Boogie Nights concert series ; Ocean Galleries announces fundraiser’ Atlantic Club offers Nelson tribute
Friday, September 13, 2013 • 5:07pm
No one does 70s and 80s music better than Boogie Nights. located in the heart of Tropicana Casino & Resort, Boogie Nights is known for its retro experience complete with characters like Roller Girl and Michael Jackson, an oversized disco ball, light up dance floor, and themed VIP booths. Now the venue is introducing live bands to the mix, taking your experience to a whole new level with Tributes – A Live Concert Series sponsored by Bud Light.
Tribute bands will cover hit songs from Bon Jovi, Van Halen, U2, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and more. Boogie Nights will open its doors at 7 p.m. for live performances that begin at 8:00 each Saturday night, October 5 through November 30, 2013. Drink specials include $5 (16oz.) Bud Lights and Buckets of 6 beers for $25.
“This Boogie Nights live concert series will appeal to a new audience of 70s and 80s rockers and take the fan experience to whole new level,” says Boogie Nights Brand Owner Dave Pena. "Sold out rock concerts in enormous arenas were a big part of the 70s and 80s. Bands like Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS and Journey are legendary. To go back in time and showcase these tribute acts is just another extension of Boogie Nights."
Tickets are $20 for each concert event and are available starting September 11 onwww.ticketmaster.com or at Boogie Nights the night of the show. Guests must be 21 or over and will receive free entry to Boogie Nights after the show. To make the night even more special, themed VIP Booths can be reserved at 888-940-7080 orBoogieNights@tropicana.net. Show schedule is subject to change
The planned Ocean Galleries fundraiser for the Southern Shore Chapter of American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services has been moved to Saturday, September 28, 2013 (previously schedule for Friday, September 13). The fundraiser reception will take place from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM on at the Avalon location of Ocean Galleries (22nd & Ocean Drive), with special guest Mayor Martin Pagliughi. In addition to a radio-thon hosted by Chris Nagle of Avalon’s WIBBAGE 94.3 FM, the highlight of the fundraiser will be the auctioning of a Hurricane Sandy tribute painting by the 11-year-old child prodigy, Autumn de Forest.
The fundraiser at Ocean Galleries will highlight other pieces of Autumn de Forest’s work during the reception, which begins at 5:30 PM, followed by the live auction of “Sandy Flag” taking place at 7:00 PM. Anyone who is not able to attend the reception but is interested in bidding on the painting can stop by the gallery or phone 609.967.4462 to place a bid. For more information on the painting and the auction, contact Ocean Galleries (609.967.4462/PR@oceangalleries.com) or visit www.OceanGalleries.com
The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel brings Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, for two live, multimedia performances, a tribute to their father and entertainment legend Ricky Nelson, Friday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting the Box Office located in the Hotel Lobby or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-736-1420. What started for the Nelson family over a hundred years ago is now center stage with multiplatinum recording artists, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. The Nelson family story is truly an American story: gone are the Nelsons that entertained in a traveling circus and early Vaudeville productions. Remnants of Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestrl linger.Americas longest running live-action sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet shot its last episode decades ago. Americas first Teenage Idol, Rock and Roll Hall of Fames Ricky Nelson, tragically left the world too soon.
The new season of Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art features programs and performances inspired by the major fall exhibition Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis, plus a diverse lineup of international music genres including Dixieland jazz and Motown, German cabaret, Eastern European music including Lithuanian jazz, Balkan bands and klezmer, and traditional Mexican Christmas music.
Four of the season’s evenings are planned in conjunction with the exhibition that explores the art of Fernand Léger and the Paris avant-garde of the 1920s. It begins with a tribute to silent film star Charlie Chaplin on October 25, which includes a screening of his short films accompanied by performances by Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra and the Give and Take Jugglers. On November 1 visitors are invited to dress in Roaring 20s fashions as Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society serves up jazz and dance by “flappers” Gin Minsky and the Dandy Wellington. “Americans in Paris” is the theme on November 22 with music by Warren Oree, and on November 29 the Great Stair Hall becomes a cabaret for La Vie Parisiènne, with jazz and swing by the Avalon Jazz Band and a dance tribute to Josephine Baker.
Other autumn evenings will feature a variety of themes. It’s Daniel Isengart, with Weimer-era cabaret on October 4. Motown meets jazz on October 11 with such favorites as “Heat Wave” and “Midnight Train to Georgia” performed by The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, including vocalists Roy Richardson and Pat Scott accompanied by Tony Smith and Harold Watkins on horns. Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington, former back-up singer for Roberta Flack, returns with smooth jazz on October 18, saxophonist Kestustis Vaignis fills the Great Stair Hall with the sound of Lithuanian jazz on November 8, and pianist Orrin Evans performs on November 15.