Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams at Caesars

Former Miss America 1984 Vanessa Williams returns to Atlantic City with a show tonight at Caesars Atlantic City. Williams hasn't looked back since releasing her debut album in 1988. She has remained a fixture on the adult contemporary R&B scene ever since. Williams is probably best known now as an actress with her roles on the TV shows "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives." Williams sings tonight in the Circus Maximus Theater.

Williams' sultry, smooth, seductive voice makes her performance a perfect show to see on Valentine's Day. Williams is one of those well-rounded talents that remind listeners of a bygone era. She's a natural when performing live on stage. Williams performed in December in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Her setlist included the songs "Colors of the Wind," "Save the Best for Last," "The Comfort Zone," "Work to Do" "The Sweetest Days" and "Dreamin'"

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If You Go: Show time is 9 tonight at Caesars. Tickets, priced at $65, $75, $90, available at the Caesars' box office, Ticketmaster or


VANESSA WILLIAMS, 9 p.m., Caesars, $65, $90. 800-677-SHOW.

MAXWELL, 8 p.m., Borgata, Event Center, $65, $75, $95, $125. 609-677-1000.

THE WAYANS BROTHERS, 8 p.m., Showboat, House of Blues, $29.50, $59.50. 800-736-1420.

JIM NORTON, 9 p.m., Borgata, Music Box, $39.50, $45. 609-677-1000.

JOE HOLIDAY ALL AGES MAGIC SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, $20, $10 for children. 609-340-4020.


ANTON SHUFORD, MICHAEL SOMERVILLE, GARY DELENA, 9 and 11:15 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $27, $25.


AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. HERSHEY BEARS, 7 p.m.; half-time autograph signing by former Boardwalk Bullies players; Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, single-game: $16, $21, $26; series: $59, $79, $99, up to one week before; ages 2 to 12, seniors, military, students, groups: $11, $16. 609-348-7023 or 800-736-1420 or

AN EVENING OF ROMANCE AND RENEWAL, 7 p.m. Valentine's Day group vow renewal ceremony by a non-demoninational minister, champagne toast; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. climbs available; Keeper's Cottage, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, $25 donation. 609-449-1360 or

ATLANTIC CITY RV AND CAMPING SHOW, noon to 8 p.m., Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City, $12 adults, $9 online, free ages 12 and younger; "Date Night Special": buy one adult ticket and get one free after 5 p.m. 800-848-6247 or

CONCERT FOR THE SWEETHEARTS DINNER, featuring Billy Walton and Richie Taz, four course menu, Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., May Landing. 609-653-6069.

KOOL 98.3 & 103.7 WMGM ROCK ART SHOW & SALE, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., artwork for sale featuring McCartney, Springsteen, Metallica, Jagger, Bon Jovi, appearance by Beatles animator and cartoon director Ron Campbell, Campbell will be creating personalized paintings for Valentine's Day, Hamilton Mall, Ruby Tuesday entrance, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, free.

ROMANCE ABOUNDS AT NOYES ARTS GARAGE, Valentine's Day events; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. photos and prints with photographer-in-residence Greg Alber, $5; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. artist-in-residence Steve Kuzma painting session, $5 donation; light refreshments, live music, shopping discounts, The Noyes Arts Garage: Stockton College, Mississippi and Fairmount Avenues, Atlantic City, free admission. 609-626-3805 or

SEA ISLE CITY POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WEEKEND EVENTS, 6 p.m. The Polar Bear Prince and Princess contest, 7 p.m. King and Queen contest, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or


"GROWING UP IN THE OTHER ATLANTIC CITY," 7:30 p.m., based on book by Turiya Raheem, Stockton College Experimental Theater, Main Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $10, $8 students and seniors with ID. 609-652-9000 or

LOVE LETTERS, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Repertory Theatre, two-character play, about two people who write letters to each other over a period of fifty years, coffee and dessert served, Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free admission. 609-457-6686.


BALLY'S ATLANTIC CITY, Park Place and Boardwalk, Blue Martini - Savage Men, 6 p.m. DJ Philly Will, 9 p.m., 609-340-2000; The Lobby Bar - DC Duo, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000; The Mountain Bar - DJ Qi Command, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000.

BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, Gypsy Bar - Bobby Lynch and Blue Label, 609-317-1000; mur.mur - DJ Moss and Kiss, 609-317-1000.

CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY, 2100 Pacific Ave., Dusk - DJ Scram Jonwa, 10 p.m., 609-345-3875; Toga Bar - DJ Nicky G, 8 p.m., DJ Jay Ski, midnight, 609-348-4411.

