Please help a sweet little girl who is awaiting a heart transplant. Maddi is the daughter of a Philadelphia Police Officer who was diagnosed with a rare heart defect just after her 1st birthday. It is a very difficult time for this sweet little girl and her family and they are hoping to raise money to help with some of the medical expenses.

Saturday, November 20 · 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Finnigan’s Wake
3rd & Spring Garden
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

See flyer below for ticket information, or visit Benefit for MADISON DITIZIO facebook page for more information.

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By:  Krista Doran

P1090590I have always been intrigued by the paranormal.  To me, it just seems impossible that when we die, that’s it.  I believe that we all have energy that lives on beyond our physical being.  Some people refer to this energy as different things such as ghosts, spirits, a haunting…whatever the term, I believe it exists.  To what degree however, is a whole different story.  There is so much about the supernatural world that we just don’t understand and especially during this time of the year, we are all reminded of the possibility that spirits could indeed exist.

Because of my interest in this topic, our Editor and Chief here at the Out On The Town, Mike Vagnoni asked me if I would be interested in doing an interview with an organization in Philly called Olde City Paranormal (OCP).  Of course, I jumped at the chance to learn more about what they do.  OCP is a professional paranormal group whose main objective is to help educate people that may be experiencing unexplained activity in their homes or place of business.  Rather than feed into the stories, OCPs goal is to find a logical explanation for what some people may be experiencing.  To do this, OCP uses the same type of equipment you see on popular TV shows, such as EMF Readers, infrared cameras, motion detectors and K-II Meters.  OCP does not charge for their services.  The members of OCP are every day, working class people who strive to give their clients the answer to the question, “Is this place haunted?”

I contacted the founder and head ghost hunter, John Levy to discuss exactly what they do.  John, who is also a Philadelphia police officer explained to me that it is very important to the group to try and provide some sort of help, especially to families that have been experiencing “unexplained” phenomenon in their home.  They have done many investigations and each one is handled completely different, depending on the situation.  John said that many things people may believe to be paranormal are often easily explained.  For instance, exposure to electricity often imitates the “eerie” feeling one may get when entering a room or can even play a part in optical illusions, John explained.  A home they have explored in Mayfair has had them back a few times; still with no real logical explanation of what the family is experiencing.  “The kids have seen dark figures in their rooms, the house is always cold and during our investigation, we witnessed a shadowy figure move from side to side, completely blocking out the kitchen window.”  They were unable to recreate this activity or provide a logical explanation as to what it could be.  The team will be going out again soon to try and debunk what everyone has experienced, but so far no luck.  Could this home be haunted?  Do ghosts really exist?  Since they had another investigation coming up at the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, John invited me to come along to experience what they do.

There is quite a bit of history surrounding the Absecon Lighthouse.  The structure was built in 1857 in Atlantic City’s inlet section, under the supervision of Army engineer George Gordon Meade, who later went on to fame as the Union General who won the Battle of Gettysburg.  The decision to build the Absecon Lighthouse came because of the many prior shipwrecks that caused a significant amount of deaths along that particular area.  Because of this, the inlet was eventually was given the name, The Graveyard Inlet.  Many who have witnessed activity at the lighthouse do not believe that only one soul haunts the structure, but rather several and among the list is a British soldier from the Revolutionary War period. Several people have spotted a soldier in uniform on top of the lighthouse, in his spotless red and white uniform and musket in hand.  Why would a British soldier be haunting the Absecon Lighthouse?  Well, it could be the fact that in 1779, a whole ship of British soldiers perished in that same vicinity.  The King’s troop transport ship, Mermaid, was en route to New York from Nova Scotia, when their ship was knocked off course by a raging snow storm.  The ship crashed on a sandbar, killing 145 soldiers and crew members.  Is it possible that the British soldier is there trying to warn others of a death so grim?

On our way down to the Absecon Lighthouse, I was a little nervous but excited at the same time.  I wasn’t sure how I would react if I actually saw something with my own two eyes.  Knowing me, I would scream like a little girl!  Luckily, my husband Rick, who agreed to come along, kept me calm. First, we decided to stop at the Atlantic City Bar and Grill, which is owned by our friend Gino Garofalo, for dinner.  The lighthouse was just a few blocks away on S. Rhode Island Ave, so we stayed there until the OCP Team called to tell us they had arrived.  When we got to the Lighthouse, it was still day light.  I had researched some of the tales prior to heading down and according to the records, strange things have been happening at the lighthouse, dating back to 1905.  The first account of many years filled with tales of paranormal activity, was of one lighthouse keeper who claimed to have spotted the infamous Jersey Devil at the very top of the tower.  Since then, employees and visitors have experienced things such as eerie laughter coming from the lighthouse, the scent of pipe and cigar smoke, unexplained footsteps, doors opening and closing and even partial apparitions have appeared.

After reading about some of the stories, I was ready to experience it all with an open mind.  As the crew was setting up their equipment, Rick and I walked the 248 stairs to the top of the lighthouse, taking pictures along the way.  When we first entered the lighthouse from the main structure, the air immediately changed.  The best word I can use to describe it would be “airy” but not in the sense that you may think.  It felt as though air move all around and sort of enveloped me.  As we climbed all 248 steps, I still felt this air around me.  “It’s an old, round, cement building that probably has areas where air and wind can wisp through the structure,” is what I kept telling myself.  It did not feel heavy or threatening in any way, but it was definitely there the whole time.  Onward and upward we climbed until we reached the top of the lighthouse.  The views of Atlantic City, on such a beautiful and clear night were quite spectacular.  We sat there for about 30 minutes, walked outside along the deck that surrounded the lighthouse and as we came back in, it was very quite.  Just then, I heard a strange clanking sound, which seemed to be coming from the landing just below us.  I walked half way down the steps and looked to see if anything was there and I saw nothing.  I went back up to the observation room and looked out the window, and the whole team was standing outside at that moment.  It was then that I realized that other than me and Rick, the lighthouse was completely empty.  We walked back down the 248 steps and I told one of the team members what we heard.  They told us that this is one of the sounds that people often hear and no explanation has ever been found.

