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Celebrate OCL’s anniversary with concerts from the 60 ‘s

Dave DeLuca performing at the Little Egg Harbor branch in April

Dave DeLuca performing at the Little Egg Harbor branch in April

TOMS RIVER –  Ocean County Library is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary this year in a fun and unique way: by highlighting each of the decades it has served our residents, and June celebrates the 1960s.

What better way to remember the 60’s than with the music of New Jersey’s own crooner, Frank Sinatra, as emblematic of the decade?

Dave DeLuca, who has been performing more than 30 years, will sing the songs of a maturing Sinatra, like “The Best is yet to Come,” “Summer Wind,” “It was a Very Good Year,” and “That’s Life.”

The 1960s were pivotal in Sinatra’s career and marked by key changes like breaking away from Capitol Records to form his own label, Reprise Records. He also landed his own television show, produced and starred in films, and took Las Vegas by storm.

The Ocean County Library invites everyone to join them and celebrate their anniversary with Dave DeLuca during four performances in June. The performances all begin a 7 p.m.:

Jackson, 2 Jackson Dr., 723-928-4400, Mon. June 8

Beachwood, 126 Beachwood Blvd., 732-244-4573, Mon. June 15

Island Heights, 121 Central Av., 732-270-6266, Mon. June 22

Lacey, 10 E. Lacey Rd., Forked River, 609-693-8566, Mon. June 29.

Three other groups will perform musical concerts that will help residents rock the house and bring them back to more carefree days.

BJ & the Band will perform the best R&B music from the 60s at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 24 at the Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197.

The Jersey Four will present a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Season 7 p.m. Saturday June 27 at Long Beach Island, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City, 609-494-2480.

And local band Strictly 60’s will perform Pop and Rock songs of the 1960s at 2 p.m. June 27 in Manchester, 21 Colonial Dr..

All of the concerts are free but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch or visit the library’s website .

BJ & the Band performed at the Manchester branch's 25th anniversary earlier in May.

BJ & the Band performed at the Manchester branch’s 25th anniversary earlier in May.

Dave DeLuca celebrates Sinatra @ Little Egg Harbor


Dave Deluca drew in a crowd of 80 Frank Sinatra fans for the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library General Membership Meeting on Tuesday.


Little Egg Harbor Township Police Detective Maino was also on hand to tell audience members about the Portable Medicine Drop Box.


OCL to celebrate NJ milestone with a Sinatra concert

TOMS RIVER –  Dave DeLuca will croon the tunes of Frank Sinatra at two Ocean County Library branches.

“An Evening Celebrating New Jersey’s Frank Sinatra” is part of the library’s 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey festivities.

A self-taught singer born in Hoboken in 1915, Sinatra was New Jersey’s favorite son for seven decades. He transitioned from a bobbysoxer idol in the 1930s to a pop music icon in the ‘60s and then reinvented himself as a serious balladeer whose haunting songs reflected on his life up through the ‘90s.

Dave DeLuca, also born in New Jersey, is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer who has been performing for more than 30 years. In December 2011 he auditioned and won a starring role in Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre’s “Fifth Annual Birthday Bash,” beating out hundreds of other hopeful performers.

DeLuca will perform 7 p.m. Wednesday June 18 at the Point Pleasant Borough branch, 834 Beaver Dam Road, 732-295-1555, and 7 p.m. Monday July 21 at the Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr.

The concerts are free and open to the public but registration is required. To register telephone the branch or visit the library’s website at and click on the “Event and News” icon for the link to the library’s Calendar of Events.

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