A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
By Janice Hoover
Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915–May 14, 1998) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer, actor, and producer, who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Sat, Nov 21, 7pm
Hotel Real de Minas
Concert/Dance 300 pesos
Dinner/Show/Dance 1,440 pesos
Buffet 1,200 pesos
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, he began his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra’s professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, and he turned to Las Vegas. His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here to Eternity and his subsequent Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums.
Sinatra left Capitol to start his own record label, Reprise Records, in 1961, and released a string of successful albums. In 1967 he recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was followed by his 1968 collaboration with Duke Ellington. Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971, but came out of retirement two years later and recorded several albums and resumed performing at Caesar’s Palace. In 1980 he scored a Top 40 hit with “(Theme From) New York, New York.”
He was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of 11 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. After his death, American music critic Robert Christgau called him “the greatest singer of the 20th century,” and he continues to be seen as an iconic figure.
A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring Johnny Favourite and Luis Gasca conducting the Victor Peña 17 piece Big Band/Querétaro will be performing on Saturday, November 21, at Hotel Real de Minas (Gran Salón) at 7pm.