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CHARITY GAME BRINGS HOCKEY GREATS TOGETHER Saturday’s ‘Operation Hat Trick’ raises money for hurricane relief The National Hockey League season remains in doubt as the owners and players union are unable to reach a compromise agreement. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see some of the league’s best players in action. All-Stars Brad Richards and Scott Hartnell — who plays right wing for the Flyers — in partnership with Caesars Atlantic City, will present “Operation Hat Trick,” a charity hockey game Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Empire State Relief Fund, the New Jersey Hurricane Relief Fund and the American Red Cross, aiding New York and New Jersey families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Richards and Hartnell will each captain a team that includes several of their pro leaguemates as well as legends from the hockey world. Other players and supporters include: Flyers Wayne Simmonds and Kimmo Timonen, Bobby Ryan, Braydon Coburn, James van Riemsdyk, Simon Gagne, Ville Leino, Daniel Carcillo, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern, Brian Boyle, Jody Shelley, John Carlson, Taylor Pyatt, Steve Downie, James Neal, Henrik Lundqvist, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Alfredsson, Corey Perry, Marc Staal, P.K. Subban, Justin Williams, Andy Greene, David Clarkson, Dan Girardi, Matt Martin and Martin Brodeur. “A roster of this magnitude reads as though Atlantic City is hosting the American and International All-Star hockey game of the year, all to benefit those in our region affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern Division president for Caesars Entertainment. “I applaud the efforts of difference-makers like Richards and Hartnell, and the rest of these hockey-world superstars, as well as our phe-

IF YOU GO Operation Hat Trick takes place Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall, Mississippi Avenue and the Boardwalk. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $100 and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or (800) 736-1420. For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/atlanticcityheroes

Philadelphia Flyer Scott Hartnell will captain a team of professional hockey players and notable legends of the ice for Saturday’s charity game ‘Operation Hat Trick.’ GETTY IMAGES

nomenal partners like the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, Boardwalk Hall and Reebok.” Hartnell explained why he helped spearhead this game. “The lives that have been touched by the devastation are people in our own communities and the communities of our fans. To have the opportunity to be able to raise money for the relief effort by participating in this game is an honor and we are asking fans of the tri-state area to assist in any way they can to help the communities and people affected.” Richards was amazed by the damage and destruction caused to this region by the storm. “While we know the road to recovery is long, we hope a hockey game featuring some of the top players in our sport will help rally additional support for the three great organizations that are committed to helping rebuild our area.” The game also places a national spotlight on Atlantic City itself, Marrandino said. “A key tactic in the strategy of revitalizing Atlantic City is offering events such as this at a time when it is most needed. We as a business community benefit from the thousands of fans who will choose to visit our destination during that weekend and we look forward to a great event,” he said.

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MAXWELL BRINGS SOULFUL SOUND TO BORGATA

This past summer, Maxwell had designs to do six concerts in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Newark. Unfortunately, he had to cancel the mini tour in which he planned to perform his entire catalogue. “After many months of recording I’ve temporarily damaged my voice,” Maxwell said in the statement on his website. “I’ve had issues before during other tours but was able to power through.” But with confidence that the worst of the injury is behind him, Maxwell is stepping out for two concerts this weekend, beginning at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. He plays MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Saturday night in a precursor for the World Winter Warm Up. The R&B vocalist will likely sing the better known hits of his prior five albums, including “Sumthin’ Sumthin’,” “Lifetime,” the ethereal cover of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work,” and “Pretty Wings,” the initial single from 2009’s “BLACKsummers’night,” the first of a trilogy of albums. Expect Maxwell to preview some of the songs on the next part of the trilogy, “BlackSUMMERS’night,” billed as a darker but soulful compilation. “SUMMERS” leans more Gospel and the third leg, “Blacksummers’NIGHT” will be a cool collection of slow jams. He hopes to mount a full-fledged tour upon the release of his new album later this year. “Sometimes I can’t believe I do this because you’re living your life,” the Brooklyn-born singer said on his website. “Going to the corner store, taking out the garbage and the next thing you know you’re on stage at Radio City Music Hall. It’s such a humbling thing and you’d think it would make my ego go out of control, but I feel humility.”

