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B.B. King to revisit Embassy


The thrill is not gone for legendary artist B.B. King, who is set to return to Embassy Theatre in October, the theater announced Monday.

The 88-year-old is scheduled to take the stage Oct. 4 with special guest Robert Cray; tickets go on sale Friday. With more than 50 albums released, King continues to tour, averaging more than 250 concerts per year.

King last performed at the Embassy in 2012.

Recording since the 1940s, King is behind blues classics, like “Payin’ The Cost To Be The Boss” and “The Thrill Is Gone.” Known for naming his black Gibson guitars, “Lucille,” King has the most Grammy wins in the Blues genre with 15 awards under his belt.

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Classes on anger

The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management.

Former “Jersey Shore” star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced following a July 15 fight with his brother at their family’s tanning salon in Middletown Township.

A municipal court judge Monday accepted the deal and adjourned the matter for three months. If Sorrentino successfully completes the counseling program, the charge against him could be downgraded.

Sorrentino’s family – including his brother – attended the court hearing. The family owned Boca Tanning Club is the setting for a new reality show about them.

‘Lucy’ rules

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Lucy,” $43.9 million

2. “Hercules,” $29.8 million

3. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” $16.8 million

4. “The Purge: Anarchy,” $10.5 million

5. “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” $9.6 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Professor Irwin Corey is 100. Actor Robert Horton is 90. Actor Robert Fuller is 81. Actor David Warner is 73. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 61. TV personality Tim Gunn is 61. Actress Alexandra Paul is 51. Singer Martina McBride is 48. Actor Tim Omundson is 45. Actor Wil Wheaton is 42. Actor Stephen Dorff is 41. Actor Josh Radnor is 40. Musician Danger Mouse is 37. Actress Allison Mack is 32.