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This week: Latin rock in A.C., 'Pacific Rim' opens in theaters, new music from Ciara, 'The Bridge' premieres on TV [Press of Atlantic City (NJ)]

July 7, 2013


Latin rock

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers a triple bill of musical acts with Mexican heritages, whose music also is influenced by rock 'n' roll. Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo, above, will perform Friday at the casino's Music Box theater.

Other entertainers in Atlantic City on Saturday include a sold-out show by comedian Kevin James in Borgata's Event Center and an evening with the rock band Kansas in the Showroom at Tropicana Casino and Resort.

For tickets to these and all other area shows, visit


'Pacific Rim'

Director Guillermo del Toro, who helmed "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy," returns with sci-fi action movie "Pacific Rim." Giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace when an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence. The film, starring Idris Elba, above, hits theaters Friday.

The comedy "Grown Ups 2" also opens this week.

Sensual Ciara

Singer-songwriter Ciara returns with her first full-length CD in more than two years. The CD, titled "Ciara," will be released Tuesday. She is reunited with former Pleasantville music producer Rodney Jerkins on the disc.

'The Bridge'

"The Bridge," which premieres 10 p.m. Wednesday on FX, follows two police detectives - one from this country, one from Mexico - as they try to catch a serial killer menacing both nations along the Mexico-Texas border.

The series stars Diane Kruger, above, from the movies "Inglourious Basterds" and "Troy" and Demian Bichir, an Oscar nominee for playing an illegal immigrant in 2011's "A Better Life."

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