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DIAMONDS ARE A GENTLEMAN’S BEST FRIEND Caesars awards $1 million to Six Card Super Royal hand

Someone became a million dollars richer when another Three Card Poker 6 Card Bonus hit at Caesars for $1 million Monday. The gentleman, who wished not to have his identity revealed, bet $5 on pair plus, $5 on ante, $5 on Six Card Bonus and $5 on play, for a total of $20, then flashed a Six Card Super Royal all in diamonds to become Atlantic City’s third $1 million winner. “On behalf of Caesars and Caesars Entertainment, we would like to congratulate Atlantic City’s newest millionaire, it’s not everyday that you have a player bet $20 and win a million,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern division president for Caesars Entertainment. “These are exciting times for Three Card Poker Six Card Bonus at Caesars Entertainment and we’re extremely proud to be its exclusive home.” Three Card Poker Six Card Bonus was originally launched in Las Vegas. Atlantic City is now offers the opportunity to win this impressive jackpot. Three Card Poker Six Card Bonus began in September and is only available to Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s and Showboat Atlantic City customers. The Six Card Bonus side bet on Three Card Poker gives players the chance to win $1 million with a total wager as small as $15 if they hit a Super Royal in Diamonds: 9, 10, J, Q, K, A. Additionally, $100,000 payouts are available for the Super Royal in Hearts, Clubs or Spades.

The Six Card Bonus side bet on Three Card Poker gives players the chance to win $1 million with a total wager as small as $15 if they hit a Super Royal in Diamonds: 9, 10, J, Q, K, A. FILE PHOTO The game offers the first table-game payout of this size without an escalating progressive jackpot in a traditional brick and mortar casino. For years, slot players have enjoyed the opportunity to win megajackpots, and now Caesars Entertainment offers this opportunity to table-game players where any player can win, on any day, at any time, in just one hand. To be eligible to make the Six Card Bonus $1 million wager, a player must place

an ante wager and a pair plus wager based on the posted table minimums. The Six Card Bonus wager is offered at $5 to $100 with odds paid on all hands of three-of-akind or better, except for the $100,000 and $1 million Super Royal hands, which are fixed payouts A player can win $1 million from a $20 total bet on the three different bets if playing at a $5 minimum game. Anticipating the popularity of the game, each of Cae-

sars Entertainment’s resorts has added additional Three Card Poker 6 Card Bonus tables. Caesars has 11 tables, Harrah’s Resort 14, Bally’s 10 and Showboat 9. Players enjoy Three Card Poker because of its simplicity, low-table minimums and relatively high payouts; the 6 Card Bonus side bet gives guests the opportunity to turn a bad hand into a winning hand, or a good hand into an even better one.

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Earning period 6am to 7pm from Sunday to Thursday and 6am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Tier Credits earned cannot be rolled over. Free Play will be in the form of Downloadable Slot Play or DirectBet. Winner is responsible for all taxes. Must be present to win. Weekly winners will have one week to claim. Monthly winners must claim on same day. Shows subject to change or cancellation. Show tickets are same day. Prize won based upon availability. Trademarks used herein are owned by Caesars License Company, LLC and its affiliated companies. Must be 21 or older to gamble, enter and remain in a New Jersey casino or participate in any Caesars Entertainment promotion. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. ©2012, Caesars License Company, LLC.

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GO, DADDY, GO Foxx in the House Caesars celebrates Father’s Day in style

Calling all fathers: Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City is offering up a perfect “man-cation” on Sunday at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s, Showboat and the Atlantic City Country Club. Celebrate Dad with exclusive hotel packages, tasty dining options, spa treatments, golf and more. Dad can enjoy specially designed menus and drink specials at many of the restaurants. Bill’s Bar and Burger at Harrah’s Resort will offer $2 “cold drafts” and $3 mini vanilla and chocolate milkshakes for kids, while Dos Caminos at Harrah’s has lobster enchiladas for $28 including complimentary dessert. The Steakhouse at Harrah’s will also serve a menu that includes shrimp “cigars,” a dry-aged tomahawk chop and roasted banana whiskey cake for $85 with suggested pairings. Meat-loving Dads can celebrate at Nero’s Tuscan Steakhouse at Caesars with an extravagant brunch for $49.99 per person featuring a carving station, which includes slow-roasted prime rib and a rack of lamb. Showboat’s Scarduzio’s Steak, Sushi Lounge is serving up a $29.99 brunch, which includes Kobe fried rice and stuffed French toast. The Reserve at Bally’s offers a $39.99 brunch with a stunning dessert menu prepared by celebrated Executive Pastry Chef Deborah Pellegrino, a menu with mini cannolis and a decadent black forest cake plus other delights.

