Frank...A Musical Journey

"Frank . . . A Musical Journey" is a musical journey reflecting upon key points in the singer's life, and the songs that defined those times for him. Read More

About Rick Michel

A versatile entertainer with a genuine passion for the Great American Songbook, Rick Michel has been performing professionally in a variety of different mediums since the late 1970s. Read More

About The Music

It's full of wonderfully crafted storytelling, for one thing. When the likes of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer combined creative forces in composing "One For My Baby," they produced one of the best "saloon songs" of all time. Read More


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Rick Michel's Blog

I was watching Modern Family the other night, laughing my butt off as usual, and I realized that for some reason the actor Ed O’Neill cracks me up. Why am I bringing this up? Well, I’ve noticed a few Sinatra connections that I’d like to share. (...)
The Mile Square City is a marvelous blue-collar happening place with the best views of New York City anywhere and a fantastic spot to visit, especially for any fan of The Voice. In my guide to Sinatra’s New York, I mentioned how much I love to visit his old haunts when I travel and they literally don’t get any older than Hoboken. (...)
It was sad, in a nostalgic sort of way, to see another Las Vegas Strip icon close its doors for good this week after 60 years of being one of the city’s historic jewels – the Riviera Hotel and Casino. (...)
True genius transcends age, genre, gender, race, and even language. It doesn’t matter that Picasso painted differently; Beethoven worked his later years deaf; Georgia O’Keeffe was a woman; Frank Sinatra was from Italian parents; or Hank Williams sang country – talented artists will be recognized and appreciated across the world, without the limiting presence of prejudice. (...)
In my line of work, it’s a good thing I love to travel. There’s a certain almost-inexplicable excitement that shoots through me when I arrive in a new city, a cresting of anticipation that never fails to imprint a smile upon my face as my latest adventure begins. It’s a hobby of sorts to learn as much as I can about admired celebrities then apply that knowledge to seek out their favorite landmarks in a particular city. Today I plan to take you through some of the Chairman of the Board’s New York haunts. (...)
A trio of organizers, including Robert De Niro, formed the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 as a rallying response to the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival has been a smash hit, now drawing 3 million people to celebrate film in the great New York, New York. This year’s festival runs from April 15th to the 26th and, like so many across the world, is honoring the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birthday. (...)