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Historic Organ Restoration Presents 2nd Annual Christmas Spectacular

National and Local Celebrities Ring in the Holidays With Style at Historic Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ, December 1, 2017:  Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Theater will become a shining beacon of the Christmas Season on December 1st as the Historic Organ Restoration Committee (HORC) will present it’s 2nd Annual Christmas Spectacular.

Highlighted performers include Miss America 1977 – Dorothy Benham, Harry Hurley – Host of WPGG’s Hurley in the Morning, The Atlantic City Ballet, Scott Breiner – director of the Cape Shore Chorale, Rudy Lucente – Assistant Organist at Wannamaker’s Grand Court Organ, The Boys of Boardwalk Hall Male Quartet, and the Barnegat High School Choir.

There will be a multitude of performances of organ music, dance, and vocal performances as well as a Christmas Carol Sing-a-long, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

This program is part of the Yearly Recital Series presented by HORC to increase the community’s awareness of the pipe organs of Boardwalk Hall and raise funds for the restoration to bring them back to full functionality.  There will be pre-show music provided at 6:30PM on the Midmer-Losh pipe organ, the world’s largest musical instrument prior to the Spectacular which begins at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or ticketmaster.com.  Group rates and student discounts are available by calling 609-402-9584 ext. 700.

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About Us: Historic Organ Restoration Committee is a 501c3 chartered by the state of New Jersey for the restoration and preservation of the two pipe organs of Historic Boardwalk Hall. In addition to the actual physical restoration of the instruments, HORC seeks to educate and increase awareness of the unique importance of these instruments as irreplaceable national treasures through programming and tours throughout the year. The large organ (main auditorium) is the world’s largest musical instrument, the smaller instrument (Adrian Phillips Theater) is one uniquely suited to the interpretation of silent film.

– Dorothy Benham, Miss America 1977, is a classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano having performed on the stage in Concert with Symphony Orchestras, Opera and Broadway. She has also worked in television and radio as a spokeswoman and model.  A few highlights of Dorothy’s career include being an original cast member of the Tony and Grammy Award winning Broadway show “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” where she was featured as the “Somewhere” soloist and part of the ensemble.

– Harry Hurley, is the award-winning host of the “Hurley in the Morning,” radio talk show on WPG Talk Radio 104.1 FM & 1450 A.M. for the past 26 years.  In addition to hosting his daily talk radio program, Harry is also the station’s senior programming consultant.  Harry was elected to both the Philadelphia (2014) and New Jersey (2015) Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame.  Harry has also been selected as one of the 100 Most Important Talk Radio Hosts in America by Talkers Magazine for 2015, 2016 & 2017.

 

 

 

 

ALL STARS OF HIP HOP RETURN TO BOARDWALK HALL ON JANUARY 14

The eighth Annual All Stars of Hip Hop returns Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend where classic hip hop legends join forces to bring the best of Hip Hop music to Atlantic City’s Historic Boardwalk Hall Sunday, January 14 at 7 p.m.  This year’s line-up includes KRS-One, Nelly, Redman, Method Man, Fatman Scoop and Three Times Dope.

 

Tickets starting at $52 are available today at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-736-1420, or visiting the Boardwalk Hall Box Office powered by Atlantic City Electric.

 

This show is proudly presented by Platinum Productions and Advancing Families Foundation.

 

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

 

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

 

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.

 

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Contact: Erin Bilton

Erin_bilton@comcastspectacor.com

P: 609.348.7072

 

 

 

ERIN BILTON

Director of Marketing

Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City Convention Center

Spectra Venue Management
609.348.7072

Erin_Bilton@ComcastSpectacor.com

www.BoardwalkHall.com
www.MeetAC.com

www.SpectraExperiences.com  

 

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KATT WILLIAMS RETURNS TO BOARDWALK HALL FEBRUARY 24

Comedy icon, Katt Williams will be performing LIVE at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the show officially go on sale on Friday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-736-1420, or at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

 

This past year, Williams has immersed himself in multiple upcoming projects. From several big-name films to his latest standup special taping, the comedian remains at the top of his game.

 

Katt Williams’ upcoming movies include, “Father Figures” with Ed Helm and Owen Wilson, coming to theatres in December 2017. Williams also co-stars alongside Mike Epps for the ‘Meet The Blacks’ sequel titled, ‘The House Next Door’.

 

Over the years, Katt Williams’ comedy career has sustained tremendous change. The comedian has endured various challenges, among unpredicted industry shifts. However, the veteran comedian has taken it in stride, remaining in the business for over 12 years. His unforgettable specials and original comedic style continue to make him a force to be reckoned with.

 

Most commonly, Katt is known for his epic standup specials, including Katt Williams: Let A Playa Play, The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, Katt Williams Presents: Katthouse, Katt Williams: Pimpadelic, Katt WilliamsL 9 Lives,  Kattpacalypse and Priceless: Afterlife. The comedian’s most noteworthy

film appearances include, Friday After Next (2002), Norbit (2007), American Hustle: The Movie (2007) and Scary Movie 5 (2013).

 

With his latest projects in full effect, Katt Williams appears on the comedy scene with undisputable presence. This will be a Katt Williams tour you won’t want to miss!

 

Fans may gain access to the pre-sale by subscribing to our Center Stage Comedy email list at www.centerstagecomedy.com and by following the Center Stage Comedy Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CenterStageComedy/ for exclusive event updates and promo codes.

