Jamie Foxx, alt band Live to play Atlantic City's Revel - FOX 35 News Orlando

Jamie Foxx, alt band Live to play Atlantic City's Revel

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy Revel Entertainment Photo courtesy Revel Entertainment
Image courtesy Revel Entertainment Image courtesy Revel Entertainment
MYFOXNY.COM -

Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel continues to book some pretty impressive entertainment artists as it and other casino resorts work through some tough financial times along the Jersey Shore.

Academy Award-winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx is bringing a hybrid music and comedy show to Ovation Hall Friday, March 7. Then multiplatinum alt-rock band Live takes the stage Friday, June 20.

Foxx gained fans and attention as a cast member on the wacky sketch comedy series "In Living Color" but later cemented himself as versatile dramatic actor in "Any Given Sunday," "Collateral," and "Ali." He won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray." As a singer, Foxx struck platinum with the 2008 R&B hit "Intuition."

The alt-rock band Live is best-known for the hit album "Throwing Copper." Through the York, Pa., band has endured some ups and downs in recent years with the less-than-amicable departure of lead singer Ed Kowalczyk, the remaining founding members -- bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and the Two Chads: guitarist Taylor and drummer Gracey -- are back on the road and in the studio with longtime buddy Chris Shin at the microphone.

Live's catalog has sold 22 million albums worldwide and includes several critically acclaimed albums. The debut "Mental Jewelry" made a huge impression on MTV audiences in 1992. Then 1994's "Throwing Copper" steadily rose to No. 1 on the Billboard chart a full year after its release on the popularity of the singles (and videos) for "Lightning Crashes," "I Alone," and more.

Tickets for both shows are on now sale via Ticketmaster.

Revel opened to big fanfare in April 2012 with its 1,399 ocean-view rooms, high-class dining, and innovative architectural design.

Beyoncé played a series of sold-out shows there to kick off its first official weekend, and the property has attracted several other well-known artists, including the Eagles, Rihanna, and the Black Keys.

But like many casinos in Atlantic City, Revel faced an uphill battle in a difficult economic environment in the gaming industry and underwent bankruptcy reorganization.

Connect with Arun on Google+
  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:11:50 GMT
    Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
    Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
  • NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:08:10 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.

  • 8 mumps cases at NJ college

    8 mumps cases at NJ college

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:12 GMT
    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.
    The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.



Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices