Songs in movies have a way of marking the times of people’s life, or more precisely, the great parties of people’s lives.
For anyone who can remember the 70s—if you can, you probably weren’t at too many parties though—you may vaguely recall dancing to the song “Shout” about a thousand times, which if course came from Otis Day and the Knights in the film “Animal House.”
Well, actually no. “Shout” was a 1959 release from The Isley Brothers. Otis Day was a made up band.
Or maybe you remember in the 80s dancing along with Ferris Beuller to the Beatles “Twist and Shout.” Well, again it was an Isley Brothers hit first, though in fairness they covered the song as well, which was originally recorded by the Top Notes.
Or maybe, back in the 70s again, you just danced to “Who’s That Lady,” another Isley Brothers smash.
The point is, you’ve been partying to The Isley Brothers a lot longer than you realize and on March 12 you can do it in person when The Isley Brothers Featuring Ron and Ernie Isley appear at Borgata’s Event Center with special guests The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.
If you’re sick and tired of giving (and receiving) the same old roses and boxes of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, Borgata has plenty of unique alternatives to spice up your gift giving this February 14th. From special spa treatments to comfortable rooms to amazing eats, there’s something for every love bird on your list. We hand-picked eight signature Borgata experiences that will surely “wow” your significant other, or, if you’re single why not give yourself a little pampering?
Get a Room…Literally: No visit to Borgata would be complete without a stay in one of their clean, comfortable, and modern guest rooms. The entire hotel tower at Borgata was recently remodeled, and if you’re looking for a more “zen” experience, check out one of the deluxe rooms at The Water Club, where you’ll be able to relax and unwind with the one you love.
Work the Knots Out Of Your Relationship: Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa are offering a special “Forget Me KNOTS Massages for Two” exclusively during the month of February. Designed to get rid of the winter’s blah, the side-by-side Swedish massages include free parking and a treat for your sweet tooth.
The 2016 entertainment schedule for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is filling up and we’re announcing three upcoming shows, all of which will see tickets go on sale Friday, January 15.
Franki Valli 4/8 & 4/9 Music Box
Foreigner 5/7 Event Center
Tony Orlando 5/13 Music Box
Franki Valli, of course, is a long time staple at Borgata. Valli came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons and immediately became known for his falsetto vocals. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons’ alias ‘The Wonder Who?’, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist.
Valli’s number-one hits included “Sherry” (1962), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962), “Walk Like a Man” (1963), “Rag Doll” (1964) and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (1975). As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs “My Eyes Adored You” (1974) and “Grease” (1978).
Tony Orlando is another regular performer at Borgata. Orlando scored solo hits in the 1960s such as “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You,” but rose to superstardom as part of Tony Orlando and Dawn in the 1970s. Their hits included “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”
There are two big announcements for fans of singer Josh Groban this week.
First, Groban has been nominated for a Grammy for his album Stages for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Second, tickets for Groban’s August 5 concert at Borgata’s Event Center go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10 am.
It’s all just another week in the life for Groban, of course, who got his first Grammy nomination 10 years ago and has been a music superstar ever since. Groban tweeted that he is “honored to be in such tremendous company,” along with fellow nominees like Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan and Barry Manilow.
Now that’s hanging with the big Boys.
Groban’s crossover album Stages, released in April, was hailed as a triumphant interpretation of songs from some of the biggest Broadway musicals of all time. According to Broadwayworld.com, Groban’s Stages and tour are a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time, which Groban describes as “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time,” and which he was drawn to because of their combination of “incredible melody with an incredible story.”
He brings that tour to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa August 5 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 am Friday, December 11. By then, Groban could be yet another Grammy winner to grace the Borgata Event Center stage.
Tickets are $153.50 / $123.50 / $98.50 / $78.50.
This is the time of year for decorating, shopping, eating and general holiday goodness. And in that last category here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, that includes great holiday concerts and shows.
But what if we were to take the basic holiday concert and spice it up a bit? You know, say with some great classic music. Not classical music, but classic music—like Motown.
