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This is your source for news, links and notes from our program celebrating the life and career of the Entertainer of the 20th Century.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bono On Sinatra

Awhile back, Doug sent me a link to an Op-Ed column Bono wrote for the New York Times about Frank Sinatra. It turns out that the U2 official site also posted a recording of Bono reading the piece.

I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Four Years Of Frank Truth

On February 19th, 2005 I released the first episode of The Frank Truth. Here's how it sounded.

You can download the file for future reference (and mockery) here.

Though the program has certainly evolved over the past four years, the basic idea of the show - to celebrate Frank Sinatra's life, career and legacy in a way that is respectful toward his memory - has endured. Whenever I have failed in that, I hope you will forgive me.

I've made some good friends from all over the world as a result of The Frank Truth, and gotten acquainted with hundreds of Sinatra fans, each of you with your own special story to tell. Thanks for your emails of encouragement and your contributions to the program.

...and to all, thanks for listening!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rat Pack Tribute at The Rosebud Theatre

I got word from The Rosebud Theatre that The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas will be playing there on Saturday, February 28th. The show has played to packed houses in Las Vegas and around the country.

I've heard that the band for the production is top-notch and my wife and I have been wanting to check out The Rosebud for some time now. It's reputed to be quite a luxurious venue with state-of-the-art sound and stage facilities, and it's only a half-hour drive from where I live.

I'd encourage listeners from Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis and other points nearby to come and see the show. The Rosebud is located in Effingham, Illinois. It's readily accessible by car or Amtrak, and there are great accommodations near the theater.

We'll have a review of the production on The Frank Truth some time in March.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Show #112: Seduction and the Little Immigrant

This week on The Frank Truth Sinatra Podcast we celebrate our fourth anniversary, take a quick listen to the latest Frank Sinatra album and hear his 1950 guest appearance on Life With Luigi.

Click here for the MP3 file, or subscribe for free through iTunes.


Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love

Life With Luigi

The Comedic Genius of Martin and Lewis

The Way You Wear Your Hat

The Cardinal

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