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Ocean Grove Memorial Day Weekend. 5/27/17 Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net.  2017 Re-post.

It was cool and breezy during the Atlantic Wind Ensemble concert on Saturday night, May 27, 2017–Memorial Day weekend in Ocean Grove, NJ.

The band entertained a large crowd with a fine selection of music including Haydn, South Pacific, Dixieland, James Bond and God Bless America among others.

Outside, tent city was largely uninhabited, but one dwelling was displaying an American flag, and in the waning soft light of the early evening, with the doors of the Great Auditorium open, you could see that flag floating in the breeze. Its colors seemed dreamy–not bright like the usual red, white and blue display.  In between band selections, I walked across the GA and outside to get this photograph.  No one was around except for some ushers, but the flag seemed just right for Memorial Day and all it stands for.

Memorial Day concert. Great Auditorium. 5/27/17. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.

The first number on the program after the Star Spangled Banner was a Spanish piece called “Amparito Roca.”  Here it is as performed by the University of Illinois Symphonic Band.

The announcer said it was famous as a vehicle for dancing the Paso Doble, a dramatic and romantic dance from Spain, which I saw performed many years ago by a professional dance team at the Hotel Nemerson in South Fallsburg, NY.  But the Atlantic Wind performance for this piece sounded like march music.  So, naturally, I went home and Googled it.  And, sure enough, it is both: march and dance music for the Paso Doble.

So here are Susanna Reid and Kevin on You Tube doing that dance to the music of “Los Toreadors” (Bizet from Carmen)

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At the OG north end, a Grover family returns from AP. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

At the OG north end, a Grover family returns from AP. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left.

KAREN O. and EZRA KOENIG (From Vampire Weekend.)  Academy Award nominee 2014.   “Moon Song” from the movie “Her.” But this is a studio version duet.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Re-post from 2013.

PHIL OCHS  “Changes”

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Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger

Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger

BOB DYLAN   from his album Shadows in the Night.  Dylan sang this song for David Letterman on the night before his final show.

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Summer, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove.  Summer, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

LEA SALONGA:  “Sun and Moon”  From Miss Saigon

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August, 2018. Great Auditorium. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©




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All images Jan 4, 2018 in Ocean Grove, NJ. by Stephen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff ©


Asbury Park across Wesley Lake. 1/4/18 © Blogfinger.net


Streets of Ocean Grove. 1/4/18 Blogfinger.net ©


Mt. Hermon Way at Firemen’s Park. 1/4/18. Blogfinger.net ©


ART GARFUNKEL  (definitely more than 99 miles from LA)



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Paul Goldfinger © Ocean Avenue at Main Avenue. Ocean Grove, NJ.  October 5, 2017


MICHELE GARRUTI    “Life is Beautiful” from the movie of that name.

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Nocturnal Grove, seen from the Asburian side of the Lake. Paul Goldfinger photo 2015 ©


THE DUBS:  (From the Doo Wop album  Great Love Songs)

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Mt. Hermon Way. ABout 5 inches on the ground. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Mt. Hermon Way. 5:45 am   Friday,  Jan. 3, 2014.   Paul Goldfinger photo © Left click makes it bigger

GIGI:    “Ice Skating Sequence.”

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