The team had all of the cameras set up in some of the active hot spots of the lighthouse.  I had a Zoom digital recorder with me and was ready to explore.  We formed 2 groups; I was on one team and Rick was on the other and wouldn’t you know it, my team was going back up to the top of the lighthouse!  So I again began my climb, all the way up the 248 steps.  My legs were like jello by the time I got up there!  I don’t know how those lighthouse keepers did it.  Heck maybe that is what killed some of them!  I was lucky to be with the team leader and co-founder, John Levy and investigator Glenn Orwan.  As we sat along the cold and rounded walls of the observation room, I tried to think of what it was like for the lighthouse keepers.  It seemed to me it would be a lonely life, sitting up there, alone in that perch waiting for ships to come by.  Lonely or not, this was a very important job and I imagined the men who would have been there protecting the inlet and the sailors who counted on them.  At this point, it was dark outside and all the lights were off.  We were sitting in the dark, inside a structure with documented stories of a haunting and I thought to myself “Am I insane?!”  John began a sort of dialogue to help draw out any spirits, just like you would see on any of the TV shows.  I also chimed in, which was kind of cool because just as I said, “Hello, my name is Krista and I came here to learn about you today,” a slight shadowy figure appeared to the right of my line of site.  I stopped and looked right at John and without saying a word; he said “I saw it too.”

We stayed in place for about 45 minutes and then decided to make our way down, staying in constant communication with the other team members via walkie talkie.  John and I started down the spiral stairs when one of the other team members radioed us, asking us to stay put.  They had also spotted a shadowy figure and they had it trapped between us and where they stood a few flights down.  Not even 2 minutes went by when we heard someone yell “What the hell was THAT???”  John radioed down to see what happened and Gary (one of the team members) who was wearing a baseball cap had the cap knocked off his head!  He was clearly shaken, as we went down to where they were standing.  Once we were all down on the landing, the shadowy figure they saw was gone.

My team’s next task was to go outside to the oil house, where the keepers used to gather to smoke their pipes and cigars and drink their hooch.  One of the members carried in a contraption, that he called a “ghost box.”  We all sat inside on the floor of this dark and old stone building, with this ghost box in the center.  We were told that the ghost box is used as a way to communicate with the spiritual world.  It is used for linear sweeping of the AM or FM bands to form “white noise.”  If you have ever seen the movie White Noise, then you have an idea of what I am talking about.  The purveyor of the ghost box was supposedly a young man by the name of “Chris” who was believed to be an ammo runner in the Revolutionary War.  Chris was gruesomely decapitated while running ammo to the next site.  Glenn Orwan, one of the investigators was leading the session and began to ask Chris questions.  We were amazed that every time Glenn or any of us asked a question, we did get a relevant answer.  In fact, as we sat in the room, we kept hearing someone say “Steve? Steve. STEVE” This went on for several minutes.  Co-founder and Tech Manager, Steve Rotondi, who was in the oil house with us at the time, got very emotional as we kept hearing, “Steve.  Steve.  Steve.  Steve?” After a few minutes of this, he had to leave the room.  Later, he had explained that his Uncle who had just passed away would always call his name, several times in a row, just like that to annoy Steve.  Glenn and the rest of the team, continued to ask questions and we kept getting answers.  We got to a point where so many voices started to come through that it all sounded jumbled, so we decided to stop.  Just then, the room became very cold, which was quite strange, considering there were several people in the 25’ x 25’ room for about 45 minutes.  If anything, it should have warmed up.  It was just then; I got a whiff of, what certainly smelled like a pipe.  It was very strong at first, as if someone in the room was smoking.  It only lasted about a minute and then it was gone.

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The stories that have been told about the Absecon Lighthouse are not the kind of stories you hear of some other places that warn of impending doom for anyone that enters.  It is believed that whoever or whatever still resides here is more of a residual type of energy, rather than an intelligent haunting.  There was definitely a light feeling there but not something that would be scary or evil.  The activity that I witnessed, as well as some of the other team members, certainly validates what others have seen, but I personally do not think anyone needs to be frightened about going inside.  The Absecon Lighthouse is a part of the rich history of that inlet of Atlantic City and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the US.  It is intriguing and quite interesting and I would recommend exploring the lighthouse to just about anyone who can withstand the climb.  The lighthouse is open for all types of events in the summer such as Full Moon climbs which correspond with the calendar’s full moons, themed events, pizza parties and even sleep-overs for scouts.   On October 30, they will be hosting “Ghost Stories & Lighthouse Climb” where you can visit the Absecon Lighthouse for the “true” ghost stories that prompted a visit from Sci-Fi’s popular show, Ghost Hunters!  For a full description of events, as well as all the stories about the lighthouse, visit their site at www.abseconlighthouse.org.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of Olde City Paranormal, John Levy – Founder/Lead investigator, Steve Rotondi – Co-founder/Tech Manager, Bill Fritz – Assistant Tech Manager/Investigator, Michelle Smith – Case Researcher/Investigator, Laura Rotondi – Investigator, Glenn Orwan – Investigator and Gerry Colon – Investigator. We had a great time learning about the paranormal, and what OCP does to help people.  If you think you have some sort of paranormal activity in your home or business, do not hesitate to contact OCP by sending an email to oldecityparanormal@yahoo.com.  They will help you get the answers you seek.

