Carl Cole and Sounds of Good News (SOGN) Productions will be acknowledging the “99th Birthday” of music legend Frank Sinatra (born Francis Albert Sinatra on Dec. 12, 1915) with a tribute concert titled “Just Bein’ FRANK!” The event will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in the Mendelssohn Hall Auditorium, 406 N. Main St., Rockford. Admission is free, although donations and proceeds will benefit the “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club Character Excellence Program for Kids.
The celebration will entail many “Sinatra hits” featuring regional “crooners” Dr. Kris Tumilowicz (Dr. T) of Dental Dimensions as well as Glenn Schorsch. “Holiday Jazz” will also fill the room with SOGN Manager & Songbird Dianna Cole, and the fabulous SOGN Band (with Andrew Cole, Tim Austin and David Thompson), introducing the “YES” Club President Joe Barron (RLS Student; ILMEA 1st Chair Trumpet) with his debut instrumental Christmas album release, JOY to the World, available that night, along with CDs with Carl, Dianna and Dr. T.
The show is co-sponsored by the Mendelssohn PAC, WAY Enterprises and St. Paul Lutheran Church. For more information, call (815)914-1487 or visit www.soundsofgoodnews.com.
From the Dec. 10-16, 2014, issue