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Hosting a Cocktail Party Make your guests remember your next house party PAGE 28

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Metropolitan Living’s

Refined Dining Explore new , sophisticated and exciting places to eat

Sapienza: “The Pastrami King of Queens”

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Lenny’s Clam Bar: For ten or one hundred, let us take care of the menu

+Fast & Easy Meals Metropolitan Living’s 5 best recipes PAGE 12

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Krystal Auto Mall: Discover the car that is perfect for you

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For twenty-two years

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has been the most popular Lasik practice on the East Coast. With about 150,000 Lasik procedures to date, all performed personally by Drs. Joseph (left) & Jeffrey Dello Russo. Offering customized, pain-free and effective vision correction to patients in the New York & New Jersey areas,

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Table of Contents E D ITORIAL S 12-13 H o s t i n g t h e P e r f e c t C o c k t a i l P a r t y  28 C a s i n o s  38-39 M o v i e s  40 M o v i e Tr i v i a  41 B r o a d w a y  42 W o r l d Tr i v i a  43 M e t L i v i n g T V Tr i v i a  44 F a s t a n d E a s y F a m i l y M e a l s 

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ounded in the 70’s by Dr. Joseph Dello Russo, New Jersey Eye Center (NJEC) became the first eye care center in New Jersey that treats all eye conditions by offering specialty doctors, an optical shop, the first ASC in the Northeast, and by having cataract surgery as an in-office procedure. Our ambulatory surgical center was the first of its kind and led the way to the spread of outpatient surgery options in other specialties as well. In 1990, the first Dello Russo LaserVision center was opened within the same site in Bergenfield, NJ, specializing in laser vision cor rect ion. Since 2000, t hree addit ional locations were opened to ser ve patients in and around the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island areas.

Laser Vision Correction Center At our New Jersey of fice, all laser vision correction surgeries are performed in an ultra-

modern, 38,000 sq. f t. surgical center by Drs. Joseph and Jef frey Dello Russo. Our professional team is headed up by surgeon and founder, Joseph Dello Russo, M.D., and his son, eye surgeon Jeff Dello Russo, M.D., who carries on his father’s tradition of excellence in patient care and visual outcomes. The multi-disciplinar y practice (NJEC) is rounded out by a cataract surgeon, a glaucoma specialist, a medical retina specialist, staf f optometrists, operating room RNs, and board certified anesthesiologists to offer our patients the most complete care possible. Dello Rus so Laser Vision and T he New Jersey Eye Center have been national leaders in their fields, helping to pioneer most of the leading technologies in use today. Our laser correction center was centrally involved in the FDA trials of the excimer laser during the 90’s that eventually led to the approval of this technology. During that clinical trial period (1991-1996), the of fice of Joseph Dello Russo, M.D. was the most prominent

of the 10 par ticipating centers, per forming more t re at ment s t h a n a ny of t he ot her st udy cont r ibutors. Addit ionally, in 1997 we gained special FDA approval to conduct unique clinical trials to treat higher degrees of ne a r sightedne s s, fa r sightedne s s, a nd ast igmat ism wit h laser vision cor rect ion, leading to eventual FDA approval for these procedures. Not only have the Dello Russo doctors played an integral role in helping to develop, test, and implement these lasers nationwide, but the Lasik practice was also involved with the adoption of the Intralase laser technology. Our office was the first in the United States to use this new laser, offering blade-less Lasik in combination with Dr. Joseph Dello Russo’s pioneering Down-Up Lasik™ technique. Additionally, we were the first practice in the New York area to use Custom Cornea Wavefront technology for primary and secondary treatment, and we have been pleased to offer this important advance in vision correction to our patients. M e t r o p o l i ta n L i v i n g

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“The Pastrami King of Queens”

Sapienza has mastered the art of creating the most enjoyable, delicious pastrami sandwich. People visit Sapienza from all over simply for the best sandwich. With a combination of the finest ingredients, it has been the favorite of many!

The next time your thinking about what to eat, choose Sapienza, “The Pastrami King of Queens.” You’ll quickly understand why our customers keep coming back for take out, delivery, catering and more!

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Lenny’s Clam Bar

A landmark Italian restaurant in Queens with the soul of the Ocean

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he Unisphere is a beautiful, giant steel globe that sits in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. It is a famous sight in central Queens and is visible to drivers on the LIE, the Grand Central, and Van Wyck, as well as to airline passengers arriving and departing from LaGuardia and JFK. The Unisphere is the best symbol of the borough and also one of the largest globes ever made.

A landmark restaurant T he Unisphere is Q ue en s C ount y ’s biggest landmark...or is it? Lenny’s Clam Bar is a Howard Beach seafood institution, and many would argue a venerable landmark.

