Cirque du Soleil, the critically-acclaimed touring production Dralion, will perform in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall from August 29 - September 2 for seven performances only.

Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters

Tickets for the general public will be availab at www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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It’s time to do “Under the Boardwalk,” do “La Bomba” and do doo wop at Resorts Casino Hotel.  Enjoy a star-studded line up of the most identifiable doo wop groups as Richard Nadar’s Doo Wop presents The Charlie Thomas Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Jay Traynor, The Chiffons and Cleveland Still and The Dubs in Resorts Superstar Theater for one night only on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

“The Charlie Thomas Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Jay Traynor, The Chiffons and Cleveland Still and The Dubs have become legendary music icons,” said Aaron Gomes, executive vice president of operations for Resorts Casino Hotel.  “I am excited to have this show presented in The Superstar Theater and am looking forward to hearing some of music’s most recognizable hits.”

Audiences will be delighted to enjoy one of music’s most exciting, fun and entertaining eras as they are treated to timeless hits like “Under The Boardwalk,” “La Bomba,” “She Cried,” “One Fine Day,” “Mama Said,” “Could This Be Magic” and many more.  Combined the groups have sold millions of records and made a lasting mark on the music industry.

Tickets for Richard Nadar’s Doo Wop featuring The Charlie Thomas Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Jay Traynor, The Chiffons and Cleveland Still and The Dubs in Resorts Superstar Theater on Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m. and are priced at $30 and $40 and can be purchased at Resorts Casino Hotel Box Office and through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000.

The all new Resorts Casino Hotel was named the “2011 Casino of the Year” by a Philadelphia newspaper  for their groundbreaking and unique initiatives throughout their inaugural year.   For more information on Resorts Casino Hotel visit www.resortsac.com or follow us on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/resortscasino or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/resortscasino

The Automobile Association of America has named the Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hotel & Casino one of its coveted 2013 Four Diamond award winners, for a prestige lodging establishment in the state of New Jersey.

 The AAA designation, which rates properties on customer service and quality of accommodations among other factors, exemplifies the Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s standard of excellence in the hospitality industry.

“This distinction is among the most well-known and respected trademarks in the global travel industry and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City is extremely honored to receive the AAA Four Diamond Award for its superiority in the hospitality industry,” said Tom Pohlman, executive vice president and general manager for the property. “This recognition shows that inherent with the name Golden Nugget comes an expectation for excellence and a dedication to customer service.”

Since 2011, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City has seen an amazing $150 million property-wide renovation and expansion project which added new restaurants, retail corridor, poker room, Spa & Salon, H20 Pool + Bar as well as remodeled all 740 luxury guest rooms and suites.

Only two other Atlantic City hotels have achieved the AAA Four Diamond Award status in recent years and the Golden Nugget is proud to be among the ranks of the best in the country.

 AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only ratings system that covers all of North America and one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations. It is the only system that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis using a set of guidelines that are made available to all establishments. AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. For more information, visit www.aaa.com/diamonds.

For more information on the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, visit www.goldennugget.com.

The Fourth Annual Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center Saturday, August 25 – where hundreds of roller derby skaters will compete in hard-hitting, adrenalin-fueled derby games throughout the entire day.

The Roller Derby Expo is open to all skaters (male and female), teams, associations and skill levels. Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 4 p.m. The Main Event All-Star Game will begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.

Last year, hundreds of skaters from all over the country converged in the Wildwoods for a weekend of roller derby workshops, games, fun, sun and various social events. From early-morning boot camps along the beach to gripping games in the state-of-the-art Oceanfront Arena overlooking the ocean, the Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo is a one-of-a-kind roller derby event.

Tickets for the Roller Derby Expo are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 6 and under are FREE. Military and student discount tickets are offered for $10 with proper ID, as well as for groups of 6 or more.

For additional information, visit www.ccderbyexpo.com

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in the Wildwoods with FREE family fun and music at the 8th Annual Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival on Sunday, September 2.

The end-of-summer celebration will take place noon-10 p.m. at Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue directly across from the Wildwoods Convention Center, and festivities will include games, crafts, food and merchandise vendors, FREE live music and much more.

The entertainment line-up will begin at noon, featuring Just in Time, Bitter Sweet, Jeremiah Hunter Band, Beatlemania, The Blue Notes, Charlie Gracie, 45 RPM, and The Trammps. Chubby Checker – the man who introduced the still popular dance craze, “The Twist,” for the first time in the Wildwoods in 1960 at the Rainbow Club – will take the stage at 9 p.m. for a FREE performance. A fireworks extravaganza on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue will conclude the Centennial Celebration at 10 p.m,  Admission to the Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival is FREE.

For additional information about the 8th Annual Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival, please call 609-522-2444.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host the 9th Annual Day of Service on Saturday, September 8, 2012, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Event Room.

“The event has become an annual tradition at Stockton as we prepare for the coming academic year,” President Herman J. Saatkamp said. “This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in our community. As an additional feature, students get to know one another and become acquainted with faculty and staff members.”

The event has grown each year and the College is expecting more than 300 student volunteers to participate in projects benefitting over 25 community organizations.  Faculty, staff and members of the community are also invited to participate.

Coordinator of Service Learning Daniel Fidalgo Tome said donations of needed materials were being sought for use in a variety of the service projects.  These items include crayons, markers, colored pencils, tape, glue, scissors, construction paper, plastic knives, plastic bags, pens, pencils and gardening gloves.

To donate time or items, please email GetInvolved@Stockton.edu or servicelearning@stockton.edu or call 609-652-4256. 

Illustrator Seymour Chwast is graphic designer Paula Scher’s greatest influence, and also happens to be her husband. With a shared sensibility and approach to design, their work has transformed the fields in which they practice. This exhibition celebrates the achievements of this remarkably creative couple, whose illustrations and designs will be shown together for the first time, and will include more than 300 images in a wide range of formats shown in videos and in the gallery, selected and installed by Chwast and Scher. On Saturday, December 1, the artists will be honored with the Design Excellence Award given by Collab, the group of design professionals and enthusiasts that supports the modern and contemporary design collection at the Museum.

Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City on Saturday, October 13th at 8pm. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com, 1.800.745.3000, or the Tropicana Box Office. Tickets are $57.75/$67.75/$87.75 plus applicable service charges. A limited number of VIP tickets ($150) will be available which includes a post-show meet and greet. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. 

Long Island Medium begins its third season on TLC September 9th, which follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom, except for one distinct difference…her ability to communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages can come through at any time and the local car mechanic, manicurist or cashier at the bagel shop may find themselves receiving a spontaneous reading from Theresa as she goes about her daily life. The show also covers how Theresa copes with the special challenges that her unique abilities create for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and her two children, aged 17 and 21.