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South Plainfield Public Library Presents Star Spangled Songbook

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, July 8th at 2:00 pm, South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back Dave DeLuca who will perform Star Spangled SongbookThe Star-Spangled Songbook is a musical celebration of the great American composers and lyricists who together crafted a body of work that is uniquely American, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from jazz standards to the songs that won the war.  Join Dave DeLuca as he sings songs from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. In an age when hardly anything is "Made In America" anymore, the Star-Spangled Songbook is 100% made in the U.S.A. Every performance is a musical journey through the lives of the people we call the "Greatest Generation" - those Americans who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war's home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort.

A lifelong New Jersey native, Dave DeLuca has been a professional musician since 1977.  In 2011 Dave beat out several hundred hopefuls and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre's annual Sinatra Birthday Bash, where he was accompanied by the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra led by Maestro Joe Muccioli. In addition to the Rat Pack Flashback, Dave has created several other shows including the Star-Spangled Songbook - a patriotic tribute to the composers and lyricists whose body of work is known as the Great American Songbook - a DVD of which is currently in production for PBS.  Please register for this program by calling the South Plainfield Public Library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

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