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Camden Freeholders hold Waterfront BBQ, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 (photos)

CAMDEN— The Camden County Board of Freeholders hosted their 6th Annual Camden Waterfront BBQ on Sunday.

The free concert took place at Wiggins Waterfront Park and kicked off at 1 p.m. with food vendors, a beer garden and kids activities.

The sounds of rock 'n' roll filled the air from 1:30 p.m. including Reverb Brothers, Stolen Rhodes, Mia Borders, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Big Sam's Funky Nation and with JJ Grey and Mofro headlining the show.

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden perform at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden

CAMDEN - Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden performed at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden Wednesday night.

Nine Inch Nails, headed by Trent Reznor, performed favorites such as "March of the Pigs," "Closer," and "Head Like a Hole," with "The Frail" and "The Wretched" making their tour debuts in Camden. Reznor finished up with "The Day the World Went Away" and "Hurt."

Soundgarden, fronted by Chris Cornell, started the 14-song set with "Searching with My Good Eye Closed" and followed up with "Been Away Too Long," "Black Hole Sun," and "Superunknown."

Opening for the tour was Oneothrix Point Never, Brooklyn-based exprimental artist Daniel Lopatin.

The tour heads to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, Friday.

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Aquarium letting penguins out and about

Already social animals, the 24 African black-footed penguins at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden have lately paraded their tuxedos around much more public settings.

They're sharpening their social skills as part of a relatively new aquarium philosophy that seeks to engage them at an early age.

"Over the past few years we've discovered that if we expose them to things as soon as they are hatchlings, they grow up being able to do the things we need them to earlier and they're more comfortable with us," said Jennifer Duffy, a senior biologist at the aquarium.

That means letting them walk around the aquarium and, for the calmer, better-adjusted penguins, to make appearances on local TV stations and have one-on-one interactions with Make a Wish recipients and charity events. Nine of the birds waddled around between innings at a Riversharks baseball game.

"The grass weirded them out," Duffy said.

As for a fully immersive exhibit allowing aquarium visitors to walk among the birds without a glass barrier, Duffy doesn't see that happening any time soon. "They have a nice little hook that helps them catch fish," she said. "It doesn't feel too good if they catch you in it instead."

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