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Stockton’s New Art Gallery opens By Samantha McCorry Dr. Saatkamp: ‘For our students enrolled in programs involving the arts, the facility provides an opportunity to explore ideas and concepts in the visual arts in a manner we previously could not.’


Tourism District Master Plan Approved By Ray Schweibert The CRDA board unanimously approved a 300-page document that outlines a redevelopment strategy for Atlantic City that includes shortterm, mid-term and long-term goals.

A Grammy for Atlantic City? By Jeff Schwachter

Stories behind the GRAMMY nominated soundtrack of HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire.’


Welcome to the Atlantic Club By Jeff Schwachter

The former Atlantic City Hilton changes its name and operating philosophy.




On the Cover: The Music of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ (Cover Design by Craig Billow)

Columns & Departments 6 8 12 14 40 46

local Scene Coasting Curtain Call: Revel’s Ambitious entertainment Slate Ante Up: Poker lowdown Ask the Geator Movies

Arts & entertainment 26 27 40 47

Casino Capsule (Casino lounges) AC Weekly: Headliners to feb. 22 Upcoming Headliners (through August) Cultural Calendar (Arts and events)

food & Drink



Nightlife: b Street band at the Trop


After Dark Nightlife listings

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Dining: Tun Tavern Area & Casino Dining listings

on the Web: ATLANTIC CITY WEEKLY • fEbruArY 9 - 15, 2012 ATLANTIC CITY WEEKLY • FEBRUARY 9 - 15, 2012

• Features: Atlantic City Restaurant Week Kickoff; CRDA Begins Garden Pier Restoration; Jazz @ The Point Festival Line-up Announced; Weekend Hot Tub Party; ‘The Other AC,’ ‘Geoff’s Page,’ and more. • Photo Galleries: Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys at The Pool at Harrah’s; A.C. Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Golden Nugget, Tony bennett at Caesars; and more. • Video: Backstage Talk with Lit at the House of Blues; A Night of Beers & Oysters at Harry’s; Tony Rodio & The Palm Donate to boys & Girls Club, and more.


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A Grammy for Atlantic City? Stories behind the soundtrack of HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'

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A Grammy for Atlantic City? Stories behind the soundtrack of HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'