The Atlantic City Country Club has Dad in mind with a golf outing, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Prizes and brunch will be included in the price of the green fee for a total of $149. Brunch will also be available for the non-golfers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 5 to 12. Kids ages 4 and under are free. For gift certificates, call (609) 2364411 or visit ACcountryclub.com Give Dad a fun performance at Legends in Concert, the tribute artist show, starring a Marilyn Monroe look-alike. This special tribute is guaranteed to be spirited, as the tribute artist will deliver an unforgettable rendition of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Tickets are $32.50 for adults and $16.25 for children. Sunday’s showtime is set for 8 p.m. Caesars Entertainment has also put together various spa packages. Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars will offer special treatments, including the Adonis, which features a choice of a 50-minute therapeutic surrender massage or Poker Face facial with a paraffin foot treatment for $210, and the Hail Caesar! package: a full-body exfoliation, heated wrap, full-body massage and scalp treatment for complete detoxification and relaxation and more for $360. Caesars Atlantic City is featuring a memorable Father’s Day golf getaway hotel package. For $270 (plus tax) Dad gets overnight accommodations, two rounds of golf, two sleeves of ACCC golf balls, a complimentary round of drinks, and access to the fitness center, all at the historic Atlantic City Country Club. The Reserve at Bally’s offers brunch with a stunning dessert menu prepared by celebrated Executive Pastry Chef Deborah Pellegrino.

IF YOU GO For more information regarding the Father’s Day offerings at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s, Showboat and Atlantic City Country Club, visit www. caesarsac.com.

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Jamie Foxx's two gigs on July 5 and 6 are part of almost a dozen that Caesars Entertainment has approved for a one-day sale for $20.12 at the HOB box office. PHOTO PROVIDED

Jamie Foxx for $20.12? Is that a bargain or what for an Oscar winner? Hard to believe, but that ticket price is accurate for the first 50 purchased at the House of Blues Box Office on Monday. Jamie Foxx’s two gigs on July 5 and 6 are part of almost a dozen that Caesars Entertainment has approved for a one-day sale for $20.12 at the HOB box office. In addition to Foxx, the first 50 buyers to the Define Cheesesteak event, as part of the Food and Wine Festival on July 27, get the cheap price. The following shows offer tickets while supplies last at $20.12: general admission tickets at the House of Blues for Atmosphere on June 21; 112 with Faith Evans, June 23; Zeds Dead on July13; Matisyahu on July 21; as well as the Poolside Launch Party July 26; and the Boardwalk Beverage Seminars on July 28, another event in the Food and Wine Festival.

IF YOU GO $20.12 tickets on sale from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday only at the House of Blues Box Office, 801 Boardwalk.

“Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has created a reputation for offering the region’s most diverse and sought-after summer entertainment line-ups, and with acts like Jamie Foxx, Matisyahu, and the Food and Wine Festival, 2012 has lived up to its billing,” said Jason Spencer, regional director of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City. “We are pleased to once again offer the special ticket price of $20.12 for some really spectacular shows and events, it’s kind of our way of saying thank you to all our loyal fans.”

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CELEBRATE DAD WITH US! FATHER’S DAY SPECIALS SUNDAY, JUNE 17

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Father’s Day Special $40

ATLANTIC GRILL SEAFOOD AND STEAKS Dessert’s on Us For Dads!

$2 Drafts for Dads

DOS CAMINOS Dessert’s on Us for Dads

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Dining With Dad Three-Course Meal

Father’s Day Golf Tournament Shotgun Start Best Ball FatherSon/Daughter partner prizes. Includes brunch and green fees.

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DONNY and MARIE July 31 through Aug. 4 at Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater. Tickets; $30-$95. FILE PHOTO

FRANKIE VALLI Oct. 6 at the Borgata’s The Music Box. Tickets; $55-$65. PHOTO PROVIDED

EVENTS CALENDAR

Meat Loaf will play the House of Blues July 27. Tickets are $44.50-$69.50 FILE PHOTO

Thursday, June 14

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> The Benjamins perform in this eclectic setting noted for its tequila selections. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 2 PM, Bally's >> Lefty Lucy kicks off the music for the afternoon. DJ B Lee takes over at 7 alternating with Rockstar Karaoke with Emily’s Toybox. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM Harrah’s >> DJ Ed Smooth provides the musical entertainment EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> 7 Bridges with an Eagles tribute. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM, Showboat >> DJ Patrice McBride starts the evening off, with Shake Shake Shake coming on at 9 PM 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor. RUSH LOUNGE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Karma performs in this intimate lounge. LIVE BAR 8:30 PM, Golden Nugget >> Scream rocks the room.

