You may not know him for his paintings, but octogenarian Anthony Dominick Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett, has won the hearts of art collectors the world over. He has three pieces on permanent loan to the Smithsonian, and created a piece in Sedona showcasing the majestic mountains vistas and peaks in the Arizona resort town. Of course, Benn...

L'ultimo dei grande crooner americano. Una leggenda vivente. Diciannove Grammy in bacheca. Milioni di dischi venduti, centinaia di migliaia di persone che lo hanno applaudito dal vivo. E continuano a farlo. Per Tony Bennett, 91 anni ad agosto, gli aggettivi sembrano non essere mai all'altezza dell'artista, che di recente ha fatto un passaggio al Ru...

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...