Ocean City Pops, Ocean City, NJ
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eNEWS ~ Friends of the Ocean City Pops (FOCP)

Wednesday, Sept. 15 - A Night in Old Vienna featuring the Pops with singers.

Sunday, Sept. 19 - Chris Brubeck's Triple Play, with the Pops.
Wednesday, Sept. 15 - A Night in Vienna 
Enjoy A Night in Vienna, featuring the Pops orchestra and singers. This is an annual Music Pier favorite and will feature an evening of Strauss marches, polkas and waltzes.

Please Note: Show Start Time is 7:30 pm

Location: Ocean City Music Pier
Tickets: $15
Order your tickets online at http://ocnj.tix.com/ or call the Box Office at 609-525-9248.
Sponsored by the Mack and Mancoin memory of Frank Ruggieri

Sunday, Sept. 19 - Chris Brubeck's Triple Play with the Pops 
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Triple Play - Chris Brubeck
Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Pops Orchestra, William Scheible, Artistic Director, presents Chris Brubeck's Triple Play on Sunday, September 19th at 7:30 PM.
Hear this exciting group play everything from jazz, folk, blues, and the classics.
Triple Play is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter Madcat Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion & vocals), Joel Brown, (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano & vocals).  Collectively they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and American spirit to the folk, blues, jazz and classical music they perform.
Triple Play's musical roots go way back (nearly 40 years!) in each member's history.
Chris and Madcat have toured and recorded together in different settings since 1969, first as young rock musicians in the group "New Heavenly Blue" (with albums on RCA and Atlantic Records), "Sky King"(on Columbia), and then as jazz musicians touring the world with Dave Brubeck.   
Madcat joined Chris and Joel to form the group Triple Play in 1999.  
Their live performance is documented on their first CD, "Triple Play Live", recorded at one of their college concerts.  In reviewing this disc, All Music Guide wrote:  "This boundary stretching CD should be investigated by anyone who enjoys great American music."
Their second CD, "Watching the World" was recorded in studios across the country and according to All Music Guide:  "It's great to hear a group that combines top-notch musicianship, potent originals, and a touch of humor, this CD is truly a Triple Play in any fan's score book."   
With an ever-expanding repertoire, the Trio continues to play in concert halls, clubs and festivals all over the country, including performing many of Chris' symphonic arrangements with orchestras across the U.S.  
Recently they played a set at the Monterey Jazz Festival and later that evening were featured in the premiere of Dave Brubeck's Cannery Row Suite. 
Paul deBarros, writer for the Seattle Times and Downbeat, commented:  "Triple Play is what jazz always was and always should be about:  good-time rhythm, unbridled joy and the sweet release but bittersweet aftertaste of the blues.  If there's a better old-time blues and jazz harmonica player out there than Madcat Ruth, I'd sure love to know where he lives."  

Please Note: Show Start Time is 7:30 pm
Location: Hughes Performing Arts Center,
                  6th St. & Atlantic Ave. (OC High School)

 Tickets: $15
Order your tickets online at http://ocnj.tix.com/ or call the Box Office at 609-525-9248.

Website: > Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Sponsored by Comcast


- Saturday, Oct. 9th
 Friends Fall Festival Get Together 
 (Full details - Flyer Link - Shown below)
- Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
 First Night Ocean City
(See information below, under Community Links)

- Jan. 23-30, 2011
Join Friends of the OC Pops Aboard Princes Cruises Ruby Princess
(Flyer Link Shown below)
Community Interest:
See links to below for other community arts and business organizations
 in the Greater Ocean City area.
Please Checkout  all the sections in this edition: 
eNEWS installments contain details and links on OC Pops Orchestra concerts.
And please note the Friends fundraising opportunities shown below.Also, we run a Quick List of Ocean City area community and business links. Thanks for checking out all of these features in this "end of season" eNews. Your readership and support of the Ocean City Pops is appreciated.

Please use the "Forward" feature at the bottom of this eNEWS and recommend the Ocean City Pops to a friend  ... and help bring them to a future concert.
Pops concert updates are also now on Facebook and Twitter ... see the links at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome via our Website or email > ocpops@gmail.com 
Follow the Ocean City Pops on Facebook 
  - See Facebook photo gallery from the Friends Luncheon.
SAVE the DATE - Next Friends Fundraiser - Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010  

Friends "Fall Festival Get Together"

Wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and desserts
Date: Saturday, Oct. 9th,  6 pm 
Cost: $35
Location: Bayfront home of Joe & Gail Damone, 240 Bay Rd., Ocean City
RSVP: Contact Ginny Coco via email at
coco6970@comcast.net or phone 399.4027.
(Note: The maximum quota for this Friends event is 60 people, so please make your reservations by email, or phone if needed, as soon as possible and then follow-up with your payment.) Reservations should be made by Sept. 25.  
 (Don't miss out ... this event registration is on a first come, first served basis.)
Payment: Please use our secure online "PayPal" service on the Pops Website (Support Page) or mail checks to the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, P.O Box 931, Ocean City, NJ 08226 
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Jan. 23-30, 2011
Join the Friends of the Oean City Pops
Aboard Princes Cruises Ruby Princess
See flyer for details. Act now. Deadine Sept. 17, 2010.
Ocean City activities of interest:
The Friends of the Ocean City Pops share the following items of community interest. 
Community Links:
First Night Ocean City, Dec. 31,2010 > http://www.firstnightocnj.com
Ocean City Free Library > http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index
Ocean City Art Center > http://www.oceancityartscenter.org/  
Ocean City Theatre Company > www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com
Public Art Projects in Ocean City >  http://www.communityartprojects.com/
Upcoming Ocean City events >  www.oceancityvacation.com 
             or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ
             See a special calendar link > http://ocnj.us/events.asp  
of Commerce / Business Groups:
   Ocean City > http://oceancitychamber.com/   
   Somers Point >  http://somerspointba.org/   
   Upper Township > http://uppertwpbusinesses.com/  

See the Ocean City Pops Web site for full schedule details, along with highlights on Friends activities.

Visit our Friends Information / Sales Table at most POPS concerts.

Watch the FOCP's Slide Show on stage prior to each concert for details on upcoming events.   

NEW > See eNEWS Archive Page for links to prior Friends eNEWS messages.

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eNews - Friends of the Ocean City Pops
Date: Sept. 14, 2010
Prepared by: Ralph Cooper, Trustee > cooperr71@gmail.com