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Cult Classic By Ray Schweibert
Still touring, and a champion among bands of the baby boomers, Blue Öyster Cult plays a free outdoor show at Bally’s on Saturday
Hot Comics By David J. Spatz Dane Cook’s three-show barrage at the Taj caps off a string of stellar stand-up shows in A.C.
Less Hits, More Filling By Ed Condran
Jim Breuer: Razor sharp like never before
On the cover: Dane Cook
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INCE THE RELAUNCH OF OUR Web site a few weeks ago, we’ve received a bunch of great — and sometimes even funny — comments from our readers out there in the World Wide Web. Here is a sampling of some of the most recent comments. Some may have been edited for space or clarity. Be sure to visit the new acweekly. com to join the conversation.
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Air Show Exceeds Again H By Pinky Kravitz
OW DID THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ATLANTIC City Air Show — “Thunder Over The Boardwalk” — go from an event that drew 150,000 people in 2003 to one that brought 750,000 people to the beach and Boardwalk to see the 2009 show? Each ensuing year brought more people and a better show. How did it happen? Those who have been responsible for the success of this event, which brought the greatest number of people to ever witness a show in Atlantic City’s history, thought outside the box. Those involved did not do the same thing each year. They realized that they had to have more attractions and provide for the welfare of those who came from far and near to see the magnificent performances of some of our military’s finest aircrafts, pilots and service personnel as well as highly reputed civilian aerobatic exhibitions. They didn’t just sit back and say, “Wow! We had a record-breaking event so let’s just bring it all back again next year.” They are already at work planning to expand next year’s show. The eighth annual Atlantic City Air Show will be bigger and better, as it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first air show in Atlantic City, which took place in 1910. Those involved with the planning of the event for next year are already contemplating how they can pay tribute to those who flew 100 years ago, not from an airport, but from the beach of Atlantic City, to put on their exhibitions over the ocean and then back to land on the beach. I would like to take this opportunity to commend all those involved in any facet of making the show the success it was this year. There was another record set that has received little attention. There were 187 children lost and reunited with their parents and grandparents by the security forces and observant civilians. Once again, the police department reported there were no major criminal incidents for the third consecutive year. The success of this event showed what Atlantic City can do if all of the city, county and state governments, civic organizations and volunteers work together for a common purpose. Everyone involved, give yourselves a pat on the back, you deserve it.
Bigger and Better?
How can the show be bigger and better next year? Have more parking spaces. Next year, there will be room for at least 1,000 cars at Bader Field. This columnist’s been informed that there will be parking there with shuttle buses to the beach and Boardwalk. We also must continue to have the committee and the community ”think outside box!” Let’s really make it a two-day show. Tuesday is already a practice day, and this year there were more people than ever on the beach to watch the pre-event flights. To entice more to come to Atlantic City on Tuesday and stay overnight or come back on Wednesday, let’s have a major free beach concert Tuesday evening with a fireworks display afterwards, from a barge in the ocean. Some of you may remember when we had the Beach
Boys perform a concert in 1983 that drew over 300,000 people to the beach, and over 200 boats in the ocean. Just think about it — a practice session of the Air Show ending at 3:30pm, followed at 7pm with a concert and a fantastic fireworks display at 9pm. The next day, Wednesday, we look for close to one million people to come and enjoy the Atlantic City Air Show. This too should be followed by a free beach concert at 7pm to keep many of those people on the beach, in the city and not on the highways leaving town. Could this happen? It could and it should. Money for the concerts could come from the $20 million that the Atlantic City Convention and Visitor’s Authority is trying to raise to promote Atlantic City. What better way to promote Atlantic City than to have two full exciting days of air shows, concerts and a fireworks display? What do you think? (See video from the Air Show at acweekly.com)
A.C. Top Boardwalk in America
According to a news release from the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA), the Boardwalk in Atlantic City — the great granddaddy of all boardwalks dating from 1870 — is at the top of the Top 10 List of American Boardwalks according to ForbesTraveler.com. Earlier this year, the same site listed Atlantic City as one of the top golf destinations in the United States. The well-respected travel authority notes that our Boardwalk, “for the majority of the 20th century it served as a stage for the latest inventions and oddities.” In it also makes note of the Boardwalk’s premiere summer event, the Atlantic City Air Show. The Atlantic City Boardwalk — always capitalized, because it is a legal street — began as a temporary structure to keep sand out of the hotels. Today it is a vibrant assemblage of shops, casinos, restaurants and attractions, and provides access to the city’s vast beach, ocean and beach bars. Jeff Vasser, president of the ACCVA, said “When you read the narrative, you can see that the editors put a lot of thought and reasoning into their picks. We’re proud of our Boardwalk, its history and all it has to offer today and we’re pleased to see our name at the top of a prestigious and deserving list.” Friends of the Neustadter family are particularly proud of the recognition being given to Scott Neustadter, whose love life provided the setting for the hit motion picture, (500) Days of Summer, which not only received three stars out of four from most reviewers, but it’s been in the Top 10 grossing films in the nation. n
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Pirate Pillage at the Village
Ah, shiver me timbers mateys, but if you be looking for a little pirate action this weekend, then Historic Cold Spring Village is where youâ€™ll be wanting to set sail to. OK, Johnny Depp weâ€™re not, but if youâ€™re looking for some fun with a buccaneer theme, then the villageâ€™s annual Seafarers Weekend (Aug. 29-30) should satisfy the whole family. In only its second year, village officials are already calling the weekend the most popular event at the village. Plus, the event, which celebrates the maritime history of the New Jersey Cape, coincides with Cape Mayâ€™s 400th anniversary celebration. â€œThere is such a rich heritage related to the sea and land around and in Cape May County,â€? says HCSV executive director Anne Salvatore. â€œWe are proud to be able to promote and celebrate that history at the village.â€? And a big part of that history be pirates. Two groups of historic pirate re-enactors will perform along with much more. And just for good measure, guests are invited to dress as pirates. HCSV is open 10am-4:30pm both days. Call 884-0114 or visit hcsv.org. â€” Mike Pritchard
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The Atlantic City Air Show soared into the resort town for the seventh year last Wednesday, Aug. 19.
