Known as a premier destination for world-class sporting events, Atlantic City holds a special place in boxing history with many of the world’s most revered boxers, promoters, managers and trainers all working in Atlantic City.  Resorts Casino Hotel in conjunction with the Atlantic City Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival, will present a once-in-a-lifetime event – the All Star Boxing Legends Gala Tribute Dinner on Saturday, June 2 in the Superstar Theater.

 “The City is known around the world for its world-class entertainment and Mayor Langford’s vision to celebrate the history of boxing in a way that has never been done before was something I wanted Resorts to be part of,” said Aaron Gomes, executive vice president of operations at Resorts Casino Hotel.  “As a property that embraces Atlantic City’s history, the Boxing Gala will be an event that will undoubtedly catch the attention of sports enthusiasts world-wide, and continue to highlight our varied assets.”

“From the world championship fight of 1963 to Mike Tyson’s 13 bouts to the storied battles between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, Atlantic City has seen more than its fair share of highlight reel moments,” said the Honorable Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford.  “From debut fights for up-and-comers to the established greats, Atlantic City has been on the forefront of the boxing scene and this not-to-be-missed gala provides a unique setting to remember, celebrate and honor those associated with the sport of boxing in Atlantic City.”

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The Gala is another first for Atlantic City, bringing together boxing legends from throughout the years to celebrate Atlantic City’s place in the sports history and the accomplishments of boxing pioneers like Lou Duva, Joe Fraiser, Bert Sugar and more.  Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with more than 50 of the sports leading contributors, including Mike Tyson, Frank Cappuccino, Joe Cortez, Riddick Bowe, Bobby Czyz, Lou Duva, Mike Rossman, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Larry Hazzard, several Gold Medalists, and many more.

The Gala will feature ACPD Officers and brothers, Harold and Jerel Lathan singing the national anthem and special musical guest Matthew Portella performing “The Boxer.”  A three-course dinner will follow a cocktail hour. 

Tickets for the All Star Boxing Legends Gala Tribute Dinner are priced at $100 and are available through Resorts’ Box Office or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.  Ticket includes the cocktail hour, dinner and presentations.

Additional events during the Mayor’s Multi-Cultural Weekend include:

  • Friday, June 1: Tom Joyner Morning Show Listeners’ Party at Surf Stadium & Heritage Parade
  • Saturday, June 2: Beach Bash & Old School Summer Beach Concert
  • Sunday, June 3: Gospel Fest, Boardwalk Bazaar & Jazz in the Garden

For more details regarding the additional Atlantic City Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival, contact Eddie Lax atelax@cityofatlanticcity.org.

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) announced that a lecture and panel discussion led by noted radio host Dr. Dan Gottlieb will be among the highlights at SCOSA’s Successful Aging Festival on May 15, 2012 in Stockton’s new Campus Center.

The Festival, which runs from 9 am to 4 pm, is free and open to the public. It celebrates the “Never Too Old to Play” theme of Older Americans Month with over 25 workshops, activities, performances, tours, organic plant sale and 50 exhibitors.

Dr. Gottlieb’s panel is set for 1 to 2:20 pm, and will focus on “Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit” through active and meaningful involvements with community and family.  Joining Gottlieb will be Willo Carey from WHYY and Executive Director of Wider Horizons and Coming of Age, Jeff Gitterman, founder/CEO of Gitterman Wealth Management and author of “Beyond Success”, and William Elliott, co-founder of the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

The panel will be followed at 2:30 pm by breakout sessions led by panelists. Gottlieb will join SCOSA Graduate Intern Gina Maguire with members of SCOSA’s Time to Tell, an autobiographical writing group, and two talented undergraduate students from the Aging and Spirituality class.  Carey will discuss innovative 55+ civic engagement programs sponsored by Wider Horizons and Coming of Age, and Gitterman will discuss “Creating Retirement Income in an Uncertain World”. Representatives of the HERO Campaign will be available to discuss the program with those who would like to get involved.

