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Frank Sinatra Jr. performs his father’s music for 100th birthday celebration in Wilkes-Barre

Frank Sinatra Jr. performs his father’s music for 100th birthday celebration in Wilkes-Barre
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From a press release:

As we inch closer to what would have been his 100th birthday, the timeless songs of the legendary Frank Sinatra need to be sung.

Frank Sinatra Jr. has inherited that honor.

It was announced today that Sinatra Jr. will celebrate his father with a multimedia centennial concert at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on Friday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $49, $59, $69, and $125 for pit seating, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at ,570-826-1100 and online at

A special Kirby Members pre-sale will begin Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Join by calling 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

In stories and songs, Sinatra Jr. delivers first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father. “As I Remember It” is a one-of-a-kind experience. From the first hits with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to “The Voice” that made the bobbysoxers swoon to “The Chairman of the Board” and “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” Frank Sinatra is a legend.

An Academy Award-winning actor and international film star, Sinatra also starred in over 60 motion pictures, including “On the Town,” “From Here to Eternity,” “Ocean’s 11,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “High Society,” and “Pal Joey,” to name a few.

This event delivers it all: excerpts from his films, rare family photos and home movies, many not seen before. All are conveyed via state of the art technology and accompanied with insights into the world’s greatest entertainer that can only come from his son.

And above all, this evening is about the music of Sinatra. Songs such as “Come Fly with Me;” “I Get a Kick Out of You;” “New York, New York;” “Strangers in the Night;” “That’s Life;” “Without a Song;” and, of course, “My Way,” plus many more.

Sinatra Jr. is backed by a wonderful orchestra/big band featuring many members who played with Sinatra Sr.

The 100th birthday celebration “As I Remember It” is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to join Frank Sinatra Jr. and share in the celebration of the music, life, and legend of Sinatra.