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Multi-talented Mock Plays A.C.
Raised in coastal Connecticut, John Mock is a lifelong musician, composer and arranger whose profession took him to Nashville, where he has worked with some of the biggest names in the recording industry. Several years ago he got interested in maritime photography, and earlier this year set out on tour where he combines his musical compositions with photographs he took of coastal scenes. Mock has stopped at various performing-arts centers and maritime museums on the East Coast, and on Tuesday, Sept. 1, will visit the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City. â€œItâ€™s not my first tour, but itâ€™s my first tour doing just my music,â€? says Mock. â€œNormally Iâ€™m touring with other people doing their music in large concert halls, and while thatâ€™s a rewarding experience, doing your own music in front of a few dozen people in small venues is much more satisfying for me.â€? Mock uses his photography as a backdrop for his songs, which he performs as a soloist while alternating on guitar, concertina and tin whistle. â€œIâ€™ve been a musician all my life, but I only got into photography when I was about 30 and took a trip to Ireland,â€? says Mock, 49. The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $35. Call 449-1360 or visit abseconlighthouse.org for more information. â€” Ray Schweibert
Q: How was the show? Dennis Painter Port Republic, N.J. A: It was better than ever. Iâ€™ve been to all of them. I like the helicopters and the Thunderbirds.
Chondrea Richard Pleasantville, N.J. A: It was a lot of fun and a lot of action. This was my first time. I liked the Coast Guard rescue [segment].
Tina Brown Absecon, N.J. A: Itâ€™s great every time. I have been several times. I really liked the search and rescue for some reason.
FOOD & DRINK
Like ‘Cheers’ on the bay, Maynard’s is the classic, uncomplicated shore bar where everybody knows your name By Ray Schweibert
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The outside bar: perfect for summer.
THESE EYES! -00,*/505)&4&&:&4 this place will be nothing but 25-year-olds.” “It’s pretty unique,” adds Shafer. “There’s a gradual turnover from a more mature crowd to a younger, more hip crowd later on.” Maynard’s has food and drink specials daily, including $1.50 Bud Light pints every day, Heineken and Heineken Light bottles for $2.50 on Sundays, Coors Light bottles ($2) and pizza slices ($1) on Tuesdays, Michelob Ultra bottles ($2) and 25-cent wings on Wednesdays, Miller Lite bottles ($2) on Thursdays, and an all-you-can-eat buffet from 5-8pm on Fridays. There is a full menu of fresh seafood (including a pastaand-crab dish for $14.95) and classic American dishes. Maynard’s recently started serving breakfast outdoors at the Starlite Garden, which has its own kitchen. “We started doing breakfasts last summer,” says Maynard’s employee Lorrie Dunleavy. “It’s been a great summer so far. Hopefully it will carry us through our traditionally slow months of December, January and February.” n
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ES P I T E S O M E M E N A C I N G C L O U D S T H AT seemed ready to burst at any second last Friday night, the ample crowd held its ground while the Rocco Brothers set up their sound system and instruments under one of two circus-style tents. It was business as usual at what is almost literally the last of the classic shore bars, Maynard’s Café, located on the bay side of Margate. And as the Roccos launched into Sinatra’s “Summer Wind,” the gathering grew steadily as the rain clouds began to disperse. Activity teemed indoors, where two pool tables were in full swing, and outdoors, where the live music played in what’s been dubbed “Big Al’s Starlite Garden,” and it felt — for those old enough to remember — like Amherst Avenue and other bayfront settings once felt in southern New Jersey back in the 1970s and ’80s. “Ever since I was old enough to drink I’ve been coming here,” says Joe Shafer, the Rocco Brothers’ bass player, a retired, 27-year member of the Atlantic City Police Department, and a former Ventnor City commissioner. “One thing about [owner] Steve Troiano, like his dad Al, when other places stopped playing live music they always kept it going here.” Al Troiano, who passed away in 2003 and was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Margate,” not only knew how to give the masses what they wanted in terms of good food and entertainment at reasonable prices, he was also a generous contributor to the community. Al Troiano bought Maynard’s in 1966 (from its original owner, professional boxer Billy Maynard), and Steve Troiano continued to run it exactly as his father had — as a humanitarian and friend of the workingman. There are several benefits on tap throughout the late summer and fall, among them the Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day fundraiser on Sept. 11, the Surf for a Cause on Sept. 12, and the Christina Rush Foundation fundraiser on Sept. 19. “We do so many benefits, sometimes I forget what some of them are for,” says Steve Troiano. “But if it’s for a good cause, we’re interested in helping out. And live music has always been a part of this place.” On this night, and every Friday night throughout the summer, it was the Rocco Brothers, who usually include Shafer on bass, Tom Vavrek on guitar and Bobby Mower on guitar, and perform classic hits mainly from the 1950s through the ’80s. Mower was performing another gig with the Cole Brothers this Friday, and Ken “Nick” Nicholas filled in for him at Maynard’s. The trio performs to music files created by Vavrek on a laptop that includes drums, keyboards and other instruments that give each song a richer sound. “Early on it’s more of a family crowd of mixed ages here, but if you stay till 10 o’clock your eyes will be peeled back,” says Vavrek, a professional stagehand and former “Legends in Concert” musician who played the part of The Beatles’ John Lennon. “Right after we finish, and around the time the DJ starts to play around 11pm,
