Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Landon Buford0
AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents Grammy Award-Winner Tony Bennett In Dallas April 26, 2018
“We aren’t likely to see a recording career like this again.” – The New York Times
“….his voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on Earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.” – New York Magazine
Dallas – The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents proudly announce the
one night only performance by TONY BENNETT, the 19 times Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Winspear Opera House. Tickets range from $39 to $179 and can be purchased now through the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street, by phone at 214-880-0202 or online at www.attpac.org. The Box Office will open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and before performances – closed Saturdays and Sundays.
With worldwide record sales in the millions and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician who stirs the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes nineteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, TONY BENNETT has been a vital musical artist at the pinnacle of his powers.
Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was commemorated by the presentation of TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: The Best is Yet To Come a two-hour primetime special that aired in December. A companion CD of the same public figure was released simultaneously. Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, JUST GETTING STARTED, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon. Bennett’s 85th birthday in 2011 marked the release of “Duets II” and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. “Duets II,” followed up “Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic” CD, issued in 2006. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” as well as the release of a new documentary film, THE ZEN OF BENNETT, created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book, LIFE IS A GIFT, released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, CHEEK TO CHEEK featuring these two legendary artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category. Tony Bennett is a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World awards. Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was commemorated by the presentation of TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: The Best is Yet To Come a two-hour primetime special that aired in December. A companion CD of the same public figure was released simultaneously. Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, JUST GETTING STARTED, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon.
TONY BENNETT is also a gifted painter. He has displayed his work in galleries around the world, and three of his original paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Throughout his career, TONY BENNETT has put his heart and time into supporting humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic Selma march in 1965. His many charitable works include raising millions towards Diabetes and lending his artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. Together with his wife, Susan, TONY BENNETT established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Tony founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, an NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens and ETA now supports 33 NYC public high schools throughout New York City and six public arts high schools in Los Angeles.
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