What Made Ol’ Blue Eyes Great? The Story of Frank Sinatra! * January 20th, 2 p.m. Complimentary Event for Your Residents and Staff

What Made Ol’ Blue Eyes Great? The Story of Frank Sinatra! * January 20th, 2 p.m. Complimentary Event for Your Residents and Staff

Join us for a fun, fascinating, FREE presentation your residents will love. The Story of Frank Sinatra – What Made Ol’ Blue Eyes Great

LIVE January 20, 2022 @ 2 pm PT  •   Available On Demand for Two Weeks After Airing  Register Here

“Let’s Beat the Blues with Mr. Blue Eyes”  Consider a “Blue Eye’s “Special Drink” for the afternoon! 

Please join One Day University on January 20th for a fun and fascinating look at Ol’ Blue Eyes. We encourage you to invite your residents and make an event of this special talk with award-winning Johns Hopkins music professor, Anna Celenza. Professor Celenza will take us on a journey through the life and music of Frank Sinatra, explore what it was that made him so great, and will even be available to answer your residents’ questions live after the talk. And don’t worry, if you can’t make it on the 20th, you can still access the talk for a full two weeks after the event.

Frank Sinatra gave 20th-century America a voice. Through his music, stage shows, films and abashedly public private life, he offered audiences a vision of the “American Dream” that contrasted greatly with the suburban ideal of the hardworking man. Sinatra was entirely in tune with his audiences’ needs and desires. But this isn’t what made him great.

Why is Frank Sinatra famous? As this lecture demonstrates, Sinatra’s name lives on because of his distinctive musical style. His phrasing and tone, the timbre of his voice: these are the qualities that set him apart. Using numerous musical examples, Anna Celenza traces the origins of the famous “Sinatra Sound” and reveals how, over the last half century, it has influenced a disparate array of musical styles and genres that make up the kaleidoscopic nature of today’s American soundtrack.


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January 12, 2022