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Legends in Concert Announces Fall Line Up

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Scott Jordan as JT.

Scott Jordan as JT.

Break out the “Mirrors” and get ready to “Take Back the Night” as Legends In Concert will pay tribute to the talents of JT, Justin Timberlake. Also, joining the fall tribute line-up in Atlantic City will be Liza Minnelli, and the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. There will also be Elvis of course. With four headliners, instead of the usual five, each performer will get to do additional songs.
Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience is the year’s biggest-selling album to date, with over 3 million copies sold, so Legends concert-goers can expect to hear all the JT favorites.

Legends in Concert at Bally’s Atlantic City will present its new fall lineup beginning Friday, Sept. 6 and last through Sunday, Nov. 24. The current line-up now to Sept. 1 is Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Elvis, Katy Perry and Michael Buble.

Tickets, which are now on sale, can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and at Ballysac.com, legendsinconcert.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $32.50 for adults and $16.25 for children (3-16) plus service charges. Special group rates are also available. Performances will be held daily at 8pm, Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, as well two Saturday shows at 7:30 and 10pm, and a special matinee each Wednesday at 3pm.

Legends In Concert: New Cast Through June 30

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Legends in Concert is presented at Bally’s with tribute artists recreating the musical magic of various top entertainers from the past and present. Legends in Concert is the pioneer of live tribute shows and the longest-running entertainment attraction in Atlantic City’s history.

The current cast includes tributes to Elvis, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Katy Perry and Michael Bublé, presented through June 30.

Legends in Concert: Stacy Whitton as Shania Twain

Monday, March 4th, 2013
Stacy Whitton as Shania.

Stacy Whitton as Shania.

The popular tribute show Legends in Concert has been taking a winter break since late December but that wait is over. The show returns to the Legends in Concert Theatre at Bally’s tomorrow (March 5) at 8pm. The schedule is Tues. 8pm; Wed. 3 & 8pm; Thurs.-Fri. 8pm; Sat. 7:30 & 10pm; Sun. 8pm (closed Mon.). Tickets are $32.50 adults and $16.25 children 3-16.

The headliners for the new current run are Mitch Adams as Elton John; Coty Alexander as Madonna; Eric Martin & Carmen Romaro as the Blues Brothers; Stacy Whitton as Shania Twain and Terry Forsyth as Stevie Wonder.

From Branson to Las Vegas, Stacey Whitton’s tribute to Shania Twain is “Still The One” that has audiences entertained. Whitton has also appeared in Atlantic City’s Legends’ show as Marilyn Monroe.

Whitton comes from a musical family of eight and has been entertaining audiences since age seven. She was a featured vocalist for the New Penny Singers until she discovered the saxophone at age 11. Her ten-year career as a saxophonist in the Early Birds Quintet led her to pursue a degree in theater and opera.

With a love for all aspects of performing, she took to the musical theater during which she was offered an audition for the role of Shania Twain in Legends In Concert.  She has now been traveling and performing with the show for several years.

Whitton’s performance includes Twain’s top hits, including “Still the One,” “I’m Out of Here,” and a medley of “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” and “Honey I’m Home.”

Legends in Concert Returns March 5

Friday, January 18th, 2013

legendslogoLegends in Concert is presented at Bally’s with tribute artists recreating the musical magic of various top entertainers from the past and present. Legends in Concert is the pioneer of live tribute shows and the longest-running entertainment attraction in Atlantic City’s history.

After a winter break, the show returns March 5 with a new cast featuring tributes to The Blues Brothers, Elton John, Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Shania Twain. This group will continue through Sunday, May 12.

Showtimes are: Sun. 8pm; Tues. 8pm; Wed. 3 and 8pm; Thur., Fri. 8pm and Sat. 7:30 and 10pm. Tickets: $32.50 adults; $16.25 child (3-16)

Hard Rock Atlantic City Event Raises Nearly a Quarter-Mil for Gilda’s Club

Friday, November 30th, 2012

IMG_8ATLANTIC CITY — The second annual Gilda Rocks On event at the Taj Mahal’s Hard Rock Cafe shattered its no-less impressive inaugural numbers on Thursday night, Nov. 29, raising almost $250,000 for Gilda’s Club of South Jersey, an organization that provides free support programs to all cancer sufferers and their families. The organization is named after the late Gilda Radnor, an Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedienne and original cast member on Saturday Night Live who passed away in 1989 from ovarian cancer.

