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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 18, 1998
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- On a gray midweek day on the Boardwalk, the sea birds scold and a taped announcement from a casino hawks Don Rickles' show. Nickel slots and aging acts are the draw here now -- but once, oh, once you really could have seen something.Diving horses. Boxing midgets. Frank Sinatra and the Harry James Band. Rex the Wonder Dog. Human cannonballs. Flagpole sitters. Enrico Caruso. The last of vaudeville. The first of teen idols.Steel Pier, which played host to class and crass and geeks and greats alike, turns 100 today.
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By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J. The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern cities. At that time, Atlantic City was a fashionable oceanfront resort with brilliant beaches, grandiose hotels, charming seaside shops and a stylish summertime following. Droves of visitors generated success for the region until economic upheavals beginning in the1960s launched the shore town into a depression that lasted decades.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 1, 1997
NEW YORK -- Prostitution. The Titanic. Marathon dancing.The 1997 Tony-nominated musicals based on these subjects might appear to have little in common.But "The Life," "Titanic" and "Steel Pier," which will compete for top honors at tonight's awards ceremony, share one important and fairly unusual characteristic: they all have original "books" -- the musical-theater term for the libretto minus the lyrics.This may not sound like a big deal. But almost every famous musical you can think of is an adaptation.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Jeff Brouws and his wife, Wendy Burton, both photographers, spent the better part of a decade attending railroad swap meets and shows, and rummaging through boxes and stacks of photographs in search of images primarily from the age of steam railroading. In the introduction to their new book, "Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs," Brouws recalls attending the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield, Mass., in 2002 and encountering massive amounts of railroadiana, including model trains as well as advertising and timetables, or what professional pickers or collectors call "paper.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
While Ocean City and Wildwood and other mid-Atlantic beaches allow horses on the beach, Atlantic City has plans to take things just a step further. The casino town, in desperate need of a makeover, has embarked on a revitilization master plan. That's great news for visitors and tourists. The plans call for better lighting, landscaping, new rides, infrastructure upgrades and a complete overhaul of the historic Steel Pier by 2015. The idea is to create a year-round entertainment attraction.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 1, 1998
On stage, Karen Ziemba is usually the good girl: The marathon-dancing heroine in last season's "Steel Pier," the plucky postmistress in "Crazy for You," the long-married wife in "I Do! I Do!" even Dennis the Menace's mom.But Ziemba isn't playing the good girl anymore.In the Tony Award-winning revival of "Chicago" that opens at the Mechanic Theatre Tuesday, Ziemba portrays Roxie Hart, murderess.Roxie fatally shoots her lover in her opening scene in this 1920s-style musical. Then she concentrates on becoming a media celebrity and wriggling out of a conviction.
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October 1, 2006
FODOR'S ISRAEL Fodor's / $21.95 If you've tried to buy a guidebook to Israel, chances are the most up-to-date book you found was from 2003. Fodor's has recently published a revised guide to Israel -- its first since 2001. And this fall it will release an updated Exploring Israel guide. Tourism to Israel sank after the Sept. 11 attacks, but it has been steadily increasing for the past several years. While Israel has long been a destination for Jewish Americans, in recent years tours for Christian travelers have become popular, too. Itineraries in the Fodor's guide include a six-day "Footsteps of Jesus" tour -- including the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Stations of the Cross, Mount Zion and the Sea of Galilee.
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August 5, 2007
HOT SPOTS: World's sexiest beaches Concierge.com is bringing sexy back to the beach. The Web site has posted its third annual list of the World's Sexiest Beaches. The spots are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal, according to the Internet travel site. For descriptions and hotel recommendations, go to concierge.com. 1. Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy 2. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 3. Cousine Island, Seychelles 4. Playa de los Lances, Tarifa, Spain 5. Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas 6. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia 7. South Beach, Miami, Florida 8. Pigeon Point Beach, Antigua 9. Bodrum, Turkey 10. Santa Maria Beach, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde 11. Laguna Beach, California 12. Ihuru Island, Maldives 13. Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 14. Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece 15. Grande Plage, Biarritz, France 16. Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii 17. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 18. The Similan Islands, Thailand 19. Motu Tane, French Polynesia What to do: This Week in Atlantic City 1. Shop the outlets -- Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk, celebrates the grand opening of its 40-store expansion today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free entertainment, activities and prizes.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J. The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern cities. At that time, Atlantic City was a fashionable oceanfront resort with brilliant beaches, grandiose hotels, charming seaside shops and a stylish summertime following. Droves of visitors generated success for the region until economic upheavals beginning in the1960s launched the shore town into a depression that lasted decades.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Jeff Brouws and his wife, Wendy Burton, both photographers, spent the better part of a decade attending railroad swap meets and shows, and rummaging through boxes and stacks of photographs in search of images primarily from the age of steam railroading. In the introduction to their new book, "Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs," Brouws recalls attending the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield, Mass., in 2002 and encountering massive amounts of railroadiana, including model trains as well as advertising and timetables, or what professional pickers or collectors call "paper.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
