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The Friars Club Honors Tony Bennett - Arrivals

Tony Bennett - The Friars Club honors Tony Bennett with the Entertainment Icon Award at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Tower - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 21st June 2016

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Tony Bennett and Susan Crow
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Cleveland Clinic Keep Memory Alive Arrivals

Wolfgang Puck , Tony Bennett - Keep Memory Alive Rolls Out The Red Carpet For 20th Annual Power Of Love Gala Honoring Tony Bennett - Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Wolfgang Puck, Larry Ruvo, Tony Bennett, Jeff Koons and Bill Boyd

20th Annual Power Of Love Gala - Arrivals

Susan Benedetto, Tony Bennett, Dan Bennett , Hadley Spanier - Keep Memory Alive's 20th Annual Power Of Love Gala held at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto
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Tony Bennett and Steven Tyler

Tony Bennett Strip Marquee Celebration Las Vegas

Tony Bennett - Keep Memory Alive's 20th Annual Power of Love Gala Honoree, Tony Bennett, celebrated with Las Vegas Strip Marquee Displays - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 19th May 2016

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Tony Bennett On The Las Vegas Strip

Tony Bennett - Keep Memory Alive's 20th Annual Power of Love Gala Honoree, Tony Bennett, celebrated with Las Vegas Strip Marquee Displays at New York New York Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 20th May 2016

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Larry Ruvo and Tony Bennett
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Tributes Pour In For Natalie Cole, Who Has Died Aged 65


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Tributes have been paid to singer Natalie Cole, who has died aged 65. Cole’s death was announced on Friday in a statement from her her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole, who said she had fought a fierce, courageous battle in her final days.

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole has died aged 65.

"It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our mother and sister's passing,” the statement read. "Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived..with dignity, strength and honour."

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Lady Gaga Reveals She Nearly Quit Pop Music In 2014


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As Billboard’s Woman of the Year, it’s fair to say that Lady GaGa has enjoyed a pretty successful 2015, which has seen the ‘Born This Way; singer back on top. But the 29-year-old has revealed that just one year ago she considered quitting music altogether, after feeling as if she’d been written off.

Lady GagaBillboard’s Woman of the Year, Lady Gaga.

Speaking to Billboard as part of their Woman of the Year cover story, Gaga said: “At the end of 2014, my stylist asked, ‘Do you even want to be a pop star anymore?’ I looked at him and I go, ‘You know, if I could just stop this train right now, today, I would. I just can’t. [But] I need to get off now because I’m going to die.’”

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Amy Review

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As with his Formula One documentary Senna, filmmaker Asaf Kapadia cleverly uses archival footage to explore the wrenching story of Amy Winehouse. It's a strikingly journalistic approach that refuses to let anyone off the hook even as it draws out their deepest emotions. Lyrically edited by Chris King, the film is both beautiful and achingly sad, especially as it engulfs the audience on a big cinema screen.

A naturally gifted musician, Amy started writing her own songs at age 14 and had a publishing deal by 16, performing in small clubs as well as with the National Youth Jazz orchestra. At 20, her debut 2003 album Frank caused ripples in the industry with its jazz-infused vocals. And three years later, her follow-up Back in Black catapulted her into global stardom, something she never wanted. To escape the clamouring paparazzi and ever-larger audiences, she retreated into her on-off relationship with Blake Fielder, including a two-year marriage. But their key escape was to use large quantities of alcohol and drugs, which began to take a toll on Amy's career, leading to rambling interviews and shambolic stage appearances. In her lucid moments, she still had that raw power, and a series of rehab stints helped her conquer drugs. But in 2011, her alcohol consumption finally stopped her heart, which had been weakened by decades of bulimia.

Kapadia recounts this story using a staggering array of home movies, performance footage and press imagery, letting her prescient song lyrics play out across the screen as she performs them in homes, recording studios, TV shows and a variety of stages. Meanwhile, she tells her story in voiceover taken from interviews, plus new comments from her family, friends and colleagues. All of this is assembled with skill by the filmmakers to recount Amy's story chronologically, never shying away from the hard truths while refusing to let those closest to her adjust the material to revise history. In other words, it's sometimes brutally honest, not in the way it assigns blame but in the way it creates a portrait of a system that feeds off artists without properly looking out for them.

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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Cancelled Concert Will Not Be Rescheduled


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Lady GaGa and Tony Bennett’s collaborative show that was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday night will not be rescheduled, it has been revealed.

Lady Gaga and Tony BennettLady Gaga and Tony Bennett had to cancel their planned show

The crooner and his often controversial partner, whose daring outfits have included a dress of meat, had already performed for Prince Harry on Monday; however, it seems like that was all a bit too much for 88-year-old Bennett who put paid to a second night of dueting because of the flu.

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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Go 'Cheek To Cheek' In Aid Of WellChild At Royal Albert Hall


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Lady GaGa and Tony Bennett brought their ‘Cheek to Cheek’ show to London’s Royal Albert on Monday evening, for a night of classic songs and old fashioned glamour all in aid of children’s charity WellChild.

