Bobby Darin News Page 2009

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Update 12/29/09: ROMAN CANDLE GOES PAPERBACK

David Evanier, author of ROMAN CANDLE,
has informed us SUNY Press has bought the paperback rights
and will publish it in the Spring, 2010.

Thanks to David Evanier for this information.


Update 12/24/09: AUSTRALIAN RADIO SPECIAL FOR BOBBY

On Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 6:00pm Sydney, Australia time
Station 2CH Easy 1170 will be having a special program for Bobby!!

It will also be heard on the Internet,
but you will need to work out the time for your own time zones.

Check out Radio Station 2CH Easy 1170 for more information.

Thanks to Australian fan, Judy McRae, for this information.


Update 12/11/09: DARIN TO BE HONORED WITH
GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

We are thrilled and proud to announce Bobby is being honored
with a 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award!!

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Academy is recognizing Bobby as a performer who, during his lifetime, “made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”

Many thanks to all who have contacted the Academy, over this long period of time,
in an effort to get Bobby this award!

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in
Los Angeles on January 31, 2010.

Thanks to Steve Blauner and Jimmy Scalia for this information.


Update 12/07/09: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH BOBBY DARIN

The opening Musical Theatre Tribute performance with a High Tea Luncheon
depicting the life of renowned entertainer, Bobby Darin, will take place at Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational and Cultural Center in
Stony Brook Village, New York.

This unique, interactive musical theatrical experience will relive the holiday season
of the 50’s and 60’s in a tribute to the life of musical legend, Bobby Darin.
Ongoing performances run Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11:30am, and Sundays, 12:30pm, now through January 10, 2010.

Advance reservations are required.

Please check the Ward Melville Heritage Organization for details and flyer or
call 631-689-5888 for more information, specific dates and reservations.

Thanks to Patricia Travis for this information.


Update 9/10/09: RYDELL TRIBUTE TO DARIN

Bobby Rydell is a Philadelphia-born true teen idol. He has proven he continues to
be greatly admired for his talent, clever interpretation and smooth style.

We are pleased to announce he is performing a Bobby Darin Tribute
in his shows. Featured in this honest and warm musical tribute are recollections
of his friendship with Bobby and photographs. It is a real show stopper!

If you haven’t already seen this fabulous show, please check out
Bobby Rydell’s website for information and current touring schedule.

And please check out our Bobby Rydell page on Bobby’s website.

Many thanks to Linda Hoffman for this information.
And, of course, a special thank you to Mr. Bobby Rydell.
You’re still the “Wild One” to us!


Update 8/9/09: MACK TURNS 50!!!

Hard to believe, but this month marks the 50th anniversary
of the release of Bobby Darin's signature song, "Mack the Knife."
Come take a journey with us and see the amazing evolution of what
would come to be Bobby's most treasured and most recognized recording.

Mack Turns 50

Oh, and don’t forget ..."The line forms on the right, babe!”


Update 6/15/09: DARIN LIFETIME EVENTS '09
BOBBY'S FANS DO IT, AGAIN!!

MAY 16-17th MUSIC FROM THE HEART benefit concert a TANFASTIC success!!
Fans and Bobby's band members gather to celebrate
50th Anniversary of "Mack the Knife"
and to raise funds for the Children's Heart Foundation of Nevada!!

THE GRAND TOTAL ...
$18,000.00

Thanks to Vicki Shonerd and Susan Schooley for this information.



Update 5/01/09: DARIN LIFETIME EVENTS '09
"Mack Is Back!" Again!!

Tickets for the MAY 16-17th MUSIC FROM THE HEART benefit concert
are now on sale through the South Point Hotel box office.

The concert is currently being promoted in the Las Vegas newspaper.
Go to Darin Lifetime Events Website to view a listing of items that will
be offered for the charity auction to benefit
THE CHILDREN'S HEART FOUNDATION OF NEVADA,
in BOBBY'S name.

Everything from neckties, music contracts, sheet music, Bobby's report card,
and more have been donated by Bobby's family. An online raffle continues through MAY 11 with one of Bobby's pipes featured as the main item.
Information on how to participate in this raffle is also available at
Darin Lifetime Events Website

Also ...
Check out the 50th Anniversary "Mack the Knife" pedant.
It is available through Rotunda Jewelers.
Rotunda Jewelers

Thanks to Vicki Shonerd and Susan Schooley for this information.



Update 3/23/09: Sad News ...

We were saddened to hear of the passing of songwriter Jack Lawrence. He died on March 15th as a result of complications following a recent fall in his Connecticut home. Mr. Lawrence was such a kind and gracious man. Back in November of 2004, he allowed us to promote his recollections and impressions of "Beyond the Sea" in
The Story Behind the Song
.

Please take a look here: Jack Lawrence - Songwriter.


Update 2/9/09: Darin Lifetime Events '09

FANS HEADING BACK TO LAS VEGAS!
A tribute concert, benefiting The Children's Heart Foundation of Nevada, will be held the evening of May 17th. The South Point Hotel Casino showroom will be hosting the concert. The South Point has also reserved a block of guest rooms for Darin fans at a fantastic daily rate. More information on weekend festivities as well as raffle and auction plans will be available soon at the Darin Lifetime Events Website.

Thanks to Vicki Shonerd for this information.


Be sure to check out Bobby's current TV schedule at TV- Now !



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