Tony Bennett is truly a renaissance man. He has won 19 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and three Emmys, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a 2005 Kennedy Center Honoree, a 2006 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Humanitarian Award winner, inductee into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, founder...

Tony Bennett returns to Worcester for a sold-out show at Hanover Theatre Saturday, April 8. Having recently turned 90, he will keep a slow pace and deliver an abbreviated performance. Not. The singer, whose career spans some six-plus decades, says he has never felt better. Being on stage is right where he wants to be, and that can only mean good th...

Fox Concerts presents Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate...

For nearly seven decades, Tony Bennett has been belting our jazz standards and solidifying his status as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. His resume can certainly attest to that: With over 50 million records sold and 19 Grammy Awards to his name, Bennett’s also somehow found the time to form the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts i...

Here’s a little perspective on how long Tony Bennett has been a star: “Hank,” a recent biography of country music icon Hank Williams, notes that Bennett was one of the first “pop” stars to have a crossover hit with one of Williams’ songs, “Cold, Cold Heart.” Williams died in 1953. There isn’t much Bennett hasn’t done in his career. He’s gone from r...

Tony Bennett is not 90 years old. Oh, sure, he was born nine decades ago as of Aug. 3. But the man who sang from memory roughly two dozen songs — depending on how you count medleys — with hardly a pause Saturday night at the Ravinia Festival looked and sounded like an artist just beginning the autumn of his years.   As for his ener...

by Vanessa Franko   With a velvety voice that has spanned generations, Tony Bennett is a true icon of American music. The 89-year-old crooner had his first No. 1 hit 65 years ago with "Because of You," and while his career continued to skyrocket with songs such as "Rags to Riches" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," he also managed...

Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926, in Queens, New York. His parents, John and Anna (née Suraci), both had family who came from Calabria, Italy. He was the youngest child and had an older brother and an older sister. As a child Tony loved to paint and sing. When he was a teenager, he began to use the stage name Joe Bari and often...

You have a book coming out that argues Italian-Americans have been largely forgotten for their contributions to jazz. But Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louis Prima, Louis Bellson, to name a few, are hardly unknown to those who care about jazz.   Yes and no. Many jazz fans aren't even aware that people like Tony Bennett and the late Louis Bell...

Larry Ruvo loves bridging the past and present when it comes to his Keep Memory Alive Power of Love gala. He's especially pleased with some special touches for this year's 20th anniversary event, which will honor Tony Bennett with a 90th birthday celebration May 21 at the MGM Grand Garden.   This year Ruvo is making it a three-day party...