"Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music" Coming in October to Tallgrass Creek

OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 16, 2015) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community is partnering with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas to present “Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music,” a series of October interactive courses that will examine the cultural influence of Frank Sinatra.

These courses will examine the man and the trajectory of his singing and acting careers with emphasis on his concerts and television shows.

The courses, which will be held on Thursdays, October 8, 15 and 22 (from 2 - 4 p.m.) at Tallgrass Creek,  are being offered as residents celebrate this year’s 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.

Tallgrass Creek is located at 13800 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, KS. Twenty-four residents and 26 people from the general public have already registered for the courses. To enroll call (877) 404-5823.

Course instructor Cynthia Haines is a film critic and a scholar. Retired as Associate Professor of Film Studies at University of Texas, El Paso, she is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and reviews films for KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City.  She regularly attends the annual Film Critic’s Awards ceremony in Hollywood and shares her stories of hobnobbing with the stars.

Known as “The Voice” and “The Chairman of the Board,” Frank Sinatra is considered by many the greatest entertainer in the history of American popular culture. He is also one of the most controversial. For more than 60 years, the public saw him entertain millions of fans around the world.

Fewer people knew that he was also a generous philanthropist. But there was also a dark side to his volatile personality. For years he fought with the press, his four wives and the U.S. government.