CES LAUNCHES ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION WITH ATLANTIC CITY CONCERT
Press Release: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports is launching an entertainment division Saturday, Aug. 18th 2012 on the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City starring one of the most critically-acclaimed pop sensations of the ‘80s. Known worldwide for their infectious hit singles “Jungle Love" and “The Bird,” Morris Day & The Time will kick off CES’ entertainment division with a live performance at the Resorts Casino Hotel’s Superstar Theater beginning at 9 p.m. (EST) with a special appearance by rising pop sensation B Capp (Brandon Cappiello) of Boston, who says he is related to boxing great Rocky Marciano.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Resorts Casino Hotel Box Office.
“This is an exciting time of year, and we’re thrilled to bring Morris Day & The Time to our new home at the beautiful Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City,” Burchfield said.
“The work we put into our highly-successful boxing and mixed martial arts divisions will go into our entertainment division as well, so those of you who know and understand the effort that goes into what we do will know what to expect Saturday night. This has been a long time coming, and it’s exciting to see all the pieces finally falling into place. As we do with everything else, we’re looking to take entertainment to new heights and Saturday night will be a tremendous start.”
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Day is a musician, actor and composer. He began his musical career in high school, playing in a band alongside future seven-time Grammy Award winner Prince, who later tabbed Day as the lead singer of his own group, The Time, after Day allowed him to use one of his current band’s songs, “Partyup,” for the Prince album Dirty Mind.
The group rose to fame in the mid-‘80s, starring in two of Prince’s feature films, Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge. Though mostly known for the singles “Jungle Love” and “The Bird,” The Time earned its first No. 1 hit in 1990 with “Jerk Out.” Day also appeared in small roles in the Richard Pryor film Moving and the 2001 Kevin Smith film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which featured the entire band.
The Time now consists of Day and fellow band members Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir and Jerome Benton.
Cappiello, a direct descendent of Hall of Famer boxer Rocky Marciano of Brockton, Mass., has been composing and writing his own music his entire career. The 19-year-old up-and-coming R&B and pop sensation recently released his latest singles “Reach For The Sky,” featuring former professional boxer “Irish” Micky Ward in the video, and “She Wants Me.”