A look back at what happened in the Atlantic City area in 2011.
Miss’d America Pageant — Atlantic City might have lost the Miss America Pageant, but transvestites strutting their stuff is a lot less stuffy and a lot more fun.
1980s teen pop star Tiffany presents awards at the ACWeekly.com Nightlife Awards at Boogie Nights at Resorts (now called Night Fever).
Resorts creates an instant controversy by unveiling a billboard for the revue show Moonshine Follies, which features a women’s derriere, covered by nothing other than a few strings of beads.
Golden Nugget buys Trump Marina — Tilman J. Fertitta, Chairman, President, CEO and owner of Landry’s, Inc., parent company to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Laughlin, announced that Landry’s has agreed to buy the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
Revel Entertainment secured the final $1 billion-plus it needs to finish construction on the casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, a project that is widely considered the best chance for the city to recover from four years of plunging casino revenues. The opening is slated for May 2012 or sooner.
Lady Gaga was born this way, and brought her unique musical style to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. She tells the audience she would be back in town in 2012 (no confirmation of that has arrived so far).
TV and radio personality Wendy Williams appears at The Pool at Harrah’s and is promptly sued by the event’s promoter. According to reports, Williams was paid $25,000 for a two-hour appearance, but allegedly spent only one hour, most of it drinking with her husband in a private cabana.
Olympic Gold Medalist Yuriokis Gamboa defeats contender Jorge Solis and successfully defends his featherweight title, as part of an exciting Top Rank boxing card at Boardwalk Hall.
By the time the participants at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo were packing up and headed to the next destination, an impressive 17,685 fans had turned out for the three-day event. John Barnes, of Barnes Rodeo, said that he would be happy with 10,000 for a first-year event in an interview earlier in the week.
Former cocktail waitresses at Resorts file a lawsuit against the casino saying they were fired because of a change to sexy uniforms to reflect Resorts new ’20s era theme. Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred is eventually named to represent the servers.
The Miss America Pageant is coming back home to Atlantic City in 2013, but it may not be the Miss America Pageant of old. In an exclusive interview with Atlantic City Weekly, the organization's CEO Art McMaster says a date for the pageant should be set within a week or so. Are there more changes in store for this year's pageant?
In 2013, let’s ask ourselves what we’re doing or not doing to contribute to the good, and what we’re doing or not doing to contribute to the bad.
The ACA’s Liza Cartmell talks about the first year of the DO AC campaign and changing people’s perception about the resort.
If nothing else, 2012 was a year of partnerships and coming together in the Atlantic City region.
In a perfect world, if the casinos had their way, the year would always end on a Friday or Saturday. It would never end on a Monday, as it does this year.
Nik Wallenda admitted he was worried as he inched his way across the thin steel wire that spanned two countries.
On June 25, daredevil Nik Wallenda traversed a two-inch wire across countries on June 25, becoming the first person to ever walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
The ceremony, which runs from 7-9pm, with an after-party to follow at the venue, will bring together the best bartenders and bar teams in the Atlantic City region (both casino and non-casino representatives) as voted by our readers at acweekly.com.
'There's so much that's going on that's good and it really has enabled us to build a campaign that is very positive and is very upbeat and that does really talk to all of the really positive things that are going on.'
"When I recorded the first two songs I got to record with the band, which I prefer — in the same room, we did it live. Coming from a musical theater background, I prefer to sing live because there's just this synergy when you have a band playing behind you."
It’s that time of the year again. The votes have been counted and the winners have been named for the 4th annual ACWeekly.com Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards.
I asked some of the special people in my life why we should NOT make resolutions and got some funny and enlightening answers other than the obvious one — that many of us don’t keep them.
Light off some illegal fireworks, pop open a bottle of champagne and spend this chilly commencement weekend in Atlantic City Weekly's Hot Tub!
Some of the major changes during 2011 included the restart of construction on the Revel project, with a 2012 opening date slated. (Some predict it may open ...
Atlantic City Weekly’s team of photographers captured some fascinating imagery spanning a wide gamut of subjects in 2011.
As we continue our countdown of “Best Lists” at Atlantic City Weekly, here are the 10 best interviews we had in 2011, in alphabetical order.
A look back at 2011 in the Atlantic City area in photographs.
A couple of years ago Atlantic City Weekly started encapsulating key elements of the lives and careers of musicians and entertainers who were coming to town to perform, along with some longtime Atlantic City residents and difference-makers, in a series dubbed 5 Questions With ...
From the Shannon Twins, Paz de la Huerta and the Showboat Bombshells to Rihanna, Britney, Crystal Harris and the Girls of Playboy Golf...
When one looks back over the year and designates a “best 10” list, it isn’t really a “best” ten. In all honesty it is my 10 favorite films of the year, since one’s personal tastes are such a big part of remembering which films gave you the most pleasure or had the biggest emotional impact, or just made you laugh your ass off.