz goes from jail to six rap albums

In just three years, Boosie Badazz has gone from facing the death penalty at Louisiana's notorious Angola State Penitentiary (he was found not guilty on murder charges) to releasing a major-label LP with Young Thug, T.I. and Rick Ross.

Melissa Etheridge flying solo in Atlantic City

Rock singer-songwriter-guitarist Melissa Etheridge comes to Caesars Atlantic City tonight to perform a solo concert as a free recording artist but an attached woman.

‘Fun Home’ big Tony winner, best musical

NEW YORK — The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show “Fun Home” was named best musical at the Tony Awards on Sunday, one of five big trophies it won on the way to making history for its composing team.

Fox calling an end to 'American Idol'

NEW YORK - Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

Late Ben E. King frequented Atlantic City

Ben E. King, the singer of “Stand by Me” and other hits, who died Thursday at his home in Teaneck at age 76, was a frequent performer in Atlantic City.

'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' get 12 leading Tony nods

NEW YORK — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.

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Moving 'Selma' not quite one of 2014's best films

Earnest and often inspiring, "Selma" is a handsomely mounted "Eyes on the Prize" account of the defining protests of the civil rights movement. Handsomely mounted and high-minded, it's only sins are overreaching ambition and a tendency to rub the roughest edges off the principals .

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