IF YOU GO Maxwell performs Friday in the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Blvd. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 to $125 and can be purchased by calling (866) 900-4849, visiting www.theborgata.com or at Borgata’s Box Office.

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R&B singer Maxwell had to put his summer mini-tour on hold because of vocal-cord injury, but the singer is back on stage Friday at Borgata. ERIC JOHNSON

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For those who abhor cooking today, Borgata has an alternative for Thanksgiving. A number of its restaurants have Turkey Day menus, and prix-fixe ones at that. For $29, you get a choice of dinner at Old Homestead Steak House, Bobby Flay Steak, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, SeaBlue and The Metropolitan. All offer some form of turkey, often with a twist.

Here are the menus: Old Homestead: Carved turkey, cranberry walnut raisin stuffing, roasted yams, string beans, cranberry relish and giblet gravy. Bobby Flay: Maple horseradish glazed turkey, smoked chili gravy, sweet potato gratin, cornbread mushroom stuffing and cranberry fig pinot chutney. Wolfgang Puck: Roasted turkey, house-made sausage stuffing, Yukon gold potato puree, cranberry compote and natural gravy. Fornelletto: Roasted turkey, roast turkey breast, leg confit, fennel sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts with maple and pancetta, olive oil whipped potatoes and cranberry quince mostarda. SeaBlue: Turkey croquette, turkey gravy, turkey crown, red garnet yam puree, mimosa cranberries, Brussels sprouts, kale salad, candied pecans and croque monseur. The Metropolitan: Autumn greens, toasted almonds, cranberry vinaigrette, slow roasted turkey, sage cornbread stuffing, whipped mashed potatoes, candied yams, seasoned roasted root vegetables and choice of pumpkin pie or cranberry cheesecake. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is located at One Borgata Way. For more information, call (609) 317-1000 or visit www.theborgata.com


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EVENTS CALENDAR

EDEN LOUNGE 9:15 PM Harrah’s >> A rock band livens up the lounge. THE POOL 9 PM, Harrah’s >> Epic Saturday with DJ entertainment. Starts at $20 LOBBY BAR 10 PM Bally’s >> Mellow entertainment for a Saturday night. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. DUSK 10 PM, Caesars >> Sat-One serves up the music. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM, Harrah’s >> A pair of DJs share entertainment duties till 5 AM. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music alternating with a live band and dancers. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Cool Jon Sprang spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 9 PM Bally’s >> DJ Prefer entertains for the evening. TOGA BAR 10 PM, Caesars >> A DJ plays the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. RUSH 6 PM, Golden Nugget >> Two bands perform in this intimate lounge. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> A live band rocks the room. 46 BAR 9 PM, Golden Nugget >> A DJ and dancers provide the entertainment. AFTER HOURS FOUNDATION ROOM 10 PM, Showboat >> DJs and more till 4 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22

GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> Rockers play in this eclectic setting. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music in this lounge.

Friday, Nov. 23

B.B. KING 9 PM, House of Blues >> Blues legend shows he can still kick into high gear in the Music Hall. $45-$100 MAXWELL 8 PM, Borgata >> R&B singer packs the Event Center $65-$125 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music. GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> Total White Out and The Benjamins share the stage. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> VJ Bizz spins the music. The Toga Dancers provide the visuals. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Eli Escobar provides the tunes. EDEN LOUNGE 9:15 PM, Harrah’s >> Sensational Soul Cruisers rock the room. THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Aqua Friday with DJ Cyber Kid and DJ Vito G. XHIBITION BAR 11:30 PM Harrah’s >> DJ Vida Ventura spins the music. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> DJ Sonatra alternates with Big Bang Baby to provide music and mirth. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Kyle Sweeney spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM. RUSH 6 PM Golden Nugget >> Jim Shaw performs first followed at 10 PM by All Souled Out in this intimate lounge. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> Seven Stone performs in this lounge. 46 BAR 9 PM, Golden Nugget >> A DJ and dancers provide the entertainment.

