Rants and raves about burning topics that have caught my attention midweek, be it greedy corporate shenanigans, frustration or joy in regards to the Philly sports teams, a movie, show or DVD that has fired up my imagination, an intriguing personality, or what’s happening in the region. — Lori Hoffman, Associate Editor, Atlantic City Weekly.
There are several happenings around town that have caught my eye, as well as news on streaming the Atlantic City-set film festival hit, Ice Grill USA.
A competitor from last year.
If you’re a fan of Elvis, head on over to the Palace Theater at Bally’s for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary this Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Bally’s Resorts Box Office, by via Ticketmaster. The contest is part of the fun that comes with the return of the tribute show Legends in Concert now playing at the Palace throughout the summer.
Contestants in Atlantic City’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will be judged on the “best representation of the Elvis legacy” in vocals, appearance, stage presence, and overall tribute. The winner of the contest qualifies to compete in The 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest finals taking place in Memphis during Elvis Week, Aug. 10-16. In addition, the winner of Atlantic City’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist preliminary contest will take home a $1,000 cash prize, a getaway prize package to Graceland, and more.
The under-construction Revel Casino Hotel will open its doors on May 15, 2012, but the company is now providing a peek at what awaits future guests in its Visitor Lounge, which opened July 1. Located at the resort location, between New Jersey and Connecticut avenues just off the Boardwalk, the Revel Visitor Lounge offers a glimpse of the brand and visual clues to the experiences the creative teams are designing. In addition, guests of the Visitor Lounge can join a priority list to receive updates on the resort’s developments. The Lounge is open daily from 10am to 8pm.
Revel is building the largest lifestyle resort destination on the eastern seaboard. It is scheduled to have well over 1,100 rooms; over 50 dining, retail, spa and theater concepts; an indoor/outdoor lobby that embraces the oceanfront location and multiple clubs and bars. For more go here.