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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett preview jazz album 'Cheek to Cheek'

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett preview jazz album 'Cheek to Cheek'

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) --Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will release jazz album "Cheek to Cheek" in September, and premiered the video for their first single, "Anything Goes," on Tuesday.
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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett make surprise appearance at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett make surprise appearance at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) --Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett surprised students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts with an impromptu master class and performance on Monday.
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Jennifer Nettles, Tony Bennett to play back-to-back shows at Hard Rock Biloxi

Jennifer Nettles, Tony Bennett to play back-to-back shows at Hard Rock Biloxi

BILOXI, Miss., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Nettles is joining Tony Bennett for "Masters of Illusion" and a Tina Turner tribute in Biloxi, Mississippi this weekend.
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Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and TV personality Joy Behar ended her 16-year run as co-host of "The View" in New York Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
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Paul McCartney tapes message for tougher gun-law campaign

Paul McCartney tapes message for tougher gun-law campaign

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- British music icon and peace activist Paul McCartney has recorded a message urging Americans to call their elected officials and demand tougher gun laws.

Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.
'Red' tops U.S. album chart

'Red' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift's "Red" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
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Paul McCartney saluted by peers in LA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney personally thanked a star roster of artists who performed Beatles classics at a Los Angeles gala in his honor.
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Chris Brown to return to the Grammys

Chris Brown to return to the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Chris Brown is to perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said Tuesday.
Green, Shelton booked for New Year's show

Green, Shelton booked for New Year's show

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, The Roots and Tony Bennett have been booked to perform on "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" in New York, NBC said.
Bennett, Romano to headline St. Jude show

Bennett, Romano to headline St. Jude show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Tony Bennett, Ray Romano and Phil Donahue are to headline a gala benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Gaga kicks off holidays with Tony Bennett

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pop star Lady Gaga said on her Thanksgiving television special she posed nude for famed singer and sketch artist Tony Bennett.
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Tony Bennett
American singer Tony Bennett attends the "GQ Man Of The Year Awards" at the Royal Opera House in London on September 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3, 1926) is an American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz.

Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. Bennett then further refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is also the founder of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.

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