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Atlantic City Hilton hosts Jay Black

24 April 2008

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- (PRESS RELEASE) -– The Atlantic City Hilton announced that Jay Black, the famed singer-songwriter known as "The Voice" will make a special one-night-only performance in the Theater on Saturday, May 17.

Born David Blatt in New York, Jay Black has built a legacy over the last four decades as one of the greatest vocalists in music history. Known best as the lead singer of his band Jay and the Americans, Black soared legendary heights of fame in the 1960's producing 21 chart singles. His hits include "Cara Mia," "Come a Little Bit Closer," "Walkin' in the Rain" and "This Magic Moment." His powerful, yet controlled voice has given a distinct charm to these hits and helped them to remain American treasures even today.

During their peak of success, Jay and the Americans made numerous appearances on the hottest television programs of the day, from Johnny Carson to Mike Douglas to Merv Griffin and more. The band was even featured in the movie "Wild, Wild Winter" in which they sang "Two of a Kind." When The Beatles made their first appearance in the United States, it was Jay and the Americans who opened for the Fab Four. Jay and his band also opened for the Rolling Stones among other superstars. Neil Diamond's first hit song was "Sunday and Me", which was performed by Jay and the Americans.

The multi-talented Black has been quoted as saying "I'm an entertainer who happens to sing." As evidence of his other talents, he has been known to deliver a stand-up comedy routine before some of his shows. And in the 1970's, Black landed a role in a television movie starring Frank Sinatra called "Contract on Cherry Street." Black tours frequently, consistently selling out venues. He is known affectionately as "The King of Westbury" because of his unmatched amount of sell-out concerts at the Westbury Music Fair in New York.

Jay Black will perform in the Atlantic City Hilton Theater on Saturday, May 17. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35 and can be purchased by calling ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or online at

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