DODGERS PRESENT FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE AT DODGER STADIUM AND SINATRA CENTENNIAL TICKET PACKAGE SEPTEMBER 18
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers will pay tribute to American icon and longtime Dodger fan Frank Sinatra on Friday, September 18 (7:10 p.m. vs. PIT) in partnership with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. Throughout 2015, the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth has been celebrated across the world through centennial events and the Dodgers, Sinatra’s favorite team, will present a salute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with a special event ticket package that includes a ticket to the game on September 18 and a limited-edition commemorative Dodgers and Sinatra T-shirt.
“Frank was a dear friend to me, he was a Dodger and he bled Dodger blue,” said Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda. “I am so pleased to join Frank Jr. and the Sinatra family in paying tribute to Frank on his centennial year at his favorite ballpark with his favorite team. In my book, Frank Sinatra is the greatest singer God ever put on earth.”
The Dodgers invite fans to join in an “Ol’ Blue Eyes” birthday celebration at Dodger Stadium on September 18. Ticket packages can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/Sinatra. Fans are invited to arrive early to hear Frank Sinatra Jr. perform the national anthem. Additional members of the Sinatra family will be in attendance along with Lasorda, a longtime friend of Sinatra. After the game, fans can enjoy Friday Night Fireworks which will be set to Sinatra’s iconic music.
On October 21, 2015 the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE will present Sinatra: An American Icon, a multi-media exhibit celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday through the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 15, 2016. Sinatra: An American Icon is presented in cooperation with the Sinatra Family, Frank Sinatra Enterprises, and the Frank Sinatra Collection, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and features many artifacts from the Sinatra Family’s personal collection. The exhibition includes rare concert and interview footage, personal correspondence, private photos, awards, and other memorabilia, as well as music. For more information, please visit www.grammymuseum.org/Sinatra.
The Dodgers offer special ticket packages throughout the season. For details on all theme nights, visit www.dodgers.com/events.
About Frank Sinatra
Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year’s new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album Of The Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures. Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts. Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ on December 12, 1915. A series of Sinatra 100 events will be rolling out throughout this year including the new Ultimate Sinatra CD. Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit exploring Frank Sinatra’s life and career and will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinatra, Twitter: @franksinatra, Instagram: https://instagram.com/sinatra and Ultimate Sinatra 100 Mosaic running through this year: http://100.sinatra.com/
The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, with six World Series championships and 21 National League pennants since its beginnings in Brooklyn in 1890, is committed to a tradition of pride and excellence. The Dodgers are dedicated to supporting a culture of winning baseball, providing a first-class, fan-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium, and building a strong partnership with the community. With the highest cumulative fan attendance in Major League Baseball history, and a record of breaking barriers, the Dodgers are one of the most cherished sports franchises in the world.
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