Friday, June 15

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor. DUSK Caesars >> Global Fridays. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 3 PM, Bally's >> Split Decision plays live alternating with DJ Q Ball. DJ Sonatra provides tunes at 5 PM. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE POOL AFTER DARK 10 PM, Harrah’s >> featuring DJ Earwaxxx and DJ Johnny B with a live performance by Neon Hitch THE POOL DECK 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ K spins the music till the early hours GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> Steam Roller Picnic and Peat Moss & The Fertilizers rock the house of tequila throughout the evening. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> DJ Patrice McBride plays the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. MIXX 10 PM Borgata >> This bi-level lounge provides an intimate experience with plush seating and private table service areas. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Eli Escobar returns to provide the music. EDEN LOUNGE 8:15 PM Harrah’s >> Don’t Call Me Francis rock on early and Jumper takes over at midnight. XHIBITION BAR 11:30 PM Harrah’s >> DJ Vida Ventura does the music. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> DJ Sonatra kicks off the evening of music, with Burnt Sienna providing live rock at 10 PM, with dancers as an added attraction. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ K Spins spins the records. Shorty the Sheriff and Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 11 PM Bally’s >> DJ Frank A provides entertainment for the evening. RUSH LOUNGE 6 PM, Golden Nugget >> Joe 7 Daryl entertains followed by Three’s A Crowd at 10 PM LIVE BAR 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> No Pressure kicks off the weekend. THE DECK 7 PM, Golden Nugget >> Big Bang Baby rocks the room

Saturday, June 16

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 7:30, 10 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 WANDA SYKES 9 PM, Borgata >> Hilarious comedienne and guester on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" jokes in The Music Box, $55-$59.50 EPIC SATURDAY AT THE POOL AFTER DARK 9 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Camilo and Milky Mike, hosted by LaLa Anthony SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 2 PM, Bally's >> Reservoir Doggs does the afternoon gig with DJ Xtina doing the honors from 3 PM. Johnny Drama rocks from 7 PM, while DJ Dnial taking over for Xtina THE POOL DECK 10 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Q spins the music till the early hours. DUSK Caesars >> New York City’s DJ Steve Powers returns to Atlantic City 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor with DJ Be-Easy until 5 AM.

XHIBITION BAR 10 PM Harrah’s >> DJ Ed Smooth provides the musical entertainment EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> 2U with a U2 tribute. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM, Showboat >> DJ Patrice McBride starts the evening off, with Shake Shake Shake coming on at 9 PM 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

Friday, June 22

Earth, Wind & Fire is scheduled to perform September 22 at Borgata. Ticket are $56 to 66. FILE PHOTO

GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> Pop Scene and The Benderz rock the house in this eclectic setting. MIXX 10 PM Borgata >> DJ M.O.S. with Carlos Melange offers the music. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Nightlife resident Samantha Ronson with Doug Grayson spin the music EDEN LOUNGE 8:15 PM Harrah’s >> The Exceptions entertain until midnight when Doc Hollywood takes over till the wee hours. LOBBY BAR 10 PM Bally’s >> Judi and Lisa Duo provides entertainment. BAYWALK 2 PM, Harrah’s >> Griz rocks the afternoon away. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM Harrah’s DJ Vida Ventura and DJ April divide musical duties till 5 AM. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM >> DJ Aiden Scott plays an eight hour shift with Radio Tokyo coming on at 10 with live music. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Cool Jon Sprang spins the records. Shorty the Sheriff and Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 9 PM Bally’s >> Sleeveless Hearts play live with DJ Prefer spinning records between sets. TOGA BAR 10 PM, Caesars >> VJ Bryan B spins the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. RUSH LOUNGE 6 PM, Golden Nugget >> Joe Bannani opens followed by Jagged in this intimate setting. LIVE BAR 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> Danger Mouse livens up the lounge. THE DECK 2 PM, Golden Nugget >> Incognito plays all afternoon and Seven Stone takes over at 8 PM. AFTER HOURS FOUNDATION ROOM 10 PM, Showboat >> "Show us your Tat" featuring Megan Massacre from NY Ink. DJs Letz-Massacre and Patrice McBride provide the music. On the Ocean Terrace, DJ Yan and Joey the Hatt. WANDA SYKES 9 PM, Borgata >> Hilarious comedienne and guest on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" jokes in The Music Box, $55-$59.50 THE SMITHEREENS 9 PM, Golden Nugget >> Pat Dinizio and the rest of the North Jersey band play the intimate Showroom. $30.46-$41.76

