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Title Program: Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contest 2015, Thurs., June 11, 2015. Signed by all performers present.
Object Name Program
Catalog Number 2015.002.0010
Collection Hoboken Parades & Events Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contest 2015, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Signed by all performers present.

Single folio, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" high, [4] pp.; signed in ink by 15 of the 17 scheduled contestants (the 15 signers performed; the two without signatures were not present) on their biographies found on pp [2-3]

Event location not stated on printed item. It was to be held in the outdoor amphitheater at Frank Sinatra Memorial Park, but due to a chance of rain, it was moved to DeBaun Auditorium on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus.

See notes for list of contestants (winners noted from June 14, 2015 news article - see related) and other text
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Notes Archives 2015.002.0010


[page 1]

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken
proudly present the 9th Annual

Hoboken Sinatra Idol
Contest 2015

Thurs. June 11, 2015 • 6:30 pm

Featuring MC/Host: Gary Simpsinatra

Prizes awarded to the best Sinatra Style Singers

Admission is free

201-420-2207 •


[pages 2-3]

Contestants for the 9th Annual Sinatra Idol Contest 2015

[s = signed on program; note that the two unsigned were performers not present; biographies not transcribed]

Rory "Hawkeye" Aylward, Astoria, NY (s)

Pete Cannella, Barrington, NJ

[third place winner] George N. Chartofillis, Newark, NJ (s)

Chris Corbin, North Plainfield, NJ (s)

[first place winner] Tony Corrao, Marlboro, NJ (s)

Tommy Delcorio, NJ (s)

Joe DeSarle, Staten Island, NJ (s)

Alan Gordon (Sunrise, FL) (s)

Doug Lubushkin, Genoa, NJ (s)

Louis Porecca (Lou the Shoe), Philadelphia, PA (s)

Andrew Poretz, New York, NY (s)

[second place winner] Marcqiese Rainey, Vocalist, Teacher and Street
Performer (s)

Joe Settiner (Danny Satin), Staten Island, NY (s)

Charles Stayduhar, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA (s)

William Talarico, Parma Hts, OH

Rick Valiant, Burhaby, BC, Canada (s)

Joseph Vozzella, Bayonne, NJ (s)


[page 4]

Judges & Scorekeeper

Mayor Dawn Zimmer

Bob Foster, Director of the Hoboken Historical Museum

Bill LaRosa, Director, Hudson County Cultural Affairs & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development

Diana London, Artistic Director/Producer of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble, the longest running community theatre company in Hoboken.

Dale Monaco, Sinatra's second cousin. Born & raised in Hoboken.

Barbara Simon, Owner of the BH Simon Singing Studio. Finalist for HCC Business Awards - Education Provider. Author of Singing - Body and Soul

Scorekeeper: Karen Nason, Owner, Hoboken, Hot House, 200 Monroe St.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Astra Health Centers, Urgent Care
Muller Insurance

Prizes & additional support provided by:

Arthur’s Tavern • Blue Eyes Restaurant Body Balance Massage & Skincare Spa Carp Diem Pub & Restaurant • Dino & Harry’s Giorgio’s Italian & French Pastry Shop • Empire Coffee & Tea Co.

Hoboken Cigars • Hudson Tavern Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches • Lepore’s Chocolates The Madison Bar & Grill • Massage Envy Spa • Maxwell’s Tavern Mr. L Hair Creations • Onieals • Sedona Hand Gallery Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. • Stan’s Sports Center Starbucks • Teak on the Hudson • Tunes V’s Barbershop • W. Kodak Jewelers
Date 2015
Year Range from 2015
Year Range to 2015
Search Terms Frank Sinatra
DeBaun Auditorium (Stevens Hall)
Fifth St.
Frank Sinatra Memorial Park
Caption cover, pg [1]
Imagefile 354\20150020010.TIF
Classification Festivals
Cultural Activities