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RESORTS CASINO – Atlantic City -Boogie Nights HALLOWEEN WEEKEND – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/Come in your costume -mega Prizes!

TRUMP MARINA – TRUMP TAJ – TRUMP PLAZA  – This is a big weekend – COME down in your best Costume! * Special night at the Casbah!

HARRAH’s AC – Big Party Weekend at the Pool at HARRAH’S get there early to avoid the long lines!

THE BORGATA in AC  BIG PARTY WEEKEND  FRI , SAT and SUNDAY  / Come in your costume!

The SUGAR HOUSE CASINO – PHILA – PLAY in your Costume!

CLUB 360 in PARX CASINO – BENSALEM PA – come dance in your costume! ( and Play!)

HARRAH’s CASINO – Chester PA – come play in your costume.

Curran’s Bensalem Pa – Party with LOVE JUNK on OCT 3oth Prizes for best! ( SEE other locations for PARTY WEEKEND SPECIALS!) Phila and Palmyra NJ

Harrigans Irish  Pub- Sat Oct 30th FRIGHT NIGHT FUNDRAISER ( Afternoon) Then  At night Annual Party with Gift Certificates to get Tatoos:  1st Place, 2nd and Third place Prizes!

Finnigan’s Wake – Nothern Liberties – Party Weekend – WMGK’s JOHN De Bella’s Annual Event / Prizes for best costume

Cazz’s Sport Bar – Levittown Pa.,  No official party but this weekend come over in your costume and make your own party!!! FRi, Sat or Sunday night!

Gleason’s Bar – Levittown Pa Sat OCt 30th  Party with GTR

Caspers – NE PHILA – Big Weekend – Fri and Sat..just stop inn / Wear a costume Have Fun!

The Brick House – NE Phila  Big Weekend Party FRI, SAT and SUNDAY!

BIG HEADS SPORTS BARS- ALL LOCATIONS this weekend Big PARTY WEEKEND- STOP OVER TO ANY LOCATION IN YOUR COSTUME!

THE BLOCKLEY POUR HOUSE – UNIVERSITY CITY – BIG PARTY WEEKEND COME OVER IN YOUR COSTUME and ENJOY THE BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC!

Dean Casmirri’s Old Colonial Inn – Big Party weekend _ PAUL KIRCHER ON FRIDAY and DJ GUS on Saturday…come over in your costume!

Club 27 – Olde City – Party Weekend Come in your costume Prizes / Sat night q 102 FM Broadcast

CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S – all locations Big Party Weekend South Philly to NE Philly to Bordentown and down to Egg Harbor Twp…Come in your Costume!

The Triumph Brewing Comapny – PHILA and NEW HOPE – Come in your Costume!

Humleville Inn – Big Party Weekend come over in your costume

Mc Stews Irish Sports Bar – Levittown Pa  Big Party Weekend come over in your Halloween Best!

Kildares in Manayunk, West Chester – Big Party Weekend Come in your Costume/ Prizes

The Manayunk Brew Pub – Phila – Big Party Weekend / Come over in your costume!

DADDY O’s Sat night OCT 30th Big party come in costume/ Prizes

Silk City Nothern Liberties – DJ Dance Party / Big Weekend Come in your Costume!

Tom and Jerry’s – Milmont Park Pa – Big Party weekend – Come in your costume Prizes for Best Dressed!

The Ashburner Inn – Big Weekend Fri and Sat party with DJ JOEY D / Come over in your costume

FLUKE’S RESTAURNAT – NE PHILA  BIG PARTY WEEKEND FRI AND SATURDAY / Come in your costume

The Note in West Chester Pa – Party Weekend with the best regional bands! Come in your costume

ALbert’s Cafe NE PHILA – Big Party weekend starts on Fri night with HARRY O / Come over in your costume

*CLUB FRICTION NE PHILA at ALBERT’S CAFE UPSTAIRS – BIG PARTY WEEKEND COME over in your costume/ Wired 96.5 Fm *New

*Colleen’s Pennsauken NJ – Big Party weekend – MEET EDDIE MUNSTER and MARYLIN from the TV SHOW THE MUNSTERS also LIVE MUSIC

Biggest Party in South Jersey! *New

Kat Man Du – Trenton NJ – BIG PARTY WEEKEND STARTS with Happy Hour on Friday…Come over this weekend in you costume/ Prizes

CLUB 360 PARX CASINO  BIG PARTY WEEKEND! * PICK THE NEW  CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S BEST LOCATION  Come to the Casino in your Costume!

The PENTHOUSE CLUB – Big Halloween bash Ocrt 30th with Velz Ventura win $500 and also a $250 gift card on OCT 31 DJ GHOST / Party! ( Big Party Weekend)

Maggie’s WarterFront Cafe – this weekend Come over in your costume

Bootleggers – Delco Party with Modern Bliss on Saturday night

Kennys Bar- Southampton Pa – Oct 30 & Oct 31 st Two nights to Party

REALE’S NE PHILLY – Oct 30th $100 Prize for the best

The Coastline – Cherry Hilly NJ – Big party weekend Fri with 106/1 FM Come over in your costume!