Sunday, June 17

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> Dane Anthony rocks the room. GYPSY BAR 8:30 PM Borgata >> Lucky You rocks in this eclectic setting with all manner of tequila. BAYWALK 2 PM, Harrah’s >> Sensamotion Band rocks the afternoon away. MIXX SUNDAYS 10 PM Borgata >> S.K.A.M. Artist Sundays with Rick Rude and Paul Castro in this bi-level lounge with plush seating and private table service areas. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 2 PM, Bally's >> RPM provide live music while DJ Alisha Monique spins records between sets. Industry night kicks in at 8 PM with guest DJs. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> 2twenty2 rocks the pit with DJ B. Lee from 8 p.m.

21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

mur.mur 10 PM Borgata >> DJ Ruckus rocks the house. RUSH LOUNGE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Beth Tinnon sings in this intimate lounge. THE DECK 2 PM, Golden Nugget >> Slamm closes out the holiday. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 9 PM, Bally's >> Latin night 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor. EDEN LOUNGE 8 PM Harrah’s >> Band Showcase, beginning with Under Pressure and followed by Someone Say Something; The Love Haters; A True Story.

Tuesday, June 19

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 DUSK TUESDAYS Caesars >> An adult playground awaits. DJ Tony Tone provides the music. 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge off the casino floor. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 9 PM, Bally's >> Lea Luna is sandwiched between other DJs.

Wednesday, June 20

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 3 and 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 KORN WITH SPECIAL GUEST SLUGGO AND J DEVIL 8 PM, House of Blues >> Hard rockers show they still have it as they play the Music Hall. $39.50$49.50 GYPSY BAR 9 PM Borgata >> Garden State Radio plays in an eclectic setting known for its variety of tequilas. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Kay Jay provides the entertainment. EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> Rock Star Karaoke with Big Ragu SINDUSTRY WEDNESDAY 10 PM Harrah’s >> Sindustry Wednesday featuring DJ Vito G and Yonny. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 8 PM, Bally's >> Raggamuffins rocks the beach with DJ Micah between sets. 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

Thursday, June 21

ATMOSPHERE 9 PM, House of Blues >> WHO in Music Hall. $25-$35 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> Taste performs in this eclectic setting noted for its tequila selections. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 2 PM, Bally's >> Lefty Lucy kicks off the music for the afternoon. DJ B Lee takes over at 7 alternating with Rockstar Karaoke with RPM.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 JOSH WOLF & JEN KIRKMAN 9 PM, Borgata >> A Comedy Club Special Event at the Music Box. $25 GASLIGHT ANTHEM AND CAGE THE ELEPHANT 7 PM, House of Blues >> Up and coming rock bands tkae the stage at the Music Hall. $35-$50 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Live music in this new lounge off the casino floor. DUSK Caesars >> Global Fridays. SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 3 PM, Bally's >> Lifespeed plays live alternating with DJ Aiden Scott. DJ Sonatra provides tunes at 5 PM. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE POOL AFTER DARK 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Playboy Pajama Party featuring Playboy Playmates, along with DJ Vito G and Eddie Edge THE POOL DECK 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Sojo spins the music till the early hours GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> The Rockets and Gypsy Wisdom rock the house of tequila throughout the evening. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> DJ Xtina plays the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. MIXX 10 PM Borgata >> This bi-level lounge provides an intimate experience with plush seating and private table service areas. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Eli Escobar returns to provide the music. EDEN LOUNGE 8:15 PM Harrah’s >> Juliano Brothers rock on early and Daddy Pop takes over at midnight. XHIBITION BAR 11:30 PM Harrah’s >> DJ Hannah Red does the music. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> DJ Sonatra kicks off the evening of music, with Star 69 providing live rock at 10 PM, with dancers as an added attraction. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Frank A spins the records. Shorty the Sheriff and Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 11 PM Bally’s >> DJ K. Spins provides entertainment for the evening.

