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Sunday, September 13, 2015

The History of "Frank, Gil, and Friends" (Part V)

(Some of the) Guests Over the Years

Frank Sinatra, Jr., scion, singer, and band leader

Michele Monro, daughter of Matt and author of The Singer's Singer: The Life and Music of Matt Monro (06/01/10) 

Will Friedwald, author of Sinatra The Song Is You: The Singer's Art

Tom Santopietro, author, Sinatra in Hollywood (11/03/09) 

Anthony Rudel, author, Hello, Everybody: The Dawn of American Radio (10/13/09)

David Lloyd, poet, The Gospel According to Frank (9/29/09)

Rob Zappulla, trumpeter and vocalist, You Ought to be Having Fun, with back-up singers Nick Pastula and Cecilia Gigliotti (7/21/09)

Kate Callahan, Official Connecticut State Troubadour (3/29/16)

Merlin Mann, web guru  (pictured)

Alfred J Masciocchi, a.k.a., “Long-Time Listener Al”

Thom Delventhal, in a one-man performance of Playing Sinatra by Bernard Kops

The cast of CCSU's It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play (December 2014)

Duets III: Sinatra and Academe: CCSU professors, their research, and the host's valiant attempts to connect it to Sinatra (with, among others, Abigail Adams, Carrie Andreoletti, Louis Auld, Candace Barrington, David Blitz, Gloria Caliendo, Matt Ciscel, Jacqueline Cobbina-Boivin, Steve Cox, Guy Crundwell, Christine Doyle, Susan Gilmore, Victoria Ginter, Jason B. Jones, Andrea June, Paul Karpuk, Peter Kilduff, Larry Klein, Paloma LaPuerta, Kris Larsen, Vivian Martin, Mark McLaughlin, Pam Perry, Paul Petterson, Paul Resetarits, Karen Ritzenhoff, Ben Sevitch, David Spector, Barry Westcott, Armand Zottolla, and Cindy White (pictured).

Frank and Dean(s): CCSU Deans Michael Alfano (Education and Professional Studies), 
Glynis Fitzgerald (Graduate), Faris Malhas (Engineering, Science, and Technology), Zdzislaw Kremens (Engineering and Technology), Paulette Lemma (Graduate), Susan Pease (Arts and Sciences/ College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences), Siamack Shojai (Business), and Mitch Sakofs (Education and Professional Studies), not to mention Provost and Academic Vice President Carl Lovitt

The last five Presidents of Central Connecticut State University (Zulma Toro, Jack Miller, Robert Aebersold (acting), Richard Judd, and Merle Harris (acting)

(Well, not really Dinah Shore...)


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