In 1979, Gottlieb was involved in an accident leaving him paralyzed from his chest down.  Despite the depression and despair of dealing with his accident, significant family loss and a difficult divorce, for the last three decades, Gottlieb has been “observing life with passion and reflection and learning valuable lessons about what it means to be human and how to find peace in the wake of suffering.” Besides hosting Voices in the Family, Gottlieb is a regular on NPR’s Morning Edition, has a column in the Huffington Post, and is a much sought after public speaker. Gottlieb’s resilience in the face of adversity is a perfect exemplar of “successful aging” in toiday’s complex word.

Other Festival highlights include two presentations by Mike McGrath, host of WHYY and NPR’s You Bet Your Garden.  Mike will give his ever-popular presentation: “Grow Your Best Tomatoes Ever” (24 varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes and other organic plants grown by Stockton’s Sustainability: Food & Agriculture class will be available for sale throughout the day.) Also, a Safety Panel by the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, musical performances by Lyric Winds and others, visits to the Geodome, the Holocaust Resource Center and the new college Art Gallery, and presentations by notable Stockton faculty including former provost Dr. David Carr, Dr. Jessica Fleck, Dr. Elaine Bukowski, Professor Michael Pedicin, and others.

The event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated to help defray expenses and further advance SCOSA’s mission. For more information, visit the SCOSA website www.stockton.edu/scosa.

You can expect nothing less than afros, bell bottoms, sideburns, and funkadelic tunes when Boogie Wonder Band takes the stage at Tropicana Casino & Resort on Friday, June 8th, 2012.

Known for their passion for disco music, Boogie Wonder Band was formed in 1996.  The group features 10 band members including Boogie Cindy (bass guitar), Eddie T (percussion), Dr. Tony Fever (trumpet), Luke Anderson (drummer), Jack Wrangler (guitar), Isaac “The Jam” Washington (singer), Marky de Sax (saxophone), Honey Jaz Jackson (vocals), Cadillac Jones (keyboards), and Stardust (vocals). Each member brings a unique flavor, which together create a contagious energy.

Together they’ve shared the stage with Kool & The Gang, Village People, Rick James, War, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor and the who’s who of funk and disco.  They’ve boogied at major events such as Formula One Grand Prix, PGA tournaments, and Grey Cup.  They’ve also performed at events for Celine Dion, Donald Trump, and Jon Bon Jovi. With albums like “Keep Disco Alive” and “Supercool”, they have quickly become America’s disco darlings. 

Catch them on the flip side at 9p.m. on Friday, June 8th in the Tropicana Showroom. Tickets go on sale today and are $35 and $25. Purchase them through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800.736.1420, or at the Tropicana Box Office.

For the poker player, Revel’s Poker Room is among the world’s premier venues for this classic table game.  Designed as a theatrical experience using suspended interior design elements and theatrical lighting to immerse guests into the environment, the room elevates the game of poker. The gaming floor evolves during the day. As the sun rises, guests will appreciate this open space with an abundance of natural light  As the day progresses, the theatrical lighting systems and the numerous suspended set elements will light up and change the ambiance into a nightlife environment.


This coveted experience includes: 37 poker tables featuring your favorite games

 Wide array of games and limits available; Texas Hold ‘Em; Stud; and Omah; Bad Beat Jackpot; Standard Rake Games; Separate high-stakes area available; Safety deposit boxes available; State-of-the-art technology; BRAVO system—electronic system that registers and rates players; Wireless internet access; 19 HD-TVs; Comfortable smoke-free environment; Private tables available for any occasion, and Maximum $3 poker rake through June 15

Make the noblest of hands during Royal Flush promotion times and take down the bonus: Clubs $100; Diamonds $125; Hearts $150 and Spades $175.  Daily featured games begin at 1 pm and 5 pm.  Daily tournaments start June 1.  The first Freeroll tournaments, with $2500 in prize money for each, will be held Friday, May 18 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 pm.  Registration begins at 9:00 am both days.  For more information on tournaments and promotions call: 609-572-6404.

 To receive the latest updates on Revel, book a trip or learn more about the resort, visit revelresorts.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/revel and follow @revelresorts on Twitter.  Revel is located on the Boardwalk at Connecticut Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.