Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Christmas Comes Early for the Atlantic City Ballet

Christmas Comes Early for the Atlantic City Ballet

Atlantic City, NJ (August 25, 2014)

No one is ready to say goodbye to summer just yet but for the Atlantic City Ballet, it will soon be that most wonderful time of year, with thoughts of a Sugarplum Fairy and a magical Nutcracker. The Atlantic City Ballet will once again cast local dance school students in a variety of supporting children’s roles for their production of The Nutcracker.

 Over the last 31 years thousands of children have performed in the Nutcracker alongside the AC Ballet’s professional company.

“The opportunity for dance students to dance on stage with a professional company is an experience most children will never forget” says Ms. Papa, AC Ballet’s Artistic Director. “After 31 years I now have former Nutcracker child dancers who were mice and angels, bring their children to audition.” This 32 year tradition will continue this year with performances at Stockton Performing Arts Center and the Celebrity Theater at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Auditions will be September 7, 2014 and will be held at the ACBT Performing Arts Academy, the official school of the AC Ballet. Auditions are open to all children ages 5 and up. Atlantic City Ballet is a professional company which is comprised of a diverse group of professional dancers from around the world and the US.

Saturday September 7, 2014
12:30-1:00pm Mandatory parents meeting
1:00-1:30pm 5 – 7 year olds
1:30-3:30 pm-8 years and up

Where: ACBT Performing Arts Academy
713 W Moss Mill Road
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
 $30 Registration Fee

Performance Dates
December 12th & 13th-Stockton PAC-Galloway, NJ
December 18th-23rd-Celebrity Theater, Claridge Hotel-Atlantic City, NJ

Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays at The ACBT Performing Arts Academy in Egg Harbor City
Girls 10 years and up that have done pointe work should be prepared to go en pointe.
Auditions will be held in the form of a class, no advance preparation is needed.
Boys ages 8-12 who are interested in being in the Nutcracker as extras for the party scene should call the AC Ballet

For more information contact AC Ballet at 609-348-7201/7202 or email apieroni@acballet.org

Source: AC Ballet

Friday, August 22, 2014



Bartram Place & Boardwalk and Brighton Park Amphitheatre will host

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Friday, August 22, 2014) – Little kids sing its iconic lyrics at home, in the mall, on the street and in the car, and it has singlehandedly become of the most popular computer animated films of all time with nearly half a billion dollars generated in the United States alone since its theatrical unveiling on November 27, 2013.

“Frozen” has taken the world by storm and captivated audiences of all ages.  The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s Movies Under the Stars wraps up its summer schedule when it features “Frozen” twice next week on Friday, August 29 at Bartram Place & the Boardwalk (located between Columbia and Kingston avenues) and on Sunday, August 31 at the Brighton Park amphitheatre & the Boardwalk.

What a great way to cap off the summer vacation season before the kids go back to school!  Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, snacks and refreshments.  Seating is available in the amphitheatre at Brighton Park.  All movies will begin promptly at dusk.

Schedule is subject to change and cancellation due to inclement weather conditions.  For more information, please call 609-347-0500 or visit us at www.njcrda.com

Source: CRDA

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10 Things Your Family Will Love About Tropicana

10 Things Your Family Will Love About Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana offers oodles of family-friendly activities

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 20, 2014) — When it comes to family getaways packed with fun, Tropicana Casino & Resort delivers. Families travelling to Atlantic City will find plenty of exciting ways to fill their days and nights.

1 – Magique Encore
Audience members of all ages will be amazed and entertained by Grand Illusionists Kevin & Caruso  in Magique. Staged and directed by Mistinguett, the show features a fast-moving blend of magic, comedy, showgirls, costumes, video backgrounds, stunning special effects and a rocking soundtrack. Tickets for “Magique” are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 16. VIP tickets include an autographed poster and backstage meet-and-greet with the cast before the show. They are available for $35 for adults and $20 for children. All tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000 and at the Tropicana Box Office.

2 – Carmine’s
New York City’s Legendary Family Style Restaurant has abundant award winning dishes for even the most persnickety eaters in the family. Classic signature dishes including penne alla vodka, chicken parmigiana, and tiramisu are served in generous portions meant for sharing. Carmine’s has been named Top 10 Best Restaurants by USA Today and Best Casino Italian Restaurant by Atlantic City Press. Feed the family at Carmine’s before the MAGIQUE show. If you can make the Titanic ice cream sundae disappear, dessert is on the house! (offer valid for parties of 6 or more with dinner purchase)  Carmine’s is located in the The Quarter at the Tropicana. For reservations, carminesnyc.com or 609-572-9300.

3- Mrs. Fields Cookies
When your family is ready for something sweet, follow the aroma of fresh-baked brownies to the Mrs. Fields Store in The Quarter at Tropicana. This baked-good haven is always ready to satisfy your cookie cravings.

4 – Joe Holiday’s Magic & Mayhem
This high-energy magic show contains outstanding feats of magic, audience participation, popular music and laugh-out-loud comedy! Watch in amazement as internationally-acclaimed magician Joe Holiday reads the minds of audience members, performs sleight of hand miracles, and transforms a young audience member into today’s most famous magician -- Harry Potter. Show time is 6:30 p.m. nightly except Wednesday. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under ten. Dinner and show packages are also available. Call the Comedy Stop Box office at 609-340-8144 for more info.

