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Past Event

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium

Location: Wilson Auditorium
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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. 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.

As part of this celebration, Monmouth University in partnership with the GRAMMY MUSEUM will be hosting a day long Sinatra Centennial symposium.

The schedule for the day includes (subject the change):

Noon – President Paul Brown, Welcome and Introduction
by Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum

12:30 – Sinatra 101 – The
Essence of Frank Sinatra,
Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and
Social Sciences Michael Thomas

12:50 – Performance by
MU students: Kellen Brennan – Keyboards, Connor Healy – Bass, Dino Marino – Sax, Liam Frank – Drums, Nicole Govel  – Vocals

1:00-2:00 – The Man,
The Music, The Legend
, Panel will include musicians
Max Weinberg – Drummer, Bandleader,

Southside Johnny Lyon – Singer,
Songwriter, Arranger

Steve Forbert, Singer,
Songwriter, Guitarist

Mike Barris – Instructor, “Perfectly Frank: An Appreciation of the Music of Frank Sinatra”, Brookdale
Community College
Chuck Granata – Record and Radio Producer, Author, Music Historian and Archivist
by a Q & A

2:00-2:45 – Somewhere
Along the Way
– Sinatra as a social activist by Bob Santelli and Max

Screening of the short film, “The
House I Live In”. The Academy Award film starring Sinatra, was made in 1945 to
promote racial tolerance

2:45-3:45 – Nothing
but the Best,
Panel will include Sinatra aficionados
    Joe Amodei, President of Virgil Films
Joe Amore, Businessman and Sinatraphile
Aaron Furgason, Associate Professor of Communications
Stuart Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Management and Decision Sciences
Followed by a Q & A

3:45 – 3:55 – Performance by MU students: Kellen Brennan – Keyboards, Connor Healy – Bass, Dino Marino – Sax, Liam Frank – Drums, Nicole Govel  – Vocals

3:55 – Bob Santelli will briefly describe the exhibit in the Pollak Gallery and encourage everyone to walk over to the Gallery

In conjunction with the symposium, there will be a special Sinatra photo exhibition in Pollak Gallery. Click here for details.