PALM SPRINGS, Calif (Top40 Charts / A Swingin' Affair! Official Website)
A throwback to the postwar heyday of supper clubs, jazz orchestras and after-six elegance, A Swingin' Affair! will be a three-stage gala celebrating the life, artistry and birthday of the legendary singer and actor, Frank Sinatra
(born, Dec. 12, 1915). Named appropriately for Sinatra's acclaimed 10th studio album, A Swingin' Affair! gives fans a unique, behind the scenes Lifestyle Experience
and will be hosted by actress/model/activist Pamela
Anderson, and held in three historic locations on Dec. 11, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. The event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Performers for this unforgettable night include Frank Sinatra
Jr. and his 20-piece Orchestra, Actress/Broadway star Lainie Kazan, singer/pianist Daniel
Joseph Baker (from America's Got Talent), X Factor finalist Phillip Lomax, Broadway Actor/Singer Luca Ellis, and jazz artist Matt Dusk. The gala features a sumptuous three-course dinner, signature cocktails and a star-studded blue carpet in honor of Ol' Blue Eyes.
A Swingin' Affair! celebrates the life of the undisputed king of the postwar entertainment era, Frank Sinatra. Launching his legendary career in 1940 as the vocalist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Sinatra's confident baritone voice and commanding stage presence changed the look and sound of popular music, earning him the nickname "Chairman of the Board." Broadening his artistry to include acting and movie musicals, Sinatra famously starred in a series of film classics, including "From Here to Eternity" (1953), "Guys and Dolls" (1955), "High Society" (1956), "Pal Joey" (1957), and many more. By the time of his death in 1998, Sinatra had captured three Academy Awards, four Golden Globe
Awards and 13 Grammy Awards. He boasts three Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, and is the recipient of the 1993 Desert Palm Achievement Award, among countless other honors.
As befitting Sinatra's immortal style, A Swingin' Affair! showcases the absolute finest in retro-styled entertainment. The festivities kick off with an exclusive VIP cocktail hour (for which only 150 privileged VIP ticket holders will be able to attend) at Sinatra's former Twin Palms estate, which was designed by famed architect E. Stewart Williams and lived in by Sinatra and first wife Nancy and then Ava Gardner. Experience
the lap of luxury in this grand estate where a scar still remains in the bathroom that Sinatra himself thrust a bottle of Jack Daniels cracking the surface of the counter. Canadian jazz artist Matt Dusk, who has three No. 1 international hits under his belt, will perform and cocktails and canapes will be served poolside from 2-5 p.m. Aptly appointed with splashes of orange and draped with the fragrance of his favorite flower, the gardenia, the evening will be celebrated with a signature cocktail throughout.
Stop two of the evening will be the main gala (for which there are 1,000 tickets available) at the posh Riviera Palm Springs where Sinatra held most of his lavish parties. Architect and visionary Irwin Schuman designed the historic location and the event will be fashioned in the grand Hollywood Regency style. Pamela
Anderson will be on hand as the host of the night, with performances by Frank Sinatra
Jr. and his Big Band Orchestra, singer/pianist Daniel
Joseph Baker from season 6 of America's Got Talent, Matt Dusk, and actress/Broadway star Lainie Kazan. A sumptuous three-course dinner will be served and cocktails will be flowing.
The night closes with an after-party, starting at 11:30 p.m., at the swanky Starlite Lounge in the Riviera. Daniel
Joseph Baker will once again perform, as well as Phillip Lomax and recent Ovation award nominee, Luca Ellis, and cocktails will be flowing into the wee small hours of the morning. A special toast and a cake will be cut in honor of Sinatra's birthday. Information,tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting www.aswingingaffair.comor by calling760-561-5561
The man born Francis Albert Sinatra would have been 96 years-old this year, but he lives eternally in the hearts of true music lovers and film buffs. With its heady combination of glitz, glamor and jazz-era entertainment, A Swingin' Affair! fetes the legendary Mr. Sinatra in a style that his memory so richly deserves. Let the Jack Daniels flag fly once more as we celebrate the life and the legend that was Frank Sinatra! If you are a Sinatra fan, then this is one event you do not want to miss.
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias. Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible degeneration of the brain that causes disruptions in memory, cognition, personality, and other functions that eventually leads to death from complete brain failure. Over 5.4 million Americans age 65 and older are thought to have Alzheimer's disease. Learn more at: www.alz.org.