5- Family Fun Station
The ground level of Tropicana’s North Tower is the place for families to get their fun on, together. The Family Fun Station is an arcade for all ages fully-loaded with current and nostalgic video games, skee-ball, crane games, air hockey and other great ways to relax, compete and bond as a family. Open 7 days a week.

6 – IMAX Theater
Are you a movie-loving family? Crystal-clear images projected up to five-and-a-half stories high with digital surround sound make IMAX the world’s most powerful movie experience you’ll ever have. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For group sales inquiries please contact the IMAX Group Sales Office at 1-888-505-1435. Now showing and coming soon…
Now through Thursday, September 4, 2014

Now through Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014 through Thursday, September 25, 2014 (Rated PG-13)

Friday, September 26, 2014 through Thursday, October 16, 2014 (Rated R)

7- Get The Scoop
Tropicana offers not one but two ways to chill out with frozen treats. Ice cream lovers, choose your favor, pick your mix-ins, and watch as the Create-A-Cone team blends it all into a mouthwatering masterpiece. Families will find everything from healthy smoothies to indulgent double chocolate milkshakes. And the prices? They are pretty sweet too.
When it comes to food, everyone has a touch of “mad scientist” in them and GOYOGO is the place to indulge it. Fill your cups or cones with all-natural frozen yogurts dispensed from self-serve machines. With over 40 choices of yogurt flavors and 80 toppings, it’s the perfect place to let your family’s creativity – and taste buds – run wild. 

9- Indulge Your Candy Crush
Move over Willy Wonka. Tropicana is home to two candy wonderlands. First up is LICK, offering everything for the sweet tooth from confectionary classics to decadent modern creations. LICK offers candies, souvenir novelties from around the world, and a photo booth, all wrapped in a fun, contemporary and interactive environment that is sure to delight both the young and young at heart.
Feeling nostalgic? Since the 1880’s James’ Saltwater Taffy has been a seashore tradition.  Treat yourself to any of the classic taffy flavors or try your taffy coated in sweet, dark chocolate, filled with succulent fudge, nuts or marzipan.  James’ also sells delicious homemade macaroons, English toffee and low-sugar varieties of taffy. 

10 – Family Fun Overnight Stay Packages
Tropicana invites you to extend your visit with two Family Fun Packages, the IMAX Family Fun Package, which includes overnight accommodations, two IMAX tickets, access to the Family Fun Center, indoor and outdoor pools, and a $40 Tropicana Gift Card valid at all outlets in Tropicana and The Quarter. This package is valid Monday through Thursday. Through October 31, 2014.The cost? $155 in August and just $116 in September and October. To book this package, call 1-800-345-8767, mention Booking Code: TIMAX.
The Magique Family Fun Package includes overnight accommodations, up to 4 tickets to Magique (2 adult, 2 children), access to the Family Fun Center, indoor and outdoor pools, and a $40 Tropicana Gift Card valid at all outlets in Tropicana and The Quarter. This package is valid September 2, 2014 – October 1, 2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday nights for $109. To book this package, call 1-800-345-8767, mention Booking Code: TMAGFAM.
Rates are based on double occupancy and do not include taxes.

About Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment
complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as the “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit the official Web site at www.tropicana.net or:
•           Facebook- www.facebook.com/TropAC
•           Twitter- www.twitter.com/TropicanaAC
•           YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/TropicanaAC
•           Instagram- www.instagram.com/TropicanaAC

Source: Tropicana

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CRDA Board Approves Funding for Additional Entertainment and Enhancements throughout Atlantic City Tourism District

CRDA Board Approves Funding for Additional Entertainment and Enhancements throughout Atlantic City Tourism District

Special Events, Lighting and Beautification Projects Included

(Atlantic City, NJ, August 19, 2014) – Continuing their program designed to provide more entertainment options and a fresh, comfortable environment for visitors and residents, the Board of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) today approved several funding measures.  “CRDA and our marketing and business partners are committed to ensuring that Atlantic City has a bright future as we guide its evolution to an entertainment-based resort destination,” said CRDA Board Chairman James Kehoe.

The success of the summer’s expansive schedule of free concerts and Movies Under the Stars prompted a $75,000 supplemental fund reservation for events to be held through the balance of the 2014.  Likewise, the Board approved a program grant of $25,000 to DelMo Sports, Inc., for production of the 2014 Atlantic City Triathlon, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 athletes for a variety of running, swimming and paddling events on September 14. 

A $33,209 supplemental fund reservation was also approved to address additional manpower, material and security costs for Tony Mart Productions, LLC, producer of nine summer concerts on the beach and Boardwalk. 

CRDA also approved a supplemental fund reservation of $83,000 for the conversion of street lights from Pacific Avenue to the bay along Bellevue, Texas, Florida and Georgia avenues.  This expands the project that originally was only along Pacific Avenue and cross streets to the Boardwalk. 

