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The Backyard Bar: Boardwalk Beer Garden at Caesars Gets New Name

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

BACKYARD-BAR-LOGOThe former Boardwalk Beer Garden, located outside Dusk at Caesars Atlantic City on the Boardwalk, is getting a new name.

Atlantic City Weekly has learned that the new name is The Backyard Bar.

The Boardwalk chill spot — with awesome people-watching opps, ocean breezes, the Pier at Shops across the wooden way, drinks, of course, and more, including live music in season — opened in the summer of 2011. Looking at the new logo (see above), it appears that there will be a distinct difference between the two venues (see former BBG below).

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Casting Call at Revel for 16th Season of ‘Big Brother’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

This just in from Revel …

“The public is invited to attend a casting call for Season 16 of the hit CBS show, Big Brother, being held at Revel Casino Hotel’s Ovation Hall (500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City) on Wednesday, April 9, noon-2pm. Each season Big Brother follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One by one, the HouseGuests will vote each other out of the house until at the end of three months, the last remaining HouseGuest will win the grand prize.

“Each applicant MUST have the following: (1) A complete short form application. (2) A photocopy of your driver’s license or state issued photo ID. (3) A photocopy of your passport or Social Security card. (4) Two photos -one face and one body shot. Applicants must be 21 and over. To download the application and view a complete list of requirements, visit: http://bigbrothercasting.tv/.”

Revel News: Jamie Foxx Spotted at HQ, Azure to Offer Monday Sushi Nights

Friday, March 14th, 2014

A little bird has notified Atlantic City Weekly that Jamie Foxx, who appeared at Revel Casino Hotel on Friday, March 7, for a performance at Ovation Hall, rolled into the multi-level HQ Nightclub at Revel later that night with a large entourage in tow.

Foxx, who partied with his posse until the wee hours of the morning, danced to the beats from Swedish DJ and producer Otto Knows and held court in HQ Nightclub’s VIP section, enjoying Grey Goose cocktails and champagne until around 3:30am. (He didn’t want any pics taken. Guess that’s what happens after you win an Oscar.)

(Related: Click here for photos from the last time Foxx partied in Atlantic City)

In other Revel news, Azure by Allegretti has announced that the restaurant will begin offering sushi at the restaurant on Monday nights. Nice, France-native chef Alain Allegretti’s Riviera-inspired, beachfronting restaurant at Revel will be the only restaurant at Revel offering such cuisine according to the restaurant’s publicity team.

Below you will find a few of Chef Allegretti’s latest seafood creations:

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Shrimp Tempura $18
avocado, cucumber, kani, unagi sauce

King Salmon $22
asparagus tempura, avocado, cream cheese

Lightly Spiced Shrimp $16
tempura flake, cucumber, jalapeno, tobiko

Azure Roll $26
cold water eel, cucumber, tempura flake, salmon roe, unagi sauce

‘Shore Thing’ Writing Retreat to Be Held in Atlantic City

Friday, February 28th, 2014

peter_murphy_2Writers or those who would like to sharpen their writing skills, check this out. Writer, poet, former AC High School English teacher and long-time writing seminar leader Peter Murphy is someone every writer could gain knowledge from.

Here is a media release, sent out recently, regarding a great opportunity in Atlantic City on March 8 at Dante Hall. Registration ends March 6.

Ventnor, NJ – In an ongoing partnership between Richard Stockton College and Murphy Writing Seminars, veteran writer and educator Peter Murphy will present “Shore Thing: Writing Beyond The Boardwalk.” This retreat will be held at Stockton’s Dante Hall Theatre in Atlantic City on Saturday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Following the method Murphy has developed in more than 30 years of leading writing workshops, participants will discuss the craft issues facing professionals before writing to several prompts that will challenge them to write for expression and discovery. They will then share their work in a generous read-around session.

“Writing is typically a solitary act,” Murphy explained. “But when writers come together in a supportive community that encourages them to push their boundaries, they often experience breakthroughs.”

Murphy and Murphy Writing Seminars are best known for the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, one of the largest and most successful writing conferences in the country. Established in 1994, the Winter Getaway celebrated its 21st Anniversary at Stockton Seaview Hotel in January.

“‘Shore Thing’ is the most affordable program we offer,” Murphy said. “We are hoping to attract local poets, fiction and nonfiction writers who will not be able to join us at our upcoming writing retreats in New Hampshire and Wales.”

