Frank Stallone guests stars at Music in the Park Memorial Day 2012

Published: Thursday, May 31st, 2012



Actors Reporter with Big Band leader Horace Heidt as his Foundation presents “Music in the Park,” a Celebration of Memorial Day, with special guest singers Frank Stallone, Doug Swander, Kae Butterfield, and Pat Walmisley.









The highlight of the celebration was guest star Frank Stallone Jr., singing star, songwriter, and actor in over 60 movies). Frank mesmerized the large crowd with both acoustic numbers and performances with the Horace Heidt All Star Band. Particularly engaging was Frank Stallone’s “This Land is Your Land.”

Frank Stallone entertained the crowd










In addition to wonderful entertainment, old and young joined in the dance contest for outstanding prizes from great sponsors, with 3 outstanding dance contest judges: Ruta Lee (star of dance, stage, and screen) choreographer Ramon del Barrio, and producer Joe Cornell.

Ruta Lee MC'd the Dance Contest










Mobile version – Part 1

In part 1, enjoy Singer, songwriter actor Frank Stallone, actor and Rabbi-in-training Stephen Macht, Reverend Zackary Kintner, star of dance, stage, and screen Ruta Lee, singer Doug Swander, Annie Nelson founder of the American Soldiers Network, Horace Heidt, and actor, comedian, theatrical agent Marty Ingels and singer actress Shirley Jones.

Singer Doug Swander











Talented crooner Doug Swander

Mobile version – Part 2

In part 2, continue with Frank Stallone, Congressman Howard Berman, Doug Swander, Councilman Tom Labonge, writer Barbara Brighton, film-maker Dave Alspach, actor Jimmy Gambina and World War II Veterans Joseph Pietrofonte and Harold J. Jay.
Memorial Day Weekend this concert celebrates the American Men and Women who have served here and abroad to preserve our freedoms here at home.












Horace Heidt big band members included drummer Johnny Vana (Glenn Miller, Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey), trumpet specialist Walt Johnson, and saxophonist, Greg Degler
Celebrating the bravery and patriotism of America’s Armed Forces has been a family tradition for decades by the Horace Heidt Big Band family. Thank you Horace for a festive but thoughtful Memorial Day Celebration.

Councilman Tom LaBonge with Joseph Pietrofonte

Congressman Howard Berman and Band Leader Horace Heidt


Sponsors of Music in the Park included Humphrey Yogurt, Casa Vega restaurant, The Stinking Rose restaurant in Beverly Hills, and restaurant Café Cordiale.
Special thank you to American Legion Post 193 and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, and to the entire staff at the Horace Heidt Estates.
For more information on Horace Heidt Estates please visit Horace Heidt Estates

Frank Stallone Jr awarded


Hope you had a thoughtful Memorial Day.

Marty Ingels, Shirley Jones, and Frank Stallone


G-d Bless America!










Photos by John Michael Ferrari Images By Ferrari


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2 Responses to “Frank Stallone guests stars at Music in the Park Memorial Day 2012”

  1. wahoo says:

    Great work Frank Stallone!! I love your patriotism. It was so nice to meet you at the Prism Awards this year in LA. Keep up the great work! Marlene

  2. grisolia says:

    Hi Frank! Congratulations on your award! You will remember my face when you go to the websites! Please drop me a line at or

    Bill Grisolia

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