Saturday, Nov. 24

BRAD GARRETT 9 PM, Borgata >> Raymond’s favorite brother shows off his stand-up side in The Music Box. $45-$55 CAGE FURY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 7 PM, Borgata >> Mixed Martial Arts competition in The Event Center rescheduled from Nov. 3. $55-$225 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 GYPSY BAR 7 PM, Borgata >> The Loop and Lifespeed rock the tequila lounge. mur mur 10 PM, Borgata >> DJ Politik spins the music. MIXX 10 PM, Borgata >> DJ Enferno provides the music. EDEN LOUNGE 9:15 PM Harrah’s >> John Eddie livens up the lounge. THE POOL 9 PM, Harrah’s >> Epic Saturday with 10 Supreme and DJ Konflikt. LOBBY BAR 10 PM Bally’s >> Girls Next Door entertain. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. DUSK 10 PM, Caesars >> Three Loco with Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty and Riff Raff. $15. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Vida Ventura and DJ Hannah Red share entertainment duties till 5 AM. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music alternating with Laura Lee and Tripp Fabulous and dancers. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Cool Jon Sprang spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 9 PM Bally’s >> DJ Prefer entertains for the evening. TOGA BAR 10 PM, Caesars >> VJ Ed Smooth plays the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. RUSH 6 PM, Golden Nugget >> Richie Balin plays first, followed by 10 PM by Pulse in this intimate lounge. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> 39 Mariner rocks the room. 46 BAR 9 PM, Golden Nugget >> A DJ and dancers provide the entertainment. AFTER HOURS FOUNDATION ROOM 10 PM, Showboat >> DJ Collision and DJ Swoosh present "Little Black Dress" until 4 a.m.

GORDIE BROWN Dec. 5 to 9 and Dec. 12 to 16 at Golden Nugget. Tickets, $22.55 to $33.85. PHOTO PROVIDED

Sunday, Dec. 2

Brad Garrett is at Borgata on Saturday. The show starts at 9 p.m. FOX FILE

Sunday, Nov. 25

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> The Dane Anthony Band rocks the room. MIXX SUNDAYS 10 PM Borgata >> Mayhem Sunday with Paul Castro in this bi-level lounge. GYPSY BAR 10 PM, Borgata >> 3AM rocks the lounge. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

Monday, Nov. 26

mur.mur 10 PM Borgata >> Fedde Le Grande provides the music.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge off the casino floor. DUSK 10 PM, Caesars >> Sat-One provides the music.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Wet `N’ Wild Wednesday featuring the Crazy Hat Party with DJ Vito G.

Thursday, Nov. 29

MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 9 PM, Harrah's >> The famed holiday classic takes the stage in The Concert Venue. $26-$56 GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> Steal the Sky plays in this eclectic setting noted for its tequila selections. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music in this lounge off the casino floor. RUSH 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Dane Anthony rocks the lounge. LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> B Street does Springsteen

Friday, Nov. 30

JOHN PINETTE 8 PM, Borgata >> Funny guy plays rescheduled date in The Music Box. Sold out. THE MOODY BLUES 9 PM, Caesars >> Ethereal British veterans rock the Circus Maximus Theater. $65-$115 MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 9 PM, Harrah's Resort >> The legendary Christmas tale plays the Concert Venue. $26-$56 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the holiday show. $16.25$32.50 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides

music in this lounge off the casino floor. DUSK Caesars >> Global Fridays GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> Amish Outlaws and Generation Next share the music stage. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music. The Toga Dancers provide the visuals. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Eli Escobar provides the tunes. EDEN LOUNGE 9:15 PM, Harrah’s >> David Christopher Band rocks the room. THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Aqua Friday with DJ KOKO and Johnny B. XHIBITION BAR 11:30 PM Harrah’s >> DJ Freezie spins the music. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> DJ Sonatra alternates with Crazy in Stereo to provide music and mirth. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Kyle Sweeney spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM RUSH 6 PM Golden Nugget >> Doug Jennings performs first followed at 10 PM by Big City in this intimate lounge. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> House DJ performs in this lounge. 46 BAR 9 PM, Golden Nugget >> A DJ and dancers provide the entertainment.

