Singers Tony Bennett And Brandon Flowers Are Set To Celebrate The Centenary Of Frank Sinatra's Birth By Performing At A Special Event During The Upcoming Tribeca Film Festival In New York City.
Picture: Tommy Lasorda with photo of himself and Frank Sinatra at the ESPY Awards Gifting Suite at Dodgers Stadium Los Angeles, California - 14.07.09
Sinatra at 100: Film & Music will feature a screening of the digitally-restored 1949 musical comedy On the Town on 21 April (15), followed by an appearance by the late icon's family members, who will pay tribute to the late crooner's lasting influence on pop culture.
Bennett and Flowers will then perform alongside the likes of Orange is the New Black actress and jazz musician Lea DeLaria, singer/songwriter Alice Smith, dancer Savion Glover and the JC Hopkins Biggish Band in memory of Sinatra.
Announcing the news in a statement, Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President of Tribeca Enterprises, writes, "Frank Sinatra's films and music have filled generations with joy and excitement. We are so proud to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with this group of extraordinary artists led by the one and only Tony Bennett. This multi-generational tribute is a celebration of Sinatra's lasting influence of music and film."
Bennett adds, "Frank Sinatra and I were best friends and it is an honour to participate in an event that commemorates his centennial."
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will also feature screenings of Sinatra's other notable movies, Some Came Running and High Society.
Sinatra died in 1998 at the age of 82.
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