A & E: MOVIES
Gung Ho Quentin Tarantino does WWII in his inimitable style with ‘Basterds’ By Lori Hoffman
HE MOVIE BUSINESS HAS NEVER quite been the same since that former video-clerk geek and genreloving movie maven Quentin Tarantino exploded on the scene with Reservoir Dogs. I was lucky enough to watch that birth at the Toronto Film Festival and I have been a devoted follower ever since. From Dogs to Pulp Fiction, to his screenplay for True Romance, both volumes of Kill Bill and the female empowering punch of Death Proof, I have embraced the excessive force and witty dialogue that is signature Tarantino. If you go strictly by the coming attractions, Inglourious Basterds might confound your expectations. Yes, Brad Pitt leads a group of Jewish soldiers who murder and scalp Nazis all over France. As the infamous trailer shows Pitt declaring, “Our business is killing Nazis and business is a-boomin.” However, the actual graphic Nazi-killInglourious Basterds HHHH Written & directed by Quentin Tarantino; Rated R
ing is just the first chapter to a more conventional WWII espionage thriller. After we are introduced to the Basterds, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Pitt), we are then introduced to the arch villain, nicknamed “The Jew Killer,” Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). He is intelligent, suave, multi-lingual and he has earned his nickname. He kills Jews for career advancement more than an unwavering belief in Hitler’s “Final Solution.” The third side of this triangle plot involves Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent), who survived the attack by Landa that killed the rest of her family. Three years later she is hiding in plain sight, as the owner of a cinema in Paris. She draws the unwanted attention of Nazi war hero Frederick Zoller (Daniel Brühl). Hilter’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (Sylvester Groth) has turned Zoller’s heroism into a movie, and now the smitten Zoller decides he will woo his ladylove by asking Goebbels to have the film’s premiere at her cinema. Meanwhile the Basterds, in cahoots with a German spy/cinema star Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) find
out that they can kill a whole mess of Nazis, including Hitler, who will be attending the premiere. Tarantino in essence presents a rollicking, wish-fulfillment revenge fantasy about getting Hitler that is presented with a graphic novel ambiance punctuated with moments of brilliant and far-fromcartoonish tension. The latter is most gloriously on display when Tarantino presents a bar rendezvous with three of the Basterds, the spy and a bunch of German soldiers. This is the moment when Tarantino presents one of his genre favorites, the “Mexican standoff.” Did I mention that this movie is often hilarious? The Nazi killing scenes are
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designed to make you laugh and turn your head away cringing at the same time. In Tarantino terms, this movie is restrained; it hits us with the bloodletting and head bashing in small doses. It is the story, the development of the characters and the quality of the dialogue that makes Inglourious Basterds a wonderfully intriguing cinematic adventure. With Pitt unleashing his over-the-top comedy persona (a rich vein tapped last year by the Coen brothers in Burn After Reading), Aldo Raine and his Basterds come-off like a Tarantino-ized version of Marvel comic’s Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes, right down to a Nazi defector in the unit. Laurent provides the serious, emotional component as a Jewish survivor surrounded by her would-be exterminators and the most accomplished acting emanates from the urbane matter-of-fact evil presented by the amazing Waltz. Tarantino’s Basterds is a genre flick that provides both a cathartic release involving the Holocaust and laughs. The great sculptor of genre filmmaking has carved out another one-of-a-kind masterpiece. n To read more about movies and other topics covered by movie critic Lori Hoffman under her blog alias Moviejunkie, visit http://blog.acweekly.com/
