It's still ladies' night

Kool & the Gang, who funked out of Jersey City more than 40 years ago and counting, churn down the Parkway for a New Year's Eve set in Atlantic City. The Gang is at work on its 25th album now. Resorts will provide the adult beverages for this party.

Resorts Atlantic City, Boardwalk and North Carolina Avenue, 10:45 p.m. Monday, $125 with open bar, 609-340-6300, www.resortsac.com.

LaBelle of la ball

Patti LaBelle and her singers stole the show but were just plain robbed of the winning prize on NBC's "Clash of the Choirs" recently. Help her get over her disappointment as you welcome in a new year.

Caesars Atlantic City, Boardwalk and Arkansas Avenue, 11 p.m. Monday, $85 and $100, 609-348-4411, www.harrahsac.com.

Everybody loves Brad

Perhaps the biggest thing - in a couple of ways - to come out of "Star Search" was 6-foot-9-inch comic Brad Garrett, who won $100,000 in 1984 on the pre-"Idol" reality show. The dog-faced brother from "Everybody Loves Raymond" goes back to his stand-up roots here.

Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrah's Blvd., 9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, $35-$80, 609-441-5786, www.harrahsac.com.