Saturday, June 23

112 AND FAITH EVANS 8 PM, House of Blues >> An evening of R&B in the Music Hall with two of the newer proponents. $34-$59 BECK 9 PM, Borgata >> Diminutive rocker plays The Music Box. $95-$125 JIM GAFFIGAN 7 PM, Borgata >> The funny man tells his stories in The Event Center. $75-$175 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND 9 PM, Caesars >> Drummer for some former British band brings in his new crew of superstars to the Circus Maximus Theater. $65-$125 LENNY CLARKE 9 PM, Borgata >> Another Comedy Club Special Event at The Music Box. $25 TONIC 10 PM, Showboat >> Rockers play for free in the House of Blues Party Pit LEGENDS IN CONCERT 7:30, 10 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $32.50 EPIC SATURDAY AT THE POOL AFTER DARK 9 PM, Harrah’s >> featuring DJ RPS and DJ Ed Smooth. Hosted by Mario Lopez SAMMY'S BEACH BAR 2 PM, Bally's >> Pop Rocks does the afternoon gig with DJ Xtina doing the honors from 3 PM. Total Whiteout rocks from 7 PM, while DJ Patrice McBride takes over. THE POOL DECK 10 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Desisto spins the music till the early hours. DUSK Caesars >> New York City’s DJ Steve Powers returns to Atlantic City ROBIN THICKE 8 PM, Harrah's >> Blue eyed soul singer rocks the Concert Venue $39-$69 KANSAS 9 PM, Borgata >> Classic rockers blows into The Music Box. $55-$59.50


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Bell-to-bell action Mixed martial arts league bouts set for Golden Nugget

IF YOU GO The Smithereens perform Saturday in the Showroom at the Golden Nugget, Huron Boulevard and Brigantine Avenue. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets are $30.46 and $41.76 and can be purchased at the Golden Nugget box office, by calling (866) 7465336 or online at https://shop.prestigeticketing .com/goldennuggetac/store.jsp

BACK TO THE SMITHEREENS The Smithereens are (left to right) Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Pat DiNizio and Severo Jornacion. PHOTO PROVIDED

Pat DiNizio is coming home. After nine months living in the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, enduring the heat of the desert, the lead singer of The Smithereens will return to his native New Jersey at the end of the month. DiNizio spent those months in a oneman show called “Confessions of a Rock Star,’’ which he performed six days a week. “I do a lot of Smithereens songs, talk about the history of rock ‘n’ roll. I encourage people to remember their roots. There’s a lot of humor in the show, what it’s like to live the life of rock ‘n’ roll,” DiNizio said in a phone interview this week. But, , it’s pure Smithereens at the Golden Nugget Saturday night, a two-plus hour show of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll from more than a dozen albums. The genesis of “Confessions’’ began as a series of living-room concerts, acoustic shows in private homes, some lasting as long as three hours. Dinizio was ahead of the curve on living-room shows. “I flatter myself that I helped pioneer the concept. I would go anywhere people wanted me. But it’s not enough to just do the songs,” he said. Andy Choy, an executive of the Riviera, caught The Smithereens show at Red Rocks Resort Las Vegas, tracked DiNizio down and heard about the house concerts. “He made an offer I could not refuse,” the Scotch Plains native said. But nine months is a long time to live in a hotel.

“I’m anxious to get home to New Jersey,” he said. “I’d love to do a show like this in Atlantic City if someone makes me offer.” Whether that happens or not, “Confessions’’ and The Smithereens remain two different animals. “Ninety percent of those who come to the one-man show do not know me or The Smithereens. It’s rewarding to make believers out of them, though,” he said. On the other hand, The Smithereens show is a sold-out event attended by people who grew up with the band. “They got married to our songs. We’ve been part of their life a long time. We look into mirror, they look like us, speak like us, dress like us. We owe them everything,” DiNizio said. Formed in 1980, The Smithereens perform 30 to 40 shows a year. In addition to DiNizio, who sings lead and plays guitar, the group consists of Jim Babjak on guitar, Mike Mesaros on bass and Dennis Diken behind the drums. “We do faithful live renditions of our songs, deep album cuts and fan favorites. Sometimes people request songs. We have no planned set list; I only know what we start off with. That way we keep it fresh and alive. It drives engineers crazy.” “We approach every concert as if it’s the last concert we do together. We have to be twice as good and we have to rock harder than we ever did.”