The Rhawnhurst Cafe – Ne Phila – Weekend party!

The Green Parrot Newtown PA – Big Weekend Party come in your costume

The Red Zone –  Burlington NJ  Oct 30th 2 DJ’s and win $250 for best costume

Paddy Whacks – Big Party Weekend all locations!

The Three Monkeys – Big Party Weekend – come over in you Costume!

Michaels Cafe Bensalem Pa  Oct 30 and Oct 31st Two big partys win Concert Tickets and other great Prizes both nights

Sweeneys Saloon – Oct 31 Party with FKA

Whiskey Tango – Party Weekend come in Sat night with your costume!

Pikes Pub – Southampton Pa  FRI AND SATURDAY NIGHTS PARTY/ COME OVER IN your Costume

WALSH’S TAVERN – Warminster Pa  FRI &  SAT nights BIG PARTY NIGHTS!

HAZYS – Feasterville Pa Oct 30th  Costume Party with Prizes / DJ

Tony’s Place – Ivyland Pa Sat Oct 30th !st prize $100, 2nd Place $50 3rd $25 Gift Card

The Fireside – Party Weekend Come in your costume

The Penguin’s Club Warminster Pa Big weekend party / Come dressed – you might be called the best!

The Final Score – Bensalem Pa -Party Weekend!

Mc Stews Levittown Pa – Party weekend starts OCT 29th with WMMR come in your costume

Harringtons NE PHILA – Sat Oct 30th 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes

The Red Stallion – Warminster Pa – Sunday Oct 31 Costume Party/Karaoke with Prizes

Mc Noodles – Party Weekend – Come over in your costume

Joe Santuccis Bar and Grill – Party Weekend !

THE STADIUMS – 5 Points  Angry Vic and the 44’s on Sat night the 30th in Levittown

THE STADIUMS – Andalusia – Party with Band Kamp

THE STADIUMS – Bensalem Party with Dough Boys Original Band showcase.

The Road House – Party on Oct 31st with Blue Reign and PRizes for best

Squirrel Murphys  Warminster Pa -Sat OCt 30th Party with Lost Pint / Prizes for best!

La Casa Di Lucia – Party on Oct 30th Prizes / Cash

THE JUG HANDLE INN – Pennsauken NJ  BIg FRI and Sat night party  / stop over in your costume

MADISON HOUSE CAFE – RIVERSIDE NJ  – Weekend Party come over have dinner / in your costume then dance all night long To In the MAX

Dean Casmirris  Party Weekend come in on Sat night with DJ GUS!

BALL PARK – Levittown Pa OCT 30th PARTY / see their girls in costumes

AMBER INN – Doylestown Pa – Weekend Party come in your costume!

Chambers 19  DoylesTown Pa – Big Weekend Party /come in your costume

DOUBLE VISIONS Sat night OCT 30th PARTY! Come in your costume

Johnny Brendas – Nothern Liberties _ PARTY WEEKEND with the Best acts in the region!

THE RUM BAR in Phila – Party Weekend  Come over in your Costume!

The Wet Whistle – Jenkintown Pa- Weekend Party Come dressed!

JT’s PHILA HOUSE NE PHILA  FRI AND SAT big party nights / Come in your costume

THE E- HOUSE Bensalem Pa – Friday and Saturday nights –  big party nights Come in costume!

Freddie’s Tavern Bristol Pa – WEEKEND PARTY come over dressed!

Jon-Peters New Hope Pa – Fri and Sat night great original music shows ..come in your costume

THE PUCK – DOYLESTOWN PA – FRI AND SAT nights great original music showcase events…

TOP DOG – Cherry Hill NJ – Big Party weekend be sure to come over in your Costume

Tomato’s Doylestown Pa., Come this weekend and Party DJ and Dancing FRI and Saturday nights!

*TED DUGAN’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FEST – SAT NIGHT with 4 acts ( See the lastest OOT for more information) CASH PRIZES for BEST COSTUMES

Eagles Lodge – Levittown Pa

The South Philly Bar and Grill – Big Party Weekend – come in your costume

BENNY THE BUMS – NE PHILA – Big Party Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday Come in your costume!

Nicks Roast Beef – NE PHILA  Sat Oct 30th Party with STEMS AND SEEDS / Best Costume Prizes

The Roxxy – Center City Phila – Columbus Blvd – Big Party Weekend – come over in your costume

DAVE AND BUSTER’S – Columbus Blvd – GAMES – FUN SPORTS – Party in your Costume !

THE BOG SIDE IRISH PUB – FRI AND SAT big weekend party!

PJ  WHealhans –  ALL Locations..>PA( Bluebell) AND NJ LOCATIONS –  BIG PARTY WEEKEND come over in your costume!

REED’S IN BLUEBELL PA – FRI and SAT – Big party weekend / come over in your costume!

Brownies 23 East –  Ardmore Pa.,  Big weekend party come any night in your costume

HammerHeads NE Phila – Big Weekend Fri and Sat and Sunday Come in!

*THE STADIUM BAR AND REST.  in the HOLIDAY INN – SOUTH PHILLY – BIG PARTY WEEKEND! COME OVER IN YOUR COSTUME ON SAT NIGHT WITH 106/1 FM LIVE ON THE AIR with FRANK CERAMI and DJ ROBBIE ROB! * New location

* These are some of the locations we know of and will be offering fun nights and the best in prices when going out!

