BeachGlow Music Festival raises $40,000 for Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

July 29th, 2014

By Neil Davis

THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc., the only non-profit EDM (electronic dance music) concert producer in the nation, recently announced a donation of $40,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The donation comes from the proceeds of BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 in the Wildwoods. The eight-hour, 12-act festival on the beach attracted a sold-out crowd of 7,000 fans on July 5. Dane Kunkel, BeachGlow’s 19-year-old founder and CEO, presented the donation check to the Red Cross’ director of donations Jane E. Ward on Friday, July 25.

Dane Kunkel, founder and CEO of BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc., presents Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations for the  American Red Cross (Southeastern Pa. division), with a $40,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.  The donation comes from the proceeds of BeachGlow Music Festival 2014, the eight-hour, 12-act festival on the beach in Wildwood, NJ, on  July 5, which attracted a sold-out crowd of 7,000 fans.

Dane Kunkel, founder and CEO of BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc., presents Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations for the American Red Cross (Southeastern Pa. division), with a $40,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The donation comes from the proceeds of BeachGlow Music Festival 2014, the eight-hour, 12-act festival on the beach in Wildwood, NJ, on July 5, which attracted a sold-out crowd of 7,000 fans.

BeachGlow had pledged a percentage of every festival ticket sold to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, as part of its charitable mission to empower today’s socially responsible teens and young adults to participate in giving back. Based on a turnout that far exceeded expectations, BeachGlow added another 25 percent of the original pledge to make it a $40,000 donation.

“The American Red cross is extremely grateful to BeachGlow, Dane Kunkel, and all of the festival-goers who were able to come out to support the vital work the Red Cross while also enjoying great music at the Jersey Shore,” said Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes (ret.), CEO of the American Red Cross Southeastern Pa. chapter. “The support of BeachGlow and its fans helps to ensure that the American Red Cross is always able to respond to disasters large and small whether down the street on across the country, and I thank BeachGlow for being part of the Red Cross team.”

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Rob Lake on Masters of Illusion

July 28th, 2014
Rob Lake.

Rob Lake.

If you have had a chance to see illusionist Rob Lake at the Taj this summer in The Magic of Rob Lake, you know that he is a delightfully down-to-earth entertainer, yet with every bit of the “wow” factor you hope a magician provides.

While his gig at the Trump Taj Mahal Xanadu continues through Aug. 31, people around the country can catch him on the small screen when the CW network begins to broadcast the weekly realty series Masters of Illusion Aug. 1, 8pm EST. Masters of Illusion will feature several astounding modern illusionists, great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand and large-scale illusions, all in front of a live studio audience in Hollywood. The weekly series, hosted by actor Dean Cain, the series will feature many of Lake’s illusions throughout the run.

A.C. Food & Wine Festival Round-Table Discussions with Celebrity Chefs

July 28th, 2014
Food & Wine Fest Celebrity guest Martha Stewart demonstrates how to make her energizing "Green Juice" during Saturday morning's three-course breakfast. Also pictured is assistant Thomas Joseph. Photo: Ray Schweibert

Atlantic City Food & Wine Fest celebrity guest Martha Stewart demonstrates how to make her energizing “Green Juice” during Saturday morning’s three-course breakfast. Also pictured is assistant Thomas Joseph. Photo: Ray Schweibert

The sixth annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival included media round-table discussions with the three celebrity chefs partaking in this year’s happenings — Marcus Samuelsson, Robert Irvine and Martha Stewart.

A portion of the weekend ticket sales benefited Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Click the video links below to see highlights of the round-table discussions.

Celebrate the Fab 4′s 50th with Beatlemania Now

July 24th, 2014
Beatlemania Now at Trump Plaza. (Photo by Donald Kravitz).

Beatlemania Now at Trump Plaza. (Photo by Donald Kravitz).

If you haven’t heard by now (and BTW how did you miss it?), this year is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first trip to America and their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. One excellent way to celebrate is by attending the return engagement of Beatlemania Now at the Trump Plaza Theater through Aug. 30.  And since Trump Plaza is scheduled to close later this year, it affords you the opportunity to enjoy one of the most intimate showrooms in Atlantic City.

The multi-media Beatles show is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles with a new tribute show. The four lads who play Paul, George, John and Ringo do an excellent job of taking fans back to that moment in history when music changed forever, and a mop top fashion trend had parents cringing (luckily the fashion trend didn’t last nearly as long as the music). Showtimes are Tues.-Thurs., Sat. 8pm. Tickets are $30 & $48 available from Ticketmaster.com.

Here is a link to video of the show.