Who is Lenny? Joseph DeCandia, was born in Bari, Italy and came to America in 1956 at the age of 18. He took odd jobs as a dishwasher,

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a baker and a butcher. In 1958 he took a job at “Lenny’s Pizza” in Brooklyn on 86th Street where he star ted to learn the pizza business. A year later he went to work at “Lenny’s Pizza” on Nostrand Avenue which he later was able to purchase in 1960. In 1969 DeCandia decided to further expand and open “Lenny’s Pizza” on Cross Bay Blvd and 160th Avenue. DeCandia wanted to reach out for even more grow t h a nd in 1973, on a h a nd shake he purchased Er nie’s Bar loc ated at 161-03 Cros s Bay Blvd. He took t his small bar and developed it into “Lenny’s Clam Bar” which opened o n J a n u a r y 11, 1974. Ta lk a b o u t t h e A m e r i c a n d re a m. P a t ro n s h a v e b e e n flocking to Lenny’s for succulent Seafood, It alian Specialties, Past a, BBQ, Steaks, Ribs, Chicken all from it ’s famous Grill. Cr unchy gourmet s alads are of fered as well. The shrine to seafood is now run by Joe Jr. who want s to match his fat her’s energy and build on his father’s life work. “ We c ont inue to us e a ll t he f ine s t ingredients and highest qualit y products with the same recipes, traditions and values

that Lenny’s was built on. Sadly, my father passed away in 2002 but today “Lenny’s Clam Bar” is still operated by his loving and dedicated family.”

Not only clams Seafood lovers, Celebrities and foodies have been descending on the restaurant and just can’t get enough of it’s food and atmosphere.

Real portions for real appetites “Delicious! We ordered the seafood Fra Diavlo with lobster tails,” said Karen from Forrest Hills, “My boyfriend said he felt like it was a “Man vs Food” segment because the por tion was so large. The sauce was sweet and spicy.  We also had baked clams and they were cooked to perfection. I can’t wait to go back.” So if you have the urge for some delicious ocean dwelling creatures, cast your rod over at Lenny’s Clam Bar where you are guaranteed a great catch.

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Since 1974, Joe Sr. then, and now his son, Joe, remind you to...

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Our three private rooms can accommodate 25-65 people and are perfect for any occasion. For a more intimate gathering, our new bar & lounge area is the perfect venue. And as it warms up, our waterfront outdoor dining area completes Lenny’s as the milestone of refined dining.

The finest ingredients, highest quality products, with the same recipes, traditions and values that’s what Lenny’s is built on. Dine-in with us, or take-out.

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Fast & Easy Family Meals Chicken Lo- Mein

occasionally, until softened, 5 minutes. While the onions are cooking, wash the bell ust like every other parpeppers and slice off a bit of ent, I need quick and dethe bot tom so they sit flat, licious. Under 30 minutes taking care not to cut into is optimum, especially if the interior. Cut off the tops you work outside the home or about one half inch down have kids in various extracurricufrom the stem and carefully lar activities.Try this easy chicken remove the seeds and white recipe the next time you’re in a membrane. Set aside. bind to get dinner on the table Add t he t ur key to t he quickly. pan and break apar t with a Ingr edient s spatula. When fully cooked 1 tablespoon oil-sesame or through, add cooked rice, peanut oil cumin, cinnamon, salt and 1 lb boneless skinless chicken pepper. Stir well to combine. breast, cut into thin slices Add the canned tomatoes Chicken Lo - Mein 1 clove garlic, minced and the raisins and stir well. 2 tablespoons soy sauce or Remove from heat. the night before to cut down on prep time teriyaki sauce Place the peppers in a 9 x 13 inch baking during those busy late af ternoon hours. You 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger or 1 dish and stuff with the meat mixture, mounding will probably have some of the filling mixture teaspoon powder slightly. Drizzle tops and sides of each pepper left over, which would be wonder ful to use in 1 3-ounce package chicken flavor ramen with olive oil. Return the peppers’ tops and savor y mini-meat pies (empanadas), or to be noodle soup cover tightly with foil. frozen for another time. 1 1-lb bag frozen mixed oriental vegetables Bake for 25-30 minutes or until peppers Ingr edient s 1/4 cup water are tender. 6 medium-sized bell peppers, any color Dir ect ions Ingredient Tips: Look for packages of you prefer Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high diced onions in your supermarket’s refrigerated 2 t ablespoons olive oil, plus more for heat until hot. Add chicken and cook, stirring produce section to cut down on prep time. drizzling frequently, until no longer pink. Bot tled minced garlic is also a great time 1 large yellow onion, diced Add vegetables and lid. Cook until vegetables saver. Many grocers carry packages of pre3 cloves garlic, minced are cooked through, about 5 minutes. cooked brown rice that may either be on the 1 1/4 pound ground turkey, 1 package In the meantime, cook the noodles (without shelf with the rice or in the freezer aisle. Quick 2 cups cooked brown rice the flavoring packet) according to package cook (instant) brown rice is also available. To 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin directions. Drain. quickly chop canned items, remove the can’s 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Add soy sauce, garlic, ginger and seasoning lid and cut up the contents using a pair of clean 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt packet to water. Mix well. scissors or kitchen shears. 1/2 teaspoon freshly Pour over chicken and ground pepper vegetables, add noodles S t uf fed 1 14 o u n c e c a n and toss to mix. Bell Pepper s Italian stewed tomatoes, chopped Why put the cheese on top of the burger 1/2 cup golden raisins when half of it just melts of f--Instead, form Dir ect ions the burger around the cheese so you can char Preheat oven to 425 This fragrant dish is a the meat and safeguard the more delicate degrees. real crowd pleaser and flavors. Use any mixture of hard or semihard Heat olive oil in a is per fect for both family cheeses-Emmentaler and Gouda or Asiago large skillet over medium meals and enter taining. and Parmigiano-Reggiano also pair well. heat. Add the garlic and I like to make the filling Ingr edient s onion and cook, stirring a nd s t u f f t he pepper s 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

