March 16, 1989 |
Every season brings big names to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and we'll be seeing a handful in the next few months. With so many openings still unfilled on the casinos' entertainment schedules, the only thing we can be sure of is that April will be the main month of the spring season. Comedian Whoopi Goldberg, star of stage, screen and the regenerated Star Trek, is the big debut of the season. She's doing her nightclub act - a free- form mix of character comedy and stand-up stuff - for the first time in several years at Trump Castle Hotel & Casino from April 7 through 9. On the Saturday of that weekend, the soft-pop band Mike + the Mechanics, featuring Genesis' rhythm guitarist, Mike Rutherford, does a one-night stand at TropWorld Casino & Entertainment Resort.
February 15, 2008
Casinos Atlantic City Hilton Boston at the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-7111. www.hiltonac.com . Jerry Blavat's Sweetheart Dance. $25. 2/15 9 pm. Gino Vannelli. $45. 2/16 8 pm. Legends in Concert. $30. 2/17 7 pm. 2/18 2 pm. 2/19-2/21 7 pm. Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com . Six. $25. 2/16 7 & 10 pm. 2/17-2/21 3:30 & 7 pm. Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000.
July 24, 1991 |
With Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, we're not just talking about another oldies group. With this bunch we're talking hall of famers - the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to be specific. It happened last year when the group was inducted along with The Who and the Four Tops. "You know, I thought it would happen eventually, but you can never be sure," said Valli, who will appear with the Four Seasons Friday through Sunday at Bally's Grand Hotel & Casino. "And I was ecstatic when it was announced that the Four Tops would be inducted at the same time.
January 14, 1994 |
First there was the restaurant, Zanzibar Blue. Then came the jazz. Local acts at first, but it wasn't long before some of the biggest names in the business began showing up for performances at Zanzibar. In recent months, the brothers Robert and Benjamin Bynum, who own Zanzibar Blue, have increased their involvement in the Center City jazz scene, occasionally co-producing concerts at the Painted Bride Art Center. Now they're branching out again, producing a brace of concerts tonight and Saturday by Jimmy Scott and his band, the Jazz Expressions, in the town's latest jazz venue, the Barclay Hotel of all places.
May 1, 1987 |
They're calling the new show in the Mardi Gras Lounge at the Showboat Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center a revue. But that's stretching the point a bit, unless you consider that whenever Billy Fellows is on stage, the audience can count on a procession of the biggest names in entertainment. Fellows, you see, is an impressionist - one of the best in the business. OK, so the Showboat is calling its show a mini-revue featuring Fellows and the six Confetti Dancers. Those who have seen such carefully crafted mini-revues as Dazzle at Resorts International Casino Hotel will know better.
April 18, 1986 |
Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca, 61, yesterday married Peggy Johnson, 34, in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. According to a three- paragraph statement issued by the auto manufacturer, the Rev. Edwin Broderick officiated at the private ceremony performed in the Cardinal's Chapel. "The Iacoccas left New York on a wedding trip," the statement said. "They've been dating for a few years now," said Iacocca's daughter, Kathryn Lisa, after the ceremony. "She's a great lady - very nice, outgoing, upbeat person.
September 10, 2011 |
Hurricane Irene blew a big hole through Atlantic City's main industry last month, figures Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showed. Revenue at the city's 11 gambling halls dropped 19.8 percent, or $59.6 million, from August last year. Contributing to that were the hurricane-forced closure of the casinos, a weak economy, and fierce competition from Pennsylvania casinos, which remained open during the hurricane. The August drop compares with what the Atlantic City casinos lost - nearly $55 million - during a three-day state government shutdown in July 2006, which forced casino inspectors to go home.
November 30, 2010 |
You paid $25 for a club-level ticket to the Kenny Chesney show at Lincoln Financial Field in June? Better cough up some more, says Ticketmaster, which notified online buyers that they were undercharged because of an "inadvertent error at the box office. " The price of an upper-deck club-level ticket is $99.50. Plus fees. TicketNews.com, which broke the story, says Ticketmaster is giving buyers the option of getting a refund or paying the additional $74.50 by Friday. Between 200 and 300 tickets were affected.
July 6, 2011 |
Toque of the town Chris Scarduzio of Table 31, Martin Hamann of 1862 at the Union League, and Tom Pizzica of the Food Network were among the 58 chefs and food purveyors who participated in the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society's seventh annual Chefs' Dinner , held June 27 at the Union League. With a portable oven and prep table, each of the 39 dinner chefs prepared a four-course dinner tableside for groups of 12 to 14 guests. The nearly 500 guests raised $231,000 for PAWS, the only no-kill shelter in Philadelphia, which this year will place 4,500 cats and dogs in permanent or foster homes.