Morey’s Water Park ‘Goes to the Dogs’

July 24th, 2014

THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — Back by popular demand, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks  “goes to the dogs” and will end  its water-park season with a tail-wagging celebration. On Sunday, Sept. 7, from 5-7pm, Morey’s Piers’ Raging Waters Water Park opens its gates to dogs with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting both the newly opened Wildwood Dog Beach and New Jersey SPCA.  Online registration is now open and admission is $10 per dog and $10 per person.  Untitled1

“As soon as we saw 100 dogs splashing around our water park with their families last year, we knew this would become an annual event,” said Jack Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers.  “Morey’s Piers is devoted to family fun and that should also include the furriest members of the family. That’s why in addition to the New Jersey SPCA, proceeds from this year’s event will also benefit the Wildwood Dog Beach so the city can continue to deliver a pet-friendly option for local and visiting families.”

That evening, water bowls and free dog treats will be stationed throughout Raging Waters Water Park for dogs to recharge as they paddle around the river adventure or play in the fountain pool. A variety of activities are scheduled including a doggy swimsuit competition starting at 6:15pm.
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Good Day Philadelphia: Live from Margate

July 23rd, 2014

 

 Jennaphr Frederick

Jennaphr Frederick

 

Jennaphr Frederick, from Fox 29’s morning show Good Day Philadelphia, might get some sand in her shoes Friday, July 25, 7-10am, when she reports live from Margate’s Lucy the Elephant at the Decatur Ave. beach.

She will be joined by a mystery guest to enjoy the summer beach experience. The visit to Margate is part of the show’s ongoing “Come Back to the Shore” series. Residents are invited to get up a little early to turn the visit into a beach party.

 

 

 

 

‘Stockton Rocks the Mainland’ Starts Tonight, July 21, with The Lettermen!

July 21st, 2014

lettermen_categoryMAYS LANDING, N.J. — The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s summer concert series “Stockton Rocks the Mainland,” now in its 14th year, will present the first of its three nationally renowned headline acts at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT)’s new state-of-the-art, 974-seat performing-arts center, starting tonight, July 21, with The Lettermen!

The series continues July 28 with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, and Dickey Betts (formerly of the Allman Brothers) and Great Southern on Aug. 4. All seats are $37 and all shows start 8pm. The ACIT is located at 5080 Atlantic Ave. in Mays Landing.

Click the video link below for more.

Music of the Night Gala in Galloway

July 21st, 2014

10305262_498693143569275_2398233915461522171_nBy Neil Davis

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Seashore Gardens Living Center of Galloway Township (22 West Jimmie Leeds Road) will present the Music of the Night Gala at the center on Thursday, July 24.

The event is $200 per person and will feature a special performance by Eddie Bruce and Melanie Rice, and entertainment throughout the evening by Kenny i Entertainment. There will also be a gourmet dinner, cocktails and ticket auctions. This special evening honors music programs of the Seashore Gardens Foundation — as one of the principal ways Seashore Gardens Living Center enriches older lives is through the power of music.

For ticket information, please visit seashoregala.org or call Sharon D’Angio at (609) 748-4614 dangios@seashoregardens.org

Bringing the Classics to Borgata

July 21st, 2014

By Neil Davis

ATLANTIC CITY — The Borgata will be bringing classic theatrical music to Atlantic City, as some of the Di Santo Photo2greatest compositions by Mozart will be performed by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony starting Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5pm, in the Music Box.

Maestro Jed Gaylin will conduct the orchestrated music. Dr. Christopher Di Santo (pictured right), a member of the Richard Stockton College of N.J. staff, will be the feature performer on clarinet during the performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.

Tickets are available at the Borgata’s Box office for $25. Call 1-866-900-4849 or visit theborgata.com

To learn more about the Bay Atlantic Symphony, visit BayAtlanticSymphony.org.

Tesi Bridal & Mrs. B’s Boutique to Appear in Fashion Show at Katz JCC on July 23

July 21st, 2014

BRIDAL blogMARGATE — Tesi Bridal and Formal of Northfield, and Mrs. B’s Boutique of Ventnor, will be featured in the fashion show segment of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 23, at 6pm in the Katz JCC Auditorium (501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate).

Sponsored by Cornerstone Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine of Linwood, the event is expected to draw over 400 guests and 50 vendors.

“We hosted our first Ladies Night Out event in November, and since it was a huge success for the Early Childhood Education Center Parent Committee, we just had to do it again,” said event chairperson Laurie Staller. “The funds raised from the event will fund the development of a community playground for the Katz JCC Early Childhood Center to provide a modern outdoor environment that encourages gross motor development for the kids.”

Equity Communications director of marketing and promotions Shannon Wray will be the fashion show emcee, and DJ JoJo from 100.7 WZXL will be spinning music during the show and throughout the evening.

“It is going to be another great event,” Staller said.

Tickets are $20 per person and include one drink ticket. Visit the Katz JCC front desk or call (609) 822-1167 Ext. 0 for tickets.

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