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vicThere’s so much to do this Halloween Season and parties a plenty!  I ran into John Strazerri recently who told me about his band “Angry Vic’s” Big Halloween party at The Stadium (5 Points Sports Bar) in Levittown, The Party is on Saturday the 30th and doors open at 8 PM!   There will be T-shirt give away to the first 200 in the door!  A buffet and drink specials all for $5.00. As well a a costume contest and give aways!
Band consists of:
John Strazzeri (Guitar)
Bobby Davidson (Lead Vocals)
Chris Sweeney (Drums)
Vinny Kearns (Guitar)
Kirk Swenson (Bass)

L.R: How  long has “Angry Vic” been playing out, tell us a little about the band?

Kirk: We have been together going on 8 years, Bobby (the Singer) and I have known each other since back in the hair metal days, and I have bounced around from several bands all through the years.
John:: I have been in AV for almost a year, I was asked to join shortly after, and earned my nickname “New Guy” Which by the was they still call me from time to time.
Vin: The band has been around, and playing out for about 8 years now. I have been a member, along with Chris Sweeney for about 3 years now this past June.
Chris. John is our newest member and he’s been around for about a year, but he fit in so well, it feels like he’s been here the whole time. He’s just a twisted as the rest of us!!!
Bobby: It took us a year to get down enough tunes to start playing out and so we’ve been non stop ever since. Black Friday is our anniversary. it all started when I was singing in my friend Victor’s band Feedback. I was also singing in Kirk’s band Pound. Vic’s band kinda fell apart and I wasn’t really into what Kirk’s was doing so, I asked Kirk to come with me to Vic’s. Vic found Bob Shaw in the paper and Bob brought in his pal Dale Massey and then we all jammed. we were together for about a month and Vic realized he didn’t really fit in and graciously bowed out and we moved from Philly to Doylestown, found Steve Kraft and that was that. one night sitting’ out back at Bob’s place, i was telling the guys about one of the guys in Feedback, Mike Abbot. we used to call him Angry Abbot , cuz well, he was always kinda angry about pretty much everything, and then Kirk shouted out” Angry Vic !” and it stuck.

L.R: I know you are primarily a rock cover band, describe your music, how you deliver it and some of the songs you guys play:

Vin: 80’s Hard Rock would pretty much sum that up! The majority is definitely the music everyone in the band grew up pretending to be rock stars listening to! Ratt, Dokken, Motley Crue, Ozzy, W.A.S.P. & many many more!
Kirk: We play the rock you grew up with and songs for the 21 year olds as well! The music your parents made you listen to when you were growing up! Lo!
Chris As far as the music we do, it is mainly the stuff we grew up listening to: Rock, Metal, “Hair Bands”. Poison, Motley Crue, Journey, Metallica, Iron Maiden, etc… We do some older songs as well. We just put an “Angry” spin on them first. But, whatever we do, we play our guts out!!! It’s not a good show if our drummer doesn’t leave the club bleeding.
Bobby: We are what we do. We love the music we play and so it shows in our performances!

L. R: Describe to our Party Goers what to expect at this Halloween Party!

Chris: An Earthquake! FUN, FUN, and more FUN! We’ve got a great show planned out, plus. The Stadium ROCKS!!! The bar tenders and wait staff are some of the best people in the bizz!
Vin: In one word “Helluvatime”.
Bobby: The Stadium is being super great about this too! We’ve got a buffet, drink specials, costume contests, free t-shirts to the first 200 at the door, the place is gonna be decked out like crazy,our buds from the band “44 Fridays”  are gonna open up the show,  and we’re gonna end it!
John: Expect a big, one heck of a high energy show!

L. R: What are some other places or dates we can see the band and are you booked for New Years yet?

Chris: We have a few more shows left for 2010:  ~11/13/2010: The Road House Inn
~12/18/2010: Back at The Stadium for our Christmas Show. We decided not to do a New Years show this year and just hang together with our family and friends. But 2011 might be a different story. We also have some BIG things in the works for next year! More to come on that!
Bobby: We may have a Christmas show in the works. just as big as this one too ! And of course there’s always our annual Valentine’s Pajama Party!
Vin: Go to WWW.ANGRYVIC.COM it has all of the upcoming events!

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Teddy Dugan’s Halloweenfest is often imitated but never duplicated! On Saturday, Oct. 30th starting at 8pm, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 920 Trenton Rd., in Fairless Hills- the SCARE-TASTICAL begins!
The atmosphere is breath-taking….featuring over $10,000 in decorations and larger than life Hollywood-like theatrical designs, lighting, and sounds-it’s beyond your imagination! No wonder this event draws the biggest crowds around-catering to anyone 21 on up to the Walking Dead. No one will be left out by graveside- This is a must for all Halloween Lovers!

In his 27th year, this event has become FRIGHTENLY NOTORIOUS…showcasing National Acts such as Skid Row, Foghat, Molly Hatchet and some Famous Local Bands as well! This year the event will be re-visited by some of the greats…Seven, Stem, Warpath and Donkey Punch with special guests throughout the night! Once again, Helene, the quintessential symbol of Darkness & Mistress of Ceremonies, will transition you thru a night of Mayhem and Scary Fun! V-Jay Brian Potts, will be in the house showcasing his talents with 2 big screens featuring Music Videos and playing songs to keep the madness going thru out the nitefall! Come daringly dressed in your best costumes; there will be cash prizes for the Scariest, Funniest, Sexist, and most Original! And for an extra thrill there will be Adult Themed games for you all to anticipate!

