We are giving away two pairs of tickets to Sinatra by Starlight @ Revolution Hall on December 12. To win, comment on this post what’s your favorite Sinatra song and why. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 11.
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Sinatra by Starlight
December 12, 2015
8 p.m. | Doors 7 p.m. |
$75 VIP includes reception
$35 Reserved adv / $40 day of the show
$25 Balcony adv / $30 Day of show
1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Frank Sinatra was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. December 12, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Sinatra used the finest songwriters, arrangers and musicians of his time to create his signature recordings. Thorough vocal performance, production numbers and conversation this show will recreate those magical recordings and put Sinatra’s legacy into its historical perspective.
Tony Starlight is a singer and comedian whose spirit of fun guides every show. His take on Sinatra is both warm and light-hearted, yet treats the material with the respect it deserves. Tony will be backed by The Starlight Big Band led by both Bo Ayars (arranger and conductor for Liberace and Elvis) and James M. Gregg (leader of the Bureau of Standards Big Band.) They will perform orchestral arrangements like “All The Way”, “Put Your Dreams Away”, and swinging favorites such as “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “New York, New York” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. You’ll also hear intimate saloon songs like “Angel Eyes” and “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)”.
Portland vocalist and pianist John Gilmore joins the show to sing and discuss Sinatra from a unique perspective: John’s dad, Voyle Gilmore, was Frank Sinatra’s record producer at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1958. Drawing on his many conversations with his dad, John peppers the show with one-of-a-kind anecdotes about Sinatra himself and of the legendary recording sessions of which his father was such an integral part. As first prize-winner of the prestigious “Frank Sinatra Awards” during his years at UCLA, John offers his renditions of the legendary musical material of “Old Blue Eyes” from an insider’s point of view.
Emcee Warren Black is the host of The Song Is You, a weekly vocal jazz show on KMHD. In addition to his radio duties, he sings with the Bureau of Standards big band.
Tony, John and Warren have a nice rapport on stage and their interchange promises to make this a very entertaining evening. They will also open the floor to your requests.
A VIP reception from 6:30 to 7:45 will feature hosted wine and appetizers. John Gilmore will play piano and sing Sinatra favorites while you can meet with Tony Starlight, Warren Black and other Sinatra fans as they anticipate the show before it hits the big stage at Revolution Hall.