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (R) 12:25, 1:30, 3:50, 5, 7:10, 8:30, 10:25 POST GRAD (PG13) 12:35, 5:10, 9:55 SHORTS (PG) 12:40, 3:05, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 DISTRICT 9 (R) 1:40, 4:40, 8:10, 10:45 THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD (R) 2:55, 7:25 PONYO (G) 12:45, 3:40, 6:50, 9:40 THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE (PG13) (Some shows open captioned) 1:05, 4:10, 7:50, 10:40 G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA (PG13) 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:20 JULIE & JULIA (PG13) 12:50, 4, 7, 10 G-FORCE (PG) 1, 4:05 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (PG) 6:30, 9:45 FRANK THEATRES MOORLYN 4 Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City • 399-0006 • *If rain only HALLOWEEN II (R) 11:10*, 1:20*, 3:30, 5:40, 7:50, 10:10 INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (R) 1*, 4, 7, 10 DISTRICT 9 (R) 11*, 1*, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50 POST GRAD (PG13) 5:10, 7:30, 9:40 G-FORCE (R) 11*, 1:10, 3:10 FRANK THEATRES STRAND 5 9th St. & Boardwalk, Ocean City • 398-6565 • *If rain only THE FINAL DESTINATION (R) 11:50*, 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:50, 10 THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE (PG13) 11*, 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 JULIE & JULIA (PG13) 11:30*, 1:50, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA (PG13) 11 *, 3:20, 7:40 THE HANGOVER (PG13) 1:10, 5:30, 9:55 SHORTS (PG) 11:40*, 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:15 THE PROPOSAL (R) 9:30
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THE ‘F’ WORD
Friends Forever? A By Whitney Ullman
Last week I spoke about how I went to Texas for an eWomen Network conference. I forgot to mention something. During one of the nights, the group had a few great surprises planned. One included a private shop at a closed-down Nordstrom just for us where we got free makeup makeovers along with free samples of perfumes and great coupons. After I did my important shopping and browsing I decided to take advantage of the makeover. I am not the best at applying makeup and I hate that there so many layers that need to be put on in order to obtain that “perfect” look. However, since, I was on vacation I decided to go for it and I chose MAC makeup because first, I love Mac, and secondly, I saw this woman who looked like she was a brilliant makeup artist so I had to have her do mine. The thing I loved about my experience was not only did the woman do the makeover, but she had me hold a mirror to my face so I could watch how she applied everything from the eye shadow to the blush. I found that there are great products like a photo-finish powder and a highlighter for the face. It’s crazy! I’m very low maintenance when it comes to doing my own hair and makeup, but it was so easy. There is a MAC Cosmetics in the Hamilton Mall and at The Pier Shops at Caesars. While you’re there ask if you can watch the application of your makeup. You will learn a lot. And definitely have them show you the proper face highlighter; it’s my favorite must-have item right now! MAC also has a MAC Pro card for professionals; makeup artists can get 40percent off all of your purchases while actresses, models or performers could get 30-percent off. Visit the MAC Web site for more information. n
W HITNEY U LLMAN Dishing out advice on various topics to our female readers on issues related to networking, dating, employment, news, events, shopping and much more. She is the current president of the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees and owner of My Jewels by Whitney.
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S I WAS COOKING DINNER recently (yes, I cook), a thought popped into my head. I was struck by how lucky I am to have a good friend who is a chef and how she helps me throughout the year when I need her. Then it made me think about all of the different friends I have had throughout my life and I thought, “Why is it that we have so many best friends in our life and then naturally grow apart?” Think about grade school; I’m sure you had a best friend that you did everything with but then maybe in high school things changed or you grew apart. So you found a new best friend. You would write notes back and forth, double date, do the same activities, but then college came along and you wound up separating. Or maybe you still remain friends with that person during college, but then you get into serious relationships and those people become more important. So when does the turnover of friends end? My guess is never. We are destined to meet so many people at different points in our lives and we need certain people to help keep us motivated, or give us praise, or even to dote on us. However, I think we need diversity in the people we hang out with and sometimes we have to let go of the people around us who aren’t moving in the same direction. It’s hard at first, but in the end, when you decide to finally think about yourself and your needs, you will see that finding new friendships may be just what you need. One saying that has stuck in my mind ever since Omarosa from The Apprentice quoted it when she got fired (yes, I know, but it’s a great quote never the less), is: “No man is your friend. No man is your foe. But every man is your teacher.” If you think on this quote and re-evaluate your past friendships and relationships it puts things in a unique perspective. For example, although you may have been hurt by someone’s actions, you learned a lesson and now you know what to look for when making decisions about new relationships in your adulthood and as you grow. Friendship is something that is precious and if you have that one great friend in life that you can count on and that loves you unconditionally then you are very lucky. But for the majority of us it will take two to three different friends to satisfy our needs — in a strictly platonic way, c’mon people!
