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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Celebrate Collaboration With Concert

29th July 2014

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek To Cheek on Monday (28Jul14) ahead of its long-awaited release.The unlikely pals first teamed up for Bennett's album Duets Ii in 2011 and...

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Lady Gaga Joins Tony Bennett For Jazz Festival Gig

2nd July 2014

Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance with crooner Tony Bennett at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada on Tuesday night (01Jul14).The Born This Way hitmaker is working with the legendary singer on a new jazz-themed...

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Lady Gaga Tattooed With Tony Bennett Tribute

19th June 2014

Lady Gaga now boasts a permanent reminder of her friendship with crooner Tony Bennett after having a tattoo of one of his drawings inked on her arm.The Bad Romance superstar grew close to the Because...

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Lady Gaga Get Trumpet Tattoo

19th June 2014

Lady Gaga has had a trumpet tattooed on her arm. The 28-year-old singer, who already had more than 10 inkings, including flowers on her hip and a unicorn on her thigh, has now had the...

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Tony Bennett: I Thought Gaga Would Be Bigger Than Elvis

17th June 2014

Tony Bennett thought Lady Gaga was going to be ''bigger than Elvis'' when he first heard her sing. The jazz singer, who teamed up with the 'Applause' hitmaker to surprise more than 700 students with...

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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Stun Graduates With Masterclass

17th June 2014

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett surprised a group of students in New York City by hosting a masterclass on their final day of school.The duo reunited at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a...

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11th June 2014

Carrie Underwood performed at the 2014 Samsung Hope For Children gala in New York City on Tuesday (10Jun14) for a star-studded crowd including Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon and Tony Bennett.

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Tributes Pour In For Maya Angelou

28th May 2014

Oprah Winfrey and U.S. President Barack Obama have joined stars including Bette Midler, Tony Bennett, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams to pay tribute to celebrated writer/poet Maya Angelou following her death on Wednesday (28May14).The influential author...

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Billy Joel Tried Heroin

29th April 2014

Billy Joel has tried heroin.The 'River of Dreams' hitmaker experimented with the deadly narcotic once, but got so ''wasted'', he was too afraid to try it again.Recalling his experience, he said: ''This was back in...

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Amy Winehouse Foundation Bosses Sue Over Autographed Piano

24th April 2014

Officials at a charitable foundation named in honour of the late Amy Winehouse have launched legal action in a bid to get their hands on grand piano autographed by Tony Bennett.Bosses at The Amy Winehouse...

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Vera Lynn And More Of The Oldest Music Makers

By Stephanie Chase | 20th March 2014

At 97, Vera Lynn is set to become the oldest artist to release an album, when her new work ‘Vera Lynn: National Treasure - the Ultimate Collection’, is released. While Vera might be the oldest...

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Tony Bennett: 'Modern Music Is Terrible'

20th March 2014

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett has dismissed modern songwriting as "mostly terrible."The Rags To Riches singer is dismayed by the state of popular music and believes record label executives are obsessed with ensuring their releases make...

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George Michael Afraid To Ask Winehouse For Duet

19th March 2014

George Michael was ''too afraid'' to ask Amy Winehouse to duet with him. The 'Careless Whisper'' hitmaker was keen to duet with the 'Back To Black' singer, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, and...

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Famous Faces Pay Tribute To Carol Burnett At Mark Twain Ceremony

21st October 2013

Tina Fey, Julie Andrews and Tony Bennett were on hand to laud the talents of legendary entertainer Carol Burnett as she was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday (20Oct13).The funnywoman watched...

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Carol Burnett's Career Of Comedy And Light Entertainment Honoured With Mark Twain Award

By Joe Wilde | 21st October 2013

Carol Burnett was recognised for her decades-long achievements in the entertainment industry with the prestigious Mark Twain Award. The 80-year-old singer, actress, satirist and comedienne was honoured in front of friends, family and admirers at...

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Paul Mccartney Surprises Nyc High School With Impromptu Performance

By Joe Wilde | 11th October 2013

Paul McCartney told an auditorium full of high schoolers, "this beats going to class," after unexpectedly taking to the stage during a surprise assembly at a performing arts high school in Astoria, Queens on Thursday,...