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From a distance, Travis Spadfora looks many other 19-year-olds. He goes to school (The Richard Stockton College). He has a summer job (at his parents’ seafood market in Ocean City). But Travis has a another side to him that belies that boy-next-door demeanor. That’s the side that will shows up Saturday night at the Golden Nugget’s Grand Events Center when the150-pound welterweight takes on Chris Edwards in one of 16 scheduled bouts in the Asylum Fight League mixed martial arts competition. “Asylum Fight League is non-stop, bell-to-bell action,” said Carl Mascarenhas, league president. “The fighters for this show are going to put it all on the line. We have everything from female fights to title fights. What else could you ask for in MMA?’’ Each fight goes a maximum of three, three-minute rounds. Fighters can win by knockout, referee decision or by the opponent giving up. Punching, kicking and wrestling all are permitted. The goal of fighters in the Asylum Fight League is to do well enough to convince the state athletic control board to let them turn pro, Mascarenhas said. Spadafora, who got into mixed martial arts from a friend, has trained for two years, but has competed for the last year. He brings an amateur record of 1-1 to the table. Edwards has a 1-4 record in amateur bouts, and comes in 10 pounds lighter for this welterweight contest. “I think it will be good fight, a good test to see where I am at,” said Spadafora. Spadafora’s father has been to all the fights in support of his son, and expects to

IF YOU GO The Asylum Fight League presents a 16card competition in the Grand Events Center at the Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard. Fights begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 to $100 and can be purchased at the Golden Nugget box office, by calling (866) 7465336 or online at https://shop.prestige ticketing.com/goldennuggetac/store.jsp

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EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. Borgata sponsors Food Network’s festival

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been named as the exclusive casino sponsor of the 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE magazine. The event will take place Oct. 11 through 14 with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. The venture brings the casino-hotel’s signature brand of hospitality to the Northeast’s leading wine and food festival, officials say. “Borgata’s dedication to providing diverse, innovative, and world-class dining to Atlantic City includes a roster of chefs and restaurants that have established the property as a leading culinary destination on the East Coast,” said Joe Lupo, senior vice president of operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Several of our chefs have been involved with the festival since its debut, and we are thrilled to be aligned with its fifth anniversary of fighting hunger in this country.” With a collection of restaurants with world-class chefs — including chefs Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar), Michael Mina (SeaBlue, A Michael Mina Restaurant), Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Michael Schulson (Izakaya, A Modern Japanese Pub), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), and restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House) — Borgata presents guests with a culinary experience complete with an extensive wine collection of more than 40,000 vintages. “The festival is delighted to be working with Borgata in 2012,” said Lee Brian Schrager, festival founder and director.

Jen Kirkman who will perform at the Borgata, landed a job not only writing for Chelsea Handler, but appearing on both of her shows, ‘Chelsea Lately’ and its spin-off, ‘After Lately.’ DAN MAURIO

With a collection of restaurants with world-class chefs, Borgata presents guests with a culinary experience complete with an extensive wine collection of more than 40,000 vintages. FILE PHOTO

IF YOU GO The 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival runs from Oct. 11 to 14 at various locations throughout the city. Ticket prices vary and go on sale June 25 at www.nycwff.org or by calling (866) 969-2933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Jen Kirkman laughs it up at Borgata

When Jen Kirkman auditioned as a writer for Chelsea Handler, she walked away thinking there was no way she got the gig. “I thought I blew the interview,” she said in a phone interview last week. “Chelsea asked if I am a lesbian and I said ‘No, but if you need one I’ll try my best.’ She stared at me. I had sneakers on so maybe she thought I was a lesbian,” said Kirkman, who appears on a double bill with Josh Wolf at Borgata June 22. To her surprise, Kirkman landed the job and not only writes for Handler, but appears on both of her shows, “Chelsea Lately” and its spin-off, “After Lately.” Kirkman, who grew up in Massachusetts, always had an interest in comedy. “I wanted to be a rock star but that did not pan out. But I didn’t think I was that funny. More like a crabby dramatic person.” But when Kirkman was older and living in Boston she wanted to give comedy a try. So she attended open mic nights. And on her first night, she scored laughs. “My first time was great. I felt like — I am not crazy. I knew I could do this. I got cocky.” Then the laughs stopped. “Almost everyone does well the first time on stage. Then they start bombing. Failure was

IF YOU GO Jen Kirkman and Josh Wolf perform June 22 in the Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (866) 900-4849, visiting www.theborgata.com or stop by Borgata's box office.