Join the insanity of Teddy’s Halloweenfest and give into the sheer madness you’ve held inside all year long! For just $30.00- you get fabulous door prizes, beer, food, entertainment, games and a nite of endless fun! Tickets are available by calling the Scare Pros at (215) 547-1906 or contact Kelly at (267) 391-8626. You can also purchase tickets from any of the featured bands. Tickets will be sold at the door, but don’t take any chances, this event has been sold out in previous years and has left some wondering around to this day like Lost Souls!

Special Note: Teddy especially wants to thank all of his friends who work “behind the scenes”…to Kelly, the Eagles Club staff, all of the bands, promoters, decorators, caterers, the security team, the stage, lighting and sound companies, and any other volunteers who put countless hours into making this event the success that it has been year after year! And as always, a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross! Happy Haunting!

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by Mike Vagnoni

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One of the hottest Gentlemens’s Clubs in the region is Tattletales located  at 6900 New Falls Road in Levittown Pa.. All year they hold special promotions each and every month. What we talking about now is a cool night with a twist that will take place on Wednesday Sept 22nd. This is their annual Bartender’s Dance Night. Here the tables turn on this night because you will find their bartending staff doing the dancing and with all the regulars and friends looking on. The bartenders do have a loyal following. Come see past employees and many of the personality dancers from the past and also today, who will all come out to show the support for this event. This is the night when the “Who’s Who” in the business make it a point to be seen and to party with many of their friends. This is one event you don’t want to miss.

On Sept. 16th, look for a special  “Back To School Night Party”..here you will find some hot school girls and some hot teachers – well, that will be the theme of the girls, and one tip to keep in mind, when Tattletales  has a party – it is one heck of a party!

DAYS OF OPERATION AND OTHER COOL EVENTS:

Open 7 days a week from noon to 2 am with the area’s top dancers. There is never a cover charge and they also have HDTV’s for all sports. We are now into the start of the Football season, so here at Tattletales you can cheer on your favorite team and at the same time see some of the hottest looking gals in the land. Baseball play-offs are coming and you can root for our Phillies and watch all the MLB games.

FREE PAY PER VIEW EVENTS!

Upcoming events: How about the UFC Pay Per View event along with the Coors Light Amatuer Night ..here you can see it for “FREE” ..check-out the UFC on Saturday Sept 25th, also see some new upcoming Amatuers in the house where one gal will walk away with $500 in cash. This night look for discounted Coors Light Bottles for just $2 from 9pm to 11pm.

For October – you’ll have some fun checking out their Trick or Treat Pole Contest on October 6th and also a very sexy Halloween Bash on Oct 21st – this night they want you to come dressed in a costume.

To find out more visit their amazing website at : www.Clubtattletales.com or you can give them a call anytime at: 215-547-9610. You can also find out their schedule of events at:  www.ootonline.com

(*In the photo, the Tattletales Bartending Staff gearing up for Bartenders Dance Night !)

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Atlantic City, NJ – June 17, 2010; Stevie Nicks will be performing in the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Friday, August 27, 2010. Show time is 8:00 pm, doors open one hour prior.

StevieNicks300x300Famed for her mystical chanteuse image, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist but also as a key member of Fleetwood Mac. Stephanie began performing at the age of four, and occasionally sang at the tavern owned by her parents. Nicks started writing songs in her mid-teens, and joined her first group, the Changing Times, while attending high school in California. She is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and has sold nearly 120 million albums.

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her then boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ song “Dreams,” which was the band’s first and only U.S. number one) and remained at #1 on the American albums chart for over 30 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide.

Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the album Bella Donna, and she has produced five more solo studio albums to date. After the release of her first solo album, Rolling Stone deemed her “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll.” She has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and, with Fleetwood Mac, won the 1977/1978 Grammy for Album of the Year for Rumours. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Some of her solo hits include: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (a duet with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), “Leather and Lace” (a duet with Don Henley), “Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove),” “Gypsy,” and “Stand Back.”

Visit, http://stevienicks.net for more on Stevie Nicks and her illustrious career.

Ticket prices are $116, $96 & $76 and can be purchased by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the Taj Box Office. For box office hours and more information call (609) 449-5150.

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See these LISTINGS on FACEBOOK and TWITTER – FIND all the listings for every day and for the entire month in a glance at www.ootweb.com and or ootonline.com SEE THESE on your LAPTOP, DESKTOP and or TOUCH TONE PHONE DAILY!These items are in each ISSUE OF THE OOT PAPER!

*SaturdayJune12th-MAGGIES>* “FIRST ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS SURVIVORS BENEFIT” / SOUL CURISERS AND SATRUN

*DEAN CASMIRRIS’ OLD COLONIAL INN  has a new  outside TIKI BAR – Check it out…LIVE MUSIC – WELCOME MINNESOTA SAT. JUNE 12th at the outside Tiki Bar along with the Jager Girls who will be giving out all sorts of cool stuff… * Special Dates* FRIDAYS KAROKE WITH TOM SEGAR SATURDAYS DJ PAUL KIRCHER DANCE PARTY AND KARAOKE TOO! COMING JUNE 18th and July 16th Queen Helene Acoustic HAPPY HOUR ( ON JULY 24th FULL BAND)  with the QUEEN!…CASMIRRIS’ is on Fire … ya gotta check this place out!

THE HULMEVILLE INN – ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS…THE BEST MICRO BREWS in the land.. >.MICRO BREW LOVERS PARADISE! CHECK IT OUT!

