|Seventeen-time Grammy® award winner TONY BENNETT will perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, January 18th, at 7:30pm, in a concert to benefit Girls Inc. |
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd, at 10am at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence than Tony Bennett. With millions of records sold world-wide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received seventeen Grammy Awards – including a 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year for his “MTV Unplugged” CD which introduced this American master to a whole new generation – and the Grammy Lifetime Award. His 2007 prime-time special, “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” won seven Emmy Awards.
His initial success came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950’s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold-out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.
Proceeds from this fund raiser will help Girls Inc. expand and strengthen a wide variety of programs for girls ages 6 to 18. Last year, over 500 girls benefited from activities in five research-based program areas that provide a safe place where girls are challenged to expand their minds, strengthen their bodies, speak up for themselves and make healthy choices.
Tickets start at $60.50. A limited number of Golden Circle seats will be available for purchase.
Sponsored in part by KTIV.