Frank: A Musical Journey


“Bro, with a Kiwi-packed room, the show’s gonna be mint!” I’m in New Zealand trying to learn the language in preparation for Sinatra Forever at The Civic in Auckland Friday, November 20th. By the way, it’s already Friday here! There’s a cool rain falling, the perfect setting to be warmed by the Songbook “The Voice” made his own, especially playing in a venue as welcoming as The Civic. (...)
I’ve gone through so many of the facets of Frank Sinatra – singer extraordinaire, multiple Academy Award winning actor, dancer, activist, political supporter, Scooby-Doo namer, plus so much more – it never ceases to amaze me that the “firsts” just keep coming. Did you know Ol’ Blue Eyes was the first American actor to be in a karate fight in a movie? (...)
Everyone has idols. It has been normal for teens to develop a strong connection to a certain artist, such as Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Elvis, or the original pop idol, Frank Sinatra and often that idolization will remain into adulthood, but there are some warning signs that can indicate you may just have gone a little too far. (...)
If you’re going to write a book about someone the world knows as intimately as Frank Sinatra, you need to be good at bringing all the stories to life, even the ones we’ve heard before, and James Kaplan excels in this regard with his newest tome, “Sinatra: The Chairman.” (...)