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Muse Thrilled With Silver Award

2nd July 2010

Muse and JLS were among the winners at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards in London today (02.07.10).Matthew Bellamy - frontman of the 'Supermassive Black Hole' rockers - admitted although it was a "huge...

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Bennett's Jibe At Stewart Over Classic Songs

29th June 2010

Legendary crooner TONY BENNETT is unimpressed with ROD STEWART's efforts at covering pop standards - insisting the former FACES frontman sings like a girl.Stewart has released four of his Great American Songbook albums since 2002,...

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Bennett Slams 'Cruel' Tv Talent Contests

29th June 2010

Veteran crooner TONY BENNETT has slammed TV talent contest show bosses, branding them "cruel" for failing to teach wannabe stars how to last in the music business.The 83-year-old entertainer spent years perfecting his craft before...

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Bennett To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

25th June 2010

Veteran crooner TONY BENNETT is to accept a lifetime achievement honour at the 2010 Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards.The 83-year-old entertainer will be acknowledged for his 60 years in the industry at the gala event, which...

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Tony Bennett To Receive Lifetime Prize

24th June 2010

Tony Bennett is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.The 83-year-old legendary singer will be given the title at this year's O2 Silver Clef Awards and the presentation of the prestigious prize coincides with his 60th...

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Fascinating Fact 9522

21st June 2010

TONY BENNETT and PAUL ANKA have landed cameo roles in the new SOPHIE TUCKER biopic. The singers will appear in performance scenes in The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, which is currently in production and being directed...

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The Things They Say 16172

19th April 2010

"The first thing I do after breakfast is I go to the park and start drawing or painting." Legendary crooner TONY BENNETT likes to get creative in his spare time.

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Jazz Pianist Bunch Dies

6th April 2010

Jazz pianist JOHN BUNCH, who accompanied singers BENNY GOODMAN and TONY BENNETT, has lost his battle with skin cancer.Bunch died from melanoma in New York City on 30 March (10), aged 88. In the...

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Fascinating Fact 8793

4th February 2010

Veteran singer TONY BENNETT has painted the official poster for this year's (10) New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival. The star's design, which shows his late friend Louis Priam, will be sold during the annual...

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Frampton's Music Manager Anthony Dies

26th October 2009

The man who managed music artists including PETER FRAMPTON, TONY BENNETT and American punk rock band DEVO has died, aged 83.Dee Anthony died on Sunday (25Oct09) in Connecticut. His cause of death was not disclosed....

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Bennett Lands New $10 Million Deal

28th September 2009

Singer TONY BENNETT has landed a new $10 million (GBP6.6 million) contract with Sony-Columbia, in return for full control of the 83 year old's back catalogue and all future releases.As part of the deal, Sony...

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Fascinating Fact 8020

19th September 2009

Veteran singer TONY BENNETT will open up his own performing arts school in New York on Monday (21Sep09). He's named it the Frank Sinatra School in tribute to his late friend.

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Bennett And Wonder Unite For Duets Disc

26th August 2009

Music legends TONY BENNETT and STEVIE WONDER are teaming up to record a new album of duets.Bosses at Bennett's record label Columbia have confirmed the iconic pair - who have 36 Grammys between them -...

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Bennett's Boost For New Orleans

1st May 2009

TONY BENNETT is helping New Orleans to rock again - he has handed out dozens of new instruments to help local kids take up music. The legendary singer joined a scheme to rejuvenate the Louisiana city's...

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Eastwood's Tribute Film To Bennett

30th December 2008

CLINT EASTWOOD is to pay homage to one of his all-time heroes - he is shooting a documentary on legendary crooner TONY BENNETT. The film, for the BBC's highly-acclaimed Arena series, will feature the Dirty...

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Bennett Was A Singing Waiter

8th December 2008

Legendary crooner TONY BENNETT started out his music career as a singing waiter in Depression-era New York City. The singer, now 82, headed out to work at a young age to help his widowed mother...

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Fascinating Fact 5902

2nd September 2008

TONY BENNETT has joined the 2008 Christmas album rush after recording a batch of festive favourites with the COUNT BASIE BIG BAND. A Swingin' Christmas will join holiday releases from Faith Hill, Al Jarreau, Sixpence...

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Bennett To Be Honoured By Gq

26th August 2008

Crooner TONY BENNETT is to be honoured as one of GQ magazine's Men of The Year at a gala tribute in London on 3 September (08). The singer, who turned 82 earlier this month (Aug08),...

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Bennett's Surprise For Costello's Wife

20th July 2008

ELVIS COSTELLO's wife DIANA KRALL was in for a shock when TONY BENNETT appeared on the rocker's new chat show - the crooner insisted on singing with her. Jazz star Krall was in the audience...

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Costello Tapes Big Interviews For Tv Show

6th July 2008

ELVIS COSTELLO has taped interviews with TONY BENNETT, LOU REED and SIR ELTON JOHN for an upcoming TV variety show. The British rocker has recorded four one-hour episodes of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... for future...

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Tyrell Dreams Of Rat Pack Tour With Rod + Tony

9th May 2008

Celebrated crooner and producer STEVE TYRELL would love to recreate the RAT PACK with pals ROD STEWART and TONY BENNETT. Tyrell, who produced Stewart's standards albums The Great American Songbook and has just released a...

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The Things They Say 7718

25th March 2008

"I don't want to do anything on this scale again. No more stadiums. I'd like to be the TONY BENNETT for my generation." GEORGE MICHAEL plans to down-scale his live performances at the end of...

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Fascinating Fact 4441

5th December 2007

Veteran crooner TONY BENNETT will give a "special performance" in support of U.S. presidential candidate HILLARY CLINTON in New Brunswick, New Jersey later this month (12Dec07). Actor/director RON HOWARD has also pledged his support for...

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Xtina Adds To Pregnancy Rumours At Emmys

17th September 2007

Christina Aguilera has done little to dispel rumours she is expecting her first child following a hint-filled evening at the Emmy awards.Pregnancy rumours have followed the 26-year-old since June, and despite her best efforts arriving...

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The Sopranos Win + Lose Big At The Emmys

17th September 2007

THE SOPRANOS, western miniseries BROKEN TRAIL, TONY BENNETT and PRIME SUSPECT shared the glory at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (16Sep07), claiming three honours apiece. But, as well as being among...

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The Sopranos Win + Lose Big At The Emmys

17th September 2007

THE SOPRANOS, western miniseries BROKEN TRAIL, TONY BENNETT and PRIME SUSPECT shared the glory at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (16Sep07), claiming three honours apiece. But, as well as being among...

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Aguilera Set For Emmys Date With Bennett

29th August 2007

Pregnant CHRISTINA AGUILERA and newlywed TONY BENNETT will perform together at the Emmy Awards next month (Sep07) in a number choreographed by CHICAGO director ROB MARSHALL. The couple will play standard Steppin' Out (With My...

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Stars To Play Las Vegas Gig For At-risk Kids

28th August 2007

Stars including TONY BENNETT, KELLY CLARKSON, MATCHBOX TWENTY and CARLOS SANTANA are teaming up to play a benefit concert for at-risk children in Las Vegas in October (07). The 12th annual event, which will also...

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Bennett + Wonder To Team Up For Duets Album

14th August 2007

Legendary musicians TONY BENNETT and STEVIE WONDER are teaming up to record an entire album together, following the success of their recent Grammy Award-winning duet For Once In My Life. The pair are planning to...

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