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Fascinating Fact: 3885724

30th September 2013

mjLady Gaga and Tony Bennett's collaborative jazz album is set to hit retailers in January (14). The unlikely pals headed into the studio this summer (13) to work on the project after teaming up to...

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Tony Bennett To Perform At Martin Luther King, Jr. Anniversary

23rd August 2013

Crooner Tony Bennett will perform in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (24Aug13) to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical march on the U.S. capital.King, Jr. led thousands of civil rights supporters on...

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Fascinating Fact: 3806480

9th August 2013

Comedienne Joy Behar celebrated her final episode as a panellist on U.S. talk show The View on Friday (09Aug13) with guest appearances from funnywoman Joan Rivers, actor Mario Cantone and veteran crooner Tony Bennett. The...

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Stars Turn Out For Tony Bennett's Birthday Bash

5th August 2013

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett mingled with the cream of Hollywood from John Travolta to Sidney Poitier at his birthday party in California on Saturday night (03Aug13).The singer turned 87 on Saturday and he was the...

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Lost Recording Of Dave Brubeck And Tony Bennett Duets Released For First Time

20th June 2013

A lost recording of a collaboration between revered musician Dave Brubeck and crooner Tony Bennett has been released six months after the jazz legend's death.The two stars were invited by former U.S. President John F....

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Tony Bennett And John Legend Feted For Philanthropy

13th June 2013

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and R&B star John Legend were feted for their tireless efforts to improve the lives of children at a charity gala in New York on Tuesday (11Jun13).Bennett was handed the Samsung...

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Snoop Lion Shows Support For Tony Bennett's Anti-violence Campaign

29th May 2013

Rapper Snoop Lion has thrown his support behind Tony Bennett's anti-gun campaign by filming an ad for the crooner's Voices Against Violence organisation.The singer founded the initiative to encourage Americans to use their voice for...

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Tony Bennett Gives Away Daughter At Wedding

30th April 2013

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett played the proud father on Sunday (28Apr13) as he gave away his daughter at her wedding.Antonia Bennett exchanged vows with Ronen Helmann at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, according...

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'Three Cheers For Bossy Women' - Barbra Streisand's Film Career Toasted At Lincoln Centre

By Hayley Avron | 23rd April 2013

Last night (April 22, 2013), Barbra Streisand was the centre of attention at the Lincoln Center in New York. The 70 year old actress, singer, and filmmaker received the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 40th...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Urges U.s. Gun Campaigners To Keep Pushing

18th April 2013

Beatles star Sir Paul Mccartney has thrown his weight behind Tony Bennett's campaign to tighten gun laws in the U.S.The veteran musician, whose Beatles bandmate John Lennon was shot dead in New York in 1980,...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Lends Support To Tony Bennett's Anti-gun Violence Campaign

17th April 2013

Sir Paul Mccartney has added his star power to Tony Bennett's anti-gun violence campaign and called on fans to lobby U.S. representatives to push for tighter firearms laws following the tragic Newtown, Connecticut school massacre...

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Stars Turn Out For Elaine Stritch's First Farewell Show

3rd April 2013

Stars including Tom Hanks, Liza Minnelli and Tony Bennett gathered to honour Broadway legend Elaine Stritch at the opening night of her farewell concert series on Tuesday (02Apr13).The veteran entertainer is relocating back to her...

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Liza Minnelli And Tony Bennett To Perform For Streisand At Chaplin Award Gala

2nd April 2013

Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett and Kristin Chenoweth are set to perform in honour of Barbra Streisand at the upcoming 40th annual Chaplin Award Gala.The iconic singer/actress will be saluted with the prestigious award by officials...

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Aretha Franklin Enjoys Marathon Birthday Bash In New York

28th March 2013

Aretha Franklin had a birthday to remember in New York on Monday (25Mar13) as she was serenaded by the cast of a Broadway musical before partying with Tony Bennett and Berry Gordy.The soul legend turned...

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