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Suzie Neustadter entertained the Cabaret audience downtown. 9//28/19 Paul Goldfinger photos and videos.  Click image to enlarge the scene.

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@Blogfinger.net

For a long while, it seemed that the Chamber of Commerce only had eyes for the blues when it brought the same musical groups downtown for their various festivals.

But this time, seemingly out of the blue, came a wonderful musical program at Main and Pilgrim Pathway, with no street closures, only music of the sort that we have not heard before here:  Broadway, Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, jazz, Gershwin, Amy Winehouse, Beatles, and others, and it was so refreshing and professional.

An Ocean Grover, Lou Parisi, brought the  program that included well known  jazz pianist Art Topolow and a variety of terrific Jersey singers and musicians.  We’ll try to get their names.

And this is the sort of programming that we at Blogfinger have been craving:  something joyful and personal that could connect with a small crowd of locals and without the parking glut and tourist mob scene that we usually see in the  Grove.

I often kid the Chamber of Commercials, but there was nothing commercial about this 3 hour program which was relaxing and great  fun.  Even the traffic going by seemed to add a sense of spontaneity to the music, and that is a desirable quality.

I  tried to find out from a Chamber member as to what bright light ignited this wonderful surprise, but all he could say was, “We wanted a change.”

I’d like to think that this program reflects a new awareness of our community of residents and its needs.

 

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Bob and Caroll of Mt. Hermon Way heading over to the Osteria on a balmy OG evening. Paul Goldfinger portrait 9/22/19 ©  M10. Click to enlarge.

 

 

JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS:

 

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Memorial Day. Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net.  OG  Lifestyles

 

NORA  JONES.  “American Anthem.”  From the soundtrack of  The War:

“What shall be our legacy?
What will our children say?
Let them say of me
I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings
I received
Let me know in my heart
When my days are through
America
America
I gave my best to you.”

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DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS BIG BAND: (Vocal–Doris Day)

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Even kids take a backseat to the dogs. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.  Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©   Click to enlarge. All other photos by Jean Bredin  (Around town with Jean. )

Says Blogfinger reporter Jean Bredin who was running around town at the parade and at the Main Avenue Fireman’s Park  in her witches outfit.

The Ocean Grove Pet Boutique  (Main Avenue)  sponsored today’s event.

“The weather was perfect. There were lots of dogs, children and grown ups in costumes. Ocean Grove shops gave out candy to those who stopped in.

“The Parade marched down Main St., then turned around to where it originated, Firemen’s Park, where prizes were awarded to the winners.”

Photo Gallery by Jean:  Click on any one photo and then follow the big side arrows.  Use the little X to return to BF.  Click on the music and then view the gallery:

SAMMY DAVIS JR.

 

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