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Brian's last night of his January through April run at "Legends in Concert" in Atlantic City rolled around all too soon. He was on the road the very next day to a new gig...
"The newest Calvin Gilmore production in town is a great place to work. Gilmore is responsible for the long-running "Carolina Opry" just down the highway a few miles and has long been considered the originator of first class entertainment here in the area known as the Grand Strand. The folks making Tribute happen every night (except Sunday) are a dedicated bunch of professionals, and as a sidelight, they are very nice people, too. Absolutely everything possible has been done to make my appearing here go smoothly, from the polished band to the amazing lighting array. We're just a few blocks from the beach and close to all the activities one would expect to find in a major resort town.
All of the performers in the current cast are people I have heard of in my years in the business, but have not worked with until now. Tom Bongiorno is a fine Neil Diamond; Mitch Adams is an upbeat and talented Elton John; Roz Thomas is very much enjoyed in her role as Diana Ross; Daryl Wagner is the very embodiment of Liberace and plays the heck out of that piano every night; and Johnny Fortuno has an impressive resume working as Elvis.
Even if you have never been here, you may be more familiar with Atlantic City, New Jersey than you realize. Right in the center of all the fabulous Vegas-glitzy casino hotels along the beachfront (and next to Bally's where Brian is appearing) is the venerable Civic Auditorium, home since 1921 of the "Miss America" pageant. And remember all those hours you spent playing "the world's most popular board game" Monopoly, with Park Place, Ventnor, Atlantic and Pacific Avenues?...all named for real streets here in Atlantic City. There's a posh plaza at the intersection of (where else!) Boardwalk & Park Place; and The Boardwalk is still real boards, miles of it.........(close)
California has three story high doughnuts and giant Burger-boy Bob, Route 66 once sprouted oversized teepee "motels", Washington State still has gas stations housed in giant teapots...but Atlantic City has the Grandaddy (or Grandma) of all quirkyness.
Dubbed a "zoomorphic" building, you cannot miss "Lucy the Margate Elephant", all six stories of her (with living quarters).
For a clearer idea of just how big six stories of elephant is, the wrought iron fence surrounding her is over eight feet tall.
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