I was recently chatting with filmmaker Edward Burns who was excitedly talking about his new drama series, Public Morals, which premieres on August 25 on TNT. He was grateful that I'd found the series compelling with a host of outstanding elements from cinematography, set design and costuming to music.
Before Frank Sinatra died he gave a bunch of music to his long-time musical director Vincent Falcone and said, "Vinnie, just keep the music going, that's all." Honoring Sinatra's wishes, Bob Anderson, deemed by People magazine as "America's greatest singing impressionist," is performing at The Palazzo Theatre in Las Vegas in Frank: The Man, The Music.
Joe Leland is a man out of his time who's determined to stay relevant, even though the rest of the world has given up on his post-WW II era idealism and decayed into corruption. Much like the film itself, Joe has one foot in the past and one stubbornly planted in the present and future, on his terms.
But the premiere was a night for celebration, and not only for Sinatra. Turns out, director Alex Gibney, with his recently aired Going Clear, his film about the Church of Scientology, broke records for HBO. So after the 2-hour first half of Sinatra, a happy crowd filed into Porterhouse for Italian themed specialties of burrata caprese, filet mignon, spumoni and cannoli in abundance.
If you've ever wished you could step in time -- specifically to Las Vegas in the 1960s -- to see Frank Sinatra perform, now's a good time to make your way to Sin City. A newly opened show, Frank: The Man. The Music, is a stylish homage to the man many would argue was the greatest singer of the 20th century.