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NOTE: Frank Sinatra defined American music for generations, not only in performance and technique, but in style. His life influences entire generations of both admirers and detractors to a degree that even years after his passing, his name continues to be invoked in press around the globe. This page gathers mentions of Frank Sinatra from news sources from all over the world - creating a fascinating tribute to The Chairman Of The Board. Also check here for updates to SinatraGuide.com.




January 18, 2018
UPDATE:  This week on RadioSinatra:  Or him.  Or that guy.  Or there was this one guy I saw...
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                                                  SFGate

That Time Frank Sinatra Tried to Stop a Serial Killer (Podcast)

SFGate
In 1981, Sammy Davis Jr. enlisted his friend Frank Sinatra to help stop a serial killer. Someone was killing African-American boys in Atlanta, and the city was burning through money trying to capture him. Davis convinced Sinatra to join him for a benefit concert at the Atlanta Civic Center, where police thought their efforts ...
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                                                  Herald Sun

Hot water: Big stars behaving badly in Melbourne

Herald Sun
Singer Frank Sinatra was forced to cancel the second Festival Hall show during his 1974 show. Such was the furore that Sinatra was forced to cancel the second Festival Hall show, and his private plane was black banned by refuellers, preventing his escape to Sydney. Unionists everywhere were ordered not to assist ...

Pop Music: Tributes galore: Tom Petty, Frank Sinatra, Moody Blues ...

Akron Beacon Journal
Richard Shindell — Doors open 5:30 p.m., $20/$25. Music Box Supper Club and Concert Hall, http://www.musicboxcle.com. Kick: The INXS Experience — Doors open 5:30 p.m., $15/$20. Music Box Supper Club and Concert Hall, http://www.musicboxcle.com. Travelin' Johnsons — 6 p.m. High and Low Winery, ...
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                                                  Cleveland Scene

6 Concerts to Catch in Cleveland This Weekend

Cleveland Scene
In 2004, he auditioned for a role in a Sopranos spoof that required a character based on Frank Sinatra. Sonata got the part and has been imitating Ol' Blue Eyes ever since. He includes some 90 songs in his repertoire and covers all eras, including the Columbia years and the Capitol years. He even takes requests from the ...

DiamonDisc Records Announces Release of Andrew Heller's Latest ...

Broadway World
Following the success of Heller's first Sinatra album, Sinatra My Way, comes the quintessential classic jazz recording, Sinatra All The Way. Produced by Ray Barnette, Sinatra All the Way was recorded in Nashville, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra conducted by the legendary arranger's son, Christopher Riddle and John ...
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                                                  Daily Mail

A look back at Grammy fashion through the decades

Daily Mail
On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York simultaneously for the very first Grammy Awards. "As I recall, no one objected to dressing black-tie back then, though like so much else, that would change ...
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                                                  WGME

DIRIGO STORIES: Portland shop pawns its way onto national ...

WGME
During two subsequent episodes, Stinson is selling an 1856 chronometer that sailed on ships during the Civil War and a Frank Sinatra bronze medallion ticket. Stinson says only 500 were made for one of Sinatra's shows in Las Vegas. “Every day is a treasure hunt,” said Stinson. Stinson worked for years at Twin City Gold in ...
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                                                  Telegraph.co.uk

Richard Havers, pop historian – obituary

Telegraph.co.uk
Richard Havers, who has died aged 66, was a writer and music historian whose books on jazz, blues and popular music were models of careful research and elegant writing, reflecting his deep passion for and encyclopaedic knowledge of music. Among his numerous books was an acclaimed biography of Frank Sinatra, ...


January 17, 2018

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Hot water: Big stars behaving badly in Melbourne

Herald Sun
Singer Frank Sinatra was forced to cancel the second Festival Hall show during his 1974 show. Such was the furore that Sinatra was forced to cancel the second Festival Hall show, and his private plane was black banned by refuellers, preventing his escape to Sydney. Unionists everywhere were ordered not to assist ...
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                                                  ABS-CBN News

Prank Sinatra is the indie rock supergroup you might not have heard of

ABS-CBN News
Indie rockers Prank Sinatra ended 2017 with a bang by closing the final show of Sugar Hiccup with a raucous set that nearly stole the show and perhaps came away having converted a few shoegazer fans. Now they open 2018 with the announcement that perhaps one of the most fun bands you might have not heard of will ...
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                                                  Courier-Express

My kind of town: DuBois native to return and perform Sinatra songs

The Courier-Express
But there was one person who Noble said he listened to growing up that made it cool: Frank Sinatra. And for the past several years, the Greensburg lawyer has been singing his songs with a full band in tow. Next month, Noble and the Murphy's Music Center Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Lakeview Lodge to the ...
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                                                  An-Nahar

The 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' band wins? Grammy's big shocks

An-Nahar
The winner of album of the year honor in 1981 wasn't Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra or Pink Floyd. The winner was soft rocker Christopher Cross, whose self-titled album contained the hit "Sailing." Streisand's album "Guilty" gave us "Woman in Love," the Joel record "Glass Houses" yielded "You May Be Right" ...
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                                                  Vanity Fair

What Tiffany Trump Was Really Doing in Vegas Last Weekend

Vanity Fair
The wedding took place at the infamous Little White Wedding Chapel, where stars like Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, and Frank Sinatra have all said “I do.” Trump attended the intimate gathering wearing a tight black mini-dress and walked down the aisle throwing pink petals out of a blue Tiffany & Co. shopping bag ...
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                                                  EW.com (blog)

Bishop Briggs' musical journey started at a karaoke bar in Japan ...