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1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese 1 pound 90%-lean ground beef 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Dir ect ions Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat the broiler. Combine Cheddar and Gruyere in a small bowl. Gently mix beef, Worcestershire, paprika and pepper in a large bowl, preferably with your hands, wit hout over wor k ing. Shape into 8 thin, 4-inch-wide pat ties. Mound 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture on each of 4 patties, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cover each with one of the remaining patties. Crimp and seal the edges closed. To grill: Lightly oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the stuf fed pat ties over medium-high heat, about 4 minutes per side for mediumwell. (Be sure not to press the burgers as they cook or they’ll split open and the cheese will ooze out.) To broil: Cover a broiler pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Broil the stuf fed pat ties in the upper third of the oven, about 4 minutes per side for mediumwell. In either case, let the burgers stand for 5 minutes before ser ving. To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Linguine with Clam Sauce This is one of those awesome recipes where the sauce cooks while you bring the pasta water to a boil. The linguini gets a final simmer right in the sauce, so all that briny flavor gets right inside the noodles. It’s a surprisingly economical meal -- and a surprisingly kidfriendly one, thanks to all that but ter and garlic, which is really the gateway to seafoodloving, isn’t it? Ser ve it with crust y bread for mopping up any delicious dregs. Ingr edient s 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons but ter 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped (or 1/3 cup finely chopped onion)

Linguine wit h Clam S auce 3 6.5-ounce cans chopped clams, drained, juice reser ved (you should have about 1 1/2 cups of juice) 1/2 cup dr y white wine (or chicken broth, if the wine flavor will trouble your kids) 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley Salt to taste Freshly grated parmesan 1 pound of linguini, freshly cooked until just tender (be sure to salt the cooking water well) Dir ect ions Set a large pot of four quarts of water to boil (for the linguine). Salt the water generously. (Add the pasta when the water comes to a boil.) Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and but ter in a Dutch oven over medium heat, then sauté the onions and garlic until sof tened and ver y fragrant — 3 or 4 minutes. Add the reser ved clam juice, the wine or broth, and the Worcestershire sauce, raise the heat, and bring it to a vigorous simmer, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes (while you cook the linguini according to package instructions). Drain the linguine when it’s done al dente — don’t let it overcook to too much softness, as you’ll be simmering it fur ther in the sauce (next step). Taste the sauce for salt, then add the clams, the linguine, and the parsley, and simmer together for 5 minutes, until the sauce is mostly

absorbed and everything tastes fantastic. Ser ve with grated parmesan.

Lemon, Caper and White Bean Pasta Af ter the Holiday season, when bellies are full and wallets are empty, the best solution for meals comes right from your pantr y. This quick dish is light and uses ingredients that are easy to find and usually on-hand. Add a bit of cooked shrimp or grilled chicken with the beans for hear tier fare. Ingr edient s 8 ounces angel hair pasta 1 la rge lemo n, ze s te d a nd juic e d (2 teaspoons zest and 1/4 cup juice) 1 teaspoon garlic pepper 2 Tablespoons capers - rinsed well 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 3 Tablespoons unsalted but ter Salt to taste Dir ect ions Cook pasta until al dente. Angel hair only takes 4-5 minutes to cook. Drain, set aside and keep warm. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add lemon juice, zest and garlic pepper. Stir and cook until bubbling. Stir in beans and capers and heat briefly. Salt as desired. Toss with pasta and ser ve.

