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Bill RonaynePerson was signed in when posted
04:33 PM ET (US)
Here you go Chris:

Mario Lanza Society of NY Luncheon

Saturday, March 2, 2019 1pm-4pm
Patsy's Restaurant
236 W 56th St
New York City

Performances by Daniel Rich, baritone and David Maiullo accompanist. Mr. Rich is the 2018 first place winner in the Mario Lanza Scholarship Auditions in Philly.
Special video presentation by Lou Barrella
Recordings of Mario Lanza in Italian song and recordings from the career for Elaine Malbin.

3 course lunch with a cash bar. 50/50 raffle.

$85 per person nonmembers and $75 per person members.

Those wishing to attend should contact me at wjronayne@optonline.net.

Best, Bill
Edited 02-22-2019 04:36 PM
Dennis1Person was signed in when posted
04:28 PM ET (US)
No problem signing in again. However, my computer gives me the option of saving my password so I don't have to enter it each time. That I did...and now I don't remember my password. Hopefully I will never have to use it again to sign in.
Chris JohnsPerson was signed in when posted
11:15 AM ET (US)
Bill, can you please post/repost the information on the Lanza lunch on March 2nd at Patsy’s. Thanks
Bill RonaynePerson was signed in when posted
09:54 AM ET (US)
No problem posting.

We're doing another fundraiser for the Mario Lanza Museum renovation project which is a little more than half done as of the last time I was in Philly. Here are the details:

Mario Lanza Museum Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Victor Café
1303 Dickinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Entertainment by the Singing Waitstaff

50/50 Raffle

Admission price: $65 per person with a cash bar.

For information and to receive the invitation e-mail info@mariolanzainstitute.org. Invitations can also be downloaded from the web site listed below.

***** Kindly RSVP by March 9, 2019. *****

No refunds or credits. No exceptions.

Parking available through valet service or on the street.

If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation, you can do so online at https://www.mariolanzainstitute.org or
by making a check out to Mario Lanza Institute and mailing to the following address:

Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Best, Bill
Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
03:42 AM ET (US)
I am not having any problem posting - so far. Ciao.
David WeaverPerson was signed in when posted
08:53 PM ET (US)
Apparently a number of folks are having difficulty signing in . . . or registering . . . or once they do successfully register and then go back to sign-in, they're told either their password is invalid or being used by another poster.

Here's the bad news, folks: I have no clue whatever as to why this is happening. And I am unable to find out from QuickTopic the reason why this is happening. Or why some people seem to be having great difficulty, while others have no difficulty at all.

Again, the problem is not reading the forum - you don't need to sign-in to do that - it's being able to post.

So if you're having trouble posting, please email me: dweaver_52@hotmail.com.
Edited 02-21-2019 09:02 PM
Vincent RicciardiPerson was signed in when posted
03:01 PM ET (US)

There was a nice tribute post put up on YouTube about Frank. It's a nice watch.


Frank was a great guy. He always made me feel like a little brother. He had the best voice in the Italian Tenor circuit and had a heart even bigger than his voice. As a young tenor new to the scene, and an avid Mario Lanza fan myself, he often called me offering words of advice and encouragement. We’ll all miss his humor, his caring nature, and one of the best voices many of us have ever heard or had the pleasure of singing with.
David WeaverPerson was signed in when posted
02:05 PM ET (US)
Details re Frank Tenaglia's funeral are still pending, but I can tell you its Monti Rago Funeral Home in Philadelphia that is handling the arrangements:


At that link, you will be able to see details once they're posted. You can also leave a tribute on the Memory Wall or send flowers.

As you can see from the site, Frank just turned 54 on January 22.
Edited 02-20-2019 02:06 PM
Dennis1Person was signed in when posted
02:22 AM ET (US)
Once Frank was featured on this forum years ago, I set about finding and listening to everything Frank had on YouTube. What hours of enjoyment I had as I listened over and over across the years. Probably the one I listened to the most was the duet from Pearl Fishers that he sang with his brother (also a remarkable talent). I was excited for him when it seemed opportunities were opening up here or in Europe. I wonder if any of them panned out. I will certainly miss this talented giant and am saddened that no new music will come from him. And I especially enjoyed his celebration of Lanza and singing Lanza favorites in humility. Are there any more "Frank Tenaglia's" coming along? I hope so. But he will be irreplaceable as a person. Rest in Peace, Frank.
Martino1Person was signed in when posted
05:36 AM ET (US)
Sad news indeed. Condolences to Frank's family and his many friends and fans.
Chris JohnsPerson was signed in when posted
03:29 AM ET (US)
OMG, I’m so sad to hear this horrible news. Such a beautiful man and great talent. Rest In Peace Frank and my God Bless his family 🙏💔
Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
02:47 AM ET (US)
I am very sad to learn of the death of the wonderful Frank Tenaglia. How old was he?? Please find and post his obit. Probably in the Philadelphia newspaper. He does not have a page in Wikipedia. Rest in Peace, dear Frank. You will not be forgotten. Ciao.
David WeaverPerson was signed in when posted
02:19 PM ET (US)
Some of you may have already heard this sad news, but Frank Tenaglia died yesterday in Florida. He had been vacationing in the Keys since Friday with his wife Cathy. He suddenly took ill Sunday afternoon, and by the time the rescue squad arrived in response to Cathy's call, Frank was unconscious. He died a short time later.

As most of you know, Frank was a great talent, with a splendid tenor voice. And his idol was Mario Lanza. Frank appeared in many Lanza tributes, including two with the Philly Pops - conductor Peter Nero was a great fan and promoter of Frank's.

Frank had health challenges from the time he was a small boy, and in many ways it was a miracle - for which Frank gave the credit to Padre Pio - that Frank survived to adulthood.

His wonderful voice and personality will be missed, but long remembered. Our condolences to Cathy and all of Frank's family, and to his closest friend, mentor, manager, and champion, John Durso.

There are many splendid recordings and videos of Frank on YouTube, and here is one of my personal favorites.

Edited 02-18-2019 03:33 PM
Jytte MPerson was signed in when posted
11:17 AM ET (US)
So Happy to see this forum up and running again. Have been here for over 20 years under the name Brian Harrison in Birmingham England.
Dennis1Person was signed in when posted
08:52 PM ET (US)
Ah, what a relief to not be flooded with trolls, although I did hate to part with my old name after a decade. What a shame that society wouldn't accept a woman composer, despite the entrancement and quality of a song like "Because". The song is certainly declining in popularity in today's world, but it was popular for decades. I last heard it sung at a wedding in the '60s. Reminds me of some of the prejudices against Lanza and his voice because he didn't go through the proper hoops to establish his classical operatic chops.
Len (UK)Person was signed in when posted
10:36 AM ET (US)
Our company choir will be celebrating International Women’s Day (8th March) by performing music composed by women. I have provided the sheet music of ‘Because’ which was published under the name of Guy d’Hardelot as composer.

The composer was born Helen Guy in the family home which was Chateau d’Hardelot in France. She was Anglo-French and it seems that back in 1902 neither society was accepting of lady composers; hence the male pseudonym. There is more detail at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_d%27Hardelot

Anything to promote music associated with Lanza!
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