Sunday, May 28, 2017

Danny G's SPECIAL Memorial Day Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Think About Me"

Welcome back, pals & Happy Memorial Day to all!
SO SO happy to be here!

Well mi amici...It's that special time of year when we take a look back.
Back at ALL those who have come & gone.

Those who have touched our lives in the MOST special ways & have sacrificed to make our world a better place.

I thinks its only appropriate, ol' pals o' mine, to dedicate this week's Serenade to them.

 Now pallies...I can only speak for myself...but I can't thinks of many people who have helped me through life's ups & much as our mostest faithful of friends, Dino!

He's been there with me to share the great great times...& he's helped me through those blue blue days, as well.

"Think About Me" is just 'nother gift from our "ever present" pal...remindin' us...that no matter what this crazy life hands us...we have a WON DER FUL eternity waitin' for us all!

That's what I thinks it's tellin' us anyways, pallies. we go! 

Let's get this great great tune rollin'...with a happy thought in mind!

I'm picturin' this eternity to be filled with friends & family...yummy drinks flowin'...& our bestest pal Dean playin' a nightly show at the Sands!

Ahhh now THAT'S my kinda eternity! Haha!!

 Happy Memorial Day, pals!


Think about me whenever you're lonely
Think about me whenever you're blue
Think about me when you have heartaches
Think about me thinking bout you
In the evening when the sun sets and blue shadows fall
All through the starry night till another day calls
I'll be a waitin' for eternity waitin' for you to return to me
(Think about me) when you have heartaches
(Think about me) thinking bout you
(Think about me)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dean developed his on screen persona and carefully crafted his ‘menefreghista’ attitude, always appearing on screen and stage smoking and with a drink never far from his hand.

Hey pallies, likes today we stop in at 'nother new-to-ilovedinomartin blog havin' been sent there by our great pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog search.  We are perfectly pleased to make the acquaintance of a pallie who nicknames  himself "Toeslayer dot"....likes pallies we figure there's gotta be a stunnin' story behind that tag.  Since the blog is titled "Cameron K's Blog, we're guessin' that our host in a dude tagged Cameron.

Cameron's mighty mission statement includes these words, "Collection of short bios represents a lifelong love of popular music and the artists and record companies that made them."  Today we are pleasantly pleased to share Cameron's remarkable reflections on none other then our most most beloved Dino in his post simply tagged "Dean Martin (1917 - 1995)."   Cameron's cleverly crafted posts includes a marvelous mix of pertinent prose with a beautiful bunch of youtube vids thrown in for good measure.

While our host's Dino-prose contains pretty much the standard fare of Dino-details, the time that Cameron has carefully taken to find vital  vid clips to elegantly enhance his written words is mucho appreciated.  It's is always refreshin' to find the terrific, touchin'  TLC that bloggers likes Cameron take. to present the life, times, and teachin' of our Dino.

Likes, we sez our thank you very much to Cameron for doin' his personal part in makin' more and more pallies get to know, love, and honor our Dino...for we just never know who will find their way to this blog and begin fallin' for our one and only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source, per usual, simply clicks on the tag of this particular Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Toeslayer dot

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dean Martin (1917 - 1995)

Dino Crocetti was born in 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio to Italian immigrants. His father was a barber and mother, a good cook. Dino was the second son and the family spoke Italian until he went to school. Consequently Dino was picked on at school and soon learned to fight. He left school as soon as he could and started working in the local steel mills. Dino was a keen boxer (“Kid Crocet.” Pronounced kro-shey), and won almost all of his bouts but the prize money was poor. As he progressed through his early working life, Dino was brought into contact with the mafia underworld and delivered bootleg liquor before working as a croupier in a local speakeasy. He called himself Deno Martini (after the Opera tenor, Nino Martini), he made a lot of club contacts which would come in useful later. His first start came when he sang with the Ernie McKay Orchestra, then in the early 1940s, he joined the Sammy Watkins Band. Now with his boxer’s nose remodeled, he dropped Martini for Martin, and was crooning to the joy of club audiences in New York. The mellow voiced baritone was influenced by Harry Mills of the Mills Brothers and Bing Crosby. He continued to perfect his singing style on the night club circuit until he was eventually drafted into the United States Army. He served stateside for a year (1944-45) but because of a hernia, was classified 4-F, and discharged. By 1946, Dean was back on the club circuit and met Frank Sinatra (Riobomba) and comic Jerry Lewis (Glass Hat Club in New York) among many other up and coming celebrities. He made his first record “Which way did my heart go?” (1946) and had a screen test by MGM, but nothing came from either opportunity.

