This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on August 16, 2019 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio
Stand-up comedian and actor Tom Dreesen -- a born and bred native of Harvey, Illinois -- is celebrating his 50th Anniversary this year in show business. He is coming home once again to share stories and memories as only he can about Frank Sinatra, arguably the greatest entertainer and vocalist of the 20th Century.
"An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra" will play for one night only at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso this Saturday. The 7pm performance benefits the Memorial Opera House Foundation, which maintains the venerable and historic venue built in 1893.
A new book by Dreesen is due next Spring via Simon & Schuster. The entertainer is optimistic a film is coming based on his early career with actor/comedian Tim Reid, about them being first black and white comedy team in American history.
TOM DREESEN performs his An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra" on Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00pm at The Memorial Opera House, located at 104 E. Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso, IN. Keep up at: www.tomdreesen.com.