GOLDEN NUGGET, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Haven Nightclub -Tony Arzadon, 609-340-5111; Rush Lounge - Jim Shaw 6 p.m., Big City 10 p.m., 800-777-8477.

HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge - Sensational Soul Cruisers 9:15 p.m., 609-441-5165; The Pool After Dark - KOKO and music by DJ Dnial, 609-441-5165; Xhibition Bar - DJ Mike Lowry, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ Dnial, 12:30 a.m., 800-242-7724.

RESORTS CASINO HOTEL, 1133 Boardwalk, Margaritaville - 2-Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m., Band, 10 p.m., 609-431-4100.

REVEL, 500 Boardwalk, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub- DJs, with Classic Women Burlesque, 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., Rock 'n Roll Burlesque, 2 a.m., 609-225-9898; HQ Nightclub - Steve Aoki, 855-348-0500.

SHOWBOAT CASINO-HOTEL, 801 Boardwalk, House of Blues Party Pit - DJ Domino, 9 p.m., Steal the Sky, 10 p.m., 609-343-4000.

TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Anthem - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp, 609-576-5206; Boogie Nights - V-Day Ball with Donna Summer, 888-940-7080; Providence, The Quarter- Scram Jones, 609-345-7800; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter - Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-340-4000; Cuba Libre, The Quarter - Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight, 609-348-6700; Firewaters - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 609-344-6699; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter -Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565.

TRUMP TAJ MAHAL CASINO RESORT, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Ego - Almost Angels and DJ, 10:30 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m., 609-449-5138; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse - Beth Tinnon, 8 p.m., 855-500-ROBERTS; Scores - one-hour Scores' Tantalize & Tease class, 7 to 8 p.m., $60 including two drinks, Scores' Seductive Pole Dancing class, 9 to 10 p.m., $80 including two drinks, 855-500-SCORES.


W.L.GOODFELLOWS AND CO., Karaoke, 8 p.m., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942.

Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY BOTTLE COMPANY, Live Music, 648 N. Albany Ave. 609-348-6400.

THE CHELSEA PUB, Dan Fogel, 6 to 9 p.m., 8 S. Morris Ave. 609-345-4700.

THE BONEYARD, HR of Bad Brains with Dubb Agents, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360.


LEFTY'S TAVERN, Live Music, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707.


THE BRIDGEWATER PUB, Live DJs, 9 p.m., 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551.

TOWNE TAVERN, DJ, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474.

Cape May

CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, Live Music, Beach and Decatur Avenues, 609-884-4800.

HEMINGWAY'S, DJ, 9 p.m., Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia Avenues, 609-884-5611.

THE PILOT HOUSE, Open Mic hosted by Barry, 8 p.m., 142 Decatur St. on the Washington Street Mall, 609-884-3449.

THE UGLY MUG, Live music, 10 p.m., 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459.

Egg Harbor Township

A TOUCH OF ITALY, Live music, 6 to 10 p.m., 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855.

Galloway Township

BULLDOG'S BAR AND GRILL, DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433.

THE DUBLINER IRISH PUB AND GRILL, live music, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210.

RAM'S HEAD INN, John Arnett plays piano, 4 p.m., 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700.

THE SMITHVILLE INN, Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m., 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777.

PITNEY PUB, Live music, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906.


ANNATA WINE BAR, Acoustics, 8 p.m., 216 Bellevue Ave., 609-704-9797.

DIDONATO'S BOWLING CENTER AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE, Karaoke, 9 p.m., 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040.


JOHNNY'S CAFE, Live music, 9407 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-1789.

SOFIA RESTAURANT, Live music and piano, 7 p.m., 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111.

STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163.

TOMATOE'S, DJ Luap, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535.

Mays Landing

WATERING HOLE CAFE, Skinny Minnie, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300.


SOMETHING SWEET, Bill Gatier, Dan Godbey and Friends, 7 p.m., 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819.

Somers Point

CLANCY'S BY THE BAY, DJ Steve & Company, 9 p.m., 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969.

THE CRAB TRAP, That 70s Band, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377.

GREGORY'S RESTAURANT, DJ Ralph, 10 p.m., 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665.

SANDI POINTE COASTAL BISTRO, Funk n' Blues Band, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759.

Upper Township

YESTERDAY'S TAVERN, Live music, 9:30 p.m., 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757.


CATTLE 'N CLOVER, Johnny's Cousin Steve, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800.

DOG TOOTH BAR AND GRILL, Name the Tune, 9 p.m., 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383.

SHAMROCK CAF´┐Ż, DJ Dora, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552.

LA PIAZZA CUCINA, Wayne and Kenny Jeremiah, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300.


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