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Tony Bennett to Play The Bushnell, 5/30

Tony Bennett to Play The Bushnell, 5/30

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical legend Tony Bennett will bring his vocal artistry to Hartford at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall for one performance only on May 30.

Curtain is at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. Tickets prices are $59 - $129. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. and are available online at www.bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Tony Bennett is presented by The Bushnell and Premier Concerts and sponsored by Bank of America.

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 (ten million in the last decade alone), 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 successes 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," which garnered him two Grammy Awards.

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