New York to celebrate centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth


One of these exhibits is to be hosted by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Centre, and will feature a collection of personal items, recordings and art, which those on tours of the USA can view. Opening yesterday, Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit will allow fans a closer look at the life of the American singer and actor, with items such as his Grammy’s and Oscar on display.

Remembering the life of Ol' Blue Eyes

A number of photographs and mementos are from the family’s personal archive, such as his ukulele, which many are unaware he was able to play, and a photo of the singer when he was just nine or ten, already wearing his signature hat cocked to the side.  His daughter Nancy Sinatra, and granddaughter Amanda Erlinger have both seen the exhibit for the first time this week, and expressed how they felt the singer would be ‘humbled’ by the collections.

Famous pop art icon Peter Max recently uncovered 27 new Frank Sinatra portraits at his gallery, which was also attended by Sinatra’s family, and four of these paintings will be on display at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as part of the centennial exhibition.

Alongside the exhibits taking place in New York, a number of other tributes are also scheduled for this year, including a Frank Sinatra branded Jack Daniel’s whiskey, the launch of an app dedicated to the singer, and a special homage at an upcoming San Francisco Giants game.

Also, beginning today, New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery will be housing The Sinatra Experience, which is showcasing 25 never seen before images of the star, until March 26th.

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