Plane Jane S Interview by Carole Mattessich
HORTLY BEFORE THOSE magnificent military formations started zooming past in the Air Show this month, did you happen to notice the sweet little Piper Cubs pulling banners heralding Atlantic City tourism? They belong to Barbara Tomalino, owner of Paramount Air Service, running a fleet of the “Model Ts of aviation” out of a private air strip in Cape May County. Also a civic and political leader, Tomalino talked with us about aviation and tourism. How did you get involved with the stratosphere? I grew up with it — though we don’t go quite that high. My parents started the business in 1945, after my dad served as a glider pilot in WWII. He first saw a banner airplane on vacation in Florida, and said, wow, what a great way to make a living doing what he loved. My parents started the business, with one airplane, in Cherry Hill. But southern Jersey had the beaches, so they bought out Knocky Nordheim’s business in Atlantic City and moved here fulltime. I took over in the ’80s, when I was in my 20s. Was it a sense of responsibility, or choice, that kept you on? A little of each. You know, when you grow up and every plane going by at the beach has a pilot waving at you, it
becomes a part of you. So yes, there was a sense that we should keep it in the family. But also, I viewed it as a marketing business that uses planes as a means to deliver messages. It’s such a part of the beach experience. It’s a captive audience — we reach everybody who’s there, and between Cape May Point and Sandy Hook on a summer day, that’s three million people. But the message must be conveyed in a short space. Clients are used to dealing with conventional print, so they often want to say something way too long. We focus on what’s really key, just to pique peoples’ interest, and refer them to print media for the details. On standard plane banners, letters are five feet high, and I like to keep messages to about 35 letters. If the banner’s too heavy or too long, it’s not going to fly or read well.
the “happy birthdays,” graduations, and so forth, yes, they’re fun. Years ago, we even had a “Jean Pierre, call your brother.”
Your fleet’s like “the little seaplanes that could.” We own 12 Piper Cubs, and we operate off a grass field, preferable even at standard airports because the ground, rather than the plane, takes the impact of landings. Today’s airplanes are made for speed — just the opposite of what we want. The faster we go, the less effective it is for our clients. A local restaurant, by the way, typically may stay on one or two adjacent islands, while a business like the Borgata, with whom we work very closely, runs from Cape May Point to Long I love the occasional quirky message: “Marry Beach Island. We fly from Memorial Day to about the third week in September. me, Martha!” It’s not only messages that can be unusu- Then we just pickle the airplanes, close al. Clients might initially ask for, say, up, and start getting contracts out for flashy colors, not realizing that a color next season. Soon enough, it’s spring and like red can actually seem to disappear we’re training pilots again. when the suns hits at certain angles. And sometimes clients want to fly over places It can’t be easy trailing a banner at take-off. like stadiums. But since 9/11, that’s heav- Before my dad got involved, planes did ily regulated, and traffic stops altogether take off and land with the banner attached, an hour before major events. It’s just not causing lots of wear and tear — not just to as effective as planes on the beach. As for the banner, but for the airplane, the engine.
He developed a method that basically everyone uses now. I call it the “clothesline.” Two poles, about five feet high, are set into the ground, with the banner laid out behind them and looped lightly onto the line. The pilot takes off first without a banner, then circles back. He has a boom and a hook; he dives, snatches the banner, and ascends. And as he ascends, of course, the banner comes up. At the end of that run, he just releases the banner, circles around and picks up the next. You’ve served as commissioner on New Jersey’s Commerce and Economic Growth Commission. Tourism is critical to our three-county region. I see so much more cooperation now among the various organizations, municipalities, and chambers — just what’s needed! I can remember supporting the building of a convention center in the Wildwoods, and how it was tough explaining that it’s not just an island issue, but rather benefits everyone when we bring in visitors and jobs. Vacation and travel patterns are very different now. ... When everyone plays to their particular strengths, everyone benefits. n Send Carole Mattessich your suggestions for interesting subjects for our “People” column. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Blue Öyster Cult
Still touring, and a champion among bands of the baby boomers, Blue Öyster Cult plays a free outdoor show at Bally’s on Saturday
Where: Dennis Courtyard at Bally’s, Park Place and the Boardwalk, A.C. When: Saturday, Aug. 29, 5pm How Much: Free
By Ray Schweibert
Don’t fear ‘em at Bally’s
You and Buck Dharma have been with Blue Öyster Cult throughout its history — is the fire for performing still burning like it was when you first started? We like to play. It beats sitting around. Musicians never really retire, they always want to play. I mean, Sinatra was gigging into his 70s. There’s Roger Earl [of Foghat], John Kay [Steppenwolf], Ian Hunter [Mott the Hoople] and just many, many people in my age group who are not done.
