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Tony Bennett's paintings on display in New York

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 01:22

The Paley Center for Media celebrates the life and work of legendary singer and painter Tony Bennett in a new exhibit, ''Tony Bennett: Celebrating 90 Years of Artistry.'' Roselle Chen reports.

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Legendary singer Tony Bennett hit the The Paley Center for Media in New York to check out his paintings in a new exhibit, "Tony Bennett: Celebrating 90 Years of Artistry." SOUNDBITE: Tony Bennett, singer and painter, saying (English): "I've always done the two things that I love to do, which is sing and paint, and it's wonderful being honored about it. I'm thrilled with it. I can't believe that they put them up so well and put nice frames on them all, very happy about it." The singer and painter celebrated his 90th birthday in August. With more than 60 years in the spotlight, Bennett has accomplished a lot in his lifetime - including winning 19 Grammy awards plus a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in 1926. His career took off in the 1950s, with his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," released in 1962. He's also sung duets with some of the industry's biggest singers, including Bono, Amy Winehouse, and Lady Gaga. "Tony Bennett: Celebrating 90 Years of Artistry" pairs nearly 40 paintings by Bennett with screenings of his musical performances. The exhibit is free and runs through June 18.

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Tony Bennett's paintings on display in New York

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 01:22