OCT. 17: FRANK SINATRA AT 100
This nine-hour, 100-song marathon at Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side promises to be the longest live music event of the centennial, with performances by Bucky Pizzarelli, Marilyn Maye, Kate Davis and others.
OCT. 21 SINATRA: AN AMERICAN ICON
This exhibition at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles — the Sinatra family’s contribution to the centennial — was already a success at New York’s Lincoln Center library and includes memorabilia, photos and home movies.
OCT. 27 SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN
The concluding second volume of James Kaplan’s definitive biography of Sinatra will chronicle the marriages, the girlfriends, the mafia, the Rat Pack, the Kennedys and, yes, the music.
NOV. 20 FRANK SINATRA: A VOICE ON AIR (1935-1955)
The most essential package of new Sinatra material in years, this four-CD set from Sony/Legacy contains 100-plus tracks of exceptional live radio performances across the 20-year span and includes dozens of songs that Sinatra never officially recorded.
DEC. 12 MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S SINATRA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Sinatra’s home state is offering a schedule of commemorative concerts, of which the main event is Feinstein’s big show on Sinatra’s actual birthday. Others include “The Real Sinatra Songbook” on Nov. 9, starring Broadway baritone Tom Wopat.