Event co-host Isabel Allen with Jerry "The Geator with the Heater" Blavat

Event co-host Isabel Allen with Jerry "The Geator with the Heater" Blavat

For a photo gallery of this year’s event, click here.

Another Grammy award winner, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci of Dion and the Belmonts, was this year’s featured performer. Also among the dozens in attendance was famed DJ (and AC Weekly columnist) Jerry “The Geator with the Heater” Blavat, and new cast members of the popular Legends in Concert show taking place at Bally’s Atlantic City.

The legendary Dion rocked the house down at the Hard Rock

The legendary Dion rocked the house down at the Hard Rock

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, and his wife Isabel, a longtime Gilda’s Club of South Jersey board member, served as co-hosts.

Last year Isabel Allen, along with fellow board members Joan Licursi, Phyllis Lacca, and Hard Rock senior director of brand philanthropy Annie Balliro, came up with the idea for the inaugural Gilda Rocks On benefit over a lunch engagement.

Hundreds Reinforce the Notion that A.C.’s Boardwalk is Alive and Well

Monday, November 12th, 2012

board walkATLANTIC CITY — Hundreds of people took part in a free event to celebrate A.C.’s most important icon — the Boardwalk — on a beautiful and unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11.  

The “Board-Walk” began at the south end of the boards near the Atlantic Club Casino Resort and ended at Revel to the north.

The walk was to remind everyone that Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk — and the businesses that line the famous wooden walkway — are still open, operational, and in fine condition, despite some confusing and contradictory information from the mainstream media. It was hosted by the Atlantic City Alliance, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association, and many of the participants donated to the American Red Cross, which had representatives on hand.

Many of the estimated 600 people wore pink, yellow and blue “DO AC” shirts handed out to participants to help generate publicity. At the event’s start, performers from the “Divas Do AC” and Legends in Concert shows, impersonating Elvis, Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers and other, sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “Back on the Boardwalk” — a song penned by Mark Kogan of Legends in Concert that is sung to the melody of the song “Under the Boardwalk.”

Click the top video below to see “Board-Walk” participants heading north, and click the bottom video to hear the Legends cast singing “Back on the Boardwalk.”

Legends in Concert Spotlight: Rainere Martin as Donna Summer

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Rainere Martin as Donna Summer in 'Legends in Concert.'

Rainere Martin as Donna Summer in 'Legends in Concert.'

Legends in Concert, at Bally’s Legends in Concert Theater, continues to enchant audiences with artists performing high energy and stirring tributes to Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Donna Summer. Performances are daily at 8pm Tuesday through Friday and Sunday. There are two shows Saturday at 7:30pm and 10pm, and a special matinee every Wednesday at 3pm. Tickets are $32.50 for adults and $16.25 for children plus service charges. Go see the latest video here.

The show allows fans to connect with celebrities who are still with us and celebrities who are no longer with us. The loss of the great Donna Summer is very recent, which makes the excellent performance of Legends in Concert’s Rainere Martin so poignant.

From her first step on stage through her medley of disco hits, Rainere portrays all that was magical and musical of the beautiful and talented Donna Summer’s legendary career. Blessed with a beautiful voice and a grandmother who filled her heart with beautiful songs, Martin learned at an early age that she could use her voice to lift up souls and bring joy to all who hear her sing.

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New Faces in ‘Legends’ Show at Bally’s

Friday, June 15th, 2012
C.J. Brando as Adele.

C.J. Brando as Adele.

Legends in Concert at Bally’s refreshed the cast with new faces on May 25, including the first appearance ever by an Adele tribute artist, the talented C.J. Brando.

The show also features tributes to Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe, Bobby Darin, Justin Timberlake, and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis.

Go here for a review of the show.

This Week’s ‘Legends’ Performer of the Week: Tyler Hunter as Elvis

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Tyler Hunter as "The King"

Tyler Hunter as "The King"

ATLANTIC CITY — Bally’s Atlantic City recently began a year-round schedule of its famed Legends In Concert series — the pioneer of live tribute shows and the longest-running entertainment attraction in Atlantic City’s history. Eight performances will take place each week through Dec. 31 in Bally’s Palace Theater.

