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THE LIVING STANDARD
 Concert Series happening in 2021 
 Legendary Songs
 By Legendary Songwriters

The Clif Payne Orchestra
Merging Jazz idiums, R&B,
World Music & Pop

Happening in 2021
 

THE SOUL OF SINATRA  (the art of the duo with Larry Dunlap, piano)
June 9, 2019
Chanticleers Theater, Castro Valley ,CA

Subject: "Soul Of Sinatra" Benefit Concert
Dear Cliff,

I'm sending you my Very Best Wishes for a wildly successful event tonight!  I'll be attending in spirit and cheering you on with every great vocal you offer up for your audience's enjoyment!

I'd like to pass on an anecdote from a conversation that I had the good fortune of sharing with Frank many, many times..... 

We were discussing the gift of being blessed with success and it's "by product".... having an abundance of money.  

Here's a quote from Sinatra : "The benefit of having money is that it enables you to make your life....and the lives of those that you care about, whether they be family, friends or strangers..... happier and easier! We come into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. You'll learn, as I have... that you'll NEVER see a 'BRINKS' truck at a cemetery!! " 

Truer words are hard to come by Cliff..... 

Have a great evening and please raise a glass on my behalf, to your attendee's  for their generosity! 

Best regards, 

Tony "O." Oppedisano 
Personal Manager to Frank Sinatra
 

Summer 2020 Black Men In Leadership special edition issue of THE HUB Magazine. Clif is on pages 22-23. 
Celebrating the achievements of African Americans while informing and uplifting Black families to succeed in life. Pleshette Robertson, Founder/Chief Editor at Sac Cultural Hub 

 

 

 

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