Attend live concert "Frank Sinatra and Some Of His Friends"

Not only do we enjoy hearing famous Italian-American singers, but knowledge and understanding of the contributions of Italians in America, to America, is one of our goals. Italian American singers have made a substantial contribution to the American Songbook- most notable was Francis Albert Sinatra, born in Hoboken, NJ.

No, we are not going to exhume Frank, but the next best thing here in Southern New Mexico is a local vocal artist - Al Chance who is the only singer in Las Cruces whose repertoire includes Sinatra's greatest hits, at this time.

Al will also perform songs by many other famous Italian Americans such as  Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli and Johnny Maestro, in addition to Sinatra's other well known friends.  There will be 2 short films, memorabilia and literature on "Ol Blue Eyes."

This is an "Open To General Public" event, so first to come is first to get a seat. Reserving Members of this Meetup will have reserved and preferred seating.

 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I so sorry that I could not make it - especially after reading the wonderful reviews, and especially after reading Mr. Fusco's comment. I'm fortunate enough to have heard Al several times before and know I missed a wonderful performance.

    May 6, 2013

  • Gabriel F.

    It was in the 60's, I was living in San Francisco and was at a trade show in Las Vegas. I reserved a table for two at the Sands for the last show of the night for a sold out Sinatra. The General Manager and VP or my company showed up and since I was an underling at the time they took my table. That is about as close to Sinatra that I ever got until Saturday afternoon. I sat in back and closed my eyes. I thought I was in my thirties again.

    2 · May 6, 2013

  • Armida Carmen H.

    My husband and I had a great time! Thanks Al for a wonderful show.

    May 4, 2013

  • Maria C.

    It was Wonderful, Great, Awesome, Fantastic an afternoon to remember.... and I'm not just saying this because hes my wonderful Husband, it's because he truly is a gifted entertainer.. a true gift from God.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    The audience was warm and wonderfull. I never expected a standing ovation!

    May 4, 2013

  • Pat B.

    Al, you were wonderful. This is the first time I got to see your gig and doing what you obviously love doing. You were very entertaining and I loved every moment of it.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Amici,

    With our Library, you never know what you are getting, or what is working. Will anyone volunteer to come 15 min. early (1:45 pm) in case chairs need to be set up? Just 2 members please.

    Grazie,
    Al

    May 3, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    +2 Mr. & Mrs. Wells

    May 2, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    +6: Mr. & Mrs Fenton; Mr & Mrs Pilcher; Mr. & Mrs Ruley

    May 2, 2013

  • Cosette C.

    In order to meet my continuing ed for my real estate license I am in class all day sat and sun til 5. I regrettably will not be able to attend

    May 1, 2013

  • Armida Carmen H.

    Bad and good news - Los Lonely Boys cancelled for this Saturday (one of the brothers fell 20 ft into an orchestra pit and sustained injuries).
    BUT - I will now attend the Sinatra and Friends Concert! I added +1 to my RSVP.
    See you all Saturday. Ciao til then.

    May 1, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    A Singing Performer's Burden: Amici. If you were there last year you will know that I do not come into the audience to greet you before the start or during the mid-time break. For those who do not know me, my varied vocalizations require high energy, and I need to be properly warmed up and rested before and between sets (we will have the 2nd film at mid-point. Hey! Give me a break! How many singers do you know who do the 2 Frankie's in the same performance?- That's Valli & Sinatra). In addition there is equipment set up, break down, sound check, technical issues to attend to and wardrobe change.
    But do feel free to engage me from the audience between songs, as it adds to the lively enjoyment of the show by everybody. (No food throwing- please, but money and flowers happily accepted...)

    April 30, 2013

  • Armida Carmen H.

    Big, big sigh....Well, amici, I have to miss this one after all. As a belated wedding anniversary gift, my husband got us tickets to see Los Lonely Boys at the Inn of the Mountain Gods this Saturday (and I'm not complaining!) I know you all will have a terrific time and Al will put on a stellar performance. I'll want to hear all about it afterwards!

    April 29, 2013

    • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

      Please change your RSVP to "No." And thanks for your kind words. I will announce your upcoming Opera Concert sponsored by our club at the event. (date unspecified)

      April 30, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Esther & Charlene- RSVP= YES

    April 30, 2013

  • Mary Celeste R.

    unfortunately I will be out town. Should my agenda change, I know this is an open concert and will sit in an unreserved seat. Enjoy. Mary

    April 30, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    If any members want to get together for refreshments after the concert, you can connect with each other thru "Comments" right here in this area. Al & Maria will abstain for this one.

    April 29, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Ida - yes

    April 29, 2013

  • Richard K.

    I have a prior commitment. Looking forward to the next event.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun. Well it will be fun for all, as long as I do not have to sing along.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't plan right now. Might try to attend later if there is room.

    February 12, 2013

    • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

      We do not expect anyone to know their schedule months from now. you will not be committing until a week or so before. Please use the RSVP. Thanks.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, maybe next time

    February 13, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Well, the singing is live, but the music is pre-recorded. My music tracks are the highest quality available, will sound very realistic.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sinatra AND live music - the makings for a great afternoon. I'm so there already!

    January 3, 2013

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