The ramp on Montpelier Avenue leading to the Boardwalk will be rebuilt and expanded to provide additional open space at the street end.  CRDA awarded a bid to L. Feriozzi Concrete Company, Inc., in the amount of $130,400 to complete the project.

The Board also approved a resolution to expand the Atlantic Avenue Fa├žade Program to the entire Atlantic City Tourism District.  The next step is to design criteria to determine which areas of the Tourism District qualify for new facades. 

Additionally, the Board approved a $19,800 intergovernmental grant requested by the City of Atlantic City for a study to research the best practices in taxi codes and recommend updates to the current codes.

According to John Palmieri, executive director of the CRDA, “The actions taken today are another step in keeping Atlantic City relevant for visitors.”

all of Fame Flagship Musem at Boardwalk

Board actions will take effect following the expiration of the Governor’s statutory review period. 

Cyril Neville / Devon Allman Royal Southern Brotherhood To Play Free Concert in Atlantic City

On Monday night, August 25th, one of the greatest soul singers alive, Grammy Award winning Cyril Neville, the fiery prophet of the legendary Neville Brothers Band, will appear alongside the hot, young blues rock star, Devon Allman, son of legendary Gregg Allman, in one of the world’s most popular new jam bands, Royal Southern Brotherhood.  

Returning from extensive European touring to play this date for the CRDA Summer Concert Series-Mardi Gras AC, Royal Southern Brotherhood is one of the new super groups on the Roots and Jam music scene with the electrifying Mike Zito on guitar and vocals, one of New Orleans top bassists, Charlie Wooten; and Yonrico Scott, formerly of the famous Derek Trucks Band.

Lovers of New Orleans and Southern Jammin’ Rock ‘n Roll and Rhythm and Blues will want to mark all of these FREE concert dates on their calendar.

Laissez les Bon Temps Roulet!  

Tony Mart Presents the CRDA Summer Concert Series Mardi Gras AC Summertime 2014!



Seven Dates Confirmed, Beginning on November 29th, 2014 

Atlantic City, NJ (August 19, 2014) - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of seven shows with Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Borgata's intimate 2,500-seat Event Center. Seinfeld will continue his series through 2016, with tickets on sale this Friday (August 22nd) for his first show scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend - Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

"I've been coming to Borgata for four years now, and it has become one of my favorites," said Jerry Seinfeld. "You put people from New York, New Jersey and Philly into a great room, at a well-run place, and it's always fun. I'm happy to come back as often as they will have me."

"As host to some of the biggest names in music and comedy, Borgata could not be more excited to extend our relationship with one of the most seminal and groundbreaking comedians of the past 30 years," said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. "Jerry Seinfeld continues to delight audiences with his world-renowned, sold-out stand-up routine; one that we are ecstatic to continue to offer our customers as they come to the preeminent destination for entertainment in Atlantic City."

About Jerry Seinfeld
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld's comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.

Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children's book (Halloween).

Seinfeld's latest project is the Emmy-nominated web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediandsincarsgettingcoffee.com. Now in its fourth season, the series has garnered critical acclaim, having been described by the New York Times as "impressively complex and artful."

Seinfeld currently resides in New York with his wife and three children.

Tickets for this performance are priced at $165, $145, $125 and $95. They can be purchased through theborgata.com, or by calling 866-900-4TIX (4849).

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 8 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City's first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com



Radio Stations AC 102.7, 103.7 WMGM, KOOL 98.3 and News Talk 1400AM WOND To Host Back-to-School Donation Drive with Boscov’s, WMGM TV 40 and the Community Food Bank, August 19th through 29th
Linwood, NJ (August 19, 2014)Four of South Jersey’s premier radio stations, together with The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, WMGM TV 40 and Boscov’s, will launch the area’s first back-to-school donation drive, supporting children in need of essential items for the start of the new school year.  The inaugural “Stuff the Bus” event will kick-off  Tuesday, August 19th, outside Boscov’s department store (Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp), where supplies such as pens, pencils, backpacks, notebooks, lunchboxes and other school necessities, as well as cash donations, will be accepted through August 29th. 
A school bus “stuffed” with donations will distribute the items on behalf of The Community FoodBank to families  in need before the start of the school in September.
            Longport Media stations AC 102.7, Kool 98.3, 103.7 WMGM and News Talk 1400AM WOND will be broadcasting live throughout the event outside Boscov’s.  Additionally, local businesses such as Atlantic Auto Group, One-Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Island Gym, Outback Steakhouse (Egg Harbor Twp), Staples (Cape May Courthouse) and Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar will serve as secondary drop-off sites for donations.             
The Community FoodBank and Longport Media have previously partnered together for South Jersey’s annual “Operation Help” event, now in its 7th year, which benefits the FoodBank in an effort to raise much-needed food and cash donations during the holiday season.  Last year’s Operation Help raised a record-breaking 2.2 tons of food and $12,735 in cash donations for residents in the local area.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch serves 260 partner agencies including pantries, shelters and feeding programs in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Southeastern Burlington counties.  In 2013, the FoodBank distributed a record-breaking 7.7 million pounds of food and groceries– the highest in its history -- throughout the four counties it serves. 


Source: Longport Media