a little scott joplin…

A small neighborhood gathering with really good music, free food and beer thrown in and a chance encounter with a Rock Star.  That is how I spent a day this holiday weekend. 

The Event: the annual Scott Joplin Concert and BBQ at St. Michaels Cemetery in East Elmhurst, Queens.

 The Band: The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.

The Rock Star:  that part comes later and down below.

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Local Queens Council Member, Costa Constantinides chatting up the press before the start of the show.

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The line for the BBQ (hamburgers and hotdogs).

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Yup,  that’s him…..

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Rock Stars eat hotdogs, at least Ric Ocasek does.  

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And yes,  that is his wife, Paulina Porizkova.  

The orchestra was brilliant and the skies held off just long enough,

The view from Astoria Blvd on the way home.

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Just in the knick of time.

So, next time then…

 

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6 comments

  1. St Michael’s page says Astoria :>) Nice set of shots and glad you made it home before the rain – I stayed for the procession to the grave site where they played Maple Leaf Rag – will post some shots soon — busy weekend – oh yeah I got soaked because my wife needed the car but it was so worth it!!!

  2. BTW – I spoke to him on the way up to the grave site and it was his son that told him about the event – he is a musician and big fan of ragtime’s unique musical structures. Told him that I hoped to see them there next year – really cool laid back guy…..

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