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Las Vegas Society News  

Note: This is a past article from May 24, 2017
You can find the current Las Vegas Society News article HERE

The Grand Opera Society of Las Vegas

Celebrates The Frank Sinatra Room

Pictures of Frank Sinatra and celebrities on walls around the Frank Sinatra room

Dr. Adele Zorn with Frank Sinatra figure

Frank Sinatra is back in the newly opened Frank Sinatra room at the Italian American Club, 22333 East Sahara in Las Vegas. The Grand Opera Society of Las Vegas (GOSofLV) held the first event to celebrate the opening of the Frank Sinatra room with an 5:30 to 7:30 occasion that featured meatballs (of course), Italian salad hors d’ oeuvres, wine and wonderful entertainment. Officially opening the Frank Sinatra room was a salute to Frank Sinatra ala Champagne toast by all.

Executive Director, Eileen Hayes

Guild Committee man: Vaughn Lowther with Carolee Swindle and guests

Executive Director of The Grand Opera Society of Las Vegas Eileen Hayes spoke and welcomed guests for attending. Eileen thanked the GOSLV Guild Committee, the Silent Auction Donors, Sigrid Insull Design for the raffle gift, and many others who helped with and supported this event. The Guild Committee consisted of Karen Scherer, Karen Falon, Vaughn Lowther and Cindy Elder.


Joe Darrow playing at the Grand Piano

As guests enjoyed their food and drink Joe Darrow played at the Grand Piano. Eileen then introduced each Guest Artist who entertained. Starting with Michael Monge who sang two songs, first an Italian song for Mother’s Day called “Mama.”

Michael Monge singing

Marilyn O’ Leary

Next was Marilyn O’ Leary who sang “Summertime” and later at the event sang “With A Song in my Heart” and “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera.

Cindy Dumaini spoke about some interesting incidents relating to Frank Sinatra.

Gary Anthony - Sinatra Tribute Artist

Food and Bar drinks


Gary Anthony – Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist looks, quips and sounds as if he is Sinatra did just that, and the audience loved him. Gary sang: “Come Fly With Me,” The End is Near,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Eileen Hayes introducing singer Elaine Casale

Vintage Vegas Tenors

Eileen introduced GOSof LV Board Member Elaine Casale who sang “Suddenly” and an Operatic song. Although the event was at an Italian Club she sang s Jewish song for Mothers Day “My Yiddishe Mama” which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Ben Litvinoff soloist with Vintage Vegas Tenors

Michael Monge (L) and Vintage Vegas Tenors at Bar

A group called “Vintage Vegas Tenors” with Ben Litvinoff, Raphael Erardy and Larry Wayne Morbitt sang - first as a group, and then each one as a soloist. As a group, they sang “Love Is A Very Splendid Thing and “Can Do” from Guys and Dolls. Ben Litvinoff solo was “You Raise Me Up.” Rapael Erardy (was with Danny Gans for years) solo “Forever Young.” Larry Wayne Morbitt sang “Maria” from Paint Your Wagon. The group finale was Sway and a Latin Tune.

Eileen Hayes announcing raffle and
silent auction winners with Angie Wallin

Some items at Silent Auction

Karen Fallon at Silent Auction

Eileen called out the winning raffle prizes. She also did the auction for a beautiful item by Sigrid Insull Design.

Domenic Laguedo and Elaine Casale with guests. Dominic later sang at Open Mike

Sofia Fradelis from China at Open Mike singing opera

Afterwards there was an Open Mike and two guests were great! Domenic Laguedo sang “Let Me Try Again” and Sophie Frandelis, an opera singer from China did sing Opera, and she did it beautifully.

Joe Darrow played and Elaine Casale sang “Hava Nagila as guests did some dancing and mingling before leaving the enjoyable event.

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