Saturday, Dec. 1

BOBBY BROWN 9 PM, House of Blues >> R&B singer back on tour in the Music Hall. $30-$50 DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES 8 PM, Borgata >> Philadelphia blue eyed soul duo sing their hits in The Event Center. Sold-out. JOHN PINETTE 9 PM, Borgata >> Funny guy plays rescheduled date in The Music Box. Sold out. BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA 9 PM, Caesars >> King of modern rockabilly rocks the joint. $57.50$87.50 MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 2 PM, Harrah's >> The famed holiday classic takes the stage in The Concert Venue. $26-$56 RON WHITE 8 PM, Harrah’s Resort >> Grammynominated comic who was part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. $45-$85 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the holiday show. $16.25$32.50 GYPSY BAR 7 PM, Borgata >> Two bands share the stage. mur mur 10 PM, Borgata >> DJ Ob-One spins the music. MIXX 10 PM, Borgata >> DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss provide the music.

MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 2 and 9 PM, Harrah's >> The famed holiday classic takes the stage in The Concert Venue. $26-$56 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand. $16.25$32.50 EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> The Dane Anthony Band rocks. MIXX SUNDAYS 10 PM Borgata >> Mayhem Sunday with Paul Castro in this bi-level lounge. GYPSY BAR 10 PM, Borgata >> Live band rocks the lounge. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

Monday, Dec. 3

mur.mur 10 PM Borgata >> Adrian Lux provides the music and entertainment.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge. DUSK 10 PM, Caesars >> Sat-One provides the music.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

GORDIE BROWN LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Impressionist, singer and entertainer returns to the Golden Nugget Showroom for a mini-extended stay. $22.55-$33.85 THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Wet `N’ Wild Wednesday featuring DJ Vito G and guests.

Thursday, Dec. 6

GORDIE BROWN LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Impressionist, singer and entertainer returns to the Golden Nugget Showroom for a mini-extended stay. $22.55-$33.85 GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> Live music in this eclectic setting. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music. RUSH 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Dane Anthony rocks. LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> B Street does Springsteen.

Friday, Dec. 7

KENNY "BABYFACE" EDMONDS 9 PM, Harrah's >> R&B singer performs in The Concert Venue. $49-$89 GORDIE BROWN LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Impressionist, singer and entertainer returns to the Golden Nugget Showroom for a mini-extended stay. $22.55-$33.85 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the holiday show in Legends in Concert Theater. $16.25-$32.50 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music. DUSK Caesars >> Global Fridays GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> Two bands share the stage. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music. The Toga Dancers provide the visuals. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Eli Escobar provides the tunes. EDEN LOUNGE 9:15 PM, Harrah’s >> Live music rocks the room.


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Eden tempts partygoers Harrah’s lounge shakes things up with jukebox, specialty drinks In the heat of summer, the best cover bands played Thursday night at Harrah’s Resort’s Eden Lounge. On Friday and Saturday nights, two bands entertained. Now mid-fall, this centerpiece bar adjacent to Bill’s Bar and Burger has no live entertainment on Thursdays and only one band on Fridays and Saturdays. You can attribute part of the band cutback to the off-season, but there’s something else at play. A blast from the past has found a home in Eden. A jukebox, albeit an interactive jukebox. “We added the jukebox so our guests can play their favorite song,” said Howard Weiss, regional director of nightlife operations, strategy and development, Eastern Division of Caesars Entertainment. The jukebox plays classic rock, rap, R&B, country, pop and dance music. “The main reason for the adjustments is that we wanted to freshen up the experience at Eden Lounge,” Weiss said. “Most lounges just program bands, but we wanted to try something a little bit different. The jukebox experience is a test pilot for us to see how the customers like it.” In addition, the lounge has added a focus on service and a new specialty drink menu featuring vodka and other liquors. There’s also a new craft beer program. The Eden Lounge has long been considered one of the best casino lounges in Atlantic City, Weiss said. “Basically, we are making the Eden Lounge the best place to grab a drink either before or after dinner.”

