The ‘King of Cool’s’ daughter looks to help save NJ’s most famous elephant
ATLANTIC CITY — Supporters of Lucy the Elephant are planning “An Evening with Deana Martin with Special Guest Steven Maglio on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at The Superstar Theater at Resorts Atlantic City.
The concert is to help cover the cost of Lucy’s elaborate and extensive makeover, which is almost $1 million over budget, according to the Save Lucy Committee.
Renovations to the six-story elephant which resides in Margate have been ongoing since September 2021.
But repairs to the iconic elephant’s 140-year-old skin have been more extensive than predicted, bringing the cost to $2.3 million, according to Save Lucy Committee’s executive director, Richard Helfant, and reported by NJ.com.
Deana Martin, daughter of the legendary crooner Dean Martin will be joined by her 18-piece orchestra and will be performing holiday hits, as well as classics made popular by her father, dubbed “The King of Cool.”
Joining her is Steven Maglio, a Sinatra-style singer, according to www.lucytheelephant.org.
Tickets can be found here. VIP Banquette, a 6-person booth featuring a post-concert dessert reception immediately following the show, and a Meet & Greet, costs $900. VIP seating, featuring a post-concert dessert reception and a Meet & Greet is $125, preferred seating is $50, and general admission is $35.
Ms. Martin last appeared in Atlantic City in 2015 when she performed for a sold-out audience.
This is the second fundraiser to help offset the cost of Lucy’s repairs. The first was a campaign asking hundreds of “Lucy Life Preservers” to donate $1,000 each.
Jen Ursillo is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at email@example.com
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