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May 11, 1994 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
She's still got it. That was the overwhelming consensus of the 800 people who heard Peggy Lee sing at her tribute from Society of Singers on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton. A wheelchair-bound Lee sang two songs, " 'S Wonderful" and "Here's to You" for an appreciative crowd that gave her two enthusiastic standing ovations. With a little help, she stood to acknowledge them.
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May 11, 1994 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
She's still got it. That was the overwhelming consensus of the 800 people who heard Peggy Lee sing at her tribute from Society of Singers on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton. A wheelchair-bound Lee sang two songs, " 'S Wonderful" and "Here's to You" for an appreciative crowd that gave her two enthusiastic standing ovations. With a little help, she stood to acknowledge them.
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NEWS
December 5, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
It was a night, said Ginny Mancini, when singers came together to take care of their own. Did they ever. The Society of Singers paid tribute to Frank Sinatra Monday night at the Beverly Hilton, honoring the Chairman of the Board with its second Ella, a lifetime achievement award named after Fitzgerald, the first recipient. The event was also timed to celebrate Sinatra's 75th birthday on Dec. 12. But the award formalities were done away with early so the real fun--the singing--could begin.
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October 28, 1992 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I know you heard it before, but it works," Dinah Shore said in response to the laughter that greeted her telling of an old joke. It was that sort of an evening: The old jokes still seemed funny, the old melodies still sounded romantic and everyone was happy to admit just how long they'd all known each other. Shore was emcee Friday night as the Society of Singers honored Tony Martin with its third "Ella Lifetime Achievement Award."
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May 1, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Ella Fitzgerald was holding court like a queen, but speaking like an old friend. "I'm feeling pretty good, thank you," she replied to an inquiry about her health (she had open-heart surgery in 1986). "The doctor gave me some therapy, and I go twice a week." Did she have a nice birthday on April 25? "Oh yes. I sat at home, and people sent me flowers. I couldn't get off the phone!" Nor could she escape from fans who huddled around her chair at a reception/photo opportunity that preceded the Society of Singers tribute to the 71-year-old Fitzgerald Friday night at the Beverly Hilton.
NEWS
October 28, 1992 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I know you heard it before, but it works," Dinah Shore said in response to the laughter that greeted her telling of an old joke. It was that sort of an evening: The old jokes still seemed funny, the old melodies still sounded romantic and everyone was happy to admit just how long they'd all known each other. Shore was emcee Friday night as the Society of Singers honored Tony Martin with its third "Ella Lifetime Achievement Award."
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December 5, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"There Will Never Be Another You" was the song Ella Fitzgerald dedicated to Frank Sinatra Monday at the Beverly Hilton, and it was clear that she was speaking for the 1,200 Sinatraphiles who jammed the International Ballroom. As the recipient of the Ella, a lifetime achievement award given by the Society of Singers, Sinatra reminded us that he has transcended his role as a singer; his work has been woven into the fabric of 20th-Century American society.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2006
Society of Singers bestows its Ella Award on Johnny Mathis, who's been in the business for 50 years.
NEWS
June 18, 1996
The family of "First Lady of Song" Ella Fitzgerald has announced that funeral services for her will be private. The family asked, however, that any memorial donations in Fitzgerald's name be made to the Society of Singers, 8242 W. 3rd St., Suite 250, Los Angeles 90043. The Society of Singers was established 10 years ago by Gini Mancini, widow of composer Henry Mancini, to aid needy professional singers.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
Placido Domingo, the artistic director of Los Angeles Opera, will receive the Ella Award from the Society of Singers at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 30. Previous recipients include award namesake Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett.
NEWS
December 5, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
It was a night, said Ginny Mancini, when singers came together to take care of their own. Did they ever. The Society of Singers paid tribute to Frank Sinatra Monday night at the Beverly Hilton, honoring the Chairman of the Board with its second Ella, a lifetime achievement award named after Fitzgerald, the first recipient. The event was also timed to celebrate Sinatra's 75th birthday on Dec. 12. But the award formalities were done away with early so the real fun--the singing--could begin.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"There Will Never Be Another You" was the song Ella Fitzgerald dedicated to Frank Sinatra Monday at the Beverly Hilton, and it was clear that she was speaking for the 1,200 Sinatraphiles who jammed the International Ballroom. As the recipient of the Ella, a lifetime achievement award given by the Society of Singers, Sinatra reminded us that he has transcended his role as a singer; his work has been woven into the fabric of 20th-Century American society.
NEWS
May 1, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Ella Fitzgerald was holding court like a queen, but speaking like an old friend. "I'm feeling pretty good, thank you," she replied to an inquiry about her health (she had open-heart surgery in 1986). "The doctor gave me some therapy, and I go twice a week." Did she have a nice birthday on April 25? "Oh yes. I sat at home, and people sent me flowers. I couldn't get off the phone!" Nor could she escape from fans who huddled around her chair at a reception/photo opportunity that preceded the Society of Singers tribute to the 71-year-old Fitzgerald Friday night at the Beverly Hilton.
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April 28, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG and SHAUNA SNOW and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the the nation's press
A portrait of Ella Fitzgerald by artist Anthony Benedetto--better known as singer Tony Bennett--will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today as part of Fitzgerald's birthday celebration. Fitzgerald, who turned 71 on Tuesday, will keep the original and lithographs will be sold to raise funds for the Society of Singers, which is throwing the birthday party. Clint Eastwood, Pat Boone and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley will attend, Bill Cosby will emcee and Carol Burnett, Manhattan Transfer, the Pointer Sisters, Mel Torme and Dionne Warwick will perform.
NEWS
May 12, 1989
As a young singer and fan of Miss Ella Fitzgerald, and also the youngest member of Society of Singers, I took great delight in attending Fitzgerald's birthday celebration at the Beverly Hilton. I also felt proud to represent a large group of young singers and musicians who deeply appreciate the music of Ella and strive to carry on the great tradition of standards, jazz and nostalgia. Consequently, I was a bit puzzled when I read Jeannine Stein's story ("An Ella Award for All That Jazz," May 1)
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