Showing posts with label TONY BENNETT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TONY BENNETT. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TONY BENNETT @ EXPLORING THE ARTS GALA IN NYC

Tony Bennett And Susan Benedetto



Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto were photographed at the 11th Annual Exploring The Arts Fundraising Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom tonight in New York City.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA LIGHT EMPIRE STATE

Lady Gaga With Legend Tony Bennett



Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga




Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga light the Empire State Building in honor of 90 years of Bennett's musical legacy recently in New York City.



Thursday, January 16, 2014

MARTHA STEWART AFTER KATIE COURIC’S FIANCE?

Katie Couric With Tony Bennett



Martha Stewart With Katie Couric



On todays episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie,", Katie Couric celebrates all things weddings. Brides-to-be get tips and takeaways to help them with their wedding planning and how to get organized. Martha Stewart shares her the ultimate wedding checklist, planning dos and don’ts, and some new creative ideas that can make your wedding more personal and unique. Hear the advice she gives to Katie about second marriages.



Plus, Tony Bennett stops by to surprise Katie with a musical performance and then sits down to talk about his legendary singing career, his love of art and how he’ll never retire from doing what he loves.


Photos Courtesy Of: ABC/Disney

Monday, November 14, 2011

JUSTIN BIEBER AND TONY BENNETT LIGHT TREE

Justin Bieber



The 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on the 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit when New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Tishman Speyer Chairman and CEO Jerry I. Speyer flip the switch on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:55 PM. Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie will co-host Christmas in Rockefeller Center from 7-9 PM.


The program includes live performances by Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Michael BublĂ©, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Javier Colon (NBC’s “The Voice”) and the Radio City Rockettes. Additional performances by Justin Bieber and Tony Bennett.


Photo By: RD/Orchon/Retna


Friday, September 09, 2011

TONY BENNETT OPENS UP TO AARP MAGAZINE

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THE LEGEND TONY BENNETT SPEAKS
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Tony Bennett




Tony Bennett recently sat down with AARP at his art studio overlooking Central Park in New York to talk about his recording with Lady Gaga, the late Amy Winehouse, which would turn out to be her last, the tragic mix of drugs and art, and his involvement with AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger.

Bennett’s Duets II will be released Sept. 20. On Saturday, September 24, Bennett will perform his greatest hits with some of today’s biggest stars in celebration of his 85th birthday at the Staples Center Staples Center in Los Angele to benefit AARP's Drive to End Hunger.



On his desire to share his own experiences with Amy Winehouse:


“I wanted to tell Amy, I wanted to talk to her and her dad about what happened to me, and how I stopped and how it helped. Everybody loved her so much. Her fans really loved her. They were all rooting for her. And she was such a sweet child. And it was so tragic that she died so young.”



On Lady Gaga:


“I think if she keeps going the way she's going now, that she will become bigger than Elvis Presley. She will become the main rage of the entertainment world. I've never met anybody, I don't care what age, who is more intelligent about what to do as a performer than Lady Gaga.”



“She did ‘The Lady Is a Tramp’ with me. It was so fantastic. She showed up in the most gorgeous dress I've ever seen. On Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe — the most beautiful dress I've ever seen on a human being! And she had a wild green wig on. But when she went into it, ‘Bam!’ The song just took off. So she's absolutely brilliant with what she does. She's a very, very magnificent performer and she does know how to sing, and she does know how to play the piano. I see great things for her. She has no boundaries and she knows what she's doing. You know, I've performed with everybody, being 85 years old. I've seen it all. And I'll tell you, I've never seen anybody that intelligent when it comes to knowing how to perform properly.”



On how his singing and painting interrelate:


“My father died when I was 9 and I couldn't believe it as a young boy. All my aunts and uncles and nephews and nieces, they would come over every Sunday and make a circle around my brother, my sister and myself. And then they saw the way I painted. They said, ‘Look at his painting. He paints these beautiful flowers.’ So it gave me a passion, not realizing as of today, that my passion is even stronger than it was then. But my whole life has been about painting and singing. Music and art. Truth and beauty. Those are the things that I work on. That's all I know, and I keep studying it.”



On his retirement plans:


“When somebody says, ‘Are you going to retire?’ I say, ‘Retire to what?’ Because I'm not going to stop learning. There's so much to learn! And I've had a beautiful life thinking that way.”


Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna


Friday, September 25, 2009

TONY BENNETT AT LAS VEGAS TAO NIGHTCLUB

Tony Bennett And Mike Agassi


Tony Bennett and Mike Agassi pose for pictures at the Tony Bennett and friends benefit vegastennis.com's Marty Hennesy Jr. Tennis Foundation at TAO Nightlcub in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

Friday, November 21, 2008

TONY BENNETT STARTS THE HOLIDAY CHEER

Tony Bennett With Friend


Singing icon Tony Bennett attended the holiday window unveiling at Bloomingdales's 59th Street, Lexington Avenue in New York City with a little cute friend. Tony has been a New Yorker forever, and can be spotted around town almost everywhere.
Photo By: RD/ Leon / Retna Digital

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

EXPLORING THE ARTS GALA AT CIPRIANI'S

John Mayer

Quincy Jones And Gayle King


Regis And Joy Philbin

Terrence Howard With Tony Bennett And Sumner Redstone


Terrence Howard poses with Tony Bennett and Sumner Redstone at the "Exploring The Arts" Gala Hosted by Susan and Tony Bennett at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City yesterday. Regis Philbin also showed up with beautiful wife Joy and she looked fantastic. Singer John Mayer was also there sporting a new very short hair cut. Music icon Quincy Jones was also there and gladly posed for a photo with stunning Gayle King.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GQ MAGAZINE TO HONOR TONY BENNETT

Singing legend Tony Bennett will be honored as one of GQ magazine’s Men of The Year at a gala tribute in London on September 3rd. The icon, who turned 82 years old this month, will fly to London England for the huge tribute. News of the honor tops off a great birthday month for Tony, who recently sold his Times Square in the Rain painting for $50,000 to benefit the Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles California. This man is a saint and is what New York City is all about.
Editors Note: I have been photographing Tony for many years around New York City. He lives up the block. Tony is always nice and believe it or not, the last time I was in his building, he arrived in a sweatsuit, just back from the gym. Can you believe this 82 year old icon works out everyday? Well he does !

Photo By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Ltd

Saturday, February 02, 2008

TONY BENNETT JOINS THE CAST PARTY

Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY held every Monday night at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street) was the place to be this week. TONY BENNETT dropped in to hear the up and coming accapella boy group MOSIAC perform to the packed house, where BENNETT himself lead the audience in a standing ovation! Also there was MARILYN MAYE who just hours earlier won her first NIGHTLIFE AWARD for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist In A Major Engagement. Maye belted a couple songs herself also receiving standing ovations from a celebrity studded audience including RANDY JONES of THE VILLAGE PEOPLE, BILLY STRITCH, NATALIE DOUGLAS, LARI WHITE and REX REED among others!
Photo By: Mark Rupp

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SINGING ICON TONY BENNETT TO MARRY

Singing legend TONY BENNETT will reportedly wed his long-term girlfriend SUSAN CROW in New York City on Thursday. The New York Post’s gossip columnist Liz Smith reports the 80-year-old star will wed his teacher partner, 47, in Manhattan’s City Hall after an 18-year courtship.Bennett has been married twice before to Patricia Beech and Sandra Grant.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

TONY BENNETT ENGAGED TO SUSAN CROW

Singing legend TONY BENNETT is proving it’s never too late to fall in love by getting engaged to his long-term girlfriend SUSAN CROW.The 80-year-old star is planning a third trip down the aisle after failed marriages to Patricia Beech and Sandra Grant.A friend of the crooner tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, "He’s just popped the question to his girlfriend."He was really excited about it. She’s many years younger than him and they’ve been together for 18 years, but he feels like this is the one thing he really wants to do while there’s still time." His spokesman adds, "He’s old school, so he doesn’t want to talk about it.But they’ve very happy and very much in love."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

SANJAYA MALAKAR KEEPS ON SINGING MAYBE WITH KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

Icon Tony Bennett invaded American Idol
Everyones favorite Sanjaya Malakar continues !

American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar can get himself a free lifetime supply of Kentucky Fried Chicken's Famous Bowls if he comes on stage sporting a bowl haircut. 'We're sure America will be as 'bowled-over' by your take on this classic look as they are by our KFC Famous Bowls,' KFC president Gregg Dedrick said in an open letter to Sanjaya. Dedrick also said that KFC would additionally make a contribution in Sanjaya's name to Colonel Scholars, a charity that provides college scholarships to young people, reports www.hollywood.tv