Nik Wallenda is taking the motto “DO AC” to staggering new heights. The undisputed King of the High Wire will perform a heart-pounding tightrope walk high above the Atlantic City beach. This free-to-the-public spectacle, presented by the Atlantic City Alliance, will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012.

“Atlantic City has a long tradition of jaw-dropping feats that entertain, inspire and amaze,” said Liza Cartmell, President of the Atlantic City Alliance. "This free event along the famed Boardwalk with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop is perfect for AC visitors. Considering the immense media attention that follows Nik and his broad appeal in pop culture, his appearance will shine a bright spotlight on AC.  We know people will not want to miss this."

Wallenda’s perilous 1,500 foot walk will begin at Sovereign Avenue and the Beach, adjacent to Atlantic Club Casino, and finish above the beach at Tropicana Casino & Resort. Wallenda hopes to complete the walk in 27 minutes, using only a 24 foot balance pole. No harness or other safety mechanisms will be in place. In the event of rain, the high wire walk will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012.

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Caesars Atlantic City is a name that represents unmatched luxury, only accepting the best-of-the-best, so when the resort destination’s newest outlet, A Time For Wine II, opened in the beginning of July, guests knew exactly what to expect.

A Time For Wine II sets itself apart from traditional liquor shops because we cover the gamut,” said Janet Markowitz, A Time For Wine II Owner and Margate, New Jersey resident.  “Anyone looking to pick up a bottle of their favorite brand can stop in and choose from our huge selection, but what really makes A Time For Wine II a rare treasure are the non-traditional items we offer, such as Lamborghini cigars lighters, wine canteens, and gift baskets, we can even create personalized bottles of wine.  A Time For Wine II is here for Atlantic City visitors and locals alike, we want to be everyone’s go-to store.

A Time For Wine II is located on the second floor of Caesars and just minutes from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The store features over 1,800 square-feet of champion cigars, craft beers, upscale liquors, and superior wines.  The amenity caters to people looking for reasonable priced spirits in a lavish setting, with guests choosing from over 1,000 different brand wines, 350 cigars, 200 liquors, and 100 domestic and international beers.

Customers will find comfort in knowing that their favorite selections like Grey Goose vodkas, Rogue beers, Francis Coppola wines, and Romeo and Juliet cigars will always be in stock.  Connoisseurs seeking the exotic will be enticed by the high-end brands of A Time For Wine II like a 25year-old, single malt bottle of Glenlivet scotch, a bottle of Gran Patron Burdeos tequila, which has been aged in trench Boudreaux wine casks, or even Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s number one rated cigar, Alec Bradley’s Prensado.  HBO’s Boardwalk Empire fans even have reason to indulge, as A Time For Wine is the exclusive home, and the only place to find Nucky’s Boardwalk Red and Nucky’s Speak Easy Reserve. 

“Caesars couldn’t be more pleased to partner with such a unique amenity like A Time For Wine II and with a pillar of the Atlantic City community like Janet Markowitz,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  “Janet’s reputation in this region supersedes her; she’s a hard-worker, who wholeheartedly believes in this city. We’ve been working together on this concept since November of 2011, so the fact that it has come to fruition is simply remarkable.  They’ve transformed a previous unused space into is something truly special, that will serve our customers proud,” continued Marrandino.

Additionally, A Time For Wine II l host a special, free-of-charge, open-to-the-public series of samplings to complement this weekend’s Caesars Entertainment 2012 Food and Wine Festival – 

  • A Glass of Italy Wine Sampling
    • Thursday,  July 26th (7pm – 9pm)
    • Featuring Castello Banfi Wines such as Belnero, Cum Laude, San Angelo and more
  • New Jersey’s Best Wine Sampling
    • Friday,  July 27th (7pm – 9pm)
    • Featuring Nucky’s Boardwalk Red, Nucky’s Speak Easy Reserve, as well as autographed copies of Nelson Johnson’s acclaimed novel Boardwalk Empire will be available for purchase
  • Goose Island Beer Sampling
    • Saturday,  July 28th (7pm – 9pm)
    • Featuring Honker’s Ale, India Pale Ale, Belgium Style Matilda and Sofie Ales, and seasonal brew Summertime

For hours of operation, wine and spirit selections, and other additional information please visit atlanticcitycigar.com or call (609) 449-8921.