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A Healthy NY Starts in Astoria It’s 36 year mission continues at the Astoria Sports Complex

Our soccer field features a N.Y. State exclusive, F.I.F.A. approved astroturf by LIMONTA, imported from Italy.

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o be a leader in health and fitness you need determination and dedication. Those traits are on display at a facility that is as New York as it gets. It’s huge and has everything. If you can’t find it here... they don’t make it.

What’s in a name? Astoria Sports Complex should really be called Astoria Sports Community, because that is what it is: a place that strives to serve and service it’s residents. The massive complex is a labyrinth of “Everything Sports Related.” The familyfriendly facility boasts the gamut of athletic options. There are: swimming pools, free-weights, cardio, state of the art fitness classes, batting cages, basketball courts, indoor soccer fields and much, much more. Astoria Sports Complex also provides: fitness trainers, swimming lessons and intramural leagues along with all full service gym amenities. In addition to complete Party Packages for birthdays or any other celebration, Astoria Complex Catering is about to open in our 4th floor penthouse — a luxurious, fine dining facility with amazing views of Queens and Manhattan, luxurious Crystal 14

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chandeliers, marble floors, full bar and a full kitchen. They will cater anything from Baby/Bridal showers, to weddings. We call it the Waldorf Astoria of Queens, without the Manhattan prices. The entire facility has indoor parking on the premises and is secured with a highly trained staff that is both courteous and professional. Astoria Spor ts Complex should really be called Queens’ own Madison Square Garden because that is what it is: a name that has untarnished pride & reputation, a place that strives to ser ve and ser vice its beloved communit y residents.

Looking out for the community They have a saying over here “Your Health is your Wealth”. Just ask proud owner Steve Poliseno, “We

started Astoria Sports Complex over 36 years ago when the site was a former ice house. My family and I love Astoria and wanted a safe and healthy environment for the community. We make improvements each year so that folks here have the most up-to-date equipment on the market.” Our soccer field, Installed by Domenick Carapella, has F.I.F.A. approved astroturf by LIMONTA imported from Italy. We are the only indoor facility in the state of NY with this tu rf system. To go along with the largest hot Jacuzzi in Queens, and his or her saunas, Astoria Sports Complex is looking to expand by adding 4 levels to the existing complex: An indoor ice skating rink; a regulation size indoor soccer field — complete with upper deck stands; and two restaurants, a l l in the near future. You want to go swimming and spend the afternoon doing aquatic sports? You don’t have to go to the Bahamas... they come here. So come on down to the Astoria Sports Complex, it is like going on an all-inclusive dynamite vacation right in the heart of Queens. w w w. m e t l i v i n g m a g a z i n e . c o m


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Commitment to Happiness True love is a sacred flame that burns eternally, And none can dim it’s special glow Or change its destiny. True love speaks in tender tones and hears with gentle ears. True love gives with an open heart and true love conquers fear. And true love holds with gentle hands the heart that it entwines.

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ountryside Montessori School opened its doors in 1998 in Manhasset, New York, with a Primary classroom of 7 students. We moved to our present location in, Great Neck, in 2001. We currently have two Primary classrooms and two Toddler classrooms with a total of 60 children of diverse cultural backgrounds. Countryside Montessori School follows the Montessori Philosophy. T he Montes sor i Method was established over 100 years ago in Naples, Italy by Dr. Maria Montessori who had a fine abilit y to obser ve children and study their learning process, which she evolved into a unique alternative method of education. Children of different age groups and learning st yles are joined together in a suppor tive communit y, where any correcting that is done is done in a positive way, and movement and activity is always present. Our school of fers an education that me et s t he spe ci f ic ne e ds of young children and helps them develop ways of thinking and solving problems that will stay with them through time. At C ount r y s ide M emo r i a l S c ho ol, children are given the oppor tunit y to discover their personal strengths in a child-centered environment. Furthermore, they develop on their own timetables and each child is known, and is accepted a nd a ppreciated for his or her ow n individuality. Countryside Memorial School believes that: Children have, within them, a natural urge to explore and discover the world around them and find joy in learning when they are actively engaged in the learning

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process. Children learn best in an environment of mutual respect and one that provides o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r c o g n i t i ve, s o c i a l, emotional, moral and physical growth. Heterogeneous and multi-aged grouping prov ide s oppor t uni t ie s for peer teaching, sharing and natural social development. Children internalize concepts and skills at their own pace. Children learn best when competencies are fostered through repetitive successful experiences, and when failures are deemphasized. A multi-sensor y approach maximizes learning because it provides for individual learning st yles.

