Hoboken, Frank Sinatra’s hometown, had a party for what would have been his 98th birthday December 12, 2013. It would have been a blast to be there to revel in the festivities as residents toasted their native son, but honestly, I’ve been busy celebrating Frank’s big day for quite some time now.
My latest and biggest Las Vegas show, Frank… A Life in Song is primed to fete the conclusive upcoming milestone for The Voice – his 100th birthday. 2015 will be an enormous year for the crooner and the increasing number of references to him is already foreshadowing the magnitude of the importance of this date.
In a 1965 interview with Walter Cronkite, Sinatra proclaimed, “I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living his life, and who had good friends, a fine family. I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.” It is because of my admiration for principles such as these that I approach Frank… A Life in Song with an unparalleled respect for the man and his colossal body of work.
There has truly never been anything like this musical journey through Frank’s life before and that has me at the pinnacle of being excited to present this performance and make it perfect. This show promises to be the ultimate tribute to a man who set out to fully live a life worth celebrating, and in that respect, he succeeded. With him there is no generational gap, just check Twitter for constant and current Sinatra tweets from around the world.
I believe it’s important to show the importance of this event because he inspires others to make the most of the time they’re given on this planet and enjoy every moment. If you can look back and earnestly say you’ve accomplished this, you’ve won and so has every other soul who your life touched. This is the definition of the legacy that is Frank Sinatra.