Does your fan base still include many of the folks who would come out to see you play when you first began? Absolutely. We still see many of the original faces who saw us in the ’70s, and now we’re seeing their children and even a lot of kids in the audience who were made aware of us through Guitar Hero or Rock Band, or even from the ‘cowbell sketch’ on SNL [Saturday Night Live — a reference to a hilarious spoof of ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ that made No. 5 on SNL’s “101 Most Unforgettable Moments”]. How often do you still tour? We were off for six months when Buck busted his shoulder, which was the longest stretch we had been off in 20-something years. Now we’re doing 14 to 16 shows per month since June, then when the weather starts to get cooler the schedule will slow down a little bit because we do mostly outdoor venues. Are you working on any new material? Nothing brand new. We’re just out there playing what we hope most people want
to hear every night. We never do the same show twice in a row. There’s a lot of people who follow us around, and they know we’re always going to do something different. We try to make it fresh for them as well as for our own sanity. I’ve never understood a band that can do the same set from city to city for the entire summer.
in terms of overall talent compared to how it’s existed in the past? There have been several people in and out of the band over the years, some of whom are long gone. [Original guitarist/ keyboardist] Allen [Lanier] retired about three or four years ago, but Richie’s doing an excellent job, and the others we have with us are all exceptional, professional musicians. We have Jules Radino on I understand many of the songs you contrib- drums who, before working with us, was uted to Blue Öyster Cult were inspired by your with Popa Chubby’s blues band and is a very accomplished drummer. Rudy Sarzo passion for science fiction, correct? I’m pretty steeped in sci-fi literature and is a world famous bass player [originally filmdom as well. Richie Castellano and I from Cuba] who’s played with Quiet Riot, are both into sci-fi film and video gam- Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and others. ing, and we sort of bonded on tour even though his dad is my age and there’s a When did you and the band last visit bit of a generational difference there. Atlantic City? When Danny Miranda left us to join I’d be the worst guy to ask that question. Queen, I knew Richie cold play bass It gets to be a blur when you’re doing and a light bulb went off in my head, 90-100 shows a year and have over 4,000 so I asked if he was interested and he gigs under your belt. I know we’ve been in jumped at the chance. Now he’s playing A.C. within the last couple of years and are looking forward to coming back. Hopefully guitar and keyboard. the price is right and people will want to How would you rate the band’s current lineup come out and hear some good music. n
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INP OINTIN G T H E O RI G I N S OF the term “progressive rock” as a genre may be tough, but the distinctive sound Blue Öyster Cult created when it came onto the scene in the early 1970s might serve as a type of touchstone. The band fused a sort of psychedelic edge — driven in part by lyrics born out of band manager Sandy Pearlman’s poetry, and lead singer Eric Bloom’s love for science fiction — with the heavy metal and hard-rock sounds of the day. It sold over 14 million albums worldwide, released 16 studio and live albums, and kind of reinvented itself later by recording soundtracks to popular video games like the Rock Band and Guitar Hero series. Blue Öyster Cult has also been credited with being highly influential among many groups that came into prominence more recently. It has a vast cache of original material to its credit and has had its share of hits, including the songs “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ For You,” and the 1976 song that catapulted it to the forefront — “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” Bloom, who also plays rhythm guitar and keyboards, and lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, are the two remaining members from the original five-man Long Island-based band that began as Soft White Underbelly (a name it would still occasional use, in lieu of Blue Öyster Cult, when booking itself into smaller venues). Its current ensemble includes guitarist/keyboardist Richie Castellano, bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Jules Radino. Bloom, 64, who still resides in the Long Island area where he was raised, spoke to Atlantic City Weekly by phone recently.
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Club Worship *
Resorts. 344-6000. resortsac.com. Casino bar & lounge.
32° Luxe Lounge *
The Quarter at Tropicana. 5720032. tropicana.net. VIP bottle service, DJs.
2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 449-4040. the4040club.com. Upscale sports bar.
Atlantic City Bar & Grill
1219 Pacific at S. Carolina aves. 348-8080. acbarandgrill.com. Open all day and night.
Back Bay Ale House
Get Happy Atlantic City Weekly’s Guide to Area Happy Hours
800 N. New Hampshire Ave. 4490006. backbayalehouse.com. Open seven days from 11am. Live music weekends.
Bally’s Bikini Beach Bar *
Boardwalk at Park Place. 3402000. Newly expanded. Open every day through Labor Day weekend.
Bar 12-21 at Morton’s Steakhouse
Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 4491044. caesarsac.com. Premium wines and martinis.
Bar at Wellington’s
Tomatoe’s bar - restaurant sushi bar
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Tropicana, Atlantic City. Brighton and Pacific aves. tropicana.net. Open daily 2pm-2am; food avail. from 4-11pm.
Blue Martini *
Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. ballysac.com. Over 100 martini variations.
Boogie Nights *
Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com. The ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party. Open Fri & Sat. Nights, 9pm.