C h i l d re n a re g i v e n o p p o r t u n i t i e s to ma ke c hoic e s; t hereby fo s ter ing independence, self-esteem and selfdiscipline. D eve lo pme n t a l n e e d s of c hild re n are univers al and t ranscend cult ural dif ferences. We are commit ted to the standards of the American Montessori Association and to our founding philosophy. The Montessori School is accredited by the American Montessori Association. We provide full and half day plans as well as after school sessions. Toddlers in diapers are welcome! Please contact Countryside Montessori School for a visit. We welcome local kids with our open arms and our full well balanced curriculum that keeps them learning, and having fun as well.

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Roma View: Catering at its Finest

“Dear Maria and Staff, I want to thank you for a wonderful communion party. Everything was just perfect and now I have many beautiful memories I will never forget. The food was delicious and the service was very good.” —Thank you, Gabriella

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hat’s the message from just one of the many satisfied customers speaking of this family-run catering hall that has become a staple in the Howard Beach section of Queens. Roma View Catering, located on 16005 Cross Bay Boulevard, boasts over 20 years in the par t y biz and is ready to host your events. Any event. There are three different party rooms available for any sized celebration. There is the Empress Room which can accommodate 50-85 guests. There is the Bayview Room which can accommodate 85-125 guests. There is the Rhapsodie Room which can accommodate 125-250 guests. This ornate family and corporate Event Hall overlooks the scenic water front. “We handle any and all t ypes of events,” says co-owner Joseph DeCandia, “Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Bridal & Baby showers, Family Gatherings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, Corporate Events and any thing else that a fun space can cook up.” The menu is customized for your event,

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“Maria, thank you for making our engagement party so special. Everyone is raving about the food and service. Everything was beautiful. We look forward to seeing you soon.” — Daniella & Anthony

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Hosting the Perfect Cocktail Party Met Living’s guide to the ultimate evening of entertaining

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cocktail party can be one of those easy-to-impress your guests kind of parties. With a few stylish accessories such as martini glasses and olives on an umbrella toothpick, fancy cocktail napkins and the proper lighting, you’re almost ready to go. W ine a nd be er a re s t ill popula r beverages so keep some on hand, but nothing has the cache of a mixed drink. A cock t ail par t y is an all-purpose way to entertain any kind of guest from neighbors to business associates. The best par t is that you can ser ve a wide variet y of foods on your menu. Since ever yone will be eat ing only lit tle tastes, ever yone is likely to find something they will enjoy.

An assortment of glass s t y l e s to cover the t ype of drinks you plan to serve. These include wine glasses for wines, juice and water; straight-sided highballs for tall drinks; tumblers for spirits and juices; and mar tini glasses.

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The drinks T he mo s t impor t a nt p a r t of t he cocktail par ty is the cocktails. And the most impor tant cock tail of all is the mar tini. Here is a list of Met Living’s favorite mar tinis. The Mar t ini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. Dir t y Mar tini - You won’t need to wash your face after this drink. With the addition of olive juice, this drink has a salty bite to it. C h o c o l a t e M a r t i n i - This drink has special appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth. A p p l e M a r t i n i - If you want to impress you tenth-grade English teacher.

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M i xe r s including orange juice, soda, tonic, ginger ale, cola, tomato juice, Tabasco, lemons, limes, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. A b a r t e n d e r to mix the drinks for your party. That will allow you time to socialize with your guests. At the end of the party, your local taxi company phone number should be handy and of fered to any guests you believe shouldn’t be driving.

Twice as many glasses on hand as guests. For wine, champagne and mar tini glasses, wine glass charms will help guests to keep track of glasses as they mill about your par t y. One bot tle for ever y t wo g u e s t s . Have a mix of white and red varieties. White used to be the predominant favorite, but red is becoming just as popular. A basic bar. You’ll want to stock up on vodka, whiskey, wines and beer. For a more complete bar you can add gin, tequila, rum, bourbon, vermouth, sherry, and brandy.

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August 24: Tropicana Showroom

C ome v isi t C ae s a r s Circ u s M a x imu s T heater, and see A mer ic a’s most-loved brother-sister performers share five decades of enter taining in a non-stop, 90-minute show of live music, singing and dancing. Donny and Marie feature some of their c h a r t-t o p p i n g h i t s, i n c l u d i n g: “ P u p p y Love,” “Paper Roses,” “Morning Side of the Mountain,” “I’m Leavin’ it (All) Up To You,” and “Soldier of Love.” This showcase of unmatched harmonies continues today with their recent #1, “A Beautiful Life,” from the new duet album, “Donny & Marie” (2011).

