When Robert Davi sings Sinatra, romance takes a bow
FEBRUARY 1, 2012 -- As soon as Terri Kovac learned that Robert Davi was bringing his Frank Sinatra tribute to The Venetian Las Vegas in February, she said she dashed to the luxurious casino and hotel to secure prime seating for one of the three highly-anticipated shows the famous actor and recording artist is headlining.
Kovac is among a growing number of women across the nation who have long been bewitched by the larger-than-life persona of Davi, a profusely productive Hollywood actor who has become one of the more recognizable entertainers on the planet.
Most of these females are not those femme fatales with underlying intentions to exercise their charm to snare a top celebrity; they are already enjoying a loving and lasting relationship with a devoted mate.
In fact, Kovac said it was her husband's seductive idea to take his wife of 40 years to see in person the icon they have equally revered for the last three decades.
"Robert Davi turns me on because I love a man who can be so versatile going from actor to singer," said Kovac, who resides in Las Vegas.
After completing well over 100 film and television projects, including "Die Hard" and "Licence to Kill," in addition to starring in the TV series "The Profiler," Davi recorded his debut album, titled Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance." Within one month of its well-received release last October, the critically-acclaimed CD ascended onto Billboard magazine's Top 10 charts in the traditional jazz category.
Its popularity spans a broadening age demographic of young adults in pop culture to seniors who relish the perpetual custom of classic music.
"Younger couples have a chance to revisit the legend that was and remains Sinatra's. Older couples are taken back to that time when they were young and in love," said Audrey Lowman, president of Micronova, a company based in Torrance, CA. "When you listen to the lyrics of Sinatra's songs, they mirror so many of our own experiences, happy and sad. His music rekindles the magic."
Music lovers say what makes Davi's interpretation of Sinatra's music incomparable to other performers' varied bodies of creative or artistic work is his sultry elucidation of the lyrics -- an excitingly appealing style that flows smoothly and gracefully from the airwaves into the sequestered quarters of those seeking fanciful elements of evergreen desire.
"[These] love songs are a direct link to the soul," said Kovac, who lists her favorite Sinatra tune as being What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life. "Making love to this type of music is the greatest feeling."
Other devotees attibute their solid attraction to Davi's abundant contributions to stage, screen and music to a sort of magnetic complexity that may be likened to discovering that succulent treat found hidden inside the protective shell of a macadamia.
"[Davi] is that rare combination of 'tough-guy handsome,'" said Rochelle Ward, a fan who lives and works in Anniston, Alabama. "He's an exceptionally gifted actor and singer [who] isn't arrogant. He's sexy and confident."
It is belief in one's powers and abilities that stand to make a difference in how one is viewed and accepted with warmth and affection by the masses.
During this traditional month that is filled with personal and delicate quality, couples have already begun to lean toward the uncultivated effects music can have on their lives, joined by those tender thoughts and subtle actions that serve as efficacious instruments.
"Romance is a spirit that embraces all things you do for and with your mate, whether it's preparing a meal or in a physical touch" said Hollywood actor and rodeo cowboy Garret Davis. "One of the most romantic things anyone has done for me was one time a girlfriend remembered a story I had told her about my never going to the circus as a child. So on my birthday, she treated me to the circus as an adult. It was a great surprise...one of the most romantic things anyone has ever done for me."
Foreign language translator Andréa Pearlstein of New York, New York, agrees that romance represents the goodwill of a relationship.
"[It's] about having a partner who makes you feel like the most special and appreciated person in the world," said Pearlstein. "He'll hug you and hold your hand, even if he's not a hand-holder. His eyes will grow misty when he tells you he loves you. It's you and him against the world, and he'll never let you forget it."
Pamela De Lucia, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, said she was married for nearly 60 years to a strong man who was not shy about revealing the softness of his gentle and compassionate heart. She said her World War II hero and knight in shining armor rocked her world.
"The most romantic thing my Joe did for me was build a backyard skating rink when our three kids were small so I could enjoy my favorite winter sport," said Mrs. De Lucia, who lost her husband to cancer in 2011. "He spent many a cold night filling the rink with water to freeze. He would also cuddle with me, hold my hand when we walked and sit or stand by me whenever he would see that I was alone."
Mrs. De Lucia said Sinatra's music played an integral role in her and her husband's life together. Their song of preference? Strangers In The Night -- something they certainly were not.
On February 14, music devotees in their 20s and 30s will describe how Davi's blended career as an actor and recording artist is now inspiring them to pursue their own diverse endeavors in the competitive entertainment industry.
To purchase tickets to Davi's special tribute to Frank Sinatra February 23, 24 and 25 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, follow this link.