Oklahoma crooner carries the torch for a live TV special.
Oklahoma City’s own female Frank Sinatra, Darla Zuhdi, is preparing for a huge television special, “Darla Z Live from Las Vegas.”
To be shot at her 4 p.m. performance Sept. 22 at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, the special will air multiple times on the syndicated AMGTV network, Dish Online and other national and international broadcast outlets. All told, at least more than 54.2 million viewers will have a shot at seeing the 405’s Wayne Newton-approved crooner in action. Despite the “Live” in the title, it won’t begin airing until November. Zuhdi started her singing career in 2005, opening for none other than Willie Nelson. Her latest CD is “Live in Concert,” recorded with Bob Rozario, her musical director and conductor. A famed jazz pianist in his own right, Rozario’s previous clients include Dick Clark, Bobby Darin and Tony Orlando.
Local songstress of the standards, Darla Zudhi, has announced the Oklahoma premiere of her televised concert from Sin City. “Darla Z Live from Las Vegas” will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, on KSBI-TV 52 (Cox 7, HD 707).
Although the concert was shot Sept. 22, 2011, it aired nationally on cable and satellite networks in January.
Fans will be able to purchase a DVD of the show, as well as a CD soundtrack album. According to the disc’s cover, her lineup features two original tracks among a total of 14, including such classic numbers as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “That’s Life,” “The Shadow of Your Smile” and “This Magic Moment.”