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OceanFirst Foundation Makes Atlantic City the First Stop in Awarding $150,000 in 2018 Arts & Cultural Grants

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

OceanFirst Foundation took the show on the road to Atlantic City, NJ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, when it presented grants totaling $7,500 to the Atlantic City Ballet ($2,500), The Schultz-Hill Foundation ($2,500), the Bay Atlantic Symphony ($1,500) and Atlantic City Arts Foundation ($1,000) as part of its 2018 Arts & Cultural Grant. Pictured are (from left to right) Keisha Jones, Assistant Vice President Branch Manager, OceanFirst Bank of Atlantic City, Nagisa Suzuki, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Ionut Zaharia, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Michael Hoebler, Development Manager Atlantic City Ballet, Phyllis Papa, Founding Artistic Director Atlantic City Ballet, MK Thomas, Vice President Atlantic City Ballet, Jenny Scarborough, Board Member Atlantic City Ballet, Art Korth, Trustee Atlantic City Ballet, Gary Hill, President/Founder Schultz-Hill Foundation, Jeanne Eisele, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Meg Sippey, Executive Director Bay Atlantic Symphony, Joyce Hagen, Executive Director Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Kathleen Woodring, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Kathy Durante, Executive Director OceanFirst Foundation, and David Murray, Orchestra Director & Instrumental Music Teacher of Sovereign Avenue School. OceanFirst Foundation will make four more presentations between now and July 24, 2018, awarding $150,000 in Arts & Cultural Grants to 56 organizations that support artistic and cultural endeavors in communities within the OceanFirst Bank business footprint.

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY WELCOMES CARRIE UNDERWOOD & PITBULL GRAND OPENING WEEKEND JUNE 29-30

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 9, 2018) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today the stellar weekend entertainment that will surround the property’s highly anticipated grand opening on Thursday, June 28.  Grand Opening weekend performances will include seven-time Grammy Award-winning country superstar Carrie Underwood and Grammy Award-winning global superstar and entrepreneur Pitbull who will set the tone for the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment.  

Carrie Underwood will light up the stage on Friday, June 29th as the first performer in the all new Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena. Carrie came to the attention of the nation as the winner of the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005. This launched her into superstardom, selling more than 64 million records worldwide and recording 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote.  Earlier this year, she released and co-wrote the hit anthem “The Champion” for Super Bowl LII and most recently co-produced and co-wrote her powerful new single, “Cry Pretty.”

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, June 30th will welcome Pitbull who will bring his style and music to the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena to continue the grand opening weekend celebration. His single “Timber” featuring Kesha was a chart topper around the world, while his smash hit “We Are One (Ole Ola)” with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte became the official theme song for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Another stellar year in 2017 included the release of his tenth full-length album, “Climate Change,” a second co-headlining U.S. tour with Enrique Iglesias, the release of his first-ever “Greatest Hits” and a new Spanish single. 

Tickets for Carrie Underwood and Pitbull performances go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. For ticket sales, please visit www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has already announced their star-studded entertainment schedule, including, Maroon 5, Rascal Flatts, Frankie Valli, Blake Shelton, Steely Dan, Toby Keith, Kid Rock and artists that are leading the music scene across the nation.


The 2018 Entertainment Lineup: 

6/29 – Carrie Underwood
6/30 – Pitbull
7/1 - 9/16 – Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute 
7/5 – Third Eye Blind 
7/6 – Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler 
7/12 – Ted Nugent 
7/13 & 7/14 – Florida Georgia Line 
7/15 – Maroon 5
7/21 – Gin Blossoms
7/21 – Chris Young 
7/26 – Rascal Flatts
7/26 – Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield
7/27 – Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses 
7/27 & 7/28 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons 
8/1 – Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult & Bush
8/4 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 
8/9 – George Thorogood and The Destroyers
8/11 – Million Dollar Quartet 
8/18 – Blake Shelton 
8/23 – Counting Crows with Special Guest LIVE 
8/26 – Toby Keith and Trace Adkins 
9/1 – Amy Schumer and Friends 
9/8 – Fab Faux 
9/22 – Cole Swindell 
10/13 – Steely Dan 
10/19 & 10/20 – Kid Rock 
10/30 - 11/4 – Rock of Ages 

Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos deliver products for the varied aspects of life – work, play and personal sanctuary. For more information or to book a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit www.hardrockhotels.com.  
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Hard Rock International 

With venues in 75 countries, including 182 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY ANNOUNCES ITS GRAND OPENING

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

                                  HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY

ANNOUNCES ITS GRAND OPENING DATE & FIRST EVER ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP DURING LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE

NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA & ATLANTIC CITY

GRAND OPENING DATE

June 28, 2018


Atlantic City, NJ (April 18, 2018) - Today, Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. This announcement included a star-studded entertainment lineup with more than 50 shows and events that will go on sale Friday, April 20th. This unprecedented event will create sound waves for the coastal town with over 200 nights of music, ranging from A-list artists, epic bands and headlining comedians. The unveiling of the Grand Opening date along with the all-star lineup and the hotel reservations announcements were revealed simultaneously at a three-city press conference in New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.


“The Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will set the tone for a new era of entertainment in Atlantic City. Our 500 million dollar, newly reimagined property will offer something for everyone and we’re thrilled to welcome our first guests in June,” stated Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment, rock star service and their signature legendary vibe. The music-inspired hotel will feature dynamic culinary experiences, superstar performances, sporting events, a beach bar and a spectacular casino complete with more than 2,100 slot machines and 120 table games. The entertainment lineup set to kick off the summer will include A-list talent and performances, such as Amy Schumer and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock plus over 50 shows and events booked for the new casino resort.

On any given day of the year, musical talent will include artists that are leading the music scene across the nation. From Country artists like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins to Broadway sensations, such as Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet, guests will have access to a variety of genres. Legendary artists like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and rock favorites such as Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield, Steely Dan and Stone Temple Pilots with Bush & The Cult will all set the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.


2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP


7/1 - 9/16- Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute

7/5- Third Eye Blind

7/6 - Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler

7/12 - Ted Nugent

7/13 & 7/14 - Florida Georgia Line

7/20 - Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses

7/21 - Chris Young

7/26 - Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield

7/26 - Rascal Flatts

7/27 & 7/28 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

8/1 - Stone Temple Pilots & Bush & The Cult

8/4 - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

8/9 - George Thorogood

8/11- Million Dollar Quartet

8/18 - Blake Shelton

8/23 - Counting Crows with LIVE

8/26 - Toby Keith and Trace Adkins

9/1- Amy Schumer and Friends

9/8 - Fab Faux

9/22 - Cole Swindell

10/13 - Steely Dan

10/19 &10/20 - Kid Rock

10/30 - 11/4- Rock of Ages

4/30/19-5/6/19 - Kinky Boots


*Tickets on sale Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. at http://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City launches online room reservations; visit www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com or call (609) 449-1000. Hotel Guests can book now to experience music inspired offerings such as The Sound of Your Stay program.


Hard Rock International

With venues in 75 countries, including 181 cafes, 25 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties 

Free monthly concert series to return to Atlantic City Library

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Atlantic City-NJ , The Atlantic City Free Public Library will once again hold a free monthly concert series this year starting in April. The Second annual Third Thursday Concert Series will feature shows on the third Thursday of each month from April through September. All shows will start 5 p.m. at the Main Library.

Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Martin Payne & Friends on April 19 – Longtime Atlantic City Free Public Library staff member Martin Payne and his band mates will pay tribute to Atlantic City jazz musicians Johnny Andrews, Chris Columbo, Harvey Mason and Hassan Abdullah.
  • The Mayes Duo on May 17 – Classical guitarists Joseph and Kathleen Mayes, who teach music at Rowan University, have recorded three CDs as the Mayes Duo. Both have enjoyed long musical careers as part of respected ensembles and as soloists. Along with 20th century classical guitars, their performances showcase instruments such as the terz guitar, renaissance lute and Neapolitan mandolin.
  • Polash Gomes and Abhik Mukherjee on June 21 – Polash Gomes founded the Rageshree Music Institute in 1991, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Indian classical music and presenting this art form through concerts and educational programs. Abhik Mukherjee is a sitar player and vocalist who has performed at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Metropolitan Museum of Art and internationally.
  • Gina Roche’ Duo on July 19 -- The Gina Roche’ Duo will perform blues, jazz and original compositions with a Brazilian twist.
  • Phyllis Chapell & Skipper Kripitz on Aug. 16 – Phyllis Chapell (vocals/guitar) and Skipper Kripitz (drums/percussion) will play a unique mix of jazz, world, pop, originals and folk music.
  • Tony Day and the Across the Globe Music Group on Sept. 20 – Jazz artist Tony Day, whose talents range from studio musician and band leader to composer and teacher, has performed on drums and percussion with many jazz recording artists and for headliner acts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

