Toni Braxton at The Taj; Vicki Lawrence comes to the Xanadu; Beer lovers to hit Resorts
Friday, August 16, 2013 • 3:12pm
Toni Braxton will be performing in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Show time is at 8pm. Ticket prices are $68, $39 & $19. Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or on line at www.ticketmaster.com
Her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, POP, Jazz and Gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. Today, with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide and six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation.
The acclaim for her second album “Secrets” continued her mega success, selling over thirteen million copies in the US and abroad following its July 1996 release. “You’re Makin’ Me High” became her first across-the-board #1 pop and R&B hit single and garnered another Grammy for R&B vocal performance. Release of “Unbreak My Heart” followed in the fall of 1996 and was recognized with the coveted Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It has become her signature song, and ranks as the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist. The next album, “The Heat”, sold 2 million copies and brought her another million-selling single and best R&B Grammy with “He Wasn’t Man Enough.”
For more information, visit http://www.tonibraxton.com
Vicki Lawrence and Mama will be in the Xanadu on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Show time is at 8pm. Ticket prices are $39 & $26. Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at www.ticketmaster.com
Emmy Award- winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the "Carol Burnett Show."
In the seventh season, and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, at the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family," which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. "Mama" has attained almost a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers, who still enjoy her in reruns twice daily throughout most of the country.
Ms. Lawrence will take the stage first. The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."
Trump Taj Mahal will host Extreme Fighting Championship on August 24, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom. First bout starts at 8pm. Ticket prices are $125, $100, $67, & $46. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Extreme Fighting Championship has become one of the Northeast’s fastest growing mixed martial arts promotions. EFC presidents and accomplished local businessmen, the Darwish Brothers, run one of New Jersey’s top MMA schools, Extreme Fight Club, which currently trains close to 500 students.
The Darwish Brothers are experienced fight promoters who have been generating action-packed fight cards and filling seats since early 2000. After years of successfully promoting world-class boxing events as part of the fight promoting duo “The Darwish Brothers, Knockout Promotions”, the Darwish Brothers made a seamless transition to MMA with “Extreme Fight Challenge” in January of 2011. Since then, the Extreme Fighting Championship brand has continued to grow and overflow venues.
Extreme Fighting Championship is mixed martial arts in its purest form, combining the high intensity and showmanship of modern combat sports with the reverence and swagger of old school boxing. Showcasing some of the tri-state area’s most talented rising MMA stars and elite fight teams, EFC events continuously draw a full crowd with its entertaining fight cards, high-level production and celebrity guests including UFC and Boxing legends.
Beer lovers and enthusiasts can rejoice as Resorts Casino Hotel hosts their 1st Annual Craft Beerfest on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
“Resorts has been infused with a whole new energy and continuing to add events like the Craft Beerfest reinforces our commitment to bringing top-notch events to the property for all our guests and the public to enjoy,” said Mark Giannantonio, president and C.E.O. of Resorts Casino Hotel.
The 1st Annual Craft Beerfest will feature more than 40 different craft beers from around the country, including Flying Fish from Somerdale, New Jersey, Yards from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Flying Dog from Frederick, Maryland, Brooklyn from Brooklyn, New York, Harpoon from Boston, Massachusetts, Arcadia from Battle Creek, Michigan, Terrapin from Athens, Georgia, Stone from Escondido, California and many more.
Additionally, the Beerfest will feature live entertainment throughout the event and an array of classic “beer food” favorites. Throughout the event guests will be able to win a variety of prizes.
Tickets for Resorts’ 1st Annual Craft Beerfest on Saturday, September 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. are priced at $25 and availale at the door or in advance at www.webtix.net. Must be 21 to participate.
The Fifth Annual Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, August 24 – where hundreds of roller derby skaters will compete in hard-hitting, adrenalin-fueled derby games throughout the entire day.
Below is the line-up for Saturday’s open-to-the-public games:
Rookie Co-Ed Game (Jersey Shore Jolter’s Award)
The Tsunami Mamis vs. The Sand Slingers
Intermediate Female Game (Tram Car Crippler’s Cup)
The Beach Bunny Brawlers vs. The Tough Tikis
Advanced Co-Ed Game (Doo Wallop Award)
The UV Slays vs. The Bonflyers
MAIN EVENT – 8-11 p.m.
Male and Female All-Star Game (Wildwood Warrior Wave)
Hundreds of skaters from all over the country will converge in the Wildwoods for a weekend of roller derby workshops, games, fun, sun and various social events. From early-morning boot camps along the beach, to gripping games in the state-of-the-art Oceanfront Arena overlooking the beach and ocean, the Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo, hosted by M.A.D.E. – the Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor – is a one-of-a-kind roller derby event.
Tickets to watch the games are $12 online or $15 at the door; students, military, children under 12 and groups of six or more are $10; children 6 and under are free.
For additional information, a complete list of events and schedule, or to purchase tickets visit www.CoastalDerbyExpo.com.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
The Handcraft Unlimited Labor Day Craft Show returns to Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. This annual craft and gift show will offer hundreds of homemade quality items ranging from jewelry to home decor.
This is the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on the holiday season and find unique gifts for any taste. All major credit cards are accepted at every booth and cash back is available, making your shopping experience easy and convenient.
The craft show will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person and includes re-entry for the entire weekend.Children12 and under are FREE.
For additional information about the Handcraft Unlimited Craft Show, call 717-656-4849 or visit www.handcraft-unlimited. -