KC and the Sunshine Band is still thrilling crowds, and has since the 1970s, when they emerged as a leader in f unk. A lt hough primarily labeled as a funk band, they have tapped into all different styles of genres, including disco, dance and R&B. Concer t tickets are always in high demand when KC and the Sunshine Band steps on stage

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Diana Ross August 18: Borgata Events Center

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Diana Ross was lead singer of t he Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. Af ter leaving the g r o u p i n 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film a n d B r o a d w a y. She received a Best Actress A c a d e m y A w a r d nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues ( 19 7 2 ), f o r which she won a Golden G l o b e

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Jim Gaffigan August 24: Borgata Spa & Resort

One of the top touring comedians on the road today, Jim Gaf figan is a critical and commercial success who has earned the respect of not only his legions of fans but other comedians as well. You are in for a treat when you book tickets to see comedian Jim Gaf figan per form his comedy routine live onstage

John Mayer is considered one of the most recent talented artists to enter the musical stage. And many of his fans continuously Diana flock towards him. Now Mayer is Ross one of the big superstars of today and it is mostly because of his dedication to music. He always puts on a lively and energetic show.

Russell Brand September 13 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Brand is noted in the British media for his eccentricit y and for controversies such as his dismissal from MT V after he dressed as Osama bin Laden, and prank calls he made to actor Andrew Sachs on The Russell Brand Show, which led to major changes to the BBC’s policy. He is also widely known for his shor t marriage to Kat y Perr y which ended in 2012.

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He’s made you laugh for years on “Saturday Night Live,” “Tommy Boy” and “Joe Dirt” with his quick wit and signature sarcasm. Utilizing some of his famed characters his SNL days — the “buh-bye” airline steward and Dick Clark’s “And you are?” receptionist — with real-life situations that happened to him, Spade crafts jokes that are extremely funny and a bit sarcastic … in other words, exactly what you’d expect from him.

Whoopi Goldberg August 30th and November 15th Treasure Island Theatre

Co-host of “The View” on daytime TV, her incredible talents as an actor and comedian has put her in elite company as one of only five enter tainers to receive an Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards. Whoopi is a truly unique crowd pleaser.

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Ron White August 31 Mirage Hotel

T h e c ig a r s mo k in g, s c ot c h d r in k in g funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon has two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central histor y and a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, 10 million units.

making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music.” Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed.

Daniel Tosh October 11 Mirage Hotel

Host of the Comedy Central show TOSH.0, Tosh was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2005, Tosh has earned the admiration of his audiences and peers with a unique brand of comedy that has made him one of the most requested headliners in the countr y.

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American Idol Live! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase the season’s talented top Finalists and stops in Uncasville, CT for a Saturday evening per formance. Finalists will per form favorite moments from the season as well as never before seen per formances. The American Idol season Finale will air on FOX on May 16th but this season’s fan-favorites will continue on with the 2013 Live! Tour.

Selena fans have been in a frenzy since she premiered the single “Come & Get It” from her for thcoming album and made her debut television performance of the song live on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Selena has already sold more than 10 million singles in the U.S., along with three RIA A-cer tified Top 10 debuting gold albums, and three #1 Billboard Dance Singles.

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HeadlyEntertainment here For This Guide Story Here Movies 300 Rise of an Empire The Greek general Themistocles bat tles an invading army of Persians under the mor tal-turned-god, Xerxes. Rodrigo Santoro , Sullivan Stapleton In theaters: August 2

Kick Ass 2: The costumed high-school hero KickAss joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will af fect ever yone Kick-Ass knows. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz In theaters: August 16

Getaway Brent Magna, with the help of a kid, must get behind the wheel and follow the orders of a mysterious man to save his kidnapped wife. Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez In theaters: August 30

Riddick The infamous Riddick has been lef t for dead on a sun scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff In theaters: September 6

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatball 2

Chris Hemsworth as comic book superhero Thor

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Faris In theaters: September 27

Vin Diesel reprises lead role in “Riddick: Rule The Dark,” the third installment in the The Chronicles of Riddick film series.

The Wolverine Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis and tests of his physical, emotional, and mor tal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan. Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee In theaters: July 26

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Carrie A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers af ter she is pushed too far by her peers. Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore In theaters: October 18

Thor: The Dark World When Jane Foster is targeted by the denizens of the dark world of Svar talfheim, Thor sets out on a quest to protect her at all costs.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman In theaters: November 8

Delivery Man An af fable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fer tilit y clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come for ward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identit y. Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Vince Vaughn In theaters: November 22

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Chistmas - Madea dispense her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she coaved into helping a friend pay her daughter surprise visit on Christmas. Tyler Perry, Lisa Whelchel In theaters: December 13

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1) Name all the actors who have ever played “007” James Bond. 2 ) Which hor ror f ilm series features a murderous doll possessed by a serial killer, who goes on a murderous rampage?

