Virtual U: Frank Sinatra the History of a Storied Singer

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP CT

Take a walk through history and examine Frank Sinatra's most significant performances in song & film – as well as look behind the scenes at his wives, lovers, friends, and politics. 

Join AARP Connecticut  and attendees from across the U.S. for a free virtual event on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET | 6:00 p.m. CT | 5:00 p.m. MT | 4:00 p.m. PT - AARP membership not required. 

Join us for a walk through history and a sampling of what is offered by an Age-friendly University as Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Professor of English and Latin at Central Connecticut State University  dive into the Sinatrauma of the Bobbysoxers, through his iconic fall-and-rebirth, to his becoming the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra embodied the "American Century." During "A Storied Singer," we'll examine his most entertaining and significant performances in song and film – as well as look behind the scenes at his wives, lovers, friends, and politics.

Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti, is the host of "Frank, Gil, and Friends" Tuesday mornings on WFCS 107.7 FM. Dr. Gigliotti earned his PhD in comparative literature at The Catholic University of America. His books and courses on Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, and pop music belie his more traditional academic interests in American Puritan poetry, the Connecticut Wits, and the literatures of ancient Greece and Rome. English. This session is live and not recorded.

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