THE RED ZONE in BURLINGTON NJ on JUNE 11th has IMPACT along with $2 Domestic Drafts/THE NEW PLACE TO PARTY!

KAT MAN DU – TRENTON NJ / FLASH BACK FRIDAYS with DJ’s Davey Gold and Bryan Basara June 11th (Come early)

THE PENTHOUSE CLUB – UPSCALE ” Come Experince Life on Top with the area’s hottest looking girls ” and now see the best local bands on special nights. Weekends are Hot , Hot, Hot! FOR MORE: www.PhillyPentHouse.com

REALES – Saturday features Mike Goldman at 6pm on June 12th/Night DJ DANCE PARTY!

THIS WEEKEND THE RED STALLION IN WARMINSTER has TWO AWESOME BANDS…FRIDAY AND SATURDAY you can’t go wrong when you party at the STALLION – look for $1.75PBR’s and all new nights…SUMMER SLAMM MONDAYS and COUGARS ON THE PROWL THURSDAYS!

Friday June 11th DANCE PARTY with DJ EDDIO O at HAMMERHEADS! * Hot party…

*FRIDAY June 11th * 2nd Anniversary Party at MC STEWS in Levittown Pa / Special Night all around start early with the SEVEN BAND’s CJ & Chris@ Happy Hour

*CURRANS IRISH INNS – Chris Strakka is in Palmyra June 12/ Bensalem Pa The Great Scott Band/ Tacony on June 12th host The Urban Acheivers and Sir Rod ( A Rod Stewart Tribute show)

FRIDAY June 11 > (11-11) CHECKS into Bootleggers…and SAT 12th GOODMAN FISKE

*FRIDAY June 11 SCREAM will be over at ROOSEVELTS * hot Band!

SATURDAY June 12 PITCH hit the stage at the ROAD HOUSE / No Cover!

THE BALL PARK GENTLEMENS CLUB…You’ll get on base and score with some of best looking gals around! Weekend Drink Specials and you can watch all sports!

TONY’s PLACE ( IVYLAND PA ) FRIDAY & SATURDAYS…LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC – BEST OUTDOOR PATIO & BAR and BEST TOMATO PIES on EARTH !

*FRIDAY June 11 > METAL MANIA hits the stage at WHISKEy TANGO -Look for a specail DIO TRIBUTE SHOW also…on the 12th/ The ROCKETS hit the stage.

FRIDAY June 11  > Jaminson and Saturday night THE INTERNS on stage at FINNIGANS WAKE!

*FRIDAY June 11 > THINK PINK FLYOD hits the stage over at SWEENEYS on Saturday night a Metallica Tribute with Disposable Heroes

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY this weekend  plan a stop over to TATTLE TAILS a real Gentlemens Club.  SEE IT ALL NOW  www.clubtattletales.com  Oh yeah!

*Saturday June 11th > OLDIES LOVERS  BROADWAY THEATER in Pitman NJ *The Platters, Coasters, Marvelettes and Larry Chance the Earls 7:30 pm Showtime -this show was booked by CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT / Mike Dano from Cherry Hill NJ

FRIDAY June 11th > CUZ checks into DAVE AND BUSTERS and then on SATRUDAY NIGHT June 12th THE EXEPTIONS are on the DECK

FRIDAY June 11th > RED ZONE is red hot with IMPACT

FRIDAY June 11th > PARX CASINO in Bensalem has DONT CALL ME FRANCIS in the house

FRIDAY June 11th > Mc Noodles in NE PHILA will host a special Dance party with DJ JOEY EL’

FRIDAY June 11th> Keenans In N Wildwood NJ – Host the MARQuee Trio in Angry Jacks! ON SATURDAY JUNE 12thLook for the Ruben Brown Motorcylce Run

FRIDAY June 11th> PADDY WHACKS on South Street host OUT OF SYNK

SATURDAY June 12th PROCOL HARUM in Concert at the TROPICANA HOTEL & CASINO in A

FRIDAY June 11th Mike Magee is at HARRIGANS in WARMINSTER PA on FRIDAY June 12th STAGE 5 will be feature

Double Visions is your spot up in HORSHAM PA…after work on FRIDAYS is where everyone meets. SATURDAYS look of 7 MIller Lites for $7 What a deal!

SATURDAY – June 12th CAZZ’s  Sports Bar will have a very special Live act on stage…(TBA)/ FRIDAYS look for the BIGGEST KARAOKE NIGHT with PAUL KIRCHER Where you are the STAR at the BAR!

THE STADIUMS – Saturday June 12th > 5 Points/Levittown Pa., has Scattered Marbles/ Andalusia> Evryman Jack/ Street Road> REV Visit any STADIUM LOCATION on the WEEKENDS…SUNDAYS WIN  > FREE PHILLIES TICKETS!  EVERY SUNDAY all season long!

FRIDAY JUNE 11th DJ CHARLIE ROBINSON has a dance party going on over at CASPERS!

