Here, in no particular order are 11 AC Weekly feature stories we are proud of from 2011. Click on the links to read the stories, leave comments, send to your friends, tweet 'em, Facebook 'em and even bookmark them.
1. The Last Link to Pop Lloyd Exits the Field
2. Salute to Mr. Soul, Sam Cooke
4. Nina Simone
5. 'You Can’t Sell Good Art with Bad Art'
6. Mike Trout, Skips Triple-A, Reeled into Anaheim.
7. Nucky’s Right-Hand-Man: Anthony Laciura
For ‘Boardwalk Empire’ actor Anthony Laciura, Atlantic City has become a very special place thanks to the granddaughter of the man he portrays on the HBO show.
9. A Nucky by Any Other Name
10. Asking the Artists about the Arts District
10. Remembering Atlantic City Musician Hassan Abdullah
Revered tenor saxophonist, musician, historian and jazz educator Hassan Abdullah died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 23.
The six-piece band took the stage at the HofBrau Hotel in Wildwood in the summer of 1954 and threw a fashion changeup at the crowd. ....
Trout is not only playing like no other rookie in MLB history, he’s putting most Major League veterans to shame.
"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."
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.
Atlantic City Weekly’s team of photographers captured some fascinating imagery spanning a wide gamut of subjects in 2011.
Some of the qualities that allowed Tilman Fertitta to reach the apex of the business world, and transform Landry’s Restaurants Inc. into a conglomerate worth nearly $4 billion, he seems to carry around like a set of car keys.
A look back at 2011 in the Atlantic City area in photographs.
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.
In a year that saw the return of widespread protests around the world, the power and potential of grass-roots movements, such as Occupy Wall Street, more and more bad economic news and forecasts, the music industry seemed to bounce back with a bunch of solid releases, including new albums by Kanye West and Jay-Z, Adele, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and others, as 'indie' labels such as Sub Pop, Yep Roc, and ANTI-, emerged as the leaders of a new renaissance in the music biz. Meanwhile, reissues, by specialty labels like Legacy, were among the most exciting "new" music of 2011. Atlantic City Weekly runs an Album of the Week column on the Coasting page each week, and the editors have put together a list of the best 2011 albums of the bunch, as well as several re-issues, and albums we didn't get a chance to write about yet for a total of 50 albums that you may or may not have heard yet. 2011 Albums of the Year (in no particular order. Click on links to see album review; when you get to page, scroll down to the Album of the Week column). Rock on. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The...
"When that piece of thing was falling out of the sky I said that I was going to try to go outside and try to get hit by that thing and try to commit suicide, but nobody would see it as a suicide though, so I was going to try to take advantage of it."
Before we get to the good stuff next week, when I announce my best films of the year list, here are the 10 films that either disappointed me, were flat out awful or that frustrated me because they could have been better.
This time around, we've assembled our top 10 lists of the best and worst that holiday-themed movies have to offer.
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 ...
Here is a list of what we think are the cream of the crop for 2011 — the Top 14 Drew Toonz comics of the year.
Laughing with George Lopez
Fight Night at Boardwalk Hall
Rush to the Taj