very validating,” she said. Nowadays, Kirkman handles the ups and downs. Even on a half hour set, some jokes do not land. “That does not bother me anymore. If I bomb, I had a bad day at work. I know what I did wrong,” she said. Comics such as Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Joan Rivers provide the inspiration, but not the influence. “No one influences my style. I need to work as hard as that person. ,” said Kirkman, who is now a regular on the Los Angeles comedy circuit where she can be seen regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Largo and the Hollywood Improv. Kirkman’s story-telling humor reflects her personal life. “I could spend 10 minutes on the same topic, telling tons of jokes.” She also believes in integrating the audience. “They can have interesting situations. Like the couple in the front row cuddling and holding hands. Turns out they were divorced and just started dating again. People can say something funny or weird like that,” she said.


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Metallica still carries heavy-duty cred in the music world. The group will headline the Orion Music + More festival later on June 23 and 24. PHOTO PROVIDED

MUSIC FEST CRASHES A.C. SHORES Metallica headlines two-day event at Bader Field By WILLIAM SOKOLIC Courier-Post Staff

Growing up in Santa Monica, Calif., surfing was a rite of passage for Robert Trujillo, who, with a decade playing in Metallica, is the baby in the band. So the upcoming Orion Music + More festival June 23 and 24 at Bader Field offers a perfect juxtaposition between West Coast and East Coast. “I’m embracing the spirit of the East Coast,” Trujillo said in a phone interview from Denmark, where the band has received a warm welcome. The country is the birthplace of drummer Lars Ulrich. As a former member of the band Suicidal Tendencies, he followed skateboarding and surfing. “Punk rock embraced the style and the vibe. Part of the reason for Orion is the beach location. It’s exciting to be so close to the Atlantic Ocean. It reminds me of home,” Trujillo said. To accommodate Trujillo’s love for

surfing, the two-day festival will include a surf tent — along with dozens of acts ranging from metal to alt rock, including Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant and, yes, Suicidal Tendencies. Metallica will headline the closing sets both nights. “We feature some of the heavy rock bands we like. Bands that fly under the radar, and are not quite there yet,” said the bass player. “We wanted to do something like festivals in Europe,” Trujillo said. As a result, the fest is as much about lifestyle as music. In addition to a surfing area, there will be a section for custom cars, a nod to lead vocalist James Hetfield’s hobby. Another section revolves around art and film. Metallica will play separate albums in their entirety each night. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled album, also known as “The Black Album,” by playing the disc’s cuts on Sunday, and they will per-

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When summer arrives in Atlantic City, the trolleys get rolling. The Great American Trolley Company conducts a trio of tours in the resort. Monday kicks off the Shorelines & Shipwrecks Tour. The tour, centered around Historic Gardner’s Basin, runs each Monday through Sept. 3. The other trolley trips are the Roaring 20s Tour and the Splash of Atlantic City Tour. Each lasts about four hours. These tours resonate with families and other tourists who are not interested in gambling, said Stephanie Adelizzi, director of marketing and sales for Great American Trolley. “We’re doing a better job spreading the word. We have so many partners in the city,” she said. The Shoreline tour begins with a onehour shoreline cruise aboard Cruisn’ 1. While on the cruise, guests will hear about barrier islands, indigenous species and more. The narration includes stories of rum runners, bootleggers, shipwrecks, the graveyard inlet, “widows walk” and more. “The talk includes maritime history, scallop boats, what’s in the waters,” Adelizzi said. After the cruise, participants enjoy a fresh seafood sampler or other snack at the Back Bay Ale House. After lunch, riders cam explore the craft shops and other stores in the basin, or take advantage of a discount to the Atlantic City Aquarium. The Roaring 20s Tour, which aims to revisit the city’s storied heyday, also includes a visit to Gardner’s Basin. The tour has some added attractions this year, Adelizzi said. “We’ve added a walk through Resorts to show the old Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel area, another of the façade of the ‘Boardwalk Empire’ series outside Board-

Margate’s Lucy the Elephant, a six-story oddity that was built by a real estate developer in 1881, is the first stop on the Splash tour. GANNETT FILE

IF YOU GO Tours depart from several places around the city, such as the Tropicana, the Wyndham Skyline Towers, Brighton Park Information Center and the Flagship. Prices vary. For details, call (866) 872-6737 or visit www.gatrolley.com.

walk Hall, and a trip to Chelsea Pub and Inn where they serve a grasshopper and take a walk through,” she said. The first stop on the Splash tour includes a photo op at Margate’s Lucy the Elephant. Next, it's off to explore the 1857 Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest lighthouse, where visitors can climb 228 steps to the top for a view of the coastline. The tour ends with a visit to the Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin. En route, visitors learn about the city's famous icons, from the Miss America Pageant to Monopoly to the boardwalk.

form the music from “Ride the Lightning” on Saturday. Orion will host the only North American performances of these albums in 2012. “The Black Album’’ includes tracks like “Enter Sandman.” In recent tours of Europe, there was demand to play the entire album, Trujillo said. “With the anniversary, there was momentum in carrying this into the states,” he said. The band loves the idea of performing complete works, Trujillo said. “Some songs we’ve never done live. It’s exciting for us, but also a challenge. It’s an adventure. We’ll also do other material along with those albums. We’ll mix it up.” Trujillo grew up around parents young enough to be moved by Motown acts, Led Zeppelin and Sly and the Family Stone. “My mom was into James Brown,” he said. The music got him interested in learning an instrument. The family lived in an apartment, so drums were out. A friend of his father had a hollow body bass. He

IF YOU GO Orion Music + More festival featuring Metallica will run June 23 and 24 at Bader Field, 501 N. Albany Ave. Shows begin at 1 p.m. each day. Tickets are $90 a day or $150 for two-day passes in advance. To order tickets and for more information, visit orionmusicandmore.com

learned on that, and then got a bass amplifier. Trujillo cites influences from John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin to Jaco Pastorius of Weather Report. In fact, Trujillo is producing a movie about Pastorius. “Cream was also a big influence,” he said. As was Metallica. So he couldn’t believe he was asked to join the band. “I went into productive mode. I had 22 years of music to learn. It’s been an incredible experience,” said Trujillo, who collaborated on his first Metallica album, “Death Magnetic,” in 2008. “I live this music.”

Seafood — and taste it Chef George Kralle, who oversees the kitchen at Merion in Cinnaminson, is participating in the Chefs at the Shore event for the first time. He’ll serve a roasted corn crab cake. DOUGLAS

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Some of South Jersey’s finest chefs will showcase their culinary delights at the 9th Annual Chefs at the Shore on June 21 at Historic Gardner’s Basin. Chef George Kralle is participating for the first time. A Bellmawr native, Kralle wanted to get more involved with one of the presenting sponsors, the Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey. The chef, who oversees the kitchen at Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson, will prepare roasted corn crab cake, with micro greens and vinagrette. “A lot of restaurants are showing off their skills,” he said. “I guarantee there will be three or four different crab cakes. That’s as popular as you can get. I came up with the idea what can I do with a crab cake. I don’t want something heavy. I think about what will hold up well, and can you keep it hot enough.” Kralle, who began working in a kitchen in Bellmawr at 12, went to the Camden County Vocational School to study culinary arts. He took his skills to work in various casinos in Atlantic City, including Trump Plaza, Taj Mahal, Caesars and Resorts. In addition to the signature dishes of regional chefs, the Chefs at the Shore event will include cooking demonstrations, live music by the Dangerous Chef, a silent auction and an open bar of premium beers and wines. The event has grown to fill the aquarium and tents outside as well. “It’s bigger and better every year,” said Chef David Goldstein, who oversees the fundraiser in conjunction with the Atlantic City Aquarium. “Chefs have free rein to do what they want.” Look for scallop dishes, crab cakes and sushi.” Since its inception in 2003, Chefs at the Shore has grown to more than 500 attendees in 2011.

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IF YOU GO Chefs at the Shore takes place June 21 at Historic Gardner’s Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave. Time is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at the door, by emailing michelle@acaquarium.com or calling (609) 348-2880, ext. 25.

“The first year we had around10 participating restaurants with approximately 80 guests inside the aquarium,” said Lisa Schall, assistant executive director of the aquarium. “As years passed we decided to take advantage of our beautiful waterfront location and expand the event outdoors. Now we have over 40 participating restaurants, several area businesses contributing through sponsorships, program ads and donations for the auction. We anticipate over 600 attendees this year.” Russell Newberry, deck boss on the Discovery Channel’s “The Deadliest Catch,” will be a special guest. . He also will showcase Dangerous Red, a wine that he helped to develop, to promote and raise money for U.S. troops overseas. The fruity red is made by Valenzano Winery in Shamong. Proceeds from Chefs at the Shore are used to fund chef educational programs and scholarships for culinary students and for educational programming at the Atlantic City Aquarium.


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