SATURDAY June 12th BRICK checks into the PIKE’S PUB

LA CASA Di LUCIA – Friday June 11th  TONY MALANDO AND JENNIFER  Saturday June 12th  TONY RAD on stage

Friday June 11th  COASTLINE with My 106/1 FM’s Frank Cerami Live on air

*Friday & Saturdays the Real Party is  over at  >  CHICKIE’S and PETE’S…*OOT Pick/ South Philly with DJ TONY BRUNO

*FRIDAYS NEW > TOP DOG – CHERRY HILL FRAT HOUSE FRIDAYS COMING/ COLLEGE NIGHT
*SATURDAYS TOG DOG – EACH WEEK  THE NIGHT of XS

*FRIDAYS TAYLORS> WILLIAMSTOWN DJ CARM/ DANCE PARTY

BIG HEADS – (ANY LOCATION) –  the weekends something big is always going – WHY? It’s part of their name! THE WEEKENDS RULE at BH’s

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thumb_2_e8c23e21a5776c0b458b5977d88f2b3eAtlantic City, NJ –  May 27, 2010; Santana with special guest Steve Winwood will be in the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Show time is 8:00 pm, doors open one hour prior. The Carlos Santana Universal Tone Tour 2010 gets underway on June 30 with an initial North American leg running through early August.  Carlos and the Santana Band will be joined on the road by special guest Steve Winwood, who will open the dates.

The Universal Tone Tour 2010 will feature hits from Santana’s four-decade-long career, as well as songs from a brand new studio album that Carlos Santana is currently putting finishing touches on.   Santana’s most recent release was the 2010 reissue of “Supernatural ” as a 2-CD Legacy Edition — featuring 11 previously un-issued bonus tracks — in celebration of the classic nine-time GRAMMY-winning album’s tenth anniversary.

Carlos Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana , which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Rolling Stone named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards. For more information, visit; http://www.santana.com

Steve Winwood will release a multi-disc career retrospective on June 7 entitled “Revolutions – The Very Best Of Steve Winwood.” It is a portrait of one of the most influential British musicians in rock history; a singer-songwriter, peerless vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player.

With track listings personally selected by Steve Winwood from his five decade career, “Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood” will be available in two high quality formats: a single CD for the casual fan and a four CD deluxe box set including 60 page book for the connoisseur, with sleeve notes by writer Dylan Jones.

Steve Winwood has written and performed rock, blues-rock and jazz music since his teens. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays Hammond organ, guitar, bass, and other string instruments. In addition to his solo career, he was a member of the bands the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. He has won multiple Grammy Awards. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Winwood #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

For more on Steve Winwood at http://www.stevewinwood.com

Ticket prices are $121, $86 &  $66.  Tickets will go on sale Fri., May 28th at noon. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the Taj Box Office. For box office hours and more information call (609) 449-5150.

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By Mike Vagnoni

headHad the chance to meet up with Jimmie Lee the Bad Boy of Country Rock. We had a luncheon and meeting him was kind of cool,  He’s one heck of a talent and gifted music writer. His been writing songs all of his life. He has the passion to be doing what he’s doing – and you will be finding out more and about this new country artist as he is set to be going on Tour sometime at the end of the summer.

OOT – How long have you been writing songs?
Jimmie Lee – “Been writing since 1991 and have about 150 plus songs to date. I have been blessed with this gift. I can write the music first and lay in some lyrics or I can come up with the lyrics and then marry the music to the words.  It’s just a process that happens. You might work on something for days and days…and then there are  times  where  the song and melody just pop right out of you . You know in the lyrics Dept. I have a co -writer by the name of Chirs Baile who also helps inspire me with some great lyrics. He is a very gifted person also and I am so glad  that we work together he also serves as head of security on all of our shows.”
OOT – Your  new CD is very Impressive and your song LET’s GO is the title track -where did you cut this project at?
Jimmie Lee – “It was a Labor Day weekend  a couple of years ago, and I happen to meet up with David Ivory who is one of the  top record producers on the east coast. I told him how I was a music writer and performer and that I wanted him to hear my music and see what could be done. He says to me, look I don’t take on new artists but let me hear some of your stuff and take it from there. So I made sure he did  get my package and did keep on calling him and then he gets back to me and says” Your so into this, I’m going to take you on. Well he did and the rest is history now and we have a very impressive CD –  The CD was mastered by Peter Humphreys.” I have to say shouts out to my music director Joe Lam he does a super job with the band and our live arrangements”
OOT You did hit the road and where are some of the places you took your tour to?
Jimmie Lee” We toured in Las Vegas and played to a sold our concert in front of 17,000 people also have played the House of Blues and the Hard Rock Cafes. We even did a show over at Prospectors.  Right now we are working on a big tour at the end of the summer and there are talks going on that we might be opening up for ZZ TOP at the HOUSE OF BLUES in AC. We should know more about this very soon.”
OOT– You just completed a video shoot over at Whiskey Tango – how did this go over?
Jimmie Lee – “We contacted George Manney and did a video shoot of Let’s Go last week. This went  over real well  and we can’t wait to get this out and up on TV and up online for all to see…George is an award winning music video producer and we are so glad to see him work on our project. This is going to be a real good presentation of our song Let’s Go.”
OOT – What makes your live shows so unique?
Jimmie Lee – “:We are so powerful up on stage we can ignite any audience – we are the new breed of Country rock and this is such an exciting time to be in the music business. When you come to one of our concerts – you’ll be standing and dancing all thru the show. I am telling you right from the beginning of the show to the end…you will love what we do since it is all about the music and the songs, we also have the lights and the sirens going off..it’s just so electrifying and exciting.”
OOT – Thanks for taking the time to chat with me Jimmie, and we wish nothing but the best for you  – the  new bad boy of  county rock.

Jimmie Lee – ” Thank You Mike”
So that ended our talk and I just highlighted some of the points that I feel would get you interested into
finding out more about this soon to be country star. He is the bad boy of Country rock and the is the new breed of country music.   Jimmie Lee is a must see – check him out online and be sure to get out and see him in concert when you can. To find out more go to: www.jimmieleesongs.com
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