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Frank Sinatra At 100,There Will Be Celebrations Galore

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This is going to be a very good year for fans of  Frank Sinatra. He was born on December 12th, 1915 and he would have turned 100 this year, (2015) and man oh man are there celebrations and exhibits planned all over the place throughout this year.

According to USA TODAY here is part of the line up for you to enjoy.

Daughter Tina Sinatra says the Grammy Museum’sSinatra: An American Icon exhibit — at New York’s Lincoln Center from March 4 through Sept. 4, then touring the USA — shows more personal items than ever, including childhood toys, cigarette lighters and even bedroom slippers. “He kept everything,” she says.

The “Sinatra 100” commemoration also includes:

  • A free Frank Sinatra 100 mobile app, with updates on commemorative events and other Sinatra content. It is available now for Apple and Android devices.
  • A two-part HBO documentary, premiering April 5.
  • New music collections to be released later this year by Capitol Records, Universal Music Enterprises, Sony Music and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
  • Commemorative editions of many of Sinatra’s films, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
  • Panel discussions about Sinatra at Austin’s South By Southwest festival in March, at Monmoth University on May 2, at Yale University in June and at the University of Southern California in December.
  • A display of Sinatra-inspired paintings by Peter Max at his New York studio starting Monday.
  • An exhibition of rare Sinatra family photos, called The Sinatra Experience, March 5-26 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.
  • A special Jack Daniels Sinatra Select whiskey blend.
  • Special tributes by sports teams, including the San Francisco Giants’ “Frank Sinatra Tribute Night” on Aug. 13.

All this comes some 18 years after Sinatra’s death. Tina Sinatra says his lasting appeal goes beyond “memorable music” — “It’s his style and swagger.” she says. “When I see people dressed well today – a performer – they saw that” from Sinatra.

Tina Sinatra and her niece Amanda Erlinger — Frank’s granddaughter — have been heavily involved in curating Frank’s artifacts over the years. “You choose to do that or you choose to lock it away,” Tina Sinatra says. “It’s not a lot of fun at times, but it’s a responsibility

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One of Sinatra’s best friends was from New Haven. The late Tony Consiglio told many of his stories to author, Franz Douskey  who then wrote a book about them and he told some of the stories to me on my  NYBERG show.

Sinatra visited Tony and New Haven some over the years and of course was always treated like Hollywood royalty. Consiglio of Sally’s Pizza fame in New Haven, knew almost everything there was to know about Frank Sinatra. (Tony Consiglio passed in 2008) Consiglio was at Sinatra’s side for the whole ride. From high school drop out days to becoming one of the world’s biggest stars. Consiglio told most of his stories to Franz Douskey who put them all in a book called “Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years.