More by chance than planning he and Jerry Lewis formed an on stage partnership initially dubbed “The Monkey and the Organ Grinder." Their wildly improvisational comedy soon made them a popular club act and in 1949 they had their own radio show. In the same year they made their film debut, My Friend Irma, and a sequel came a year later, My Friend Irma Goes West.

By the early 50s Martin and Lewis were the hottest act in America but both pace and the pressure took its toll. The act broke up in 1956. In 1953, Dean had scored a huge worldwide hit with "That's Amore,” but his critics felt he would amount to nothing with Jerry Lewis.

He won critical acclaim after appearing in the movie, The Young Lions (1958). The same year NBC ran The Dean Martin Show which was broadcast in colour and to complete his hat trick, Dino recorded “Volare” which was a runaway success.

By the mid-'60s, Dean was a top movie, recording, and nightclub attraction. During the sixties Dean was an active member of the Rat Pack. The original Holmby Hills Rat Pack had been started in the 1950s by Humphrey Bogart. Membership included. Pack Master – Frank Sinatra; First Vice President Judy Garland; Den Mother Lauren Bacall Rat in charge of Public Relations Humphrey Bogart; Recording secretary and treasurer Swifty Lazar; Historian Nathaniel Benchley: and Rats - David Niven, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, George Cukor, Michael Romanoff and James Van Heusen. As the decade passed a new set of members including Dean were introduced to the close nit community of celebrities. The 60s Rat Pack featured a line up including: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Contrary to the popular myth the 60s Rat Pack had female participants (Rat Pack Mascots), including Shirley MacLaine, Angie Dickinson, and Juliet Prowse.

The Pack made four films which Dean featured in all four: Ocean's Eleven (1960), Sergeants 3 (1962), 4 for Texas (1963), and Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964).

Throughout the 60s the Rat Pack performed in Las Vegas, Nevada and was instrumental in the rise of Las Vegas as a popular entertainment destination.

In 1965, he launched his weekly NBC comedy-variety series. The loose format of the show prompted comedic, quick-witted improvisation which made the show all the more popular.

Dean developed his on screen persona and carefully crafted his ‘menefreghista’ attitude, always appearing on screen and stage smoking and with a drink never far from his hand.

Privately the man was, of course, quite different from his public persona. His albums continued to sell well throughout the seventies but stopped his studio work in 1974 and only started to record again in 1983. His last starring role was in 1975 and the movie Mr. Ricco. Deno then limited his live performances to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

In 1987 the news of his son’s death completely devastated Dean Martin, who became more and more reclusive. It was widely reported, though never confirmed, that Martin was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1991 but Dean died of respiratory failure on Christmas Day, 1995.

Worth a listen:
Which way did my heart go? (1946)
That's Amore (1953)
Sway (1954)
Young and foolish (1954)
Under the bridges of Paris (1954)
Relax-ay-voo (duet Line Renaud)(1955)
In Napoli (1955)
Immorata (1955)
Memories Are Made Of This (1955)
Return to me (1958)
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Diblu) (1958)
C’est si bon (1962)
Sam’s Song (duet Sammy Davis Jnr) (1962)
Everybody Loves Somebody (1964)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Vino with Dino?

Hey pallies, likes who knew dudes....yesterday was National Wine Day!  Likes we woulda never have known if our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search had not directed us in the Dino-direction of the blog of a restaurant tagged "RESTAURANT SANTA LUCIA," which is located at 1264 Rue Stanley, Montréal, QC H3B 2S7.

The fantastic folks at "RESTAURANT SANTA LUCIA were wonderfully wise in there chose of awesomely accentin' our Dino on this delightful day of huge homagin' the liquid libation from the vine.  Likes as you will note below the eatery Dino-devotion includes a perfect pose of our Dino 'long with the wine related lyrics from our Dino's cool croon, "Memories Are Made Of This."  This is followed by the pallies askin' the powerfully provocative quire, "Vino with Dino?"  And they conclude their Dino-report with a youtube vid of our Dino's sweet singin' of his original release of "Little Old Wine Drinker Me.

