Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett Performs at PPAC Tonight

Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett Performs at PPAC Tonight

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is pleased to welcome back American music legend Tony Bennett to the theatre tonight, March 8, 2014 at 8P. Mr. Bennett will be joined by very special guest Antonia Bennett for this concert. Mr. Bennett previously appeared at PPAC as a featured artist at one of the Annual Galas.

Tickets for Tony Bennett IN CONCERT go on sale Saturday, December 21 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $135 - $55; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and through curtain time(s) on performance days.

Tony Bennett has had a distinguished recording and performing career that has spanned six decades. In the last ten years alone, he has sold ten million albums. Mr. Bennett has won seventeen Grammy Awards, including a 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year for his "MTV Unplugged" CD and the Grammy Lifetime Award. His 2007 prime-time special, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," won seven Emmy Awards.

Mr. Bennett's initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950s, 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," recorded 52 years ago this coming January 2014. This song garnered him two Grammy Awards.

Mr. Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 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. New York Magazine says, "...his voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on Earth can make a lyric written ... decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop."

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