Plus the Mummers return to Boardwalk Hall, the Album of the Week ('Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan') and Drew Toonz on Metallica
Classic Car Show Returns to Atlantic City
There’s nothing quite like a gathering of big-time classic car enthusiasts as they line up their treasured chrome-infused dream machines. Throw a little commerce and car buying into the mix and you see first hand why America still has a love affair with the automobile. The annual Atlantic City Classic Car Show and Auction returns to the A.C. Convention Center Friday through Sunday (Feb. 24-26). More than 60,000 enthusiasts are expected for what is billed as the “largest classic car show on the East Coast.” Presented by GPK Auctions, more than 1,000 collectible cars will be available for sale. Other highlights include a memorabilia sale and The Diabetes Foundation will raffle off a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Indy Pace Car, one of only 500 produced by GM. Only 2,000 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25. Appearances by the Discovery Channel’s “The Carfellas” are also scheduled. Another auction, The Classics at Trump Taj Mahal, in conjunction with the show, is also scheduled at the Mark G. Etess Arena at 7pm Friday. Tickets for the A.C. Classic Car Show are $20 and $5 for children under 12. Click here for general information. — Mike Pritchard
Mummers at Boardwalk Hall Feb. 25
New Year’s celebrations may have already passed, but the party isn’t over yet for the Philadelphia Mummers who are coming to Atlantic City to recreate the splendor of New Year’s Day. In the more than century-long tradition, the Mummers have continued to enthrall crowds of fans by ringing in the New Year like only they can with their glitzy costumes, intricate live music, and elaborate props strutted down the streets of Brotherly Love. (The New Year’s Day parade is the oldest folk parade in the nation.) In addition to their involvement in the parade, the Mummers String Bands perform year-round at many different venues around the world. The annual Show of Shows, an event that brings a slice of the festivities to Atlantic City, returns again this year to Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25, and features the String Band Association’s 16 bands including this year’s winner, and first-time champ, Woodland. Since it debuted back in the 1930s, the Show of Shows was held in Philadelphia at the old Convention Hall and later the Spectrum until its move to Atlantic City seven years ago where it hoped to reach a new audience. The event also allows an extra minute or so of performance time compared to New Year’s Day for each of the bands, which is a significant amount of time by Mummers’ standards. Unlike previous years when there were two shows, there will only be a single performance this year at 2pm. Click here for ticket and event information. — Daniel Aupperle
‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan’ (Amnesty Intl.)
When Bob Dylan’s camp gave Amnesty International 400 songs from the 71-year-old singer-songwriter’s repertoire, those involved likely didn’t dream that the outcome could be as stellar as the just-released 4-CD set Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan. With proceeds from sales of the specially priced album going to aiding AI, the organization was able to entice dozens (and dozens) of top-shelf artists — from Adele, Lucinda Williams and Ke$ha to Elvis Costello, Bad Religion and Sting — to record a Dylan tune for the cause. Sure, some of the usual suspects appear — such as “Like a Rolling Stone” (Seal & Jeff Beck) and “Blowin’ in the Wind” (Ziggy Marley) — but a majority of the songs aren’t “greatest hits” and that’s what makes this project so cool. “Abandoned Love” (Paul Rodgers w/ Nils Lofgren), “Property of Jesus” (Sinéad O’Connor), “Political World” (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Miley Cyrus’ not-too-shabby take on Dylan’s 1974 gem “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” are just a few of the many highlights inside this impressive set. — Jeff Schwachter
“We like things that are big,” Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Atlantic City Weekly. “But we also like things that are interesting. As we evolve, we want to do bigger, interesting things.”
If you were thinking about avoiding Bader Field in Atlantic City the weekend of June 23-24 because you’re just not a fan of heavy metal music, you may want to reconsider your decision.
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In the 40 years since Bob Dylan "plugged in" for his notorious electric tour, it's become even more evident how that string of concerts affected the world of popular music. As author Ron Bowman notes...
When an esteemed music journalist includes you in a book of collected interviews with some of the modern era’s finest songwriters — Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Tom Waits among them — you must be doing something right.
Martin Scorsese not only directed the 2010 pilot for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, but remains a very important part of the series set in 1920s Atlantic City, serving as executive producer on the first two completed seasons. He also filmed The Color of Money (1986) in A.C. Dylan, on the other hand...
This doesn't happen normally as most Dylan fans know. He barely talks during shows except to introduce his band. Why in Atlantic City?
Bob Dylan Where: Bogata Event Center When: June 22 & 23, 8pm Tickets: $97-$137 Bob Dylan, who kicks off the latest leg of his Never Ending Tour this weekend with two shows at the Borgata (June ...
"[Atlantic City's] location was really central. You’ve got good facilities, it’s not, you know, like 39 miles on some two-lane country road — that kind of vibe, you know, so it’s just the fact that it’s practical, there’s a lot of facilities and since we’re not doing like a camping thing we thought it would be good to be close to infrastructure so the fans do have like the backbone of a place like Atlantic City at their disposal."
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