ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel has had many firsts this year — the roll-out of its new property-wide Roaring ’20s theme, three new nightlife venues (Club Piscopo, featuring sets by Joe Piscopo, live music and guest comics, including Victoria Jackson this weekend - through Aug. 7; Torch, the city’s first casino whiskey bar and lounge with live music on weekends and Prohibition, the first full-time gay casino nightclub in the country) and not one, but three circuses running through the summer.
One new attraction that may have slipped under the radar is the elegant entertainment at the popular Sunday Brunch (10am-2pm; $44.95) at the property’s highly acclaimed restaurant Capriccio.
Pianist Ron Powell, pictured, has been warming the hearts of Sunday brunchers and filling the fine-dining room with a gorgeous mix of jazz standards, pop and show tunes, and even some R&B classics this summer.
“I try to play for the audience,” says Powell, who is a retired teaching lawyer and hails from Connecticut.
Gomes then invited Powell to play inside the restaurant for the weekly Sunday brunch. It’s been a smash success ever since with Powell gaining a name for himself as a stellar musician throughout the resort town.
Check him out any Sunday. Call 344-6000 for reservations.
“I was captivated by their passion and talent,” Dennis Gomes tells AC Weekly. “Some people have that it quality that puts them in a special category and Will is definitely one of those people. It is an honor to have him playing in my casino.”
During the grand opening of Resorts Casino took place on May 27, Dennis Gomes, Joe Piscopo and Mayor Lorenzo Langford announced that several exciting attractions will be coming to Atlantic City’s newest resort.
“I only wore this suit for you guys,” says Gomes, tugging at his collar. “When I’m working, you’ll never catch me in a suit.”
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