When most people think about Hoboken they think of Ol’ Blue Eyes — Frank Sinatra; the “kid from Hoboken who got the breaks,” as writer Bruce Bliven coined him. All over the Mile Square, tributes pay homage to this musical and historical legend, as Hoboken was his birthplace and where he found his fame. The city is decorated with all things Sinatra...

Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti has been one of the most popular singers to come out of Long Island. Rightly so, he has one of the best voices in the world. When the girls hear him sing they act like the ones who screamed for Frank Sinatra in the 1940s. In 1977, I met the great Sinatra at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant when I was there with the world cham...

What better way to celebrate Italian-American heritage month than to dance to the great melodies made famous by Frank Sinatra. Local radio personality Don Giovanni is presenting the Fly Me To The Moon Dinner Dance this Saturday evening. It will showcase Sinatra tunes performed by the Ralph Muro Quartet featuring Al Hamme. Plus the guitar music of R...

On Dec. 12, Frank Sinatra would have been 104. In those 100-plus years, few people in modern history have been as iconic, with as much influence on popular music as he had. Sinatra's songs are timeless and his persona was legendary. I recently came across some vintage pix of "Ol' Blue Eyes" and it reminded me just how much he was a part of my "inne...

When an abrupt cut-to-black concluded one of the most eminent series in the history of television, turmoil erupted among millions of viewers.  In the moment, bewildered fans might have blamed the blackout on faulty TVs, cable boxes or HBO subscriptions. But, every last bit of silence and blank screen was deliberate.  More than a decade later, the e...

“Here at Patsy’s, there’s four generations of the Scognamillo family,” said Sal Scognamillo, the owner and chef of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant on 56th Street, right in the middle of New York City. Scognamillo’s got reason to be proud. This year is the restaurant's 75th anniversary and there is much to celebrate. Not the least of which is that one of...

Ha aperto oggi al pubblico il museo dedicato a Frank Sinatra e ai migranti d'America, realizzato a Lercara Friddi, nel Palermitano, paese d'origine dei nonni paterni di "The Voice". L'iniziativa dell'associazione "Life & Art Promotion" cade nel ventunesimo anniversario dalla scomparsa di Sinatra. Il museo raccoglie cimeli appartenuti all'artista. "...

Start spreading the news: a Frank Sinatra-themed bar is coming to downtown Nashville. Icon Entertainment announced details of the project on Tuesday, with a projected opening of early 2020. The bar/lounge will be located in the Southern Turf building, a 19th century era building in Printers Alley. The bar is described as having a “Manhattan meets P...

“My name….is Francis Albert…” are the first lines Frank Sinatra sings on the ‘Future’ section of his autobiographical magnum opus Trilogy: Past, Present, Future. A rather candid album, Sinatra reflects on his life and everything that made it great and not so great. He talks about his childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey, what he thinks the future will...

When you ask a New Yorker about the greatest television shows of all time, odds are that The Sopranos will be named within a matter of seconds. While the series stopped making new episodes more than a decade ago, most of the Sopranos cast members continue to work steadily, and Steve Schirripa is one of the prime examples of that. Beyond being part...