The $65 tuition includes a lunch of Atlantic City subs and a soft drink. Discounts are available for those who have attended other Murphy Writing programs and for members of the South Jersey Poets Collective. The registration deadline is March 6.

Murphy Writing Seminars, a NJ Department of Education Registered Professional Development Provider, will offer seven hours of professional development credit to participating educators.

For full registration information, [visit] MurphyWriting.com or call 609-823-5076.

Sit in the General Lee at the Chelsea in AC

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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It may be too cold to don your Daisy Dukes (tell that to the guy as the end of this post) but Dukes of Hazzard fans will have a chance to sit in the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous from the iconic 1980s TV show as the General Lee car will be parked in The Chelsea hotel lobby from Friday, Feb. 28 (from 1pm) through Sunday, March 2 (at 8:30am).

The car will be roped off, but folks will be able to take photos of it.

In addition, for $15 you can have your picture in the General Lee taken on your camera or phone from 5-7pm on Friday and Saturday night. There is a $5 discount for all Chelsea guests.

Although this particular General Lee car did not appear in any of the Dukes of Hazzard TV episodes, it has been signed by all of the TV series’ surviving cast, as well as some of the stunt team members and members of the H&H body shop crew that did all the paint and bodywork in the first five episodes of the show, which were filmed in Georgia. It also has the correct color paint from the TV series as well as correct pushbar, CB Radio, antenna and interior color, and has been used in personal appearances by members of the cast.

As part of this General Lee AC event at The Chelsea, participants can enjoy 10% off dinner at the posh hotel’s Dining on the Fifth (excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity and cannot be combined with other promotions).

Um, really?

Um, really?

Atlantic City: Pics of the Week – Christina Perri, DJ Webstar and More

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

New photo galleries up at acweekly.com:

Boogie Nights Hosts Carlos Mencia After Party

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Freeze for a Cause at Steel Pier

Photo: Tom Briglia

Photo: Tom Briglia

Event photos to look for in this week’s issue of Atlantic City Weekly (2/27 issue):

The Chainsmokers at MIXX at Borgata Sat., Feb. 22 (Photo: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)

The Chainsmokers at MIXX at Borgata Sat., Feb. 22 (Photo: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)

Boogie Nights hosted Carlos Mencia after party with a Michael Jackson tribute artist on Feb. 22 (Photo: Tom Briglia)

Boogie Nights hosted Carlos Mencia after party with a Michael Jackson tribute artist on Feb. 22 (Photo: Tom Briglia)

DJ Webstar spinning at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Atlantic City on Feb. 21. (Photo: Tom Briglia)

DJ Webstar spinning at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Atlantic City on Feb. 21. (Photo: Tom Briglia)

D'Jais of Bellma, N.J., held their annual Half Way to Summer" party at The Pool After Dark, Harrah's Casino Resort, Atlantic City, on Feb. 22. (Photo: Tom Briglia)

D'Jais of Bellma, N.J., held their annual Half Way to Summer" party at The Pool After Dark, Harrah's Casino Resort, Atlantic City, on Feb. 22. (Photo: Tom Briglia)

Philadelphia singer-songrwriter performed an intimate concert at Resorts on Monday, Feb. 24, for a lucky group of SOJO 104.9 FM listeners.

Philadelphia singer-songwriter performed an intimate concert at Resorts on Monday, Feb. 24, for a lucky group of SOJO 104.9 FM listeners.

For hundreds of past photo galleries and videos, visit our acweekly.com multimedia section here.

Caesars Atlantic City to Celebrate Year of the Horse

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
2009 Atlantic City Boardwalk Lunar New Year Parade (photo: tom briglia)

2009 Atlantic City Boardwalk Lunar New Year Parade (photo: tom briglia)

It is the year of the horse and Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City properties are kicking off the Chinese New Year in celebration. Events, festive dances and lavish décor as well as traditional Far East foods, will be included in Caesars’ 5th annual Lunar New Year Celebration — free and open to the public — which will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 2pm with “Wake the Lion.”

The traditional ceremony said to bring good luck and fortune will take place on the Boardwalk in front Showboat. Then, a Boardwalk Parade will embark from the Showboat down to Bally’s with floats, marching bands, Shaolin Kung-Fu demos, lion dances and other special performances. That night, two more lion dances will be presented in front of Showboat at 5pm.

PHOTOS: CLICK TO SEE THE 2009 LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE

The parade heads inside once it reaches Bally’s where the property’s 6th floor will be transformed into a mini Chinatown, with an Asian Market Festival featuring jewelry, food, teas, and crafts for sale. From 4pm-midnight, the Chinese Market Place will feature costume characters, fortune gods, stilt walkers and more.

