Forever Kool

The R&B band Kool & the Gang - with Ronald Khalis, left, and Robert "Kool" Bell, above - celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. The band has been able to last so long due to such hits as "Jungle Boogie," "Hollywood Swinging" and "Celebration." The band performs Saturday in the Showroom at the Tropicana Casino and Resort.

Other entertainers in Atlantic City on Saturday include country singer Alan Jackson in the arena at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and the Led Zeppelin cover band Get The Led Out at the House of Blues Atlantic City at Showboat Casino Hotel.

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Rockin' Monkeys

The English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, featuring lead singer Alex Turner, above, return on Tuesday with the disc "AM," the band's first full-length disc since 2011's "Suck It and See."

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, who co-produced the group's 2009 album "Humbug," contributes to the new project as well.

De Niro's family

In the action comedy "The Family," Robert De Niro, above, portrays Giovanni Manzoni, the head of a notorious mafia clan which is relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program.

Fitting in soon becomes a challenge as the family's old habits die hard in director Luc Besson's film. The film hits theaters Friday.

The horror flick "Insidious: Chapter 2" also opens nationwide Friday.

Reclusive heiress

Pulitzer Prize-winning MSNBC journalist Bill Dedman has written a nonfiction book that will be available Tuesday.

The book, titled "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune," is a mystery of wealth and loss that includes a 21th century battle over a $300 million inheritance.