New Year's in A.C.
If you're looking for something to do to ring in 2013, Atlantic City's casinos are offering a half dozen shows. Among the live entertainment is Steve Aoki, above, at Bader Field; Tiesto in Ovation Hall at Revel; Jane's Addiction at House of Blues Atlantic City in Showboat Casino Hotel; and Grand Funk Railroad tonight and Monday in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel.
For tickets to these and all other area shows, visit pressofatlanticcity.com/
New Year's TV
Don't want to leave the house to ring in the New Year? The TV networks are offering the typical buffet of specials to welcome in 2013.
"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013" on ABC begins at 8 p.m. Performing will be artists including Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen. NBC's New Year's Eve with Car-son Daly, above, starts at 10 p.m.
MTV's "Club NYE 2013" celebration kicks off at 11 p.m. and features performances by acts that include Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora and Sean Kingston.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, there has been talk about the culture of violence produced out of Hollywood. The first test of whether the appetite for violent, gratuitous R-rated entertainment has been diminished arguably comes Friday with the release of "Texas Chainsaw 3D," starring Trey Songz, above.
"E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band" by Clinton Heylin is a thorough and honest analysis of Spring-steen's career. The book will be released Thursday.