THE SINATRA FAMILY AND RICK J. CARUSO HOST SINATRA 100™: A CONCERT CELEBRATION AT THE GROVE PRESENTED BY CITI® / AADVANTAGE®
Featuring a special tribute to Johnny Mandel, a “Sinatra 100” book signing and established and rising stars performing hits from the Sinatra songbook, with George Benson, Jane Monheit, Renee Olstead, Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 6, 2015 – On October 9, The Sinatra family and Rick J. Caruso, chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated, will team up for an extraordinary musical celebration honoring the legendary life and iconic career of Frank Sinatra – Sinatra 100TM: A Concert Celebration, Presented by Citi® / AAdvantage®. This unique concert event will take place under the stars in The Park at The Grove and will begin at 8pm, with pre-show festivities starting at 7:30pm. Access to the concert is complimentary and open to all guests.
“We are thrilled to join the Sinatra family in commemorating the tremendous life of this iconic figure. Since opening The Grove, we’ve had longstanding ties with the Sinatra songbook and our dancing fountains,” said Rick J. Caruso, chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated. “Frank Sinatra continues to have an incredible cultural impact and what better way to honor his life and his contributions than with what he loved most, music."
Performing at the concert will be a spectacular lineup of established and rising jazz musicians singing timeless Sinatra classics. Guest acts include 10-time Grammy Award®winner George Benson, Grammy nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, Renee Olstead (CBS’ Still Standing, ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Dave Damiani and the 17-piece No Vacancy Orchestra and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. (winner of America’s Got Talent). The concert also will feature a special tribute to five-time Grammy recipient, Emmy and Academy Award® winner Johnny Mandel, who recorded and arranged the Sinatra hit “Ring-A-Ding-Ding,” along with classic compositions such as “Emily”, the Theme from M*A*S*H, and “The Shadow of Your Smile,” of which Mr. Mandel won the Academy Award® for Best Song and the Grammy Award® for Song of the Year.
In advance of the concert, The Grove’s Barnes & Noble will hold a special “Sinatra 100” book signing and Q&A at 6:00pm. The book, which presents an intimate look into the life and work of Frank Sinatra, features more than 400 photographs, many of them never before seen. Appearing at the event will be the book’s author, Charles Pignone, and Tina Sinatra, Frank’s daughter.
Celebrities, Sinatra family members, and other notable guests are expected to attend and will be announced at a later date.
About Frank Sinatra
Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year’s new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album of the Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures. Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts. Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ on December 12, 1915. A series of Sinatra 100 events will be rolling out throughout this year including the new Ultimate Sinatra CD. Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit exploring Frank Sinatra’s life and career will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinatra, Twitter: @franksinatra, Instagram: https://instagram.com/sinatra and Ultimate Sinatra 100 Mosaic running through this year: http://100.sinatra.com/
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About The Grove
The Grove, developed by Caruso Affiliated in 2002, is one of the country’s most acclaimed shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, attracting visitors each year from Southern California and around the world. Blending an array of exciting, high-end retail choices with a community feel, The Grove is a gathering place where people can spend a whole day shopping, dining and spending time with family and friends. The Grove pulses style, warmth and energy, with top performing brands including Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Diane von Furstenberg, American Girl Place, J.Crew, Apple, Crate and Barrel, MAC Cosmetics, Topshop Topman and Michael Kors. The Grove tops Shopping Center Today’s list of top 10 shopping centers in the world based on sales per square foot. The Grove also ranks as #2 on Fortune’s: 10 highest sales-generating shopping centers in the U.S. list.
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