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Grand Master DA Giacobbe presents The Atlantic City Martial Arts Festival at Resorts Casino Hotel Friday July 27 through Sunday, July 29, 2012.  The three-day event will feature demonstrations and competitions by men and women of all ages and a special Dennis C. Gomes Memorial Tang Soo Do Championship event.

Over the three-day event, spectators will see all styles of competition by competitors of all ages, including sparring (two competitors fighting against each other), breaking (students will break boards, cement, etc), weapons (competitors will be graded on their weapons demonstrations) and forms (a routine of Karate moves).  This traditional show, presented by Grand Master Dominick A. Giacobbe and Grand Master D. Straga, will benefit the American Cancer Society with a portion of the competitor fees and spectator tickets going to the organization. 

Grand Master Dominick A. Giacobbe the holder of an 8th Dan Black belt in the 2,000 year old art of Tang Soo Do, Korean Karate, began his studies of Karate in 1968 under Grand Master J C Shin, who is well known for teaching Karate movie star Chuck Norris.  Master Shin personally trained Mr. Giacobbe. 

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, July 27 – Resorts’ Starlight Room
    • 6 p.m.: Team Sparring
    • Saturday, July 28 – Dennis C. Gomes Memorial Tang Soo Do Championships
      • 10 a.m.: Weapons – Resorts’ Ballroom
      • 11 a.m.: Forms – Resorts’ Ballroom
      • 1 p.m.: Sparring – Resorts’ Ballroom
      • 8 p.m.: Karate Show – Resorts’ Superstar Theater
      • Sunday, July 29 – Fight for Cancer National Karate Championships – all events in Resorts’ Ballroom
        • 10 a.m.: Breaking
        • Noon: Weapons
        • 1 p.m.: Forms
        • 3 p.m.: Sparring

Tickets for the event are available at www.itochampionships.com, by calling 1.856.627.2323 or at the door

In case you missed this announcement THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North Americanarena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.  Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHENDwill be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).  THE WHO hits Atlantic City next year.

In addition, subscribed members of The Who’s official fan club will be given priority access to purchase tickets for the upcoming “Quadrophenia” tour.  Tickets are still available. All current members of the official The Who Fan Club, as well as any new members who join, will be given an exclusive member’s only code that will activate the offer. Membership is available at fanclub.TheWho.com.

The upcoming WHO tour will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences and packages.  These offers may include a number of exciting perks: great seats, a special invitation to The Who’s VIP preshow sound check, limited edition autographed memorabilia, preshow parties (including complimentary food & beverage), VIP preferred parking, exclusive VIP merchandise and more. 

Child prodigy Autumn de Forest will bring a diverse collection of artwork to Ocean Galleries in August, including one very special painting of the U.S. flag, which the ten-year old has donated in support of The Women And Cancer Fund.

Ocean Galleries hosts “Child Prodigy: A diverse collection of artwork by Autumn de Forest” at their Stone Harbor location (9618 Third Avenue) on Friday, August 3, 2012 through Sunday, August 12, 2012, where de Forest’s patriotic painting, “America (Healing Flag)” will be unveiled.  The painting is a brilliant cross-pollination of two iconic American creations: Betsy Ross' seminal 13 star hand sewn American flag, and one of our country's pre-eminent mid-century painters, Jasper Johns’, series of "Flag" paintings that were a milestone in Contemporary Art.  The artwork will become the cover of a 2013 CD (“Let Us In Americana”) benefiting The Women And Cancer Fund.

The “Let Us In Americana” CD is the follow up collection – the first, last year’s “Let Us In Nashville – A Tribute To Linda McCartney” (Reviver Records) - features varying recording artists-selected songs by Sir Paul McCartney.  Autumn’s flag artwork lends itself well to the planned music - 2013 CD release featuring such artists as: Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush, Matraca Berg, Will Hoge, and Buddy Miller, to name a few.