Likes, interestin'ly we does remember that our Dino was quoted as sayin' that vino was not his particular drink of choice.  But, likes anywho, we are totally totally thrilled to find the fine folks at "RESTAURANT SANTA LUCIA" usin' the op of pairin' National Wine Day with this deepest of deep devotion to our Dino.  We thank 'em for lovin'ly lift up our one and only Dino in this and doin' their part to create more Dino-delight on the ol' web.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

‘Little Old Wine Drinker Me’ By Dean Martin is the Song Of The Day!

May 25, 2017

Vino with Dino?

Happy National Wine Day!

But after the split, Dean more than held his own--in fact, he probably out-performed his old pal Jer in the long run

Hey pallies, likes it's our proud pleasure to be able to introduce all youse Dino-holics to yet 'nother beautiful blog new-to-ilovedinomartin where our most beloved Dino has been lovin'ly lifted up.  Through the eager efforts of our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog search we takes you to the interestin'ly tagged blog "Pajama Guy" where a bunch of 8 guys from 'round the USA share their personal perspectives on a variety of issues.

In their most recent post dude tagged LAGuy created a post tagged "Team Work" where he accents how a variety of comedy duos who did magic together, eventually split up and how each one did on their own.  While three of the examples are duos from the past 30 years ago or less, LAGuy wisely begins his prose rememberin' the comedy duo of duos, our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis.

Likes, we are perfectly pleased that LAGuy chose to use an incredible image of our Dino starrin' in the blockbuster big screen epic "Airport," where his work garnered our Dino a cool 7 mil.  They sez a picture is worth a thousand words, and this particular pose reminds all us Dino-holics of just how swankly successful our Dino was as an actor on the silver screen.  And, likes LAGuy's terrific thoughts on our Dino speaks of his stunnin' success as "a major movie star, TV star and recording star" followin' his split with Mr. Lewis.

It's 'nother remarkable reminder of just how amazin'ly awesome our main man...and the huge heights he obtained in the wonderful world of entertainment after he made the break with Mr. Jerry Lewis.
We thanks Mr. LAGuy for sharin' this delightful Dino-truth with his readership and surely helpin' more and more pallies grow in there lastin' love of our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original source, and to read 'bout the other comedy duos he shares, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Team Work

When show biz duos break up, they often claim they're still friends.  Still, don't they keep score to see who's doing better?

One of the biggest breakups ever was Martin and Lewis, who ruled show biz from 1946 to 1956.  Jerry Lewis was generally considered the big talent, while Dean Martin a decent straight man and singer.  But after the split, Dean more than held his own--in fact, he probably out-performed his old pal Jer in the long run, becoming a major movie star, TV star and recording star, still on top after Jerry's film career had petered out. (Though Lewis did do everything on his films--acting, writing, directing--creating something that was unique.)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dean Martin made a stellar career as an amiable drunk.

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-delight was sent our direction from our pallies at google Dino-'lerts and was also forwarded to us by our Dino-bro Danny-o, who we absolutely appreciate for makin' certain that we didn't miss out on this greatest of great Dino-find.  So today we visit with a new-to-ilovedinomartin-blog site tagged ""  Likes, we gotta 'fess up that weain't too surprised to find our most beloved Dino bein' lifted up at this liquid libation pad, as our Dino made quite the remarkable reputation for himself as a drinker.

In what must be a series of posts tagged, "FAMOUS WHISKY DRINKERS,"  scriber Mr. Iain Russell had done himself proud in his remarkable reflection simply tagged "DEAN MARTIN."  Checkin' into Russell's bio, we learn that he "has been researching and writing about the history of Scotch whisky brands and distilleries since 1989."  Iain has scribed wonderfully wise words on our Dino and his notoriety as a drinker's drinker.  This awesome article included a marvelous mix of pixs 'n prose with a vintage vid  from youtube of our Dino's first episode of the Dino-show.

Likes the swank sentence that we chose to tag this post is our fav thought and sez it all pallies, " Dean Martin made a stellar career as an amiable drunk."  Pretty much the tenor of thoughts expressed by Mr. Russell point to what many others have concluded over the years, our Dino likes his booze, but not to excess......though we would note that we have shared a good 'mount of Dino-prose here in the past notin' that after the tragic death of his beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr., Dino became a heaver drinker.

We swankly salute Mr. Iain Russell for his potent post accentin' our drinker Dino and helpin' many more to learn more 'bout our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-presentation.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

16 May 2017 by Iain Russell

 Part of Frank Sinatra’s famous ‘Rat Pack’, Dean Martin made a name for himself as a loveable ‘drunk’. Whether on stage in Las Vegas or on the big screen in numerous films, the singer and actor was seldom seen without a Scotch in hand. Iain Russell reports.

