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Archive for February, 2010

It’s Spring Training Time Again…Ah The Memories!

My favorite sport is baseball because the ball takes all of the punishment. You just stand up there at home plate and whack away with your bat. When you swing and miss you don’t feel any pain, maybe just some frustration. And let’s face it nobody has ever suffered a concussion from frustration. When I was a kid, we played three sports. It was football in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. That was it. There was no Little League or Midget Football. Our athletic field was a cindered lot on 4th St. that bordered the Chester Creek. We played touch football in the cinders after school. On weekends we’d walk three miles to Crozier Park and play tackle on a grassy field. The cindered lot... Read More

About Air Force Band, Talent Show and Doo Dah-Earth Day

We've been very fortunate to schedule numerous United States service bands for free concerts in Ocean City. This is because area residents support the concerts and give our talented service musicians a warm reception. On Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m., the AIR FORCE JAZZ BAND will entertain at the Music Pier. Although the concerts are free, the band requires that we issue free tickets. These are available at City Hall Annex open Mon.-Fri. from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 609-525-9300. The band consists of professional musicians. The group will play a variety of favorites ranging from the work of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington to contemporary jazz favorites. NOTE: The Music Pier is now not available from Moorlyn Terrace. The entrance to the Boardwalk at that location is receiving a... Read More

City Talent Show, Airforce Big Band Here in March

We've just received word that U.S. AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY Jazz Band will perform at the Music Pier on Sat., March 6 at 7 p.m. One week later, March 13, the 7th Annual City Talent Show is set for the Pier starting at 6 p.m. The Air Force Jazz Band is currently touring the East Coast. You can expect an exciting program ranging from the traditions of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the contemporary jazz-pop sounds of today. The program is free but you must pick up complimentary tickets in advance. This has been the case with all of the Service bands we have hosted in the past. Free tickets will be available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call... Read More

Shelley Berman to be Guest of Honor at Doo Dah Parade

Comedian-Movie and TV Actor, Shelley Berman will be the honored guest at the City's 25th annual Doo Dah Parade set for Sat., April 17 starting at noon. Active in show business for over 60 years, Berman has appeared most recently on TV with roles on numerous shows including Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, CSI-NY and on HBO’S Curb Your Enthusiasm for which he received a 2008 Emmy nomination. Berman has also been featured in many movies including The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Jack Black, Meet the Fockers with Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller and You Don’t Mess with Zohan with Adam Sandler. He has also been in movies with Henry Fonda, Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Marty Feldman, Burt Reynolds and many others. Berman first soared to fame as a ground breaking... Read More