Borgata Comedy Club *
Music Box, One Borgata Way. theborgata.com. Tickets $20, shows 9pm.
The Quarter at Tropicana. 5729300. tropicana.net. Family-style Italian restaurant. and wellstocked bar.
Casbah Night Club *
Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. casbahclub.com. Open Fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. DJs and dance parties.
Chelsea’s 5th Floor
Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelseaac.com. The 5th Floor is a lively
8 S. Morris Ave. (Across from Trop parking garage) 345-4916. Three bars. 11:30am-1pm and 4-6pm Happy hours. New patio area, pool tables. At House of Blues (Showboat), 801 Boardwalk. 343-5700. hob.com. Nightclub and ultra lounge.
New York Ave. and the Boardwalk. 348-4313. Atlantic City’s newest nightclub. Bottle service. HunkO-Mania male revue every Sat. night, hunkomaniaac.com.
The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret *
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. 1877-FUNNYAC.
The Pier Shops at Caesars, 6748300. continentalac.com. Famous Philly martini bar export.
Corky’s Ribs and BBQ
Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & the Boardwalk. 345-4100. tropicana.net. Now serving breakfast. Dinner specials.
20 S. Virginia Ave. (between Atlantic and Pacific aves.), 3483360. Open 11am-midnight, Fri. & Sat. until 3am.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar *
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar.
Trump Marina, Huron and Brigantine blvds. 441 2000. Live music every night (weather permitting) through August.
27-29 Missouri Ave. 347-7780. Sports bar & dance club. Newly renovated kitchen. Food served until 4am.
Hilton, Boston & Pacific aves. 3407200. hiltonac.com. Nauticalthemed bar with signature cocktails.
3875. DuskAC.com. AC’s newest nightclub. Open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night.
Ego Bar and Lounge *
Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. trumptaj.com. Nightlife hot spot at Trump Taj Mahal.
Eden Lounge *
Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort.com. Open 24/7. Live music.
2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic Mexican restaurant serving lunch & dinner.
Trump Plaza, 2225 Boardwalk. 441-0400. trumpplaza.com. Posh bar and dining.
Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 344-6699. tropicana.net. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar.
2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music every Sat., 7-10pm.
Forum Lounge *
Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 1-800677-SHOW. caesarsac.com.
Foundation Room at House of Blues *
Located at Trump Plaza. 4416000. trumpplaza.com. Casino lounge.
Kelly’s Corner Pub
2721 Arctic & Iowa aves. 3484925. Lively Irish bar open 11am1am daily.
Knife & Fork
Atlantic and Pacific aves. 3441133. knifeandforkinn.com. Open daily at 4pm, serving dinner from 5pm.
Le Grand Fromage
25 Gordon’s Alley. 347-2743. Late night menu, lounge open 8pm8am. Live music.
Liquid Bar *
In Trump Plaza lobby, off Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue. trumpplaza.com. Stylish bar in casino lobby.
The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456800. gameonac.com. Sports bar w/ 90 HDTVs & mechanical bull. DJs, music videos every Sat. 10pm.
Girasole Ristorante & Bar
3108 Pacific Ave. (in Ocean Club Condos), 345-5554. girasoleac. com. Mediterranean style café.
2701 Arctic Ave. at California. 3441119. Thurs.- Sun. live Mexican music.
Missile Bar *
The Quarter at Tropicana, upper level. 348-2000. missilebar.com. Open midnight-dawn Thurs.Sun. DJs.
Gypsy Bar *
Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866MYBORGATA. theborgata.com. Fri. & Sat. 10pm-5am. Highenergy dance club w/world-renowned DJs.
Hard Rock Cafe
Sports Bar *
Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Live music, gourmet tequila menu.
Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 345-
St. James Place at the Boardwalk. 344-9063. theirishpub.com. Free parking. Open 24 hours.
Boston and Pacific aves. 347-7111. Live entertainment. Open daily through Labor Day weekend.
1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. losamigosrest.com. Southwestern and Mexican beers and fare since 1978.
Dock’s Oyster House
2400 Atlantic & Georgia aves. 449-1212. ducktowntavernac. com. Open 24/7. Three Happy hours: 11am-1pm, 4-7pm and 3-5am.
801 Boardwalk, at Showboat. 236-BLUE. hob.com. Music Hall with bands weekly, restaurant and bars.
801 Boardwalk at Showboat. 3435795. hob.com. Members and public can enjoy varied weekly events.
Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave. 441-0007. hardrock.com. Home of authentic rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.
2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092, docksoysterhouse.com. Opens 5pm. Piano bar nightly.
441-8300. hooters.com. 13 TVs.
House of Blues *
Hilton Beach Bar *
Home Run Tavern
648 N. Albany Ave. 343-1700. Sports-themed bar. Open 24/7.
Two locations: Tropicana, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 449-1500 and Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd.
Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. ballysac. com.
Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm-5am. Nightclub with a personality of its own.
Oasis Lobby Bar
Trump Taj Mahal. 1000 Boardwalk. trumptaj.com. Located on the casino floor in the main lobby.
