Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military

Frank Miltiary the legendary music publisher whose imprint was on many of the hit songs over the last 45 years was memorialized by his son at the Friars Club yesterday. It was an emotional afternoon as many of the icons of the music world attended.

Tony Bennett, a close friend of Frank spoke and sang "Smile" to the many family and friends in attendance. Byron Janis another friend of Mr. Military elegantly recalled Frank and played the well worn Friars spinet piano in the Milton Berle Room.

Frank Military was associated with Frank Sinatra for over 40 years and was also closely involved with composers and lyricists such as Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Cy Coleman, Richard Rodgers, Burton Lane, Alan J. Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, E.Y. Harburg, Carol Bayer Sager and Jimmy Webb. Military had previously been presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Friars Club.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Frank Military Jr.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Tony Bennett

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Tony Bennett

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Byron Janis

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Byron Janis

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Byron Janis

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Frank Military Jr.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Milton Berle Room

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Mike Renzi & Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
James Naughton & Alan Bergman

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
LL Cool J

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Alan Bergman & John Oddo

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Billy Stritch, Alan Bergman, John Oddo, Mike Renzi

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
CHuck Granata, James Naughton, John Oddo, Tom Postilio

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Frank MIlitary & Frank Sinatra

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com


 
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