The new millennium is chock full of stress and hardships.
Do you ever feel like taking a trip back in time?
I’m talking far back in time to an era when I was not around; one that was known for ladies in seamed stockings and long pompadours sported by New York new Yorkmen. A time when Ava Gardner and Jimmy Dean were, “Frat” (1950s slang for popular, you’re welcome.)
For 2017, enter Saturday Nights at The Carnegie Club, located at 156 West 56th Street, in the city that Sinatra famously sang about. You have the opportunity to see “Sinatra: Remembering the Sands”, a show that features music from when Sinatra performed at ‘The Sands’ in Las Vegas. As a side note, can we take a moment of silence that Sinatra and The Sands Las Vegas aren’t with us anymore?
Songs in the show include “Luck Be A Lady” and “The Way You Look Tonight”.
The encore show, at 10:30pm titled “Sinatra Songs”, keeps the Sinatra hits flowing with “Fly Me To The Moon” and….wait for it….”New York, New York.”
Both shows are lead by the incredible talent of Steven Maglio and his eleven piece band, “The Stan Rubin Orchestra.” Maglio is not an impersonator, rather he performs renditions for Sinatra Lovers, and if you think it’s a tall order to sing what was made perfect by Ol’ Blue Eyes, Maglio gets it just right, adding the right amount of familiarity and personal interpretation. Maglio has been playing tribute to Sinatra since 2004 and has sung at Caesars in Las Vegas, The Sands in Atlantic City and The Loew’s Regency Hotel in New York.
If you think it can’t get better than seeing this tribute, let’s talk about the venue. The Carnegie Club, located in mid-town Manhattan is great for an old fashioned date night. The decor is old New York Sophistication with dark red carpeting, dim lighting and heavy wood paneling.
Dress code is business casual although it’s Saturday night; arguably, attire has gone too casual these days, so I wore a dress.
Do not come too hungry, as only light fare is offered on the menu, and you don’t want to be hungry when trying to watch the show. My personal food recommendations are the truffle popcorn, the charcuterie board and the roast beef sliders.
The menu of wine and spirits does not disappoint, offering an array of wines and beers, as well as a lengthy assortment of scotch.
Of note, this is a cigar bar, so if the smoking of or smell of cigars is not your thing, but you have to see Maglio, check out Steven Maglio website for other show listings.
For reservations, call The Carnegie Club on 212-957-9676
“For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way”
Written by Paul Anka, Claude Francois, Lucien Thibaut and Jacques Revaud. Copyright © Warner Chappell Music France, Jeune Musique Editions, BMG Rights Management US LLC.
Angela Ranieri joins us as Contributing Editor with an extensive background in Fashion, Beauty and Digital Media. She has worked with PRADA USA Corp., Jurlique, Amore Pacific and the New York Daily News in management capacities including Marketing, Client Relations, Employee Relations and Training Management. She has authored and published the column, “Ask Angela,” featured on the Amore Pacific USA website. Her beauty advice has been featured in Shape and Fitness Magazines and CBS News.
She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Writing. Angela also has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, her Market Research on the Electric Car was published for University use.
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