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HOCKEY AT THE HALL Albany Devils start four-game series on Sunday

Jay Leach of the Albany Devils said playing Atlantic City is a positive move for the resort and the league. ‘We think it’s good for our fan base.’ PHOTO PROVIDED With no end in sight to the NHL lockout, what’s a hockey fan to do? Go to Atlantic City Sunday and watch two top farm teams battle it out on the ice at Boardwalk Hall. The Albany Devils — the New Jersey Devils affiliate to the American Hockey League — will take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the first of four Devils games scheduled at the historic arena during the 2012-13 season. Sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City, the series resumes in 2013 with a games, on Jan. 13, when the Devils host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. A week later on Jan. 20, the Devils return to face off against the Flyers AHL representative, the Adirondack Phantoms, and then close out the Atlantic City matches on Feb. 24 against the Hershey Bears. All four of the games will be held at 4 p.m. on Sundays. “Partnerships and events of this magnitude are what continue to help grow our market and position Atlantic City as the East Coast’s top entertainment destination,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern Division president for Caesars Entertainment. “The 2012-13 regular season games with the Albany Devils at Boardwalk Hall will shine the national spotlight on Atlantic City, allowing the community to showcase what a diverse entertainment destination we are.” Not only does it quench the thirst of hockey fans, but the games include some NHL stars playing until the lockout ends. “This league has three or four guys on

HOCKEY IN THE HALL

Boardwalk Hall enjoys a long association with ice hockey dating to December 1929 when Ottawa played the New York Rangers. The following year marked the debut of the first of the hall’s two home hockey teams, the Atlantic City Seagulls, who played until 1952. An NHL preseason game was held in the hall in 1982, and the ECHL-affiliated Boardwalk Bullies took to the ice in 2001 and won the Kelly Cup in 2003. Boardwalk Hall also hosted the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic and the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship, and will host the 2013 ECAC Championship on March 22-23. “The Devils have a great organization and it will be exciting to see some of the best up-and-coming talent play here in our market,” said Greg Tesone, general manager for Boardwalk Hall.

IF YOU GO The Albany Devils begin a slate of four games beginning Sunday at Boardwalk Hall, Mississippi Avenue and the Boardwalk. Game time is 4 p.m. on each date: Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Feb. 24. Individual tickets are $11 to $26, and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, (800) 736-1420 or ticketmaster.com.

each team who would be in the NHL now,” said Jay Leach, a player with the Albany Devils. The lockout does not affect the AHL because it has a separate collective bargaining agreement in place for its 76game season. For the Devils, the A-list includes Adam Henry, Adam Larsson and Jacob Josefson. “We have a better team with those guys playing. They bring up the level of play. That’s the case throughout the league,” said Leach, who has skated for five NHL teams in 12 seasons.

Originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes, Leach said playing Atlantic City is a positive for the resort and the league. “We think it’s good for our fan base. We hope we get a few fans there,” he said by phone. The team may drive down after the game in Albany Saturday and stay overnight for the Sunday game. “I’m not really here to stay but to play,” Leach said. “Our organization is looking forward to bringing some of our top prospects to historic Boardwalk Hall,” said New Jersey Devils President, CEO and General Manager Lou Lamoriello. “It is a great opportunity for our fans in New Jersey, and a great experience for some of our young players to play in the Garden State.” Last season, 15 players appeared in games for both the 2012 NHL Eastern Conference Champions and Albany. The Devils last faced off at Boardwalk Hall for a series of four games from December 2010 through February 2011.