Dean Martin

 Dean Martin: Playing gun-toting Canliss in the 1960s TV series Rawhide with Laura Devon as his wife

Dean Martin made a stellar career as an amiable drunk. During the 1950s and 1960s he seldom appeared on stage, or on television, without a glass of Scotch in his hand; with a glassy stare and slurring his speech, he jokily missed his cues and forgot lyrics of his songs. The ‘drunky’ act was just that – an act – but the great entertainer did enjoy a drink. And one brand is forever associated with his name: J&B Rare.

Dino Crocetti (1917-95) was born in Ohio, the second son of Italian-American parents. He performed poorly at school, which he left at the age of 14, and became briefly a boxer and a small-time bootlegger. He found more lucrative employment as a casino croupier and card dealer, and began to perform in clubs as a singer – firstly as Dino Martino, and then as the less Italian-sounding Dean Martin after the outbreak of the Second World War.

Martin performed in the style of the great crooner Bing Crosby, but was only moderately successful. Then, in 1946, he met a manic young comedian, Jerry Lewis. They developed a double act that became wildly popular in nightclubs and in 16 hit movies. After they split acrimoniously in 1956, Martin became successful as a serious actor in films such as Some Came Running and Rio Grande.

It was during the 1950s that Martin’s career as a singer took off, with hits such as That’s Amore and Memories Are Made of This. He honed his ‘drunky’ persona while remodelling his solo act at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. There, he became a leading light in The Clan, Frank Sinatra’s gang of entertainers (sometimes known as the Rat Pack), which also included Sammy Davis Jr, actor Peter Lawford and comedian Joey Bishop. The Clan’s performances on stage in Las Vegas are the stuff of legend, as are the tales of their drinking and carousing into the small hours.

There’s no doubt that Martin’s preferred tipple was Scotch. Herman Hover, proprietor of Ciro’s nightclub in Los Angeles during the late 1940s, remembered that he ‘never drank that much. Black & White mostly. Haig & Haig’. Around the time that he joined The Clan, however, he dropped these long-established mainstream brands for the altogether more fashionable J&B Rare.

Dean Martin

The Rat Pack: On stage with Frank Sinatra (right), Martin (left) usually had a Scotch in hand

J&B Rare had become one of the US’ favourite Scotches during the 1950s, when the country acquired a taste for light-coloured, lightly flavoured whiskies. It became the brand of choice for hep cats and wise guys, usually fixed with ice and soda, and it became a central feature of a Dean Martin performance.

Martin’s nightclub act was legendary. He was introduced with the words: ‘And now, direct from the bar…’ He bounded onto the stage, cheekily ‘stealing’ a large Scotch from one of the stage-side tables en route (it had been planted there beforehand). There was often a bar on the stage, and he would top up his glass from time to time from a bottle of J&B Rare prominently displayed there.

All was not quite as it seemed, however. Martin’s son Ricci recalled: ‘While it was true that Dad drank, the drunky routines were an act. On stage, and later on the set of his TV show, Dad usually had a J&B Scotch and soda he nursed through the performance. It was almost always a weak Scotch and soda. Other times it was just apple juice.’

Martin used the Scotch as a prop – he was prone to slightly slurring his speech anyway, and he could play the tipsy crooner for easy laughs. ‘I don’t drink any more,’ he’d confide in the audience. Long pause... ‘I don’t drink any less either.’

‘Other comedians had used drink as a prop before,’ wrote his biographer Michael Freedland. ‘Dean Martin perfected it – as much as a gap-filler. He knew he could refer to the bottle (if not actually drink from it) any time he forgot a line or a lyric.’

Dean Martin

Film star: Martin played Dude in Rio Bravo in 1959, directed by Howard Hawks

Ricci emphasised that his father was not a great drinker in private either.

‘There are good drinkers and bad, and dad was one of the good. He would be just as calm, loving and funny at home when he had a drink as when he hadn’t… I never saw him drunk in my life.’

Martin’s singing career declined in the 1970s. Nevertheless, his television show, Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, attracted huge audiences, eager to watch some of America’s greatest celebrities jokily mocked and insulted by their peers. And he was still considered one of the all-time greats, ‘The King of Cool’, much imitated by up-and-coming professional singers and, less faithfully, by less gifted amateurs, belting out old hits like Little Old Wine Drinker Me after a glass or two at home, or in the pub.