Now that’s a Holiday concert. Great Christmas music and great Motown classics.
Like say if Borgata’s favorite Motown group Human Nature returned to Borgata’s Music Box for two nights on December 4 & 5 to present Human Nature: Christmas Motown & More.
We’ve told you about the Australian group Human Nature before in one of their now regular summer stints here at Borgata in Atlantic City. Backed by Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Human Nature has become a Las Vegas staple—recently voted Las Vegas’ No. 1 vocal group—but regularly tours the East Coast.
For their Christmas show, they promise “Christmas, Motown and more!” is a lively holiday celebration including an 11 piece band and string section. Human Nature performs 14 Holiday classics from their new Christmas Album including “Please Come Home for Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Silent Night – O Holy Night,” “Winter Wonderland” and a selection of Motown’s greatest hits which Human Nature have become famous for.
This spectacular stage production is the ultimate family-fun Christmas show in all of Las Vegas. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Human Nature has a special show just for you.”
The world is full of songs that are hard to get out of your head. Once you hear them, they stay with you all day, in the back of your mind, in the front of your mind, taking over your mind.
And for those who come to Borgata’s Music Box on November 28 to see singer and “Dancing With the Stars” star Andy Grammer, we guarantee you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Shortly after the concert, we envision a few thousand Grammer fans walking around Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa softly singing “Nah, nah, honey I’m good. I could have another but I probably should—Not.”
And maybe not all that softly. That’s what happens when a singer hits on a relationship anthem that touches the public’s heart, and has a great musical hook.
The success of the single took even Grammer by surprise, but not because of the subject matter.
“I think anyone in a relationship has to deal with temptation, if they’re being honest with themselves,” the married Grammer recently told radio.com. “People don’t talk about it very much but it’s very honest. Guys and girls both have temptation.
Looking through the upcoming concerts at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, you might think that an Evening with Alan Cumming on November 14, at Borgata’s Music Box might make for a peaceful, pleasant evening with the Broadway star.
Especially if we tell you that Cumming himself bills the evening as “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.”
Doesn’t that sound like a peaceful event?
Only if you’re not familiar with Alan Cumming—at least on stage. Since he sprang on the scene playing the master of ceremonies in the 1998 Broadway re-adaption of “Cabaret,” Cumming has been one of the most energetic and unpredictable stage presences in American theater.
Sappy songs huh? Here’s a description of the show from the NY Times review.
“Nothing, however, prepared me for the emotional firestorm that Mr. Cumming detonated at Tuesday’s opening-night performance of his nightclub show ‘Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.’ ‘Have a hankie ready,’ he advised early in the evening while flashing a subversive Mephistophelean grin whose message read: You know and I know that underneath our decorum, we’re all ravenous sexual beasts and hooray for that!”
That’s Alan Cumming, one of the hardest actors/singers to pin down into a neat stereotypical role. The Scottish born performer has been seen on American film screens (starting in 1997 with “Romy and Michelle’s Wedding“) and TV screens in a host of roles from “Spy Kids” to his current role on “The Good Wife.”
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Festival Park, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s new outdoor venue, has had an amazing summer. And a versatile one as well as we’ve staged rock concerts, techno dance shows, industry parties and some great country music artists at our new party venue.
So there’s really no reason to stop the magic at Festival Park just because the calendar says it’s fall. And that means we’re having another great country show—with help from our friends at Cat Country 103.7—on September 26 with The Band Perry. Also appearing is country star Brett Eldredge.
One of the brightest young bands on the country circuit, Grammy winning The Band Perry—comprised of siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals) and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals)—burst onto the scene in 2010 with their self-titled debut album that contained the No. 1 country hit “If I Die Young.”
They scored two more No. 1 songs on their second album Pioneer with “Better Dig Two” and “DONE.”, plus the Top 10 hits “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw.”
And as always, Borgata’s timing is impeccable as the group just dropped their first single”Live Forever” off their upcoming third album.
If the band’s track record is any indication, the song should be high on the charts by the time they perform at Festival Park.