SJTA Community Shuttles Expand Access to South Jersey Employers Shuttle Routes Funded in Part by Transportation Plus Grant

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)
(VINELAND, NJ – March 20, 2018) – Over the past five years the public transportation network of South Jersey has quietly been expanding. South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) began service on three shuttle bus routes – the English Creek-Tilton Road, Rt. 54/40 and Pureland East-West Community Shuttles. These routes have filled gaps in the public transit network, providing underserved communities with reliable transportation to work.
SJTA plans the service to be efficient and flexible, responding to the shifting needs of the community. The shuttles handle approximately 6,000 passenger trips each month. Fares are kept low, providing an economical means of transportation for lower income residents and others who may not have access to a car. Shuttle services connect to NJ TRANSIT bus or rail service, expanding employment access throughout the South Jersey region. Free transfers between the shuttles and NJ TRANSIT services are provided.
All three community shuttles were planned and developed through a private/public partnership that included SJTA, NJ TRANSIT, Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association, United Way of Gloucester County, local social service providers and community groups, as well as Atlantic County and Gloucester County governments. They were brought together by the Pascale Sykes Foundation, a private foundation that supports initiatives that assist lower income working families. The Pascale Sykes Foundation recognized that access to reliable transportation is often a significant barrier to stable employment and economic opportunity for working families in a car-dependent environment like South Jersey. The shuttle services are funded through grants from the Pascale Sykes Foundation and NJ TRANSIT.
The English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle began operation in October 2012. It serves over 5,000 households and 400 businesses in Northfield and Egg Harbor Township, including the AtlantiCare Health Park. The route recently expanded to include the newly constructed Oak Tree Plaza in Egg Harbor Township. This 35-acre retail center promises to bring over 400 jobs to the community and features a Walmart Supercenter. The shuttle also connects to NJ TRANSIT’s 502, 507, and 509 bus service, providing access to destinations throughout Atlantic County. Service is Monday through Saturday and costs $1 per ride.
The Pureland East-West Shuttle began operation in May 2015. In addition to the Pureland Industrial Complex, a 3,000-acre planned industrial park in Logan Township, the shuttle provides access to other sizable employers, such as Rowan University, Eastern Pro-Pak and Liscio’s Bakery in Glassboro. The Pureland Shuttle connects with 11 NJ TRANSIT buses spreading access to the wider region. Due to the size of Pureland, an “internal circulator” bus provides demand responsive service to get employees that last mile between work and the bus stop located just outside the complex. Riders simply tell the bus driver where they need to go and the driver develops an efficient route on the y, rather than travelling along a circuitous pre-planned route. This flexibility is a must when serving a unique complex such as Pureland, where shift times are variable and job locations disperse. An estimated 40% of Pureland East-West ridership utilize the internal circulator as well. The service operates Monday through Friday and is $1 per ride.
The Route 54/40 Community Shuttle began service in January 2016. The shuttle serves the communities of Buena Vista, Collings Lakes, Folsom Borough, Hammonton, Landisville, Minotola, Newtonville, and Richland. Ridership has steadily grown, doubling between 2016 and 2017. The shuttle service connects to NJ TRANSIT’s 553 and 554 bus routes and AC Rail service. The Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle operates Monday through Friday and is free, benefitting some of the county’s lower income communities that previously had limited or no public transit options.
More information regarding the shuttles can be found at Cross County Connection’s website www.driveless.com. You can also contact Cross County Connection TMA at 856-596-8228 to inquire as to how these shuttles, public transit or options such as carpooling and vanpooling can help your company reliably get your employees to work. Cross County Connection can also provide trip planning assistance for employees on any shuttle or public transit service in the region. They are eager to help!