Coasting - Birdland Band Roosts at Stockton

Plus, Tropicana's 'Go Red for Women'

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Birdland Band Roosts at Stockton

By Ray Schweibert

A widely heralded 14-piece jazz band based in New York City will be performing at the Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the campus of Richard Stockton College Monday, Feb. 4, starting 7:30pm. Created by virtuoso jazz drummer Tommy Igoe in 2006, the Birdland Big Band has become one of the most popular weekly acts at revered NYC jazz club Birdland, and highlights a musical event at Stockton called Live at Birdland that features world music infused with the best of American jazz. The band’s newest recording, Eleven, has been nominated for four Grammy Awards including Best Arrangement (two), Best Large Ensemble and Best Engineering (Phil Magnotti). The NYC weekly dining-and-entertainment publication Time Out New York described the Birdland Big Band as “a completely unique NYC experience. There isn’t another band like this anywhere — a music experience you simply must witness.” Tickets are $40 for orchestra, $25 for mezzanine, and $10 for children with an adult purchase. Seniors take $5 off. Tickets are available at the Stockton PAC (101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway), by calling 652-9000, or by visiting


Tropicana’s ‘Go Red For Women’

By Lori Hoffman

To create awareness for Heart Month this February, The Tropicana presents a series of Heart Healthy events, specials and more under the banner of its “Go Red For Women” event Friday, Feb. 1.

Schedule of Events: 12pm, Free health screenings in Palm Walk — The day begins at noon with free blood pressure screenings and other heart health related services by AtlantiCare until 2pm. Tilton Fitness will also be on hand providing free body fat testing and consultations. Plus, there will be opportunities to win Tilton Fitness gift basket with competitions throughout the day including push-up and sit-up contests. 1pm, Photo Op with Tropicana Executive Team, Tilton Fitness, and Atlanticare. 4pm, Free Zumba Class in Palm Walk — Get your heart rate going at with a complimentary Zumba class led by Tilton Fitness. 8:30pm, Free Red Dress Fashion Show. — Check out the hottest trends in women and men’s fashion at the Red Dress Fashion Show held in Boogie Nights. The show kicks off with a performance by Savage Men and features McCullough Models wearing clothing and accessories from retails shops located in The Quarter. The first 50 attendees will receive swag bags ($50 value) and one special bag will include a free overnight stay at Tropicana. Must be 21. Then, get ready to boogie with free admission to the Lady in Red Cougars & Cubs Ball. Must be 21. 9pm, Free performance by Vicci Martinez from The Voice at Tango’s Lounge with SoJo 104.9.

There will also be dining, retail, and nightlife specials and promotions throughout the day and evening. For complete details go to and hit the events tab.



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