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Jul 25

Concert Review: Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy Rock Borgata Event Center

Jeff BeckFor music fans of a certain era, popular music was once dominated by one instrument above all others – the electric guitar. Sure, disco wasn’t that far removed from today’s EDM, and pop singers are always with us just like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are today.

But for these fans, music – real rock and roll music – comes from an electric guitar – not to mention blues and honky-tonk country music.

So it was with some nostalgia that several thousand old-school fans packed the Borgata Event Center Saturday to see two of the electric guitars most established and influential masters take the stage as blues legend Buddy Guy and rock legend Jeff Beck performed a double bill. Either one could have performed as a solo headliner, but to have both on the same bill resulted in about 2-and-a-half hours of guitar bliss – not bad for two septuagenarians.

The show started with an hour-long set by Guy who was appearing one week shy of his eightieth birthday. Considering that Guy began his career in the late 50’s, that’s a lot of shows under his belt.

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Jul 13

Broadway’s Hottest Stars, Including HAMILTON’s Leslie Odom, Headed to Borgata this August

Leslie OdomThis August, Borgata is turning to the Great White Way to heat up their entertainment options. Some of Broadway’s biggest performers from HamiltonWicked, and The Phantom of the Opera area headed to the Atlantic City resort for multiple memorable summer nights full of show tunes we all know and love.

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Jul 7

Bob Dylan Brings Legendary Career to Borgata Event Center

Bob Dylan (2015)For many music fans, Bob Dylan is a legend. The 76-year-old Dylan has had a career that’s hard to quantify into words. Folk music pioneer, socially influential protest singer, pop music star and rock music star (you know, when he went electric).

That’s Dylan.

His recording career, spanning more than 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook.

This is one guy we’re talking about here.

When Bob Dylan rolls into the Borgata Event Center Sunday July 10, you can expect a true master to embrace his latest incarnation – that of the Great American Songbook. That’s because his last two albums – the 36th and 37th studio albums of his career – were Shadows in the Night, featuring ten songs written between 1923 and 1963 and recorded by Frank Sinatra and Fallen Angels, which was described as “a direct continuation of the work of ‘uncovering’ the Great Songbook that he began on last year’s Shadows In the Night.”

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Jun 30

REVIEW: Jane Lynch Brings Something Old and Something New to Borgata

In case you were wondering, yes, Jane Lynch can really sing.

The actress, best known for her stint in the insanely popular Fox television hit Glee, took to the Borgata Music Box stage on Saturday evening, along with a bunch of her friends in harmony, to perform her touring set aptly titled See Jane Sing. It was a delightful series of song with quite a punch of darkly humorous sarcasm weaved throughout. Ms. Lynch’s lighthearted night of entertainment was just what the doctor ordered…

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Jun 1

REVIEW: Boy George, Rosie O’Donnell, and Cyndi Lauper Show Their “True Colors” at Borgata

BGCLWho would have imagined Boy George and Cyndi Lauper singing a ten-minute duet of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” while Rosie O’Donnell played the drums?

There was that, plus plenty of other unexpected surprises, this past Sunday evening at Borgata’s Event Center where the trifecta of performers played a rare Memorial Day concert, only one of seven stops on their tour of the East Coast. In some ways, the night was pretty much two full concerts in one and lasted nearly two and a half hours. Both Boy George and Cyndi Lauper played full sets, while Rosie O’Donnell served as intermission entertainment.

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Apr 12

10 Reasons Why Borgata Makes the Ultimate Gaycation

champagne-coupleIf you’re looking for a reason to come visit our LGBT-friendly resort, look no further: Borgata offers something for just about everyone, including ways to indulge, relax, and get your party on. We rounded up ten of our favorite reasons why our guests and friends enjoying coming out to Borgata.

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Apr 12

Hollywood Vampires at Borgata July 3

Hollywood VampiresWhen it comes to classic rock, with all due respect to modern music artists, some things are just too cool to ever be equaled.

Yeah, yeah, the kids are all into their Katy Perry, their Niki Minaj, their Kanye, their Drake.

Whatever.

You know what’s cool? Alice Cooper is cool singing Doors’ songs with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry on guitar. Yes, actor Johnny Depp. Yes, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

You know what’s cooler? That such a group exists and has the name Hollywood Vampires.

You know what’s cooler still? That the group grew out of a drinking club established by Cooper in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip in 1969 for the rockers passing through the L.A. music scene. The Hollywood Vampires club was formed in an upstairs bar at the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

Cooper and Depp decided that they wanted to see the Hollywood Vampires rise from the dead (get it) and launched a band dedicated to resurrecting the music of so many singers and groups of the era who have, well, passed on to the great rock band graveyard.

And coolest of all? They’re playing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on July 4th weekend with an appearance Sunday, July 3.

Intrigued? Hey, the coolness goes on.

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Apr 4

REVIEW: Diana Ross Proves Why She’s Still The Supreme

D RossDiana Ross had one goal during her sold-out Friday evening concert at Borgata‘s Event Center: to slay.

And slay she did. The 72-year-old performer donned more gowns than one would find during an episode of Say Yes to the Dress during her 75 minute set and demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that she’s still got it in spades.

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