Tony Bennett

Greatly Appreciated

Tony Bennett  (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3, 1926) is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz.  He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions.  He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.  He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings.  In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.  Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his reach to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact.  He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.  (More from Wikipedia)

Over her career, k.d. lang has collaborated with many prominent musicians from Roy Orbison, to Dwight Yoakam, to Tony Bennett, to fellow Canadian artist Anne Murray.  She first came to prominence during a performance at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary; in 2010k.d. lang performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver


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