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Metallica, Madonna and More! It looks like Metallica will be kicking off the summer at the Jersey shore this year — specifically atlantic City. Tuesday the band announced that its inaugural Orion Music + More music festival will hit a.C.’s bader field for two days — June 23-24. according to the festival’s Web site (, Metallica will headline both nights and play its Black Album in its entirety on one of the nights, and its Ride the Lightning album for the first time ever on u.S. soil the second night. The band will be accompanied by 22-plus other bands over the two days, including the arctic Monkeys, avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight anthem, Cage The elephant, fucked up, best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, roky erickson, The black angels, The Sword, a Place to bury Strangers, and Liturgy. The festival will also feature a lifestyle element showcasing each band’s individual interests, allowing fans to interact directly with band members. Tickets go on sale Saturday, feb. 11 at 10am ($150 early bird, $175 advanced for two-day passes). VIP passes and travel packages are also available. ... first Metallica now Madonna — seems like the Jersey shore is the place to be this summer! following rave reviews of Madonna’s recent Super bowl half-time performance, the 53-year-old pop legend will be capitalizing on that success with a world tour starting May 29 in Israel. The tour will make its way to a.C.’s boardwalk Hall on Sept. 15. Pre-sale tickets will be available feb. 21. MDNA, Madge’s 12th studio album, will be released March 26 with a deluxe edition now available for pre-order exclusively via iTunes. See more at — Lisa Alves

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Valentine’s Day Romance at Lucy, and Absecon Lighthouse

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Margate’s Lucy the elephant revives its romantic evening for lovers on Saturday, feb. 11, in the Valentine’s Day spirit. a fourcourse gourmet meal starts 5:30pm and includes an “aphrodisiac-inspired menu” with a choice of four appetizers, three salads, four entrees, five side dishes and four desserts. Harpist Stephanie Sussmeier will fill the room with romantic rhythms as couples dine. each couple will receive a complimentary champagne toast and is welcome to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Photos of your champagne toast will be available by aC Photo of Linwood. each lady will receive a complimentary long-stem red rose and each gentleman a complimentary bag of peanuts (Lucy is, after all, an elephant). Seatings are limited to 20 couples. The cost is $250 per couple, plus tax and gratuity, with a portion tax deductible. Call 823-6473 to make reservations (required) or go to all major credit cards are accepted. Want to really test the resiliency of your relationship? Have your sweetie ascend the absecon Lighthouse’s 228 steps for romantic views of   Private Parties Party Packages Private VIP Roomatlantic City. Two-for-one climbs will be offered ($7 per couple) Bachelor & Bachelorette  Birthday & Anniversary all Valentine’s Day weekend. along with the breathtaking views you’ll see the original fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857, atop New Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge Jersey’s tallest lighthouse (america’s third tallest), located at 31 The Quarter at Tropicana South rhode Island ave. in a.C. Call 449-1360 or visit 3rd Floor  Atlantic City for more. — Ray Schweibert 

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Since creating the 2002 lo-fi masterpiece Toothbrush, Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog has gone on to become one of coolest and most revered new bands in the world. An updated (harder rocking) yet not overly-produced sound pervades on the band’s new release, Be The Void, which features 12 songs of “gloriously ramshackle rock ‘n’ roll reveries,” as aptly described by the band’s record label since 2010, Anti-Records. A new drummer Erick Slick and electronics-percussionist-guitarist Dimitri Manos have been added to the mix, helping to turn up the notch a bit on the band’s emotive tunes. Be the Void may not be as memorable as some of the band’s earlier releases (before the guys suddenly became fan and media darlings), but the passion is still evident in the music, which, while based on classic-rock and folk-rock ideas, is some of the most inventive out there. In a nutshell, Dr. Dog’s new sound is less the Band and more the Rolling Stones. —Jeff Schwachter

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