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Tony Bennett receives 35th Grammy nomination, this one for 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90' Gershwin Prize honoring Tony Bennett airs on PBS Jan. 12


Tue, Nov 28th 2017 01:45 pm
Tony Bennett may have celebrated his 91st birthday in August, but he is not slowing down and just garnered his 35th Grammy nomination for his recording "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category).
The recording was released in honor of the singer's milestone 90th birthday and featured a host of celebrated friends singing the songs associated with the 19-time Grammy winner's musical legacy, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel and Elton John, among others, as well as Bennett himself. The recording was the companion project to the Emmy-nominated NBC special of the same name, which aired in December 2016.
Bennett was honored again for his contributions to music by the Library of Congress, becoming the first interpretive singer to receive The Gershwin Prize. The event was held earlier this month at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and was hosted by Bruce Willis and featured tribute performances by Josh Groban, Wonder, Bublé, Vanessa Williams, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Savion Glover, Chris Botti and others. It will air on PBS nationally on Jan. 12, 2018.
Bennett will perform at Wonder's annual holiday fundraiser, "House of Toys Benefit Concert," to collect gifts for children, families in need and people with disabilities.

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