We'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 Gaga, buddies up with John Mayer, and warms up to Amy Winehouse.
Los 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.
A 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.
For 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.
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