'Frank Sinatra 100' Celebration Celebrates Centennial Year
February 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM (PT)
What would have been the late FRANK SINATRA's 100th birthday on DECEMBER 12th, 2015, will be marked with a year-long series of SINATRA 100 centennial celebrations, it was announced by the SINATRA FAMILY and FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES.
Among the planned projects are a new stage show, exhibitions, music, video and book releases, special partnerships, major television and film events along with a host of independent tributes and concerts.
The SINATRA 100 celebration kicks off at LINCOLN CENTER on MARCH 4th with the opening of the GRAMMY MUSEUM’s SINATRA; AN AMERICAN ICON exhibit, hosted by the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, set to run until SEPTEMBER 4th and then travlingto other U.S. cities. The GRAMMY MUSEUM will also present various SINATRA CENTENNIAL panel discussions throughout the year including SXSW (MARCH), MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY (NJ, MAY 2nd), YALE UNIVERSITY (JUNE) and UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (DECEMBER), In addition to the panels, UCLA will offer a special WHY SINATRA MATTERS extension course in MAY.
The SINATRA 100 celebration will be accompanied by a series of new, original SINATRA-inspired paintings by Pop Art icon PETER MAX that will be displayed at his N.Y. studio beginning MARCH 2nd. Across town in SOHO, the MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY will host THE SINATRA EXPERIENCE (MARCH 5th-26th) that will include rare family photos.
SINATRA’s musical legacy will be highlighted with new collections of his recordings presented by CAPITOL, UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES, SONY MUSIC and FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES. WARNER BROSL HOME ENTERTAINMENT will release commemorative editions of many of SINATRA’s most memorable films with special screenings at TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL and USC. A two-part HBO SINATRA documentary, directed by OSCAR winner ALEX GIBNEY, will première on APRIL 5th
A new multimedia stage production, SINATRA, will open at the LONDON PALLADIUM on JULY 10th for previews, 65 years to the month since the singer's first concert at the venue. In JUNE, ICONIC IMAGES and ACC will release a limited edition high-end photography book of never-before-seen SINATRA images followed in the FALL by SINATRA 100 (THAMES AND HUDSON), a career-spanning photo chronicle by noted SINATRA expert, CHARLES PIGNONE.
JACK DANIELS will introduce a new SINATRA SELECT whisky blend, and RAYMOND WEIL will unveil a custom SINATRA CENTENNIAL timepiece as part of its MAESTRO COLLECTION. SIRIUSXM, home of the SERIOUSLY SINATRA channel, will present special programming across its channels throughout the year. In sports, various professional sports teams, including the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, will hold tribute nights in honor of SINATRA’s 100th birthday. A DECEMBER special event will soon be announced and the year will conclude with FRANK’s voice once again ringing in the NEW YEAR in TIMES SQUARE.
The definitive FRANK SINATRA 100 APP will provide fans with continuous updates on official FRANK SINATRA CENTENNIAL activities. The free to download app, available for iPHONE, iPAD and iPOD touch and ANDROID tablets, will continue to evolve with exclusive SINATRA 100 content and other updates.