Atlantic City Music Festival Set for Sunday, October 7th
Monday, September 24, 2012 • 4:17pm
The Bay-Atlantic String Quartet will present a free concert of chamber music with a multi-cultural flavor by Joaquín Turina, William Grant Still and Antonín Dvořák as part of the second annual Atlantic City Music Festival, presented by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, on Sunday, October 7, at 4 p.m. at Richard Stockton College’s Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, NJ.
The ensemble will perform Turina’s La Oración del Torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer), a shimmering, atmospheric work of Spanish impressionism; Still’s Danzas de Panama (Panamanian Dances), a work by one of our most prominent African-American composers featuring indigenous and Spanish-influenced Latin American folk music; and Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, “American,” a rich blend of the musical style of the composer’s native Bohemia and American folk idioms.
The members of the Bay-Atlantic String Quartet are violinists Nancy Jan and Genaro Medina, violist Ana Tsinadze and cellist Elizabeth Mendoza. In addition to being elite string players in the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, they are members of ensembles and orchestras throughout the Delaware Valley region.
The Atlantic City Music Festival is a three-day free musical extravaganza including brass, bluegrass, and classical music, to take place from Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, in Atlantic City, NJ. The other programs at the festival will be a concert by the Atlantic Brass Band on Friday, October 5 and a concert of traditional bluegrass and old time music by the Random Canyon Growlers on Saturday, October 6.
The Atlantic City Music Festival is made possible through generous support from PNC Arts Alive, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) with the aim of promoting and revitalizing Atlantic City’s Arts District.
The concert is free, however, tickets are required and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The hall will open one hour prior to performance time.
For tickets and more information on the festival, call the Richard Stockton Performing Arts Center Box Office at 609-652-9000 or visit Dante Hall’s website at www.stockton.edu/dante. For more information on all Bay-Atlantic Symphony concerts and programs, please call their office at 856-451-1169, visit the Symphony’s website at www.bayatlanticsymphony.org, or visit them on Facebook.
In 2010, JMK Shows, headed by Allison Kohler, took over the famous Atlantic City Antiques Show after the previous owners decided not to run it any more. Under Kohler's direction, this ever-popular show continues to have an immense diversity of merchandise, a high energy level, and is always well-attended. Under the previous management the show ran twice a year, but for the past two years JMK has only held the show once a year in March.
Kohler decided to revive the fall show this year, and it will run October 13-14, and promises to be better than ever. "We've been working tirelessly to revitalize, reinvigorate, and re-establish what was once a major event that collectors from all over the world attended.The Governor's Office of New Jersey has also been running a major campaign to recreate Atlantic City into a major resort destination." Kohler is known to have more than just rows of booths at her shows. There are always special features, and Atlantic City is no exception.
Wade Nulton will be on hand for a glass repair clinic. Wade can make all of your chipped and damaged glass new and usable again. From grinding off rough edges to replacing stoppers in perfume bottles, Wade's work is done with precision and artistry. He also has a technique to restore "sick" glass-glass that has turned milky or cloudy. With his special tumbling method, he can bring it back to its original clear surface. Another feature will be a panel of appraisers, who will value your treasures for $5.00 each.
Linda Roberts of White Orchid Appraisals LLC is an accredited appraiser in the International Society of Appraisers, and can help with items in many different categories. Dorothy Hunt is a specialist with 35 years' experience in valuing and auctioning dolls. She is the owner and head auctioneer of Sweetbriar Auctions, which holds doll auctions regularly in the New Jersey area.There will be many booths filled with traditional antiques as well as toys, dolls and collectibles, and jewelry.
Bruce Horton and his partner, Daniel Charest, of Bridgeport, PA, will be exhibitng their usual eclectic display of period fine art, furniture, bronzes and decorative art. They have been buying and selling antiques for over 25 years and are primarily show dealers.
Bernice Conn of Voorhees, NJ will have an interesting display featuring vanity items. These include powder bowls, rouge jars, scent bottles, and other items that appear on a ladies' vanity. "In the Victorian period they were sterling, Edwardians used tortoise, and the art deco period was enamel," she explained. She will also be showing walking sticks, student lamps, small furniture, oil paintings and samplers. This will be her first time back after an absence of several years.
Many dealers with toys, jewelry, silver, crystal, pottery, and all sorts of collectibles will exhibit at this exciting venue. This is truly the show where discoveries can be made, and whatever you arelooking for, you will most likely find. The show is at the Atlantic City Convention Center at One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ. For more information go to jmkshows.com
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is sponsoring a Holocaust education workshop for middle school, high school and college educators on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Stockton.
The event, at the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center (Upper E-Wing) of the Galloway Township campus, will include material on educational use of Holocaust survivor testimony, and will offer resources to teachers. Other sponsors are The University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Sherry Bard, the Educational Programs Project Director for the Institute, will introduce its new website, IWitness. Named one of the year’s “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians, IWitness features more than 1,200 searchable testimonies with accompanying lessons and activities. Bard will also demonstrate the Visual History Archive Online, a web portal for scholars that makes 1,000 of the Institute’s nearly 52,000 testimonies available to the public online.
The workshop is free and reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, contact 609-652-4699 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tropicana has brought back the Winning Ticket game. This giveaway is bigger and better than ever with chances to win up to $1,000,000 every day now through October 5, 2012, and a guaranteed $1,000,000 to one lucky player on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Diamond Club members receive a free ticket for the Winning Ticket Game through any comp machine in the casino. A Zoom Ball machine conducts five drawings daily at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. in Palm Walk. On Fridays and Saturdays, an extra drawing is held at 11:00 p.m. If a member’s ticket has three or more matching numbers he or she is awarded a prize for $25 - $1,000 in Free Slot Play. If all six numbers match, $1,000,000 is awarded (split amongst the winners if there is more than one.) The results of these drawings are televised throughout the resort. Play October 5th for 5x entries!
All prize winners are encouraged to keep their Winning Tickets, because they are entries into the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize drawing on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Twelve winners from this pool will be called to play in the Winning Ticket finale in Palm Walk in addition to eight Golden Entry winners. Each winner will select a prize envelope from a large game board—nineteen contain vouchers for $1,000 prizes but only one will hold a voucher for the grand prize of $1,000,000.
Golden Entry- Guests who have played Winning Ticket on select Sundays in September received 5X entries and an automatic submission into our Golden Entry Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes pre-selected eight winners as candidates to participate in our guaranteed $1 Million Drawing on October 6th, giving them a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a millionaire!