'Our Sinatra' is a fitting tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes

Chances are that most of the students here have not seen Sinatra perform live. Hell, some might not even know who Frank Sinatra is (I won’t explain — you can find out for yourself). But for those who know and love the beauty of Sinatra and the songs he sang, there is a cause for rejoicing as the critically acclaimed “”Our Sinatra”” act from New York comes to UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium.

The extremely talented trio of Ronny Whyte, Christopher Gines and Sara Weaver are backed by a 12-piece big band orchestra that supplies the gorgeous strings and jazz tunes that made Sinatra one of the most famous vocalists of all time.

“”Our Sinatra”” is not a cheesy tribute act that capitalizes on mafia jokes and the Rat Pack. The performance is genuine and full of heart, with the full intention of paying the ultimate tribute to Sinatra by singing the songs he made classics.

In this 100-minute performance (complete with intermission), “”Our Sinatra”” will feature over 50 classic songs that were performed by the late Sinatra. You can expect to hear classics such as “”Strangers in the Night,”” “”Summer Wind,”” “”Luck, Be a Lady,”” “”The Way You Look Tonight”” and “”My Way.”” There are sure to be other crowd favorites.

Whyte is not only a talented vocalist but he is recognized as an incredible jazz pianist and an inductee into the Cabaret Jazz Hall of Fame. Gines studied at the prestigious Julliard School of Music and has performed with many famous jazz orchestras at famous venues in New York. Whyte and Gines worked together to create a fitting tribue for Ol’ Blue Eyes. Weaver is an accomplished vocalist who has been the lead vocalist in one of New York’s most prestigious orchestras as well as lead roles in “”West Side Story”” and “”Evita.””

“”Our Sinatra”” has sold out posh clubs in New York and opened to impressive reviews off-Broadway with some venues commanding at least $50 per ticket; $15 for every student isn’t a bad deal to watch a new act faithfully performing the classics.

For more ticket information on “”Our Sinatra,”” look to the Hiatus Calendar on page 12.

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