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Art Show needs artists; Devils game at Hall time change

Lou Perri

Thursday, January 9, 2014 • 3:47pm

Southern New Jersey artists are welcome to apply for a space at the annual At the Shore Wine Tasting Art Show scheduled for February 5, 2014 at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield.  The show provides an opportunity for local and regional artists to showcase and sell their work.    

 

Artists should send their biographies and photos of three pieces of their work to Doreen Prinzo at dprinzo@accva.com.  Deadline for application is Monday, December 16, 2014.      The Wine Tasting Art Show is produced by the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the CRDA's Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation, and sponsored by the Press of Atlantic City's At the Shore magazine. 

 

The event raises funds for scholarships for hospitality students at colleges and universities in the region.   In addition to great art, the show includes a tasting selection of red and white wines from Gallo Wines, accompanied by hors d'oeuvres from Atlantic City Country Club and jazz music provided by the Richard Stockton College music department.

 Local artists are at the heart of Atlantic City's new Arts District which includes ArtLantic art installations on the Boardwalk and other properties, the Sculpture Walk connecting the Marina District casino properties, Dante Hall Theater on Mississippi Avenue and the new Noyes at Stockton Arts Garage at the CRDA's Wave Garage at Fairmount and Arctic Avenues, featuring artist studios and the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.  

 

  A limit of 400 tickets will be sold for the Wine Tasting Art Show. Tickets go on sale mid-December for $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For ticket information, contact Joyce Cook at jcook@accva.com.   For scholarship information, contact http://accvafoundation.org/foundation-programs/scholarship=programs/info or call Doreen Prinzo at 609-449-7156.  

 

The Albany Devils announced that their game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday, Mar. 1 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will now start at 5 pm. The contest was originally slated for 7 pm.

 

Other Devils games at Boardwalk Hall this season are on Saturday, Jan. 12 (4 pm) and Friday, Feb. 14 (7 pm) against the Hershey Bears and Sunday, Mar. 23 against the Penguins (4 pm).

 

Tickets starting at $16 are on sale now at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office and through Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 736-1420.

 

A formerly little-known race car builder in upstate Ransomville, New York has become the most sought after constructor of  Indoor Three quarter Midget cars based on past performance. Mark Lafler has  built no less than ten new TQ Midgets for the 2014 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor season which consists of the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Races scheduled for Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25 and the first annual Battle Of Trenton Indoor Races 
presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity planned for February 7 and 8, 2014.

Fatheadz Eyewear will be returning as the series sponsor and will pay bonuses to the top three overall TQ Midget drivers from the two race series. Drivers will receive points based on their qualifying efforts and feature finishes from Friday and Saturday night at both 
events towards the overall series crown.

“It’s been a busy year,” understated Mark Lafler. “I’m a one man shop but I was able to turn out a car a month. I could have done a lot more if I was building cars full time.”

Steering new Laflers indoors for both events will be upstate New York asphalt Modified standout Patrick Emerling, dirt and pavement  favorite Jimmy Blewett, NASCAR Sprint Cup team member and former Wall Stadium driver Ryan Flores, multi-time Indoor TQ winner and reigning ISMA Supermodified champion Lou Cicconi Jr., perennial TQ and full 
size Midget great Matt Roselli, 358 Dirt Modified rising star Neal  Williams, DIRTcar 358 2013 Sportsman champion Erick Rudolph, veteran TQ driver Jonathan Reid and past multi-time Indoor race winner Joey  Payne.

‘Used’ Laflers will be campaigned by asphalt Modified star Zane Zeiner and CAN AM Outdoor 2013 TQ Midget champion Rob Neely. Blewett will enter an additional Lafler as a backup.

The NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend will be followed two weeks later by the first ever Battle Of Trenton presented by PRC Industries / Angela House Charity two-day, indoor racing event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.
Both races will feature top drivers from at least ten different States and Canada competing for the Fatheadz Eyewear TQ Midget Racing Series overall title.

Though Lafler has the numbers, other potential favorites are relying on other cars. Anthony Sesely, the defending champion of the Atlantic City headline Saturday night Gamblers Classic, is seeking a repeat win - and wins in the Trenton events - with a new car of his own design. Billy Pauch, a 700-time career feature race winner and past winner 
indoors in Atlantic City, has entered both races, driving a car bullt and owned by Colin Martin. Martin has other entries in the field as well.

Canadian ISMA Supermodified standout and past champion Mike Lichty has also filed an entry for both races in a homemade creation. Ted Christopher, who has been the most prolific winner of Indoor racing events since Len Sammons Motorsports Productions brought indoor racing back to life in 2003, has built a new car for 2014 action. He has also returned his mega-winning machine as a back-up.

Entries in the Champ Kart and Slingshot classes for NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Races are at capacity, however they are still being accepted for The Battle of Trenton Indoor Race.

TQ Midget entries for the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Race are coming in at a near record pace and the have reached capacity for the Battle Of Trenton presented by PRC Industries / Angela House Charity. Interested competitors are still encouraged to file their 
entries which will be placed on a waiting list.

NAPA AUTO PARTS, the nation’s leader in automotive supplies, has signed on for the second consecutive year as the title sponsor for the Atlantic City Indoor Auto Races.

The indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is now in its 12th consecutive year of competition. Dates are Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25. 2014. The races will be preceded by a closed to the public, practice session on Thursday, January 23. The Sun National Bank Center schedule calls for Twin 20 lap features for the TQ Midgets and compete program of Slingshots on Friday, Feb. 8 and a compete program for TQ Midgets and Champ Karts on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The two race meets will be extensively promoted at Sammons’ 29th annual Motorsports Show, scheduled for the three-day weekend of January 10-11-12, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. That show will fill the hall with 225,000 square feet of just about everything imaginable in motorsports and autograph opportunities with well-known notables in the sport.

 

Tickets for the Atlantic City Indoor Auto Races are available at Boardwalk Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or by-phone at 800-736-1420.

Visit aarn.com for details on all Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events. Sponsorship programs are available by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

 “Taylor 2 is a kind of a miracle... All of the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill." -Gia Kourlas, New York Times. Paul Taylor 2 comes to the Stockton Performing Arts Center onThursday, Feb. 6, 2014.

 

Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $32. Children’s tickets are $12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be ordered online at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, contact Angie at (609) 652-4786.

 

Paul Taylor established the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Taylor worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests as well as teach and provide community outreach. Taylor looked back to the 1954 origins of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for Taylor’s style to perform his work around the world.

 

Engagements are flexible and are customized to meet the needs of each community, and often consist of master classes and lecture demonstrations in addition to performances in non-traditional venues as well as theaters. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been re-worked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company's version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Taylor's work.

 

 

 

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