13) Two Martin Scorsese directed films, both starring Robert De Niro and dealing with the world of crime, have a very high noted rate of using the F-word. Which movies are these?

3) Which was the last feature film of screen legend Paul Newman, which was also the highest grossing movie of his career?

14) Which Coen Brothers cult classic film features the principal character hanging out at a bowling alley all the time but the character never actually bowls?

4 ) What is Capt ain Jack Sparrow’s key c atc h-phr a s e in a ll t he Pir ate s of t he Caribbean films? 5) Which is the first Walt Disney animated classic, the first animated full-color movie to be produced? 6) Which is the first movie in the James Bond film franchise? 7) Which is Angelina Jolie’s first and least discussed film? 8) Which British actor has adopted a unique voice or accent, for each character he has played? (Hint: Is a suppor ting character in a famous super-hero film series). 9 ) W hat a re t he s even de adl y sin s, t hat J o h n D o e e m p h a s i ze s b y k i l l i n g p e o p l e

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15) In the Harry Potter film franchise, what does the Hogwar ts mot to “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” mean? 16) Johnny Depp plays a famous Scottish playwright in the movie “Finding Neverland”. Name that playwright.

10) Name the voices of the Furious Five kung fu masters from the Kung Fu Panda 2 movie.

17) What is the real name of the creature Gollum from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, which is revealed by Frodo in the Two Towers movie?

11) Which movie of Christian Bale’s involved him taking up crash dieting, smoking and losing 63 pounds to look the par t of an e m a c i a t e d, d e p r e s s e d a n d s i c k e n e d mechanic?

18) In the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the main servant of Sauron — the Witch-King of Angmar — is so fearsome no mortal man can kill him. How does he die in the Bat tle of the Pelennor Fields?

Movie Trivia Answers 1) Sean Conner y, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. 2) Child’s Play with Chucky as the doll. 3) Cars (2006) 4) Savvy? 5) Snow White and the Seven Dwar fs (1937) 6) Dr. No (1962) M e t r o p o l i ta n L i v i n g

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7) Cyborg 2 (1993) 8) Gar y Oldman, he plays Jim Gordon in the Batman franchise. 9) Glut tony, Envy, Pride, Lust, Sloth, Greed and Wrath. 10) Monkey:Jackie Chan; Crane: David Cross; Tigress: Angelina Jolie; Viper: Lucy Liu; Mantis: Seth Rogen. 11) The Machinist (2004)

12) The serial killer “Ghost face” from the Scream film franchise. 13) Casino (1995), Goodfellas (1990). 14) The Big Lebowski (1998) 15) Never tickle a sleeping dragon. 16) J. M. Barrie 17) Smeagol 18) He is killed by a woman (Eowyn), with help from a Hobbit (Merr y).


Entertainment Guide Broadway Annie

Motown: The Musical

The plucky redheaded orphan and her scruf f y mut t Sandy make their way in D e p r e s s i o n - e r a N e w Yo r k from a dismal orphanage to the home of billionaire Daddy Warbucks. The Tony Awardwinning musical includes the s o n g s “ To m o r r o w,” “ L i t t l e Girls,” “Easy Street,” “NYC” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Palace Theatre

The musical brings to life the true stor y of barrier-shat tering Motown Records and its founder Berry Gordy, who fights against improbable odds to t ur n his dream into a realit y. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Big Fish Motown: The Musical

Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the stor y of a single mother coping with her young daughter’s marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter’s father. Among the songs are such familiar ‘70s staples as “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Winter Garden Theatre

First Date Ever been on a date and wondered what the other person was thinking? This new musical comedy lets you peer inside the ner vous and busy minds of t wo wouldbe lovebirds, Soho ar tist Casey and Wall Street trader Aaron, on their first date. How can they know if they’re right for each other when old boy friends, ex-fiancées, assor ted friends, relatives, and even the waiter keep of fering unsolicited advice? This relationship may just have a chance

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— if only they can get their inner voices to shut up! Longacre Theatre Opening 04 Aug 2013

Kinky Boots Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag per former named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalize the failing business, while stepping out from their fathers’ shadows and transforming an entire communit y through the power of acceptance. Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark The arachnid-bitten superhero, familiar from comics and the movies, learns that with great power comes great responsibility a s v illa ins te s t not onl y his phy sic a l strength, but his strength of character. Foxwoods Theatre

