7.25.2017

Old Bridge, NJ – July 25, 2017 – Crooner Dave DeLuca will present his “1950s Star-Spangled Songbook,” a musical celebration of the great American composers and lyricists, at the Old Bridge Public Library on Sat. Aug. 12th at 2:30pm.  

This Second Saturday event focuses on the Fabulous Fifties, during which time the American economy boomed following World War II.  TV replaced radio as the most important entertainment medium, and rock and rollers competed with crooners and big bands. The concert will feature popular songs from the era, including, “I Love Paris,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Till There Was You,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and “Witchcraft.”

A lifelong New Jersey native, Dave DeLuca has been a professional musician since 1977.  In 1989, he placed first in the annual ASCAP New Songwriter’s Competition in New York City and subsequently joined the Songwriter’s Guild of America. After playing guitar and bass and singing in several rock and punk groups throughout NJ and NYC, he switched gears and became a jazz/pop singer. In 2011, DeLuca beat out several hundred hopefuls and won a starring role in the annual Sinatra Birthday Bash at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theater. In addition to “The Star-Spangled Songbook,” DeLuca created and performs several other shows including the Rat Pack Flashback – a cabaret-styled musical tribute to Las Vegas icons Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Attendees are requested to bring school supplies or a non-perishable food item for donation to the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free event.

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.

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