 

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Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

 

North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With over 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in over 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events.

 

North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit-sub divisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (Comedy, HipHop, Jazz and more) North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country.

http://northamericanentertainment.com

 

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

 

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

 

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.

 

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ERIN BILTON

Director of Marketing

Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City Convention Center

Spectra Venue Management
609.348.7072

Erin_Bilton@ComcastSpectacor.com

www.BoardwalkHall.com
www.MeetAC.com

www.SpectraExperiences.com  

X Barks the Spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in Atlantic City

Join the Heroic Pups on an All-New Pirate-Themed Mission When They Take the Stage at Boardwalk Hall on April 28 & 29

All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an all-new action-packed, music-filled production based on the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new live stage show, which follows the heroic pups as they embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure, will visit Boardwalk Hall on April 28 & 29, 2018.  Tickets for all four performances go on sale to the public Friday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at www.pawpatrollive.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

 

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap’n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

 

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” which is currently touring through 2018. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure. The performance is interactive, engaging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission!

 

What:      PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” Coming to Atlantic City!
When: Saturday           April   28              10:00 A.M & 2:00 P.M.
               Sunday             April   29              10:00 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.
Where: Boardwalk Hall
               2301 Boardwalk
               Atlantic City, NJ  08401

 

Tickets: $23.00, $28.00, $38.00 and $48.00. A limited number of $58.00 Gold Circle and $113.00 V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages* are also available. Additional fees and special offers may apply. *V.I.P. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters. Ticket prices inclusive of a $3.00 facility fee.

 

Tickets are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

 

For more information, visit www.pawpatrollive.com, where fans can sign up to receive PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail with tour updates and other exclusive ticket presale information. Become a fan of PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” at www.facebook.com/pawpatrollive/ and see more visuals from the tour by typing #pawpatrollive on social media. *Citi is the official credit card of the PAW Patrol Live! tours. Citi cardholders can visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com for more information on pre-sale tickets.

 

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Advance phone interviews and in-studio interviews available. Contact maggieh@vstarentertainment.com to schedule. Photography and b-roll available upon request.

 

VStar Entertainment Group is one of the leading multi-concept entertainment platforms, producers and promoters of family-friendly theatrical productions, exhibits, installations and events. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, VStar has presented more than 36,000 performances worldwide over the past 38 years, touring across 40 countries and entertaining nearly two million guests annually. The company owns, operates and promotes tours across the U.S. and internationally, including PAW Patrol Live!, a high-energy musical adventure based on the hit animated series that airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master; Cirque Dreams, which combines a cirque-style of performance artistry with Broadway theatrics; and Dinosaur Time Trek, an interactive prehistoric-themed educational exhibit with attractions for the whole family.

 

Other VStar (formerly VEE Corporation) productions have included Sesame Street LIVE, a Broadway-quality musical production produced in cooperation with Sesame Workshop; Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED, Care Bears, Curious George, Dragon Tales, Hello Kitty, Kidz Bop and My Little Pony LIVE! Through its state-of-the-art production facility, VStar also creates turnkey, in-house solutions, including custom fabricated exhibits, large-scale sets, scenery, 3-D installations, mascots and costumes, serving as a third-party resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies. For more information, including current tours and a complete list of service offerings, visit www.vstarentertainment.com.

 

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

 

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

 

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

 

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

 

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.

For More information Contact:

Maggie Henjum, 763-762-8202

maggieh@vstarentertainment.com

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ERIN BILTON

Director of Marketing

Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City Convention Center

Spectra Venue Management
609.348.7072

Erin_Bilton@ComcastSpectacor.com

www.BoardwalkHall.com
www.MeetAC.com

www.SpectraExperiences.com  

 

 

Booking direct with a property or airline is always your safest choice.

Having been in this business for 15 years and an avid traveler for 10 years before that it still surprises how often people blindly put their faith into online travel agencies and discount sites because of the perception of better pricing or a better deal.   Sometimes this can make sense but when you are booking your vacation or taking that important business trip isn’t it worth knowing you are getting the best information possible?  That you are speaking with the same people that will be providing the actual service to you?   I still remember one time when one of the OTA’s (Online Travel Agencies) booked a gentleman into the cheapest available room, on the 3rd floor of our B&B.   Now this man clearly indicated to the representative of the OTA that he was handicapped and indicated he could not climb steps.  It was actually in the notes that came with the reservation.   Being an old building we have no elevators.   Luckily I noticed the notes when the reservation came in and decided to call the customer to see if he would like us to move him to a room on the first floor.  What I found out is he was in a wheelchair and we are not able to accommodate that kind of special need.   In this case we averted a a problem and severe disappointment.  Who wants to start a trip off that way?   Countless other times we have to try to help upset customers who believe they booked something different than they actually did.   The reality is many OTA’s are simply selling a room or a seat on an airplane.   They can’t possibly know all the details about a property that make it unique, special, or simply a wrong fit for the customer.  They leave out the most important part which is the experience.   No one will care more about your experience and well being than the people at the properties who host you.   The next time you plan a trip consider booking directly with property.  If you find a better price on an OTA mention this and chances are the property will match it and still give you better and more personalized service.

John Battista, Owner of The Carisbrooke Inn

If found this interesting article for those who wish to read more.

When you should use travel booking sites like expedia and priceline and when you shouldn’t