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Guitarist Slash tears it up during concert at Borgata

There are not too many guitarists with zero vocal ability who can release solo albums and tour under their own name successfully.

Aerosmith brings 40 years of rock presence to Boardwalk Hall

Few bands possess the sheer rock presence that Aerosmith does. Of all the classic rock bands that remain, perhaps only the Rolling Stones can outduel Aerosmith hit for hit.

MGMT brings jams - and a chance to dance - to Borgata show

One might expect an MGMT show to be a continual dance. And not just because the band's three 2008 smash singles, "Kids," "Time To Pretend" and "Electric Feel," have been synth-pop party-starters for the twentysomething set since their release.

Barry Manilow croons to fans at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Go ahead, try not to sing along to a Barry Manilow tune.

Rihanna shows big improvement during return performance in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Even professional entertainers can improve over time at their job.

Concert review: Triple-bill of Kansas, Styx and Foreigner rocks Borgata


Black Eyed Peas keeps Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City rockin’ to the beat

ATLANTIC CITY — Hopefully, the more than 13,000 people who attended the sold-out Black Eyed Peas show Saturday in the arena at Boardwalk Hall purchased brand new dancing shoes.

Concert review: Bret Michaels wows crowd in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — It may have taken a brain hemorrhage and a win on Donald Trump’s reality series “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but Bret Michaels hasn’t been this popular since his hair-metal band Poison topped the charts in the 1980s.

Top 10 American Idol finalists take stage at Trump Taj Mahal

ATLANTIC CITY - Season 9 of American Idol was widely criticized as a disappointment in terms of both ratings and talent.

Concert Review: Backed by orchestra, Sting delivers a stellar Atlantic City show

ATLANTIC CITY — After selling millions of albums, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, writing an autobiography, releasing an album of lute music and even reuniting with his Police bandmates for an international tour, what else did Sting have to accomplish?

Lady Gaga, the reigning Queen of Pop, brings spectacle to Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY — While thousands of people gathered to watch fireworks explode over the bay, about 13,000 others inside Boardwalk Hall got a hearty dose of sexually, musically charged pyrotechnics as Lady Gaga made her city debut in memorable fashion.

Flaming Lips satisfy fans with long jams and spectacle at Showboat concert

Some bands cannot capture the concert experience on an album. One such band is The Flaming Lips.

Adam Lambert brings glam-rock show to Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY — Glam rock is alive and well, and Adam Lambert is loving every campy, over-the-top second of it.

Review: Some people call him a space cowboy, others Steve Miller

ATLANTIC CITY - When you think of summer, you think of the sun, the sand ... and Steve Miller.

Kings of Leon bring both types of fans to show at Borgata in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Kings of Leon has two different types of fans.

Review: Sold-out Borgata crowd loves Conan

ATLANTIC CITY — Conan O’Brien’s fans are undoubtedly loyal. Unfortunately, there were not enough of them to keep him on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

Concert Review: Diana Ross shows A.C. she still has star power

ATLANTIC CITY — The diva’s still got it.

Concert Review: Ke$ha underwhelms A.C. crowd with short show at Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY — If Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears and a dollar sign had a baby, it would be Ke$ha.

Review: Nickelback brings big arena rock to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY - Concertgoers to Saturday's Nickelback show at Boardwalk Hall experienced three different live presentations of 21st century, commercial, mainstream hard rock.

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