Will, the son of the charismatic Edward Bloom, is frustrated by his father’s fant astic t ales of epic adventure. A s Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is. Neil Simon Theatre Opening 06 Oct 2013

Newsies Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Nederlander Theatre

Rock of Ages In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a smalltown girl met a big-cit y rocker, and in L.A.’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. This arena-rock love stor y is told through the mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. Helen Hayes Theatre

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sacred laws of Hawaii prohibited womenfolk from eating coconuts until as recently as 1819; the punishment for breaking this law was death. 7) It may come as a surprise for many people, but tooth decay is considered the most common non-contagious disease in the world. 8) VSOP, on a bot tle of brandy, stands for ‘Very Superior Old Pale,’ and not ‘Very Special Old Pale’ as many people assume. 9 ) I t a l y. T h e m o u n t a i n r a n g e i n northeastern Italy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2009. 10 ) The 39th President of the United States, James Earl Car ter Jr., popularly known as Jimmy Car ter 11) Be r mud a i s a Br i t i s h O ve r s e a s

Ter r itor y under t he jur isdict ion of t he United Kingdom. 12 ) Mut t and Jef f by H. C. (Bud) Fisher, w hic h debu te d in t he S a n Fr a ncis c o Chronicle in 1907, is widely regarded as the first comic strip in America. 13) The origins of the widely-used term ‘Siamese twins’ can be traced to the birth of Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker, the conjoined t wins who were born on May 11, 1811, in Siam (present-day Thailand). 14) John Lennon was named John ‘Winston’ Lennon at birth, after his grandfather, John ‘Jack’ Lennon, and the then-Prime Minister of the UK, Winston Churchill. 15) The giant panda has been a symbol of the World Wildlife Fund since it was founded in 1961.

World Trivia Answers 1) Which was the first nation to give women the right to vote? 2 ) Which ocean goes to t he deepest depths? 3) Which is the northernmost point of land on Ear th? 4) Which is the largest aquarium in the United States of America? 5 ) Which countr y has not fought a war since 1814? 6) What drupaceous fruit were Hawaiian women once forbidden to eat by law? 7) What’s the most common non-contagious disease in the world? 8) What does VSOP stand for on a bot tle of Brandy? 9) Which countr y would you be in if you were to ski in the Dolomites? 10) Who was the first U.S. President to adopt the informal version of his first name? 11) Which countr y owns the island of Bermuda?

12 ) Which was the first daily comic strip published in the United States? 13) The term “Siamese t wins” originated with the birth of two brothers joined together

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Entertainment Guide Met Living TV Trivia 1) Who killed Laura Palmer on Twin Peaks? 2 ) Who’s Eric Car tman’s father?

W hat t wo movies does t his act r ess appear in? ( Hint see quest ion #6)

3 ) Which character f rom Beavis and But thead has their own show? 4) How long were Jerr y Seinfeld and his pals sentenced in the series finale? 5) On Beverly Hills 90210, how did Scott (David’s best friend) die? 6) Which actress was in the T V movies: The Oddyssey, and Merlin? 7) Marge Simpson has the same maiden name as a former First Lady. Name the former First Lady 8) What show did Claire Danes get her star t on? 9 ) On MT V’s Blame Game what is the name of the Judge? 10) In Home Improvement what are the names of t he t hree boys? Who is t he youngest? 11) On Happy Days, what was the name of the make out place? 12 ) Which famous female enter t ainer per formed on the love boat from 1985 to 1986?

16) What floor did the Evans family live on? 17 ) In Roseanne who was Roseanne’s gay boss/employee? 18 ) In Beast Wars what is t he name of the Ma ximal Ship? 19) What make and model of car does Nash Bridges drive? 2 0 ) On The Simpsons, Who shot Mr. Burns?

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15) On One day At A Time, How did Julia and Max meet?

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7) Jackie Kennedy. Both Marge Simpson and Jackie Kennedy had the maiden name of Bouvier. 8) My So-Called Life 9) Judge Reed 10) Mark Taylor, Randy William Taylor, and Bradley Michael Taylor 11) Inspiration point 12 ) Dionne War wick 13) 3 (Carol, Emily, Rachel) 14) Janet

14) Who was David from 8 Is Enough, married to?

A N SW E R S 1) Her father, Leland Palmer. 2 ) His mother. You see, she’s a hermaphrodite, figure it out. 3) Daria 4) One year 5) He accidently shot himself. 6) Isabella Rosselini. She was Athena in the Odyssey, and she was Merlin’s love in Merlin.

13) How many women does Ross divorce on Friends?

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