Sinatra, An American Icon; NYP Library for the Performing Arts

If you’re a fan of Ol’ Blue Eyes, be sure to get over to the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, to see the wonderful exhibition they’ve assembled to commemorate the Sinatra centennial.  With photos, recordings, correspondence, art work and memorabilia, it’s a great place to fall in love all over again  (or maybe for the first time) with “The Voice.”  Be prepared to spend a bit of time here; not only did Sinatra have a long career encompassing many bands (Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle, Quincy Jones,to name a few), he also acted in a number of films. I found myself periodically spending time listening to recordings or watching clips of his performances; you get a really good sense of how huge a phenomenon he was.  The exhibition runs through September 4th; during June, they are showing films such as “High Society” and “Pal Joey” that featured Sinatra.  More information here     This exhibit is FREE and continues to September 4.

The Library for the Performing Arts has a wide range of talks, films and performances;  you can find a full listing on their events page 

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