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Getting Up Close and Personal with Tony Bennett and His Song Mates

Posted on 01/20/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWe’ve heard the Grammy-nominated album.  Now PBS’ “Great Performances” is treating viewers to a look at the making of our own Tony Bennett’s “Duets II” Friday night (1/27).  It’s the Great American Crooner with partners including Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin and Faith Hill.  Watching these artists smiling at each other and grooving on one another’s vocalizations is fun – as is finding out which performers mix with Tony best.  Notice how he lights up with Lady …

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Los Angeles AARP@50+ National Event and Expo

Posted on 08/25/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelLos Angeles AARP@50+ National Event and Expo – Last year, Carol and I attended the AARP@50+ National Event and Expo that was held in Orlando, Florida where I was able to shoot this up-close-and-personal photograph of the great B.B King. The annual AARP @50+ National Event and Expo is such an incredible event for such a small amount of money. We feel compelled to give you five very good reasons why you should attend this years upcoming event in Los …

Happy Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Posted on 08/3/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentA very, very happy 85th birthday to Tony Bennett! In just under two months, we’ll get to hear this handsome devil sing at Staples Center to benefit Drive to End Hunger. In LA, or coming to LA that weekend for our Life@50+ event? Get your tickets here.  Fly me to the moon / let me play among the stars…  (Photo credit: Kelsey Bennett)

The Lost Music of Peter Sellers, Belafonte, and Tony Bennett

Posted on 04/14/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFor me every day is record store day–on any given weekend, you’ll find me flipping through the dusty vinyl bins at a local used music store. But the really real genuine Record Store Day is the third Saturday each, sort of a consolation prize for those of us who’ve waited ’til the last minute to file our taxes. The idea behind Record Store Day is to celebrate America’s little independent music retailers; that is, any mom and pop stores that …