Each of Caesars’ three Boardwalk casinos will feature specials for the Lunar New Year celebration. Showboat’s Royal Noodle House will have $5 Curry Chicken Dumplings, $6 Cheese Steak Spring Rolls, $15 Pad Thai Chicken, $26 Walnut Shrimp, $38 Hoe See Fat Choy, $3 Sake Shots and $7 Sake Bombs.

Bally’s Noodle Village will feature $32 Braised Lamb Stew, $28 Dried Scallops with Chinese Melon in Oyster Sauce, $25 Fried Tofu and shrimp garlic sauce, $38 Stir Fried Filet Mignon with Asparagus, $28 Sliced Beef, $28 Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Fried Rice.

Caesars’ excellent KWI Restaurant & Noodle Bar will feature $80 Salt and Pepper Lobster, $55 Steamed Whole Fish, $28 Braised Pig Trotter (over lettuce), $26 Crispy Dark Soy Chicken, $28 Braised Dried Oysters with Sea Moss, and $38 Jumbo Shrimp and Osmanthus Mussels with XO sauce.

Finally, on the following Sunday night, Feb. 16, Caesars will host a “Lunar New Year Chinese Show (The Voice of China).” Tickets for the 11pm show can be purchased at iemshowplace.com or via 718-888-3113.

PHOTOS: CLICK TO SEE THE 2009 LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE

Jazz Vespers Tribute to Martin Luther King and Art Blakey

Friday, January 17th, 2014
The cover of one of Blakey's 1970s albums, featuring he and his son Takashi — who grew up in the Ocean City/Northfield area — in Smithville.

The cover of one of Blakey's 1970s albums, featuring he and his son Takashi — who grew up in the Ocean City/Northfield area — in Smithville.

On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Asbury United Methodist Church in Atlantic City (1213 Pacific Ave.) will feature a special Jazz Vespers concert starting at 4pm.

The Keith Hollis Band will perform a free concert honoring both Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Day is the next day, Jan. 20) and Art Blakey, the legendary drummer and bandleader who passed away in 1990 and has links to the Atlantic City area.

READ: REMEMBERING THE MESSENGER

Blakey lived in Northfield off and on for a number of years with his longtime companion Sandy Warren, who still lives in the area, in Atlantic City, and who wrote a book about her life with Blakey a few years ago.

For more on this show, visit jazzvespers.com or call 703-7907.

READ: THE SPIRIT OF ART

Paris Hilton to Get Half a Mil to DJ Four Nights in Atlantic City

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Paris Hilton, spotted in New York City Monday night with her sister Nicky.

Paris Hilton, spotted in New York City Monday night with her sister Nicky.

News surfaced on Monday that Paris Hilton, 32, was offered a four-night DJ residency gig at the Pool at Harrah’s in Atlantic City — at a whopping $100,000 per night.

Later, Hilton was spotted in New York City, where she was visiting her sister Nicky.

According to TMZ, who caught up with the socialite on Monday, Hilton considers herself among an elite group of DJs.

“I am one of the top five paid in the world meaning rate per show,” she told TMZ.

“Of course, I do not compare myself to the Aviciis and the Tiestos of the world — they are DJs — it’s a small part of my business, I do many things.

“Djing is something I do that is fun, it’s not my main job.”

No official word yet when the residency will be presented.

Miss America 2015 Date Announced in Atlantic City

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, at the Sheraton in Atlantic City on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo: Lew Steiner)
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, at the Sheraton in Atlantic City on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo: Lew Steiner)

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, from Syracuse, N.Y., returned to Atlantic City on Friday, Jan. 10, to join a press conference at the Atlantic City Sheraton to announce the date of the 2015 Miss America Pageant.

The pageant will once again be in Atlantic City, where it started and returned to last year after an eight-year absence. A multi-year agreement brought Miss America back to Atlantic City in 2013.

Sunday, September 14, is the date of the Miss America Pageant, which will be broadcast live on ABC-TV at 9pm (ET).

The Miss America Organization’s chairman and CEO, Sam Haskell, Davuluri and the city’s newly elected mayor, Don Guardian, announced the date along with Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Executive Director John Palmieri, the Atlantic City Alliance’s (ACA) president, Liza Cartmell, and the Miss America Organization’s  president, Sharon Pearce.

For the entire story, click here


Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell (Photo: Lew Steiner)

Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell (Photo: Lew Steiner)