The death of his son Dino in an air crash in 1987 left Martin suffering from depression. He abandoned a tour with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr after only a few dates the following year. As part of his image as a carefree drunk, Martin had been habitually seen performing with a lit cigarette in hand, and he was indeed a heavy smoker. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1993 and died two years later.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On This Day In Dino-history: May 24, 1974


Hey pallies, likes gots 'nother very very important Dino-date in history to honor this very Dino-day. From the pallies at the historical pad "Famous Daily" comes the reminder that it was on this very day, May 24 in the year of our Dino 1974 that the last episode of the Dean Martin Variety Show was broadcast over the peacock network.

From the pen of Mr. Gary Satanovsky comes the remembrance that after a stunnin' 9 year run, with the very impressive number of 264 episodes aired, the greatest show in all of television history came to a close.   ilovedinomartin appreciates Mr. Gary Satanovsky and the pallies at "Famous Daily" for remindin' all us Dino-holics of this hugely historic day in the life and times of our great man. To view this in it's original format per usual, just clicks on the tag of these Dino-thoughts.

Likes as a little  Dino-bonus, in honor of this 43nd anniverary of the airin' of our most beloved Dino most beloved small screen programme, we are goin' to share a trio of youtube vid clips of some of our most fav fav moments.....two featurin' "concerts" of our Dino with the Golddiggers, and that marvelous medley featurin' our Dino and Mr. Sammy Davis Jr.   Keeps lovin' our Dino!  Dino-honorin', DMP

Last episode of Dean Martin show

by Gary Satanovsky on May 24, 2012

Dean Martin’s early performances were decent but not great, his crooner style singing unable to escape the shadows of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. So Martin decided to turn to comedy. His first show, teaming up with a young comic, Jerry Lewis, ran through a series of completely improvised routines. Some were vaudeville classics, some taken out of thin air, and all had the audience howling in laughter. Martin made a name for himself with Lewis, but always thought of himself as a solo actor, and parlayed his considerable fame into a fruitful career in television.

On this day, May 24, 1974, after a nine-year and 264-episode run the hugely popular Dean Martin Show broadcast its last episode.

Of all the acts hosted by Dean Martin, perhaps the most enduring was of the singing and dancing troupe The Goldiggers. Martin’s show was their first television appearance, and he liked them well enough to work their routines into this Vegas stage acts and give them his television spot during his the summer recess months. The Goldiggers were one of the acts that appeared on his last episode, paying their respects to the man that got them into showbusiness.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It was January 27th, 1961, and Frank, Sammy and Dean were at Carnegie Hall in New York

Hey pallies, likes as a little followup post to sharin' earlier today 'bout risin' star on the musical scene, Miss Francesca Capetta, hugely homagin' our one and only Dino with a July 12 concert at  Carnegie Hall in celebration of our Dino's birthday centennial, we felt led to share blog post that helped us research our Dino's own appearance at the Hall in January of 1961.

Likes from the blog "The Rat Pack Blog" comes their May 31, 2010 post, "a classic rat pack photo" that gives all the facts and figures of how our most beloved Dino and his most beloved Rat Pack pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. appeared with other entertainers at Carnegie Hall
for a benefit performance in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is an incredibly informative post that gives delightful details 'bout the how and why of the event and we are thrilled to add to our and your Dino-knowledge with it.  We had seen the "classic rat pack photo" tons and tons of times before, but we don't ever remember knowin' the swank story behind it..or that there was yet 'nother version of the powerful pose shared at the end of the post.

We thanks the pallies at "The Rat Pack Blog" for this extraordinary entry helpin' us grow even deeper in our Dino-devotion.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

a classic rat pack photo

 It’s one of the most widely seen images of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., and it’s been reproduced as an art poster and even embellished by artists with colors and additional imagery.

Here’s the where, when and why of the photograph.  It was January 27th, 1961, and Frank, Sammy and Dean were at Carnegie Hall in New York for a benefit performance in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sammy was instrumental in getting the Rat Pack involved in the event, which poet Maya Angelou helped organize.  In this famous photo, the Rat Pack members are seen backstage at the historic concert setting.  Today, in addition to seeing the original, you’ll sometimes see this photo re-created by Rat Pack Impersonators to promote a Rat Pack Tribute Show.

Also entertaining at that Carnegie Hall fundraiser were  Tony Bennett and comedians Nipsey Russell and Jan Murray.  In fact, there’s another version of the photo that’s rarely seen, which shows Jan Murray actually seated next to Dean.

Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

Hey pallies, likes news of Dino-centennial celebrations are startin' to come in on the ol' world wide web and we are bettin' that as the days draw nearer and nearer to the date of our Dino's entrance into our world, June 7, we won't have the time and energy to share them all.  So, likes we are gonna have to make some decisions of what to share and what not to share with all youse Dino-holics.

Likes, as you probably are already guessin', today's Dino-devotion is 'bout an upcomin' tribute to our most beloved Dino on this 100 year mark of leavin' his  marvelous mark on this ol' world.  From the blog "Broadway WORLD" comes the wonderful word that a risin' star on the musical scene, Miss Francesca Capetta, whose list of cool credentials are posted below, is hugely homagin' our main man on July 12 at 8 p.m.  And, likes digs this pallies, this Dino-tribute is bein' held in the Big Apple and bein' performed at none other then Carnegie Hall.

We gotta 'fess up that this news made us wanna checks out whether our Dino ever played Carnegie Hall...'cause we couldn't remember, and we found that indeed on January 27, 1961 our Dino 'long with fellow Rat Packers Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. where part of a host of entertainers who partook of  a benefit performance in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

So, we find it 'specially thrillin' to know that Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in particular, will be hostin' this reverent remembrance for our King of cool.  All the details are below, and we are sure that tons of Dino-holics in the NYC area are goin' wanna pilgrimage to iconic palace of grand musical performances to hear our iconic Dino bein' coolly celbrated.  We thanks the pallies at "Broadway WORLD" for gettin' this news out in a timely manner givin' Dino-devotees plenty of time to make plans and provisions,  To checks this out in it's original source, likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

by BWW News Desk May. 18, 2017

Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

 Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

This performance celebrates the 100th birthday of Italian-American entertainer Dean Martin. The show, written and performed by Francesca Capetta, features Tony Award-winner Liliane Montevecchi (Broadway: Nine {Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical}, Grand Hotel {Tony Nomination}, Le Plume de Ma Tante. Irma la Douce, Gigi, Hello Dolly!) and cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan (It's a good day-A tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, On the Air, Since you've asked). Music Director: Ian Herman, Violin: Russell Farhang.

Francesca Capetta is a singer and actress who has appeared in major theaters in New York City, Canada, Italy and China. In the USA she has been spotlighted in "Broadway's Rising Stars" at Town Hall, "Francesca Capetta: An Italian In New York" at Feinstein's/54 Below, "Ziegfeled Midnight Frolic" at the Broadway Liberty Theater. This season Francesca Capetta premiered her solo show "Broadway and Jazz" in Italy for the Humanitarian Organization "Amitié Sans Frontières" with the patronage of the Principality of Monaco, Montecarlo, as well as in Hong Kong where she will be performing on June 2017 for the Italian National Day for the Italian Embassy. Francesca is also the recipient of the "Italian-American Award in the Performing Arts" from Mario Fratti. On stage, she recently appeared in the immersive musical "Bloody Beginning" directed by Cynthia Von Buhler.

Ticket Information Tickets, priced at $35, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

Monday, May 22, 2017

.....but the Dean Martin reference made my day.

Image result for dean martin that's amore

Hey pallies, likes today, we are perfectly pleased to share some Dino-devotion passed on to us by our pallie Miss "Mabel  Ƥιηєѕ," who is 18 years old, lives in Singapore, and is a delightful Deanager havin' been turned on to our Dino last Dino-winter season when she found herself fallin' for our Dino croonin' "Let It Snow."  You can read more of her Dino-delight at this recent ilovedinomartin post that accented her devotion to our main man.

Anywho, recently Miss "Mabel" dropped us some more patter sayin'  "I know this is random, but I found a comic fanart of one of my fav cartoon shows featuring lyrics from 'That's Amore'. It features a pairing I don't like, but the Dean Martin reference made my day."  And, likes, of course, we here at ilovedinomartin are deeply delighted to share her Dino-discovery as we always always appreciative of pallies sharin' their Dino-discoveries.

The cool cartoon accentin' our Dino's croon of "That's Amore" come from a young lady tagged Liz whose tumblr site is tagged "something secret steers us."  We shouts out our thanks to our Deanager "Mabel" for sharin' this Dino-devotion and to Miss Liz who originally posted it.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.  btw pallies, we couldn't resist givin' all youse Dino-holics a little Dino-bonus...a fav youtube clip of our Dino croonin' "That's Amore" live.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

I’ve wanted to make this joke for so long