Tony Bennett and Lady GagaGaga and Bennett onstage together at the Royal Albert Hall.

The charity, which supports seriously ill children and their families across the UK, sent along royal patron Prince Harry to enjoy the evening’s festivities and the 5th in line to the throne managed to get up close and personal with the two singers.

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Lady Gaga Has The Perfect Response To Any Pregnancy Rumours


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Lady GaGa has found the perfect way to shut down any pregnancy rumours, by publicly declaring that she’s not got a little monster on the way and instead she’s just approaching 30.

Lady GagaLady Gaga is not pregnant she’s just getting older.

During a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. Sunday, as part of her series of Cheek to Cheek shows with Tony Bennett Gaga told the audience, "I'm getting a little older and many people think I'm pregnant but I tell them, 'I'm just almost f--king 30.’"

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What An Oscars Performance! These Are A Few Of Lady Gaga's Favourite Things


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Lady GaGa shocked us all by following up her attemptedly avant-garde 'Artpop' album with the tremendously traditional Tony Bennett collaboration of 'Cheek To Cheek', but now she's gone one step further for the 2015 Oscars, with a Julie Andrews inspired 'Sound Of Music' tribute medley.

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Lady Gaga seems to have some new favourite things...

So what's with the transformation? Her outfits have been decidedly low-key compared with her 'Artpop' promotional appearances - which can only be expected if she's bandying about some classic love tunes with Tony Bennett at the moment. But maybe with 'Cheek To Cheek' topping US charts, she's found a more permanent angle in her music career. So what is Lady Gaga into now?

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek Album Review


One of the biggest trends in music today is that new rhythms, beats and backing vocals are sounding more and more like the old ones. Vintage and retro have defined some of the big hits of the last few years, from Pharrell's 'Get Lucky' and 'Happy' to Meaghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'. Most of these sounds only call back to the 1970s and maybe the 50s and 60s for their funk and their groove, and for some people that's just not enough. So leave it to Lady GaGa, never one to go halfway on anything, to team up with good old-fashioned showman Tony Bennett to deliver us all the way back to the Roaring 20s and the era of swing with their collaboration album titled 'Cheek To Cheek'.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek Album Review

If you've come into this album thinking that this will be a blend of Lady Gaga's pioneering pop methods and Tony Bennett's timeless style, I regret to inform you that it has missed the opportunity to feature Tony Bennett's cover of 'Bad Romance'. 'Cheek To Cheek' plays it straight, with Lady Gaga ditching her usual brand in favor of a 20s crooner. This is all Bennett's wheelhouse, and she really fits right in. Lady Gaga fits effortlessly into the role of the saucy dame, best seen in 'Goody Goody' where she cops her native New York accent to complain that she is no "goody goody", adopting a sly attitude as Bennett tries to romance her in all the wrong (yet right) ways.

Bennett and Gaga are both at their best in the call-and-reply songs, employing fitting referential metaphors in 'They All Laughed', convincingly affectionate back-and-forth in 'Cheek To Cheek' and, what must be one of the most comical lines, fitting the words "silly gigolos" into the album opener 'Anything Goes'. Gaga and Bennett also deliver two solos each, although Bennett's 'Sophisticated Lady' and Gaga's 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye' and 'Lush Life' sound a bit too similar as slow-paced piano ballads in comparison to Bennett's string-dominated 'Don't Wait Too Long'. Other songs pack more instrumental flair, with the manic energy of 'Firefly' and the jazzy overtones of 'I Can't Give You Anything' conjuring images of smoke-filled old boys clubs. And, of course, the duo's rendition of 'It Don't Mean a Thing' closes the album with a bang.

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Tony Bennett Breaks His Own Record, As Lady Gaga Duets Album Debuts At Billboard Number One Spot


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Tony Bennett will be celebrating hitting the top spot of the US billboard charts this weekend, beating his own record for the oldest living artist to earn a number one album. The 88 year old released Cheek To Cheek, an album of jazz duets with Lady GaGa on September 23rd, and has so far sold over 131,000 copies of the album.

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The album is the third number one debut in a row for Bennett’s collaborator Lady Gaga, who last hit the top spot with ARTPOP, less than a year ago. For Bennett, it marks his second number one album after he set his original record for oldest living artist to earn a number one, with Duets II in 2011.

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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Scores Number 1 Album With 'Cheek To Cheek'


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One of the less likely musical match-ups in pop music history has caught the public’s imagination. Pop superstar Lady Gaga’s collaboration album Cheek To Cheek with legendary crooner Tony Bennett has entered the Billboard chart at number 1.

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Lady GaGa returns to number 1 in the States with 'Cheek To Cheek' duet album with Tony Bennett

The jazz standards covers record sold 131,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, narrowly beating out albums by Kenny Chesney and Barbra Streisand at numbers 2 and 3 respectively. It also reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom on its debut week.

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Tony Bennett

Date of birth

3rd August, 1926

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.71






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