You may know the singer Tony Bennett as one of America’s last great crooners who has touched generations of fans with such romantic ballads as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.” But before he was a lover, he was a fighter, who spent time serving in World War II. The horrors that Bennett witnessed on the battlefield led thi...

On an afternoon in early November, I arrived at Tony Bennett's home on the 15th floor of a high-rise on the southern edge of New York City's Central Park. The sprawling three-bedroom apartment's wall of windows opens on a heart-stopping view of the park and floods the rooms with a steady north light — “a painter's dream,” as Bennett once said — whi...

Singer Tony Bennett, 94, has encouraged people to shop in their local corner stores, marking Small Business Saturday. "Today I encourage you all to #ShopSmall!," he tweeted at the weekend. "When my family first immigrated to America, they owned a small grocery store in New York. They taught me the value of supporting small businesses, and today I h...

Leave it to one of the world’s greatest entertainers, Tony Bennett, to recognize the power of a kitchen sing-along. With clubs, theatres and bars closed for large gatherings, the pleasure of a spontaneous dance party in the kitchen can brighten any meal. On Friday, the singer shared a Spotify playlist and an inspirational video called “Italian Cook...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will be presented with NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science live during the G...

Nine decades. 70 albums. Nearly two dozen Grammy Awards. To say that the career of vocalist Tony Bennett doesn’t rank among the most significant in the history of recorded music might be the understatement of not just one – but two - centuries. But who knew that Bennett's also a World War II veteran who recorded his first hit song decades before mo...

Want something fabulous to play during Christmas dinner? Here’s a wonderful “Yule Log” video from Tony Bennett featuring many amazing holiday classics accompanied by delightful animation. Bennett’s original artwork is the imagery for the yule log animation from a painting titled,“Home Is Where The Heart Is,” which he initially created for the Ameri...

If Tony Bennett ran his own Instagram, his bio might read "musician, painter, writer, content creator," alongside "NYC -> California" and the microphone, piano and jazz hands emojis. At 93, the show biz legend is what we today call a multi-hyphenate. On top of 19 Grammys, two Emmys and a dozen books, Bennett has been quietly and successfully painti...

Tony Bennett has been one of the most recognizable names (and voices) in American music for nearly seven legendary decades crooning beloved jazz favorites like “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “I Wanna Be Around” and “The Good Life.” With numerous awards to his credit celebrating his impressive music career (including 19 Grammys, a Grammy Lifeti...