They’re only a fraction of the 2,100 employees who will lose their jobs when Showboat Atlantic City closes at the end of August. But a case could be made that the people who service the casino’s House of Blues brand-within-the-brand represent the soul of the resort and gaming hall.
When music experts discuss the various artists who have influenced Lady Gaga, the obvious glam geniuses spring right to mind: Madonna. Michael Jackson. David Bowie. But they’re missing one other over-the-top entertainer.
Ask a simple question … After 42 years and countless lineup changes, why is Carlos Santana pulling together members of one of the earliest lineups of his Latin-flavored rock band to make a new album titled Santana IV ? Get a simple answer…“We’re doing Santana IV ‘cause we stopped at ‘[ Santana ] III ,’” the 66-year-old guitar god says.
The Atlantic City Alliance — the private, casino-funded tourism marketing group — wasn’t thinking slot machines, blackjack and how many high-rolling gamblers it could attract when it booked two major country acts to headline a pair of free beach concerts — Blake Shelton on July 31 and Lady Antebellum on Aug. 3 — just three days apart this summer.