Tony Bennett and his wife awarded GWU’s highest honor

Aug 11, 2015 1122

By Peggy McGlone

The crowd of arts and university leaders stood up and applauded when Tony Bennett entered the Corcoran atrium, and the smiling singer responded by placing his hand over his heart. As he sat down, his touring partner, Lady Gaga, approached and kissed him on both cheeks while the 100 guests craned their necks to watch.

Music royalty took over the Corcoran on Thursday, when George Washington University awarded President's Medals to Bennett and his wife, arts advocate Susan Benedetto. The couple were celebrated for their significant contributions to arts and arts education.

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