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FOOD & DRINK (Continued from page 14) Old Waterway Inn 1700 W. Riverside Dr. (Venice Park) 347-1793. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 5pm. Waterfront dining. Happy hour 4-7pm Thurs. & Fri.
The Pool * Harrahâ€™s Resort, 777 Harrahâ€™s Blvd., (marina district), harrahsresort.com. Tropical oasis with
Dinner menu. Wing specials on Wednesday nights. Beer specials daily, 11pm-2am.
2309 Pacific Ave. 344-0055. Located across from Trump Plaza. Great food, music and specialty drinks.
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 345-7800. providenceclubac.com. Nightclub w/ VIP bottle service, private lounges and energetic atmosphere.
Planet Rose Karaoke Bar
large heated pool, six secluded hot tubs, 12 private poolside cabanas.
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-6565. planetrose.com. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar.
231 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113.
Serving food, beverages 24 hours daily.
3209 Fairmount Ave. 348-3322.
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-9100. chinagrillmgt.com.
Ballyâ€™s Claridge tower. Park Place and the Boardwalk. 340-2000.
ballysac.com. A hybrid of a bar with casino games. Free live music, DJs, dueling pianos, drink specials, low table-game limits and more.
RiÂ´-RaÂ´ Irish Pub & Restaurant
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. rira. com. Authentic Irish pub with live music nightly.
Rumba Lounge Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. tropicana.net. Open seven days a week.
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The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456300. sonsieac.com. Serving classic dishes from its original 1993 Boston location. The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3484443. thepiershopsatcaesars.com. Serving sushi and cocktails.
The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. Lounge next to gaming floor with live music nightly.
Chelsea Hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelseaac.com. DJ dance parties every Friday and Saturday night starting 9pm.
Tonyâ€™s Baltimore Bar & Grill
2800 Atlantic Ave. 345-5766 and 345-9461. baltimoregrill.com. An A.C. landmark.
The Trinity Pub and Carvery
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9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. Daily drink, lunch and dinner specials. Live music Fri. Sat. & Sun. 6:30pm.
Amherst and Madison avenues, Margate. 823-2196. Open 9pm4am Fri. and Sat. Complimentary food buffet every Fri. night.
Shore Club Crab House Bar & Grill 301 Longport Blvd., Seaview Harbor Marina, Longport. 8221002. shoreclubbar.com. Great views, fine seafood, drinks and entertainment.
9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. sofiaofmargate.com. Elegant Greek-style restaurant with entertainment on weekends.
The Wave *
for the first time in Atlantic City history on Saturday, September 5, 2009
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Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. tuntavern.com. Live music Wed.-Sun., 9pm-1am. Specials daily.
Carolyn, Dina, Theresa and Jacqueline will appear in the Hilton Theater
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Steve & Cookies
of the hit Bravo reality TV series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The Pier Shops at Caesars. 345-6900. trinitypubac.com. Traditional Irish fare, frosty pints. Live music. Boardwalk at Mississippi Ave. 441-6000. Voted one of the â€œsexiest beach barsâ€? by the Travel Channel in 2009. Open through Labor Day weekend.
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Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd. 441-8300. trumpmarina.com. Bands and DJs every Fri. & Sat. nights.
West Side Bar
511 N. Arkansas Ave. 344-0883. westsideac.com. Alternative lifestyle party every night.
20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Five flat screen TVs, daily specials.
3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac.com. The Tiki Bar is open seasonally and allows access for boaters.
BRIGANTINE Laguna Grill Martini Bar
14th St. So. & the ocean at the Celebrity Resorts Suites. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. Ocean views, entertainment and specials nightly.
St. Georgeâ€™s Pub
Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. stgeorgespub.com. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open
9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. steveandcookies.com. Live music nightly. 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate. com. Asian-American cuisine with entertainment weekends and â€œrock â€˜nâ€™ roll sushiâ€? Mon. & Wed., 9pm-mid.
106 S. Benson Ave., Margate. 8220140. venturasgreenhouse.com. Open seven days. Late-night fare. Weekly beer and dinner specials.
823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9271776. A Somers Point tradition Open 10am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-7pm.
Baristaâ€™s Coffee House
68 W. Jimmy Leeds Road, Suite 14, Galloway. 568-5519. The Michael Pedicin Quartet 7-10pm every Friday. No cover.
Atlantic City Country Club
1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 2364401, accountryclub.com. Tap Room Happy hour 4-6pm, halfpriced drafts and martinis with culinary bar menu.
Black Cat Bar & Grill
1 N. Shore Road, Absecon. 6412323. Open 7 days from 10am1am. Kitchen from 11am-11pm. Live music Thursdays.
Blue Marlin Sports Bar & Grill
200 S. Pitney Rd. Galloway. 7485000. bluemarlincafe.com. Lunch, dinner and drink specials daily.
Bulldogs Bar & Grill
743 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway,
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