NEWS & VIEWS > CURTAIN CALL

By David J. Spatz

Last Call to Rock

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.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

NEWS & VIEWS > CURTAIN CALL

By David J. Spatz

Outlandish Lady

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.

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Posted Jun. 25, 2014 | Comments: 0

NEWS & VIEWS > CURTAIN CALL

By David J. Spatz

A LITTLE IV PLAY

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.

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Posted Jun. 11, 2014 | Comments: 0

NEWS & VIEWS > CURTAIN CALL

By David J. Spatz

MORE Beach shows?

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.

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Posted Jun. 4, 2014 | Comments: 0

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