Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration to Feature New Collections, Documentary
Bob Dylan’s Shadows in the Night isn’t the only celebration of Frank Sinatra’s music that will arrive in 2015: To commemorate what would have been Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December 12th, the Sinatra family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises have planned a multimedia event called “Sinatra 100″ that will focus on the crooner’s music and films in a variety of different venues.
The Sinatra 100 celebration kicks off March 4th at New York’s Lincoln Center with the opening of the Grammy Museum’s Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit. After six months stationed at Lincoln Center, the exhibit will hit the road starting September 4th. The Grammy Museum has also planned panels at places like Yale University and South by Southwest where the singer’s legacy will be examined. In addition, UCLA will offer an extension course this May called “Why Sinatra Matters.”
Sinatra’s music will be the subject of new collections by Capitol, Sony and Universal, while Warner Bros. will host special screenings of Sinatra’s most memorable films at both USC and the Tribeca Film Festival. The Sinatra family has also planned to launch a Frank Sinatra 100 app, a Sinatra-branded whiskey courtesy of Jack Daniels and a Frank Sinatra-themed tribute at an upcoming San Francisco Giants game.
In addition to the Sinatra family’s 100th birthday plans, HBO and director Alex Gibney will celebrate Ol’ Blue Eyes hitting the century mark with a two-night, four-hour documentary titled Sinatra: All or Nothing at All. The film, which revolves around rare footage from his 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles and will incorporate plenty of music and pictures from Sinatra’s life, will air on April 5th and 6th.