April 11, 1996 |
"If you want to tell us what to play, y'all got to come to rehearsal," quipped Taj Mahal at the Keswick Theater Tuesday night. Mahal was responding to persistent calls from the audience for the acoustic country blues on which he built his reputation. His remark was met with indulgent laughter - and walkouts. The 53-year-old bluesman used the evening to introduce his Phantom Blues Band, an eight-piece electric rhythm-and-blues and soul revue that was more Sam and Dave than Sleepy John Estes.
April 28, 2014 |
JAIPUR, India - Far off, there's a sound of panic, low and guttural. The naturalist, explaining the relationship of the common langur monkey and spotted deer to me, a woman from Los Angeles and two women from Boston, suddenly starts speaking in Hindi to the jeep driver and guide. "Hold on," the guide yells back at us as the driver makes a frantic U-turn and begins racing down the rutted dirt road. The sound: The warning call of a sambar deer. The scene: Ranthambore National Park, India.
March 7, 2008 |
When the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort opened in 1990, it was the n'est plus ultra of Atlantic City casinos. Gaudy, with its multicolored Arabian turrets and flashy interior, it was the largest place around and what others thought they might aspire to in the 1990s. By the time the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa opened a few years ago, though, the outlandishness of the Taj Mahal was pass?. Borgata spoke more in elegant terms, or at least what elegant is in Las Vegas, and even the affable gaudiness of the Taj was becoming withered.
December 22, 1988 |
Calling the unfinished Taj Mahal casino hotel "the eighth wonder of the world," real estate magnate Donald Trump said yesterday that full-scale construction on the $1 billion facility would resume this month. Work on the structure, Trump's third gambling hall in the city, was stalled a year ago while Trump and entertainer Merv Griffin worked out details of the sale of Resorts International Inc. Under the Resorts deal, Griffin obtained Resorts International Casino Hotel and most of the company's holdings from Trump, who was controlling shareholder.
August 30, 1995 |
If it's true, as it's said, that everybody gets the blues, it's a feeling many were willing to indulge as Charlie Musselwhite, Taj Mahal, and headliner Robert Cray delivered their interpretations of the blues Monday in an intimate Valley Forge Music Fair setting. Cray, supporting his Some Rainy Morning record, may be the youngster on the blues block, but his elegant playing and soulful voice belie his years. He opened with his biggest hit, "Smokin' Gun," from 1986's Strong Persuader, which set the evening's emotional pace.
September 12, 2014 |
WILMINGTON - Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s first day in bankruptcy court went off without a hitch Wednesday. Judge Kevin Gross approved all the standard motions needed for Trump to continue operating as it tries to work out a deal with Carl Icahn, whose affiliates are owed $292 million and have a "noose around the debtors' operations," in the words of a Trump Entertainment lawyer. Of particular importance was the judge's approval of a plan allowing Trump to use its nearly $30 million in cash to fund operations for the next nine weeks, under an agreement with the Icahn entities.
December 13, 1990 |
The financially troubled Taj Mahal is setting itself up as the Boardwalk's biggest gambler. Although Atlantic City's most successful casinos, Caesars and Harrah's Marina, have slashed their headliner entertainment rosters in favor of revues, the Taj is still thinking big. Donald Trump's oversize gambling palace is bringing in the Whispers Jan. 18 to 20, the touring company of A Chorus Line for a run from Feb. 12 to 17, and Jackie Mason, for a one-man...
February 3, 1995 |
Vocalist Loretta Holloway has been making the most of her engagement as star of Jazz Hot, the new show in the Casbah lounge at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. There's the matter of dealing with the floors of the house she purchased in Brigantine seven years ago to accommodate her frequent appearances in Atlantic City. Last winter's Big Freeze caused water pipes to burst, doing terminal damage to the carpeting. When the floor covering was pulled up, she discovered perfectly wonderful hardwood, which needed only to be sanded.
June 27, 1993 |
The winds of political change have been blowing here since officials went against what some believed was the best interest of taxpayers in 1990 and decided to build a grand new municipal complex that has been dubbed the local Taj Mahal. After the election in November, it's possible that no one who was on the Township Committee when it spent $2.58 million to build the expansive, marble- floored building will be in office. Republican Mayor Nelson Grovatt, who has been on the committee for 30 years, was ousted in the primary by newcomers Gail Read and Eileen Carlin.
December 30, 1992 |
The sign on the door said "Do Not Disturb. " So the maid at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort waited, and knocked, and knocked again, and didn't go in until late Monday afternoon. By then, authorities said yesterday, the man she found on the floor of Room 3706 had been dead for hours. Amine B. Issa, 40, of Pittsburgh, had been shot in the head and abdomen. He lay on the floor in his underwear, an unfired .38 revolver in his hand. A man identified as Issa's cousin, Azar Essa, 32, of suburban Pittsburgh, turned himself in to a state trooper in Virginia yesterday and was charged with murder.