MAQUOKETA — As the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth approaches, the Fabulous Frank Show showcases Sinatra like never before.
The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center.
Through the years, Peter Oprisko has served as a favorite consultant and contributor to numerous Sinatra-related books and publications including “The Official Price Guide to Frank Sinatra Records” and People Magazine’s commemorative tribute issue to Ol’ Blue Eyes. His cherished and privileged relationships with the Sinatra inner-circle of family, friends, songwriters, and orchestrators, coupled with his expertise, extraordinary collection, and reputation as one of the nation’s premiere interpreters of traditional American pop, jazz, and standards, makes him the perfect performer for this dazzling, unique, and unforgettable homage to The Chairman Of The Board.
As owner/curator of the world’s most extensive collection of Sinatra recordings and memorabilia, Oprisko was heard by millions during the decade of the 1990s as the host/producer of the popular, nationally syndicated radio program “Exclusively Sinatra” before embarking on a singing career that has earned kudos from distinguished peers like Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis, who praises Oprisko as “The Rolls Royce of singers today.”
Peter tours extensively and averages 300 performances annually at theaters, colleges, clubs, fundraisers, casinos and corporations nationwide. His exciting, engaging, and interactive presentation that preserves, promotes, and perpetuates the rich musical legacies of America’s foremost singers and songwriters appeals to audiences of all ages and has attracted many fans.
An effective headliner in his own right, Peter has also established himself as a popular opener for other top-flight acts such as the Buckinghams, Howard Levy, and the Beach Boys. Peter is a voting member of the Grammy Awards and ASCAP, and is president of Retropolis Records.
A graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, he majored in broadcasting and minored in acting. During the 1990s, he worked in syndicated radio as host and producer of two popular, national programs that featured his interviews with notable performers like Tony Bennett, Michael Feinstein, Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Shearing, Rod McKuen, Doc Severinsen, and many more.
Tickets prices are: Adults $22 (in advance) and $25 (at the door); students $13 (in advance) and $15 (at the door).
Tickets can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Osterhaus Pharmacy and the Maquoketa State Bank Main Office, Anderson Pharmacy in Preston and the Bellevue Pharmacy in Bellevue.