FRANKIE VALLIE & THE FOUR SEASONS COMING TO ST LOUIS NOVEMBER 30, 2017

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Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its twelfth blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.

But please don’t say that Frankie is back. The truth is, he never went away. Sure, the majority of the 71 chart hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s) came during the 1960s, but the music didn’t just disappear. He has toured almost continuously since 1962, and his songs have been omnipresent in such movies as The Deer HunterDirty DancingMrs. DoubtfireConspiracy Theory and The Wanderers. As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Frankie’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop makeover.

There’s something about Frankie’s music that makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance. Amid the disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” which reached No 3 in 1975, and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” a No. 1 record in 1976.

But who could imagine that the first four decades would be only the beginning—that Frankie Valli would celebrate the new century with a new album and a heavy sold-out global concert schedule? No other pop star has ever received the kind of fresh lease on life that Jersey Boys has given Frankie Valli. In 2009 Jersey Boys made it into the Southern Hemisphere by having a wildly successful run in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to Sydney, Australia, and then New Zealand.

FRANKIE VALLIE & THE FOUR SEASONS

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

FAMILY ARENA – ST CHARLES

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Tickets: https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/frankie-valli

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December FIAO Christmas Party – December 8th, 2017

Don’t miss this year’s Christmas celebration! After three years of lovely evenings, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its fourth annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 8th at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill. Continuing the theme of “Traditions of Italian Christmas”, this evening promises to be a memorable occasion and will include a very special menu that highlights Northern and Southern Italian culinary traditions and Christmas specialties. Entertainment will include special guests Kathryn Favazza, Paul Higdon and La Befana.
The Federation of Italian-American Organizations is a board that consists of members representing the majority of Italian-American clubs and organizations in St. Louis. Our vision is to preserve and promote our shared cultural heritage. We do this through the work of our member clubs and organizations as well as through activities that we administer. While the Hill remains the center of Italian-American life in St. Louis, descendants of Italian immigrants live throughout the metro area. As St. Louis Italian-Americans become more dispersed, one of our goals is promote collaboration among the various Italian-American entities. It is our desire to interact with one another, collectively pass on our traditions to future generations, and develop a stronger identity in our community through opportunities to share and celebrate our culture.
We invite you, a member of the Italian Club of St. Louis, to help us bring in the holidays while making new friends in our shared community.  Feel free to invite friends and relatives.
For more information or for reservations, contact Loretta Vitale April at 314-550-4059 or Marie Cuccia-Brand at 314-680-6871. There will be a ticket order form in an upcoming special issue of La Rondine.  Payment must be made when making the reservation.  You can pay with cash, by check or by credit card.

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