Unfortunately, as we reached our 40s, our career growth leveled out. Ros Altmann, who found that women’s careers tend to grind to a halt in their mid-40s.
Mac Farlane helped helm “Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert” celebrating Sinatra’s 100th birthday last December.
The article also points out that we got off to a fast start with our careers.
In our 20s and 30s, most of us experienced significant growth in our income as we developed our skills and switched companies.
“I have always been interested in the music of the ’40s, starting there, and it seems a lost art form in many ways,” Mac Farlane says.
“Music really grew out of the ’40s to the jazz of the 1950s and early ’60s, and it really opened up, to me, mid-’50s with Sinatra and Davis and what they brought to Las Vegas, and also singers like Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee.
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“I have this image of you as a kid reading a Mad magazine while listening to ‘Sinatra at the Sands,’ ” I say to Mac Farlane during a recent phone conversation. The night is designed to take the audience on a musical trek back to post-World War II show bands through the jazz and big bands and superstars who descended on Las Vegas soon after.