A 100th Birthday Salute to Frank Sinatra!

Press Release

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina • 610.506.1355 • lauren.stevenson@verizon.net

Acclaimed entertainer Steve Lippia and his swinging 10-piece orchestra kicks off the 2015 Sinatra Centennial Celebration with “Simply Sinatra” at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, February 1, 2015

FaceBook PostJanuary 16, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA – Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is one of the first venues nationwide to pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, in honor of his 100th birthday year! Acclaimed entertainer Steve Lippia and his swinging 10-piece orchestra make a stop in Delaware County on his national tour on Sunday, February 1 at 3 pm at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The talented Lippia, who has been praised by numerous media outlets, brings Sinatra’s classic hits to new life and vitality. Tickets are $22 – $25 and may be purchased by calling the Box Office, 610.622.1189 or visiting www.udpac.org. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA.

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. An American superstar, his songs have stood the test of time including, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Mack The Knife,” “Summer Wind,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “That’s Life” and many more. All across America Sinatra will be honored in his 100th birthday year and Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is proud to be one of the first venues to kick off the celebration with “Simply Sinatra!”

Lippia has performed to sold-out audiences with many major symphonies and orchestras across North America including engagements with the Boston Pops and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. He headlined extended engagements in Las Vegas and in Atlantic City where audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. His youthful, energetic talent and powerful on-stage presence introduces a new generation to Sinatra’s timeless music, while appealing to long-time fans.

Harry Dietzler, Executive Director of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center stated that, “Lippia and his 10-piece orchestra bring a whole new level of talent to our stage. He is a polished entertainer and his musicians are some of the best. We are excited to be one of the first venues to kick off the nationwide 100th birthday celebration for Sinatra.”

The New York Daily Times proclaimed, “Sinatra will never die for his fans, as long as Steve Lippia is there to bring him back to life.” The Wall Street Journal reported that Lippia’s musical director “thought [he] had stumbled on an old Sinatra recording the first time [he] heard Lippia’s demo tape.

Upper Darby Performing Art Center invites audience to enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment featuring Lippia and his talented orchestra performing the time-honored standards of Sinatra.

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