EW.com (blog)
My dad went up and sang Frank Sinatra, and I just saw this joy and this light in his eyes, and I just wanted a piece of it.” Now the “River” singer is preparing for a five-week tour of the U.S. and Canada that will take her from Los Angeles to New York. (See the complete list of shows below, and get ticket info on Briggs' official ...

What you don't want to miss at Modernism Week 2018

Los Angeles Times
15-25 will feature more than 85 events, including architecture tours via double-decker bus, a show house sponsored by West Elm and Acme House, bike and walking tours through more than 20 different neighborhoods, parties at the former homes of Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore, and a vintage car and trailer show.
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                                                  Billboard

Round Hill Raises $263 Million for Second Royalty Fund

Billboard
Moreover, it says that Round Hill Fund 1, which owns songs by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Aerosmith, N Sync, Pat Benatar, the Four Tops, James Taylor, Marvin Gaye, The Offspring, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood has generated over $55 million in royalty ...
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                                                  Daily News

Singer Seal being investigated in connection with alleged Malibu ...

LA Daily News
In this Oct 18, 2017 photo, Grammy Award-winning singer Seal poses for a portrait to promote his new album “Standards” at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. His tenth studio album was recorded with a band that included musicians who performed alongside Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. (Photo by Rebecca ...


January 16, 2018

UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:  I'd just like to mention here that, when singing, melody is kinda important.
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'The Rock Pack' plays the classics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Newsday
While the legendary quintet of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop mixed singing and comedy, this new fivesome, consisting of John Payne (formerly of Asia), Lou Gramm (formerly of Foreigner), Steve Augeri (formerly of Journey), Bobby Kimball (formerly of Toto) and Fee Waybill ...
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                                                  Forbes
Forbes

Those four-digit flight designations? Their days may be numbered

Los Angeles Times
I've added it to my list of things to worry about in 2018, and I keep hearing Frank Sinatra crooning “There may be trouble ahead,” from Irving Berlin's “Let's Face the Music and Dance.” A reader asked recently about flight numbers, and like anything that has to do with airlines, you ask a simple question and you won't get a ...

Elmwood Park Zoo Hosting Dinner with Sinatra and Friends Event ...

Digital Journal
Dinner with Sinatra and Friends consists of an elegant evening of fine dining and topnotch entertainment, which will feature a performance by one of the country's leading Frank Sinatra tribute artists, Jesse Posa. He's also bringing his "Rat Pack" buddies along, including Sammy (Lloyd Antwi), Dino (Joe Perce), and Marilyn ...
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                                                  Guardian

Roast battles and insult comedy? No thanks. We're British

The Guardian
(The comedy roast – i.e. a one-way rather than tit-for-tat public mocking – is the older tradition, dating back to the Friars Club in New York City in the 1950s, where the likes of Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson and Frank Sinatra took turns about to be lampooned.) The late comedian Don Rickles was a master at roasting.
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                                                  Philadelphia Times
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Lee Ann Womack brings 'All The Trouble Tour' to PAC Jan. 23

New Philadelphia Times Reporter
"You know, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett are great interpreters." In 1997 Womack released her self-titled album. Last October she released the album "The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone" which has received positive reviews. It was named the No. 5 Best Country and Americana album of 2017 by Rolling Stone ...
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                                                  Auburn Journal

Matriarch turns 105

Auburn Journal
One Auburn resident is getting ready to celebrate her 105th birthday and the public is invited to the party. Lena Flocchini, resident at Sierra Ridge Memory Care, is getting ready for her big birthday on Thursday. Lena and her late husband Armando owned a buffalo farm and meat company which the family still runs today.
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Cal Neva Resort & Casino acquired by investment firm for $35.8 ...

Tahoe Daily Tribune
That heyday included the memorable era in the 1960s, when the resort was owned by Frank Sinatra and frequented by the likes of the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, members of the Kennedy family, and mob figures such as Sam Giancana. However, a series of delays over the years pushed back the grand reopening of Cal ...
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                                                  Hillishome

2017 Live Music Year In Review

The Hillishome
The venue boasts an incredible list of performers which capture the spirit of each decade: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, the Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam just scrape the surface. The Pavilion is even considered one of the best outdoor venues in the nation, and it has only gotten better after ...
 


January 15, 2018
UPDATE:  This week on SinatraVision: Ella + Jo debate using SONG!
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I did it my way! Luxury bespoke New Forest home named after Frank ...

