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Clowns are an intriguing part of the entertainment industry to say the least. There really doesn’t seem to be anything quite as polarizing – people either absolutely love them or hate/fear them with equal vigor – and my knowledge of this, combined with my own experiences as an entertainer, give me a huge appreciation for their craft. Read More

It’s March and the celebrations and commemorations for Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday are accelerating toward a full, swinging party that may never stop and I am happy to be busy doing the same with my own Las Vegas shows that pay tribute to the man known simply as, “The Voice.” Read More

Remember those funky glasses that helped me bring the essence of Elvis to life on Baywatch? Now “Look Like the King” is going global! These Presley inspired novelties are such a deliciously fun item we’ve decided to make them available everywhere we can by setting up a booth at the ASD Market Week trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 1-4, 2015. Read More

Talk about a venue rich in inspiration, history and tradition – Sun City Shadow Hills is my kind of place to entertain with a production of my Las Vegas show, Drinkin’ – Singin’ – Swingin’! Read More

While an Academy Award is a marvelous indicator of great acting, another way to measure the talent of a particular artist is by how good they make the people with which they work. Frank Sinatra was awarded three Academy Awards during his acting career, but a quick look at his female-partners-in-crime shows he was able to help them shine too. Read More

My celebration of “Ol’ Blue Eyes’” 100th birthday, Frank … A Musical Journey, has been complete and ready to go for some time and now it’s fun to see some of the others that are honoring this important occasion. Read More

Frank Sinatra was revered for his swinging lifestyle – parties, jet setting, booze and women – but amazing at it may sound, it seems he modeled his swingin’ ways on his very close friend, composer Jimmy Van Heusen. Read More

In 1966 Frank Sinatra won a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male with “It Was a Very Good Year.” The song, on the album “September of My Years,” which earned “The Voice” the Grammy for Album of the Year, beating out the likes of Barbra Streisand, The Beatles, and The Sound of Music Soundtrack was released for his 50th birthday and would launch a musical upswing that would cement his status as a legend. Read More

I would say 100 years of anything is considered the biggest and most important milestone to humans. That likely has something to do with our lifespan. It is considered an enormous achievement to hit three digits in age, so that number has become a reason to celebrate anything’s existence – be it a country, a business, a building or an event. And since 2015 marks 100 years of Sinatra, get ready to see lots of Ol’ Blue Eyes this year! Read More

Who wouldn’t want to be a king? If you were growing up in the ‘50s, you would specifically want to be “the King,” and I know everyone reading this already knows to whom I’m referring. Read More