The 2012 edition of the stage show spectacular, which features live recreations of yesterday’s and today’s hottest superstars backed by a live orchestra and dancers, promises to be more popular than ever. The initial Legends 2012 production will feature tributes to Tina Turner, the Blues Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles and, of course, Elvis Presley, with performances at 8pm Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday, and a special matinee each Wednesday at 3pm. Tickets are available now at $32.50. Go here or call 800-745-3000 to purchase tickets.

For a video preview of Legends, click here. To see a photo gallery, click here.

This week’s Legend’s Performer of the Week is Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley.

Age has no bearing on the influence Elvis can have on you. Born June 28, 1990, Tyler realized as an early teen that Elvis was going to be a big part of his life. It began with watching an Elvis performer in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Tyler would dance to “Rubberneckin’” and gradually wanted to sing Elvis songs himself. A few high school talent shows at the age of 15 started the journey.

Tyler has been an Elvis Tribute Artist since the age of 18. In April of 2010 he competed in his first Ultimate Elvis preliminary in Branson, MO. Then in July he competed in Las Vegas at The Freemont Street Experience. That venue was the one that put the fire in Tyler. To have so many people with such a passion for Elvis there supporting you and screaming for more confirmed why he does a Tribute to Elvis. In August of that year Tyler made the trip to Memphis, singing at several locations and enjoying the festivities of Elvis Week. Tyler was also a performer in Memphis this year during the celebration of Elvis’ birthday in January and Elvis Week in August.

To see Tyler perform is really to be a part of the show yourself. His stage presence is undeniable. Every show brings a new experience as he seems to bring more power and emotion. Tyler has the ability to make you feel that each performance you are seeing is the best yet. He performed for Legends in Concert at the Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut in July 2011.

For other Legends bios, click here.

‘Legends’ Performer of the Week: Cookie Watkins as Tina Turner

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Cookie Watkins as Tina TurnerATLANTIC CITY — Bally’s Atlantic City recently began a year-round schedule of its famed Legends In Concert series — the pioneer of live tribute shows and the longest-running entertainment attraction in Atlantic City’s history. Eight performances will take place each week through Dec. 31 in Bally’s Palace Theater.

The 2012 edition of the stage show spectacular, which features live recreations of yesterday’s and today’s hottest superstars backed by a live orchestra and dancers, promises to be more popular than ever. The initial Legends 2012 production will feature tributes to Tina Turner, the Blues Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles and, of course, Elvis Presley, with performances at 8pm Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday, and a special matinee each Wednesday at 3pm. Tickets are available now at $32.50. Go here or call 800-745-3000 to purchase tickets.

For a video preview of Legends, click here. To see a photo gallery, click here.

This week’s “Legends Performer of the Week” is Cookie Watkins as Tina Turner (pictured above).

Cookie brings more than a celebrity impersonation to her performance the award-winning live tribute show Legends in Concert. Music has been Cookie’s mainstay since Duke Ellington brought her onstage to warble out a few tunes at the ripe age of 14.  The Duke gave Cookie a coming-out party at the Rainbow Room when she turned 18.  She even warranted a special mention in his book Music Is My Mistress.

Always thought of as the little girl with the big woman’s voice, Cookie studied opera and classical music before her out-of-the-box smash hit Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover brought her to the forefront of the dance movement.  Soon she was lending her vocal expertise to such smash hits as Shades of Love’s “Keep in Touch” (Body to Body).

Known to Underground music fans as “Iron Throat,” Cookie has been highly influenced by R&B legends like Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Bobby Womack and the legend she so enthusiastically tributes, Tina Turner.

No stranger to Broadway, Cookie also performed in hit stage musicals like Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity, and Hair before touring with the original cast of Beehive and Marie Wilson.

Cookie allows the audience to savor the saucy effects of Tina’s “Higher” before a seamless transition to the throaty “Better Be Good to Me” followed by “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”  But Cookie and her audience know nothing tops the high-energy, stand-up hit and closer “Proud Mary,” and that is exactly what Cookie does Tina — proud!

For other Legends bios, click here.