Daily Mail
There is a corner of Hampshire that is forever California. And that's because the owner of Twin Palms – on the edge of the New Forest in Beaulieu – designed his house in homage to post-war properties in the desert town of Palm Springs, famous stamping ground of stars including Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. In fact, the ...
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Sinatra at the Paris Ritz: the surreal moment when gangsters struck

Reuters
Shots rang, you could hear Frank Sinatra and Christmas tunes playing in the corridors,” he told Le Figaro newspaper. Police say they have recovered the millions of dollars worth of jewels that were snatched from glass display cases and caught three robbers who got blocked inside the premises. But two others are on the ...
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Myrtle Beach Sun News

Tulsa venue remembers Sex Pistols performance 40 years ago

Charlotte Observer
It was 40 years ago this month that the Sex Pistols took the stage at Cain's Ballroom, the home of Bob Wills and Western-swing music, and turned Tulsa into a beacon for live music of all kinds. Larry Shaeffer, the longtime local concert promoter who takes great pride in being "the only guy to book both Frank Sinatra and the ...
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                                                  Chicago Tribune

Richard Lewis talks Chicago

Chicago Tribune
Comedian Richard Lewis performing at Zanies comedy club in Vernon Hills on April 18, 2009. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune). Howard ReichContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Toward the end of his career, Frank Sinatra told friends that he played Chicago more than any other place, and comedian Richard Lewis ...
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I'm Alright Jack: Mr Jones returns to serenade us and celebrate ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
When Frank Sinatra calls you 'one of the major singers of our time' you know you're doing something right. And it's fair to say that Jack Jones has been as right as they get for over six decades. This five-time nominated, two-time Grammy Award winner performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from ...
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Snow Patrol:

West Kentucky Star
I cannot help thinking of Frank Sinatra singing about the ant moving a rubber tree plant.” William Renzulli is a self-taught artist who left his 9-year practice of internal medicine in 1981 to pursue a career in art. For 20 years, he divided his time between art and medicine, and since 2002 has devoted all of his time to art.


January 12, 2018

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                                                  Vegas Weekly (blog)

Frank Sinatra's granddaughter, the Jewish Film Fest, a winter beer ...

Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
Unless you count the one song she sang at the Mondays Dark year-end show at the Joint in December, Friday night marks AJ Lambert's first performance in Las Vegas, which is a big deal considering Lambert is the granddaughter of Frank Sinatra. She'll be performing his pioneering 1955 concept album In the Wee Small ...
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                                                  Good Men Project
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You Think Wolff's Book on Trump is a tell-all? Take a Look at These!

The Good Men Project (blog)
The only man in America who was less interested than me in sleeping with Mia Farrow was her husband and my boss, Frank Sinatra. Theirs had to be one of the worst, most ill conceived celebrity marriages of all time, and after two years of one disaster after another, it was all over except for the paperwork. Mr. S's lawyer ...
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                                                  Angeles Times

Let Wynn Las Vegas teach you flower arranging, seafood cooking ...

Los Angeles Times
Luke Palladino, executive chef at Sinatra, will pair with A.J. Lambert, Frank Sinatra's granddaughter, to prepare some of Ol' Blue Eyes' favorite dishes. The crafting of ... Luke Palladino, executive chef at Sinatra, will share the secrets of preparing some of Frank Sinatra's favorite dishes during an April workshop. Barbara Kraft.

Louis J. Laudati

Hartford Courant
For all of the interesting things he did and choices he made in life, Lou lived life the way his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, sang so perfectly: "And now, the end is near. And so, I face the final curtain. My friend, I'll say it clear, I'll state my case, of which I'm certain. I've lived a life that's full, I've traveled each and every highway.
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EXCLUSIVE: Eva Noblezada's Girl No More Cabaret Extends at ...

TheaterMania.com
The show features Noblezada's renditions of songs by some of her favorite artists including Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra. Added performances are February 28, and March 5 and 12. Noblezada was a high school student in Charlotte, North Carolina, when she was discovered by casting director Tara Rubin at the 2013 ...
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                                                  Southernminn.com

MBO benefit concert on tap for Saturday

Southernminn.com
Proceeds from Saturday's concert are devoted to supporting music scholarships, workshops, instruments, and equipment, like a new tenor saxophone the MBO purchased in 2017 and presented to student musician Ian Schroeder last February. (Press file photo). By RYAN ANDERSON randerson@owatonna.com.
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                                                  WGN-TV

From dunks to threes, Lauri Markkanen makes history in the Bulls ...

WGN-TV
From Frank Sinatra to Muhammad Ail, from the NBA, NHL, and professional wrestling. Performers in many forms of entertainment have excelled in the major Madison Square Garden spotlight. When they do, a person adds a little something to the mystique of the arena, and their performance there elevates their own status ...

Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of Jan. 14

SFGate
Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma. www.cinnabartheater.org/my-way-a-musical-tribute-to-frank-sinatra. Latin Standards Brava Theater Center presents Marga Gomez's loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Through Jan.
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                                                  Bustle

What 'Stranger Things' Star Joe Keery Is Really Thinking When You ...

Bustle
... camera-less candy bar-style phone from the late 2000s.) Not one for taking dozens of photos for photos' sake (just look at his artsy Instagram feed, which he only updates a few times a month), Keery longs for a time when fans were actually trying to, well, just chat. "I think about Frank Sinatra — sure, he took some photos, ...
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