This year Frank Sinatra would have been 100 years old. On April 21, 2015, Lincoln Motor Company teamed up with the Tribeca Film Festival to present an exclusive screening his beloved film “On the Town.” Warner Bros. provided a new digital restoration. The film is about three sailors visiting to New York to experience all that the city has to offer. They went to museums, famous landmarks, and even romanced a few New York girls. After the screening there was a special concert where several famous musicians brought many Sinatra classics to life in a magical way.
With the JC Hopkins band playing in the back, the first singer of the night was OITNB actress, comedian, and jazz musician Lea DeLaria who started off the show by singing Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady.” After that song, Lea then sang the song “Just in Time.” She absolutely killed it and had great interaction with the band. Next up was dancer Savion Glover who did a tap performance to Sinatra’s “You Make Me Feel So Young.” Glover was phenomenal and he dominated the stage. After Glover, singer and songwriter Ne-Yo came to the stage and sang “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “The Lady Is A Tramp.” Ne-Yo channeled his inner Sinatra, while also incorporating his signature R&B sound.
Alice Smith next sang a soulful rendition of “Night and Day” and demonstrated her fantastic vocal range. Brandon Flowers, former lead singer of “The Killers,” hit the stage to sing both “The House I Live In” and “Come Fly With Me.” Brandon was in great spirits. Then the legendary Tony Bennett came on stage to sing “I’ve Got The World On A String” and stole the show. Alice, Lea, Brandon, and Ne-Yo ended the evening on a high note with “New York, New York.”
Special thanks to festival sponsor Lincoln for the invitation. Lincoln guests were also offered the opportunity to experience the car for themselves. The Chroma Flame Lincoln MKZ Black Label car, emanates an aura of luxury. It was decked out with a GPS, massage chairs, an electronic key, an electronic parking push button, an automatic roof window, and much more. The car was quiet and rode very smoothly. The car also has a premium audio system and a very impressive lighting system. The car was lined with premium Venetian leather.
Lincoln guests were also invited to visit the Lincoln Filmmaker Lounge at Spring Studios. It was very spacious and had an open bar with juices, drinks, and water. The view from the lounge was spectacular. It was a great place to relax. So what does it mean to be a Lincoln Black Label member? A few highlights include, when purchasing your car, customers can enjoy a single point of contact throughout the shopping process, there can be a mobile showroom that comes to you, an in-dealership studio featuring a private fitting room and remote vehicle delivery, anytime car washes as well as annual detailing are available, there’s a maintenance plan, Black Label ownership includes pickup and delivery of your vehicle for all your service or maintenance needs, as well as the provision of a temporary vehicle, ongoing access to the Culinary Collection and customization. To find out the exact terms, conditions and services read here. “Some Came Running” and “High Society” will be playing at TFF on April 24 as part of Lincoln’s Sinatra centennial tribute.
Vinesh Vora contributed reporting.