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AC Datebook: December, 2012

by Frank Auletto
…From the pages of South Jersey Magazine…

Straight No Chaser
Get in the spirit of the season when YouTube a cappella sensation Straight No Chaser comes to Caesars this month. The group has gained fame for performing various popular hits as well as some holiday classics, a relaxing way to celebrate during the hectic holiday season. Dec. 14, 9 p.m. at Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., (609) 348-4411,, $35-$55

Chaka Khan
Catch 10-time Grammy Award-winner Chaka Khan when she heads to Harrah’s for one night only. Chaka Khan is frequently referred to as the “Queen of Funk-Soul,” and is sure to please everyone when she performs hits from her nearly four decades of success. Dec. 28, 8 p.m. at Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., (609) 441-5786,, $70

The Roots
Grammy-award winning group The Roots will bring their unique fusion of jazz and hip-hop to the House of Blues. The Philly-born group has become well known as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has been a staple on the local music scene since the late ’80s. Dec. 28, 9 p.m. at The House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, (609) 343-5700,, $29.50-$39.50

New Years Eve 2013 @ Providence
Ring in the New Year in style at Tropicana’s Providence. The club will feature two live DJs until 4 a.m. and an open bar from 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. When the ball drops at midnight, everyone will celebrate with a champagne toast while being showered with confetti. Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. at the Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, (800) 345-7800,, $100

Jane’s Addiction
Looking for an alternative to the typical New Year’s Eve celebration? The iconic alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction will be celebrating with fans this year at Showboat’s House of Blues. The legendary rockers will be performing hits from their storied career, which will have you banging your head straight into 2013. Dec. 31, 10 p.m. at The House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, (609) 343-5700,, $65-$95

Kanye West
Following the success of his GOOD Music collaborative album, Cruel Summer, Kanye West will close out the year with three performances at Revel’s Ovation Hall. The rapper/producer has only performed two other solo sets since his performance at Coachella in 2011, which were both sold-out Revel shows last July. Dec. 28-30, 10 p.m. at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, (855) 348-0500,, $99.50-299.50

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 9 (December, 2012).
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