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Sinatra Centennial Celebration at the Academy Art Museum by Amy Blades Steward

Ol’ Blue Eyes is back! The Academy Art Museum has announced plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra with a series of events in 2015. “Sinatra is widely viewed as the twentieth century’s most remarkable singer of the Great American Songbook,” notes Museum Director Dennis McFadden. “We have lined up a great program of music, lectures, and films to honor this American icon.” The centerpiece of the program will be a gala celebration in May, “Come Fly with Us!” The renowned Smit hsonian Ja zz Master work s Orchestra will perform, with awardwinning vocalist Allan Harris singing Sinatra hits. As part of the celebration, the Museum is sponsoring a variety of community activities about Sinatra during the year, in line w ith its mission to support vibrant arts and educational programming on the Eastern Shore. To showcase Sinatra’s accomplishments in film, the Academy Art Museum and Chesapeake Film Festival will jointly host a Sinatra Film Festival at the Museum. There

will be showings of The Manchurian Candidate on April 11 at 6 p.m., and From Here to Eternity, which earned Sinatra an Academy Award, on April 12 at 1 p.m. A panel discussion will explore his film career as well as his approach to acting. An arts education partnership with Talbot County Public Schools on the music of Sinatra will culmi79

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