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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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Mar 31

Workin’ Overtime: Five Musical Ways to Get Ready for Diana Ross at Borgata

Diana Ross at BorgataMs. Diana Ross needs no introduction: The legendary diva has belted iconic tunes for decades, and has starred in countless movies and television shows. She’s been honored numerous times, including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Grammy as well as a 2007 Kennedy Center Honors. Now an intimate crowd of a few thousand guests have the lucky chance to see Ms. Ross live and in person at Borgata’s Event Center during a one night only, SOLD OUT show on Friday, April 1. To prepare for all of her musical glory, we rounded up five of our all-time favorite Diana Ross videos for your viewing pleasure.

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Mar 15

REVIEW: Sophia Loren Brings a Taste of Italian Style to Borgata

Sophia Loren at BorgataIt you paid attention in your high school Italian class, Sophia Loren made it pay off this past Friday at Borgata.

The iconic star of countless films made no qualms at her appearance at Borgata’s Event Center that she’s not only more comfortable speaking her native language, but that she loves it. In fact, there were numerous times when the red-clad Ms. Loren, 81, broke into long passages of Italian and had to be reminded by the evening’s moderator that her audience was English-speaking.

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Mar 14

Tickets on Sale March 18 for George Benson, Huey Lewis, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett and Straight No Chaser

So what are you doing in July?

It’ll be here before you know it, with warm beach weather, barbecues and a host of great concert tours crisscrossing the country.

And as always, when it comes to concerts, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the way at the Jersey Shore with tickets for five great July concerts going on sale March 18.

Our 2016 summer lineup of shows and concerts is shaping up to be another standout year for Borgata Entertainment. As always, Borgata offers a diverse lineup to suit any musical taste, whether it’s jazz with George Benson (July 23), legendary rock and blues stars Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy together on July 23, classic 80s rock with Huey Lewis and the News (July 24), traditional beloved standards with Tony Bennett (July 29) or even a-cappella madness with Straight No Chaser (July 29 & 30).

Here’s a look at the concerts going on sale March 18:

George BensonGeorge Benson

July 23

Jazz guitarist George Benson is best known for his 1976 album, the mostly instrumental album “Breezin,’” and for the vocal cut “This Masquerade,” which won the Grammy for Record of the Year. That album introduced his soulful jazz stylings to the mainstream, and set off a career that spanned decades. You’ve heard Benson playing on tracks from Stevie Wonder (“Another Star”) and his second breakthrough album “Give Me the Night” in 1980. He’s been a staple on the smooth jazz charts ever since and brings his latest tour to Borgata July 23.

 

Jeff Beck and Buddy GuyJeff Beck and Buddy Guy

July 23

Jeff beck is one of the most celebrated rock guitarists of all time. Buddy Guy is one of the all-time great blues guitarists. Beck ranks 5th on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 greatest guitarists of all time.” He’s played with a hall of fame list of artists and is one of three noted guitarists that played with The Yardbirds along with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Guy ranked 30th on Rolling Stone’s list and is cited as a major influence for pretty much every famous rock guitarist you’ve ever heard of including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. When the two take the stage at Borgata July 23, the rock gods will rejoice.

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Feb 16

An Evening With Sophia Loren at Borgata’s Event Center March 11

Sophia LorenIf you could pick one person in history to spend an evening talking with, who would you pick? Einstein, Churchill, Martin Luther King?

Now let’s refine the game. If you could speak to one Hollywood legend, who would it be? Cagney, Bogart, Orson Welles?

One last question, if you could speak to one acting legend and the sexiest, most exotic creature to ever grace a cinema screen, who would it be?

There’s only one answer – Sophia Loren. The first two questions were a fantasy, but thanks to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, an evening with Sophia Loren can be very real as she comes to Borgata’s Event Center for an intimate onstage conversation and Q&A.

That’s right, the Sophia Loren, Oscar winner, international star and Hollywood legend will be on the Event Center stage answering questions about her legendary career. The appearance is part of a limited tour Loren is making in the U.S. titled “”An Evening with Sophia Loren.”

“She’s doing a small run throughout the country,” Joe Lupo, Borgata’s senior vice president of operations recently told Atlantic City Weekly. “We’re very fortunate to have her, and we’re really looking forward to this event.”

Who wouldn’t? Just trying to run down Loren’s better than five-decade career is like preparing a term paper on film history.

Loren’s career as an international film star started in the late ‘50s after a successful run in Italian films when she signed with Paramount pictures in 1958. Among her films at this time were “Desire Under the Elms” with Anthony Perkins, based upon the Eugene O’Neill play; “Houseboat,” a romantic comedy co-starring Cary Grant; and George Cukor’s “Heller in Pink Tights.”

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Feb 16

Chatting With America’s Drag Stars Sherry Vine and Pandora Boxx

Americas Drag Stars at BorgataOn Saturday, February 20, expect a Pandora’s Boxx to be opened at Borgata’s Music Box venue: Some of America’s top drag talent will invade Atlantic City for one night only, and there will be many familiar faces on stage. Sherry Vine, Ginger Minj, Katya, and Pandora Boxx will present a special evening, aptly titled America’s Drag Stars, for Borgata audiences, and nothing is off limits. We had a chance to sit down with two of the queens, Sherry and Pandora, to get a little preview of what to expect from their performances, plus some scoop on projects they are both working on.

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Feb 11

The Isley Brothers at Borgata’s Event Center March 12

The Isley BrothersSongs 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.

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Jan 14

Frankie Valli, Tony Orlando and Foreigner to Appear at Borgata

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

Frankie ValliFranki 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 OrlandoTony 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.”

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Dec 8

Josh Groban August 5, 2016 at Borgata; Tickets on Sale December 11

Josh GrobanThere 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 Aprilwas 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.

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