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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Still recovering from “Sinatra – 100 Very Good Years,” the 24-hour marathon of Frank Sinatra’s music that I hosted yesterday on member-supported Jazz 90.1 in Rochester, New York. First conceived a few years ago, given the green light about 1 year ago and after months of hard work, recording, editing, interviews , t-shirts, social media […]

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The big 24-hour Sinatra Marathon on Jazz 90.1 FM in Rochester, New York begins in less than 12 hours. At Midnight tonight, “Sinatra – 100 Very Good Years,” hits the airwaves and internet with Yours Truly at the helm. Those outside of the signal area can listen in via our live web stream at the […]

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As we get ready to celebrate the 100th Birthday of his idol, it’s important to remember that Sammy Davis Jr. would have been 90 years old today. He died┬ámuch too soon at the age of 64 in 1990 but, man, oh man, did he pack a hell of a lot of living into those 64 […]

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Okay, so I finished watching the Sinatra 100th Birthday Grammy Concert or whatever it was they called it on CBS. The highest compliment I can pay is that it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Of course, I thought it was going to be REALLY BAD so to say it […]

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All month long on Wednesday nights through Thursday morning, Turner Classic Movies will be featuring Frank Sinatra films and TV specials in honor of the entertainer’s 100th Birthday on December 12, 2015. They’ll be showing the best of the best and the worst of the worst. In fact, both extremes will be shown in the […]

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