Frank Sinatra’s Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global, Sinatra 100 Celebration
Sinatra’s Timeless Influence on Culture and the Arts Explored with
A New Stage Show, Exhibits, Music, Video and Book Releases, Special Partnerships and Major Television and Film Events
LOS ANGELES, CA - February 24, 2015 – The Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year’s Sinatra 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most cherished entertainment legends of all time, Frank Sinatra. Throughout 2015, the 100th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth (December 12, 1915) will be commemorated around the world with a new stage show, prestigious exhibitions, music, video and book releases, special partnerships, major television and film events along with a host of independent tributes and concerts.
An icon who forever epitomizes the American dream, Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theatre, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others.
The Sinatra 100 celebration kicks off at Lincoln Center on March 4 with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s highly-anticipated Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit. Hosted by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the exhibit will run until September 4 and then travel to 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 2), 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 resonate across the broader arts and culture landcape, with a series of new, original Sinatra-inspired paintings by Pop Art icon Peter Max that will be displayed at his NY studio beginning March 2. Across town in Soho, the Morrison Hotel Gallery will host The Sinatra Experience (March 5-26) that will include rare Sinatra family photos curated by Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
Frank Sinatra’s indelible musical legacy will be highlighted with new collections of his timeless recordings presented by Capitol, Universal Music Enterprises, Sony Music and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release commemorative editions of many of Sinatra’s most memorable films with special screenings at Tribeca Film Festival and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles). A two-part HBO Sinatra documentary, directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, will première on April 5.
In the U.K., a new multimedia stage production, Sinatra, will open at the London Palladium on July 10 for previews, 65 years to the month since Sinatra’s first concert at the venue. In June, the Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, in conjunction with Iconic Images and ACC, will release a limited edition high-end photography book of stunning and never-before-seen Sinatra images followed in the Fall by Sinatra 100 (Thames and Hudson), a career-spanning photo-laden chronicle by noted Sinatra expert, Charles Pignone.
The Sinatra 100 campaign, will include Jack Daniels, which will raise a glass to Frank with a new Sinatra Select whisky blend. SiriusXM, home of the “Siriusly Sinatra” channel, will present special Sinatra 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 bringing 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.
ABOUT FRANK SINATRA
Throughout his six-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.
Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts. For more information about Frank Sinatra, visit sinatra.com and follow on Twitter at @FrankSinatra.
“May you all live to be 100 years old and may the last voice you hear be mine!” – Frank Sinatra