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According to MTV, Lady Gaga will perform at next week's New York Fashion Week event on Friday, September 5th at the Plaza Hotel. Gaga, who is currently on her artRAVE World Tour will be the headliner at event sponsored by magazine Harper's Bazaar; Lady Gaga will be on the cover of the mag's September issue. Read the original article here.
Gaga is expected to perform songs from her new duet album with Tony Bennett "Cheek to Cheek." Given Gaga's penchant for surprises, one has to wonder if Bennett will show up to perform as well. Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld released the duo's first video for "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
For track listings and the album cover for "Cheek to Cheek" click here.
Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to "But Beautiful" to "I Won't Dance," the record's duets showcase the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. As Bennett says, "What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase" and Lady Gagaadds, "We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion...the honesty."Cheek To Cheek also features the Lady Gaga solo, "Lush Life," accompanied by Tony Bennett's solo of "Sophisticated Lady." The two songs complement each other, as Lady Gaga explains, "I loved making 'Lush Life,' Tony mentored me emotionally through the process," and Tony Bennett adds, "I sang 'Sophisticated Lady' to answer her on 'Lush Life,' and because Duke Ellington wrote it, who collaborated with Billy Strayhorn, the writer of 'Lush Life.'" Recorded in New York City, Cheek To Cheek took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett's quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Ranier. Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter George Rabbai and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away in July.