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Originally published: 11/23/2022

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) — The Ocean County Library has announced a concert series featuring Ocean County classical singers Dakota & Elle. The tenor-soprano duo will be performing in six branches through early February.

The classical, contemporary and sacred music specialists are senior partners and board members of the Bellarine Theater Company, Manahawkin, and the Harbor Stage Theater Company, Lacey. her debut album, Always, can be found on several Spotify platforms and their website.

They run a different program in each branch. Warm and Bright: Dakota & Elle Sing Holiday Hits celebrates the season with classic songs like “Winter Wonderland,” “Hallelujah,” and “Let It Snow.” Best of Broadway with Dakota & Elle serves up unforgettable tunes from plays that have shaped great musical theater over the years. Best of Dakota & Elle features Broadway favorites, classics, standards and love songs. “Golden Oldies: Songs of the 50s, 60s & 70s” presents hits from three distinctive decades, performed in the duo’s inimitable style. Fall in Love with Dakota & Elle is a romantic evening of love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The duo will perform at Plumsted Branch, Toms River Branch, Point Boro Branch, Brick Branch, Little Egg Harbor Branch and Berkeley Branch.

Please register at to reserve a seat for this free program series. Call (732) 349-6200 for more information.

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Here is the Ocean County Library data for Dakota & Elle:

Feathered Branch – 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888. “Warm and Bright: Dakota & Elle Sing Holiday Hits” on Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Toms River branch – 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200. “Best of Broadway with Dakota & Elle” on Monday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Point Boro branch – 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, (732) 295-1555. “Best of Dakota & Elle” on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m.

brick branch – 301 Chambers Bridge Road, (732) 477-4513. “Golden Oldies: Songs from the 50s, 60s & 70s” on Saturday 21 January at 2:00 p.m.

Little Egg Harbor Branch – 290 Mathistown Road, (609) 294-1197. “Fall in Love with Dakota & Elle,” Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Berkeley branch – 30 Station Road, Bayville, (732) 269-2144. “Fall in Love with Dakota & Elle,” Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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