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Robert Wagner, Gary Mule Deer, Tom Dreesen, Dick Van Dyke, The Gatlin Brothers, Elke Sommer, Peter Marshall, Jerry Vale, Joey English, and Dena Martin are just some of the additional celebrities at the Sinatra.

Know as "Frank's Little Party in the Desert", golf tournament benefits the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, which provides counseling for victims of physical, sexual, and emotional child abuse.  No child is turned away regardless of the ability to pay of the family.

Crystal Gale performed with the Desert Symphony at the McCallum Theatre Thursday evening.  She wowed the packed house with some of her hit songs including "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" which garnered her a Grammy Award as the best female country vocal performance in 1978.

























The Desert Symphony at the McCallum had people dancing in the isles to the music of the 50's rock era.


























The Desert Symphony Holiday Spectacular was spectacular at the McCallum Theatre this evening, under the direction of Conductor, Thomas E. Hartley.

A highlight of the evening was the dramatic reading of T'was the Night Before Christmas by actress Ruta Lee.

Nine year old Umi Garrett stole the show at the McCallum and was presented with a check from the Desert Symphony to help in your continuing musical education.

More pictures from the Desert Symphony click here or on the picture to the right.

Donating Christmas Trees that were auctioned Saturday night, December 5th, included:

Jim McArthur
Frankie Randall
Jerry Vale
Jack Jones
Fred Williams
Andy Williams
Ruta Lee
Keely Smith

Pictures for the Palm Springs News Bureau by Tom Read.

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By Tom and Melinda Read

In July 2017 we lost Mrs. Frank Sinatra who passed away quietly in her Rancho Mirage home.  Barbara was totally dedicated to providing help and assistance to abused children.  She and her late husband, entertainer Frank Sinatra, founded the Barbara Sinatra Chrildren's Center at Eisenhower Medical Center.

Melinda and I will share some pictures and personal memories of this delightful lady, Barbara Sinatra.   So keep checking back as this tribute to Barbara continues.


22nd Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational A Great Success.

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Frankie Randall, Melinda Read, Comedian Norm Crosby and Entertainer Tom Smothers.


Crystal Gayle With The Desert Symphony Wows The McCallum Audience.

Left Nancy Tapick, President of the Desert Symphony, Symphony Sammy, Marilyn Benachowski, Symphony Founder, Crystal Gale, and Symphony Music Director and Conductor, Thomas E. Hartley.

Crystal Gale with Entertainer Frankie Randall who will be headlining at the McCallum next Wednesday.

The Desert Symphony Has the McCallum Swinging In A Tribute To The Fabulous 50's.

The early rock era was relived Thursday night with (L) Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens, John Mueller as Buddy Holly, Nancy Tapic, President of the Desert Symphony, and Jay Richardson, Jr. portraying his Dad, the Big Bopper

Ray Anthony as Buddy Holly on state with the Desert Symphony

The Desert Symphony Holiday Spectacular
by Tom Read

Desert Symphony Conductor, Thomas E. Hartley, nine year old guest pianist Umi Garrett and Symphony founder, Marilyn Benachowski.


Christmas Trees donated by celebrities were auctioned this evening to raise money for Gloria Greer's ACTS For MS.

Melinda Read, popular celebrity TV hostess, next to the Christmas Tree named for her Italian dog, Francuzzo.

Recording artist Frankie Randall, (R) with William Asher who directed the popular television series Bewitched.   Frankie Randall recorded the title song from the show.

Jerry Vale also donated a Christmas Tree and attended the event with his wife, Rita.

Actress Ruta Lee pictured by the tree she donated with her tree's designer.

Nancy Tapick, President of the Desert Symphony with the tree donated by the Symphony.

For a Christmas Picture of Andy Williams, click here.

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Andy Williams and Talk of the Desert TV program wish you a very Merry Christmas.


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