Atlantic City Happenings

Touring in support of his Number One selling release, “Crazy Love,” Grammy Award winner Michael Buble has been called “one of the most likeable performers on Earth.”  Buble’ has performed for over half a million fans this year with his “Crazy Love” tour, his biggest and most exciting tour to date. His stage show is propelled by a string of smash hits including “Home,” “Everything” and his most recent hit single “Haven’t Met You Yet,” along with Michael’s distinctive interpretations of classics like “Cry Me a River,” “Stardust,” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.”  Following the extraordinary success of the Buble’ penned No. 1 single, “Haven’t Met You,” and “Hollywood,” Michael recently released “Hold On” to wide acclaim.  He will be appearing in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 11th, at 8 p. m.  with special guests Naturally7. Tickets are priced at $89.50, $69.50 and $49.50 (plus facility fees).

Dennis C. Gomes knows how to capture attention.  On May 24, 2011 the East Coast Gaming Congress awarded Dennis C. Gomes with the Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication, achievements and vision within the casino industry and Atlantic City.  Gomes has been part of the gaming industry in one way or another for 40 years. Whether he was tackling the mob or purchasing Resorts Casino Hotel, Gomes has consistently captured the attention of guests, media and industry observers alike.  Over the years he created The Quarter at Tropicana, introduced the Tic Tac Toe playing chicken, and was fearless and innovative in his marketing efforts including a television spot that featured a President Barrack Obama look-a-like and billboards with butts and Fidel Castro – all catching the national spotlight. More recently he spearheaded efforts to bring new entertainment to Atlantic City, including Altantic City’s first rodeo at Boardwalk Hall

The Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance and Banking, has announced that the 25th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Hammonton High School grounds on Old Forks Road, just off Rte 30 (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton, New Jersey - The Blueberry Capital of the World. The combination of live music, kiddy rides, arts & crafts, a fantastic Classic Car Show run by Cruisin' Classics, incredible food and blueberries in every shape and form has made this day a family favorite for people from all over the Delaware Valley. In celebration of a quarter century of honoring the blueberry, this year, Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, TV's most popular bakery, has been commissioned to fashion a four-tiered blueberry masterpiece for the crowds to see, photograph and taste at the popular summer event. DJ Nicky G, John Clark's Little Big Band and million selling recording artists - the 1910 Fruit Gum Company, will provide Silver Anniversary music.

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The unofficial start of the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend, brought summery weather and masses of tourists to Atlantic City. 
According to statistics from South Jersey Transportation Authority, traffic headed toward Atlantic City for the long weekend, Friday through Tuesday, was up by 3.03 percent over the same period last year at the Pleasantville toll plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway (372,698 vehicles this year vs. 361,720 vehicles in 2010).

The city also garnered rave reviews for its refreshed look, new restaurants and non-gaming attractions, setting up a scenario for a stellar summer season. Business was strong throughout the area, a sentiment voiced by Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment, whose hotel rooms at Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Bally's and Showboat were sold out.  "The weather played a major factor in the success of this past weekend, not only here in Atlantic City, but along the New Jersey coastline...theaters were packed with concerts and shows such as Chicago, LeOmbre, Let's Make a Deal, and  Snoop Dogg. 

And with the opening of Luke Palladino's and Dos Caminos at Harrah's Resort, we saw a tremendous response by foodies from all over," Marandino noted.

To kick off the summer season, Bally’s presents “Beat the Heat.”  This Atlantic City-first is triggered when the temperature outside exceeds 72 degrees, the first 1,000 people who insert their Total Rewards Players Card into a slot machine after the “official” temperature is read at 3pm will win $1 in free slot play for every incremental degree, minimum of $5 per guest.  “‘Beat the Heat’ is just one more reason Bally’s Atlantic City should be a top choice when it comes to planning a summer vacation,” said Joe Domenico, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bally’s and Showboat Atlantic City.  “No matter who you are, or where you’re from, we’re all here for the same reason…to be part of the ‘center of the action.’” Hundreds of prizes will be given out each day till July 4th, including shirts, sunglasses, water-bottles, sweat-bands, and thermometer key-chains.  “Beat the Heat” will feature live broadcasts from some of the region’s most recognizable meteorologists.  Temperature will be sourced from AccuWeather.com.  Check the weather and each day's payout at www.ballysac.com

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City will open the doors to their newly renovated Showroom on June 17 with spectacular talent including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Steve Tyrell and The Rat Pack is Back.

Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles' Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. The performances are scheduled for June 17 and 18 at 9 p.m. in the newly remodeled Showroom complete with plush, theater style seating.

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell will debut at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City for a two-week limited engagement June 22 through July 3. Known for bringing the standards from the Great American Songbook to life, the jazz vocalist will perform every Wednesday through Saturday night at 9 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sundays in the Showroom.

Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas' most famous Entertainers and their live 12 piece big band as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. The only Vegas based show with national touring companies and an award from the "Congress of the United States". Now in its thirteenth smash year with over 4,500 performances in over 34 states, three foreign countries and more one million tickets sold. Fans can catch The Rat Pack is Back in the Showroom beginning June 22 through Labor Day every Wednesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets for all shows will be on sale soon, for more information on Golden Nugget or other special events, visit www.goldennugget.com

The Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance and Banking, has announced that the 25th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Hammonton High School grounds on Old Forks Road, just off Rte 30 (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton, New Jersey - The Blueberry Capital of the World. The combination of live music, kiddy rides, arts & crafts, a fantastic Classic Car Show run by Cruisin' Classics, incredible food and blueberries in every shape and form has made this day a family favorite for people from all over the Delaware Valley. In celebration of a quarter century of honoring the blueberry, this year, Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, TV's most popular bakery, has been commissioned to fashion a four-tiered blueberry masterpiece for the crowds to see, photograph and taste at the popular summer event. DJ Nicky G, John Clark's Little Big Band and million selling recording artists - the 1910 Fruit Gum Company, will provide Silver Anniversary music. Visit the Chamber website at www.hammontonnj.us   Or Call Concepts - (609) 567-1003

On Tuesday & Wednesday, June 21 & 22, 2011, the 25th Annual Police Security Expo 2011 will take place in the Atlantic City Convention Center. Hailed as the "Industry Super Show",products on display range from  the common flashlight to uniforms, transport vehicles, forcible entry tools, weapons,  crime scene investigation aids, wireless services, digital cameras,night vision equipment,  warning lights, surveillance products, bullet proof vests, computers & much more.  Over 750 Exhibitors will welcome an expected audience of 7,000-plus attendees, in 174,000 square feet of useable Exhibit Space all on one floor.  Expo Attendees represent a diverse cross section of Law Enforcement, including municipal, county, state, airport, harbor and waterway, university campus housing, transit, park, correctional as well as Private and Corporate Security Industry professionals.
 

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