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SEE HIP-HOP ALL STARS JAN. 19 By William Sokolic Courier-Post Staff

Salt-N-Pepa will “Push It.” Doug E. Fresh will do “The Show.” DMX will “Get At Me Dog.” Big Daddy Kane will rap out “Ain’t No Half Steppin.” These and other artists will come to Boardwalk Hall Jan. 19 for Platinum Productions 2nd Annual All Stars of Hip Hop. The other performers include Kool Moe Dee, Black Sheep and Shock G, also known as Humpty Hump of Digital Underground. The All Stars of Hip Hop starts at 8 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, Mississippi Avenue and Boardwalk Hall. Tickets are $40 to $75 and can be purchased at (800) 7361420, www.ticketmaster.com or at Boardwalk Hall box office. Go to www.ppshows.com for other ticket outlets and more information.

Rapper and actor DMX will spit rhymes at the Jan. 19 concert. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE

Cheryl ‘Salt’ James (left) and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton bring their star power to the 2nd Annual All Stars of Hip Hop at Boardwalk Hall. Tickets are $40 to $75. IT IS DONE COMMUNICATIONS/NEW JERSEY PRESS MEDIA

Parade launches holiday shopping

See floats, bands, the Clauses Dec. 1 By William Sokolic Courier-Post Staff

The Atlantic City Alliance is highlighting holiday shopping as part of its seasonal marketing campaign. So it should come as no surprise that the campaign includes a parade. On Dec. 1, the Holiday Parade will begin at noon from Maine and Atlantic avenues and travel west on Atlantic, up Michigan Avenue ending at Tanger Outlets, The Walk. Look for floats, marching bands and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus. “Given the Atlantic City Alliance’s holiday shopping campaign and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s holiday lighting campaign, the parade was a great event to kick it all off. The parade component is a way to bring the community together and serve the residents, employees and visitors to Atlantic City,” said CRDA spokesperson Kim Butler. As many as a dozen floats could participate, representing casinos, businesses and civic organizations, Butler said.

Santa Claus and the Mrs. will be at the parade, which includes free parking and hot cocoa, on Dec. 1. GETTY IMAGES/COMSTOCK IMAGES

Tanger is providing hot chocolate at the end of the parade, which is a collaborative effort among the City of Atlantic City, Atlantic City Alliance and the CRDA. Parking at The Wave Garage at Mississippi and Fairmount avenues will be free for those who enter from 6 to 10 a.m. the day of the parade.

Holiday Gathering up high By William Sokolic Courier-Post Staff

The holiday season kicks off today and with it comes entertainment that taps into the seasonal spirit. The Absecon Lighthouse once again hosts its annual Holiday Gathering on Dec. 8. The event includes soda, cider, wine, beer, pizza from Tony Boloney’s and holiday cookies. And Holiday Cheer, a professional a cappella caroling group, will sing songs of the season inside the historic lighthouse. A tree will be lit. The evening also offers one of the few opportunities to climb the structure’s 228 steps at night, said Jean Muchanic, executive director of Absecon Lighthouse. “The lighthouse is decorated including four massive lit wreaths at the top, so it’s a beautiful setting to get in the holiday mood,” Muchanic said. Michael Flynn, director of Holiday Cheer, says the group has a repertoire of holiday songs, from traditional carols such as “Deck the Halls” and “Rudolph” to more obscure ones that include “Pat a Pan” and “Christmas Song.” “Lighthouse favorites tend to be ‘Carol of the Bells’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy,’” Flynn said. The group might throw in an English carol as well as a Hanukkah song. “When I first started working at the Lighthouse in 2005, it turned out that everyone on staff was either in a choir,

A cappella group Holiday Cheer will perform at the Absecon Lighthouse on Dec. 8. Choir director Michael Flynn (far right) says the group sings classic carols and Hanukkah songs. PHOTO PROVIDED

IF YOU GO Holiday Gathering takes place Dec. 8 at the Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. Time is 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person and are available at the door. For more information, call (609) 449-1360.

or loved to sing,” Muchanic said. “With such a merry and melodious staff, it was a natural to plan an event where we could all sing along to our favorite holiday tunes. It really is a nice tradition, and always attracts a good crowd. Offkey singers are welcome too — just come and have fun with us.”


Courier-Post Gaming Section Nov 22, 2012 Edition