Ticket giveaway: Oscar-winner Celeste Holm and opera singer Frank Basile

February 18, 2011
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You may know the name Frank Basile as one of the city's leading arts philanthropists and/or as a travel columnist for IBJ.

But folks in the opera world know a different Frank Basile as a bass-baritone who has appeared with The Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, Sarasota Opera and more.

On Feb. 24, the Indianapolis Opera will be bringing those two men together for "Basile at Basile," an evening of music and film presented at the Basile Opera Center at 4011 N. Pennsylvania St.

What's the film element?

Well, Basile (the singer) is married to Oscar-winner Celeste Holm ("Gentleman's Agreement," "All About Eve" etc.), who will be presented with the Career Achievement Award by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.

Want to be part of the event? I've got a pair of tickets to give away for the evening. It begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6, the concert and tribute at 7:30, and a reception afterward.

To win, just enter below naming your favorite talented couple. I'll pick one winner at random.

Want to just go ahead and buy tickets? You can find more information here. To read Indy Frank Basile's account of meeting his namesake, click here.

Good luck.

  • Ma and Pa Kettle
    Not high minded, but Ma n' Pa Kettle are the bebest!
  • Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr
    I loved Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in "An Affair to Remember." They had great chemistry, timing and wit in their dialogue.
  • Costello and Krall
    Husband and wife Elvis Costello and Diana Krall are my favorites and are very talented couple, both as composers and as performers.
  • Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot
    Well, they are a kind of couple.
  • Favorite Couple
    Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, of course!
  • Favorite Couple
    Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman
  • favorite couple
    Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier
  • Ohhhh Ricky!
    Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz!
  • Cleo Laine & John Dankworth
    No two people could ever weave together the human voice and the saxophone like this talented musical couple from Great Britain.
  • Cocoon
    Jessica Tandy & Hume Cronyn! I was going to say Joanne and Paul, but somebody else already did. Jessica and Hume were another one of the neatest Hollywood couples with great longevity.
  • Captain, my captain
    Captain and Maria vonTrapp
  • Bogey & Bacall!!
    can't be topped...
  • Famous Couple
    Doris Day and Rock Hudson..nothing better than to sit on Saturday and watch their movies one after another...they were great together..
  • desi & lucy
    many delightful hours we have enjoyed.
  • Great singers
    Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme
  • Favorite couple
    John Lennon and Oko
  • Comedic Genius
    Well, I was going to say Frank and Katrina, but thought that might be brown-nosing it a bit much! I'll go with Harvey Korman and Tim Conway - they never cease to make me laugh!!
  • Lucy, you have some 'splainin to do
    Lucy Ball and Desi Arnez
  • Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence
    Two beautiful voices... two tremendous stage & screen talents! Can you imagine what hearing them singing in the shower would have been like at their house?
  • Hottest couple ever
    Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers were by far the most talented couple ever on the dance floor. They had it look effortless!
  • Oldie but Goodie
    Rosemary Clooney & Jose Ferrer
  • Doesn't get better than this ...
    Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.
  • talented couple
    Diana Ross & Barry Gordy
  • the ricardos
    Desi Arnaz and Lucile Ball
  • Fav couple
    Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward

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