While Ocean City and Wildwood and other mid-Atlantic beaches allow horses on the beach, Atlantic City has plans to take things just a step further. The casino town, in desperate need of a makeover, has embarked on a revitilization master plan. That's great news for visitors and tourists. The plans call for better lighting, landscaping, new rides, infrastructure upgrades and a complete overhaul of the historic Steel Pier by 2015. The idea is to create a year-round entertainment attraction.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 17, 2010
T he next time you're passing through the Lexington Market on the way to Faidley's Seafood, look up at the neon American flag. It's one of two known extant items from Atlantic City's Steel Pier, the once-fabled venue that was the center of East Coast entertainment for 75 years. "Bob Graziosi from Reisterstown was in the basement of the Steel Pier sometime in the 1960s and saw it," said Steve Liebowitz, whose book, "Steel Pier, Atlantic City: Showplace of the Nation," was published last month.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2007
HOT SPOTS: World's sexiest beaches Concierge.com is bringing sexy back to the beach. The Web site has posted its third annual list of the World's Sexiest Beaches. The spots are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal, according to the Internet travel site. For descriptions and hotel recommendations, go to concierge.com. 1. Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy 2. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 3. Cousine Island, Seychelles 4. Playa de los Lances, Tarifa, Spain 5. Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas 6. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia 7. South Beach, Miami, Florida 8. Pigeon Point Beach, Antigua 9. Bodrum, Turkey 10. Santa Maria Beach, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde 11. Laguna Beach, California 12. Ihuru Island, Maldives 13. Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 14. Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece 15. Grande Plage, Biarritz, France 16. Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii 17. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 18. The Similan Islands, Thailand 19. Motu Tane, French Polynesia What to do: This Week in Atlantic City 1. Shop the outlets -- Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk, celebrates the grand opening of its 40-store expansion today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free entertainment, activities and prizes.
TRAVEL
October 1, 2006
FODOR'S ISRAEL Fodor's / $21.95 If you've tried to buy a guidebook to Israel, chances are the most up-to-date book you found was from 2003. Fodor's has recently published a revised guide to Israel -- its first since 2001. And this fall it will release an updated Exploring Israel guide. Tourism to Israel sank after the Sept. 11 attacks, but it has been steadily increasing for the past several years. While Israel has long been a destination for Jewish Americans, in recent years tours for Christian travelers have become popular, too. Itineraries in the Fodor's guide include a six-day "Footsteps of Jesus" tour -- including the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Stations of the Cross, Mount Zion and the Sea of Galilee.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 18, 1998
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- On a gray midweek day on the Boardwalk, the sea birds scold and a taped announcement from a casino hawks Don Rickles' show. Nickel slots and aging acts are the draw here now -- but once, oh, once you really could have seen something.Diving horses. Boxing midgets. Frank Sinatra and the Harry James Band. Rex the Wonder Dog. Human cannonballs. Flagpole sitters. Enrico Caruso. The last of vaudeville. The first of teen idols.Steel Pier, which played host to class and crass and geeks and greats alike, turns 100 today.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 1, 1998
On stage, Karen Ziemba is usually the good girl: The marathon-dancing heroine in last season's "Steel Pier," the plucky postmistress in "Crazy for You," the long-married wife in "I Do! I Do!" even Dennis the Menace's mom.But Ziemba isn't playing the good girl anymore.In the Tony Award-winning revival of "Chicago" that opens at the Mechanic Theatre Tuesday, Ziemba portrays Roxie Hart, murderess.Roxie fatally shoots her lover in her opening scene in this 1920s-style musical. Then she concentrates on becoming a media celebrity and wriggling out of a conviction.
NEWS
By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | January 17, 2010
The next time you're passing through the Lexington Market on the way to Faidley's Seafood, look up at the neon American flag. It's one of two known extant items from Atlantic City's Steel Pier, the once-fabled venue that was the center of East Coast entertainment for 75 years. "Bob Graziosi from Reisterstown was in the basement of the Steel Pier sometime in the 1960s and saw it," said Steve Liebowitz, whose book, "Steel Pier, Atlantic City: Showplace of the Nation," was published last month.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 1, 1997
NEW YORK -- Prostitution. The Titanic. Marathon dancing.The 1997 Tony-nominated musicals based on these subjects might appear to have little in common.But "The Life," "Titanic" and "Steel Pier," which will compete for top honors at tonight's awards ceremony, share one important and fairly unusual characteristic: they all have original "books" -- the musical-theater term for the libretto minus the lyrics.This may not sound like a big deal. But almost every famous musical you can think of is an adaptation.
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