Frank: A Musical Journey


We’ve heard the stories of Frank Sinatra’s depression and, let’s face it, with the emotional wallop surrounding the holiday season, we can all sometimes feel a little down, but did you know Ol’ Blue Eyes was responsible for making one of the most popular Christmas songs in history happier than it was originally intended? (...)
I am in the enviable position of being able to make a living doing something I love – performing – and a side effect of entertaining is the feedback from the audience. A good artist stays true to themselves no matter the reviews, but you don’t make it far in this business without taking feedback seriously. I love all my acts, so it’s natural that I want everyone in the crowd to love them too. After listening to what the audience had to say about my last few shows of Sinatra Forever, I’m happy to say I think I’m on the right track. (...)
I loved seeing the GRAMMY tribute to Frank Sinatra on CBS, shot right here in beautiful Las Vegas old-school style, just like Sinatra and his Rat Pack palls did so often with hosts and top-name performers on stage with virtually nothing but their voice and a Sinatra song and, judging by how Twitter lit up during the show, it was a huge success. As I prepare for two huge shows of my own, I thought I’d give my take on the night. (...)
Frank Sinatra would turn 100 December 12th and the world has already been celebrating the occasion with a yearlong party. The Voice became such a huge influence on music not too long after his birth and it’s difficult to imagine a time when his name wasn’t synonymous with song. So, what were people listening to one century ago when Ol’ Blue Eyes was using those powerful lungs to take his first breaths? (...)