San Francisco’s Newest Statue Honors Antonio (Tony Bennett) Benedetto

Sep 09, 2016 534

by Catherine Accardi

Friday, August 19, 2016, was a typically cool and pleasant San Francisco day on top of Nob Hill as Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Special Events Committee, and fans gathered in front of the Fairmont Hotel. A city famous for its hills, has been made even more famous by one particular song that goes like this, "I left my heart in San Francisco - High on a hill, it calls to me", and the singer is, of course, Antonio Benedetto, known famously as Tony Bennett.

In celebration of his 90th birthday (August 3), and in recognition of his many contributions to the City, Bennett was honored with a new statue, a new ice cream flavor, and the title of Mr. San Francisco, bestowed on him by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who also declared August 19 as Tony Bennett Day.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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