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Crooners

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Gary Russo, Ironworker, the "2nd Avenue Singing Sinatra"

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Working on the construction of Manhattan's 2nd Avenue subway line in 2010, Russo -- going through a divorce and fighting depression -- decided to e...

RIP Tony Martin, The Last Link to the Pre-Sinatra Era of Crooners

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When I saw him perform in person, he was in his mid-90s, and his voice was a frail, delicate husk of the booming, powerful instrument it had been in decades past. But the technique, the style, remained virtually unchanged. It was like witnessing a music history lesson in the flesh.