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Tony Bennett's WWII Experience Haunted Him
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Tony Bennett's WWII Experience Haunted Him

He fought at the Battle of the Bulge, liberated a death camp, was demoted for having a Black friend

(Newser) - Upon news of the death of crooner Tony Bennett , all kinds of tributes are surfacing about his musical legacy. But a number of stories also are taking a look at his extraordinary experience in World War II as an 18-year-old. As he would write years later, the experience would shape...

Crooner Tony Bennett Is Dead at 96
Crooner Tony Bennett
Is Dead at 96

Crooner Tony Bennett Is Dead at 96

Some of his greatest success came after the age of 60

(Newser) - Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" graced a decades-long career, died Friday at 96. He was just two weeks short of his birthday. Publicist Sylvia Weiner confirmed...

Tony Bennett Sets Another World Record

For his latest album with Lady Gaga

(Newser) - Tony Bennett has set a Guinness World Record, his fifth. The 95-year-old is now officially the oldest person to release an album of new material, the recordkeeping organization has confirmed. Love for Sale, Bennett's collaboration with Lady Gaga, was released October 1, CNN reports. Bennett, who has Alzheimer's...

Tony Bennett's Son Delivers Disappointing News

Danny Bennett says 95-year-old crooner is under 'doctor's orders' to retire from performing on stage

(Newser) - Tony Bennett just turned 95—time to take a load off. That's the basic recommendation the classics crooner has received, "doctor's orders," per his son, who broke the news Thursday to Variety that Bennett is canceling all of his fall tour dates and retiring from live...

The Magical Thing Alzheimer's Isn't Taking From Tony Bennett

Family reveals '16 diagnosis is increasingly stealing singer's moments of clarity, but not that voice

(Newser) - Alzheimer's disease is evermore robbing Tony Bennett of moments of mental clarity since his diagnosis in 2016, but his wife and son tell the latest edition of AARP the Magazine that the legendary crooner of yore doesn't miss a beat when he's with his music. "He'...

Latest Team to Turn Down WH Invite: 'Difficult, If Not Impossible'

Tony Bennett, coach of Virginia Cavaliers, says it's a scheduling issue

(Newser) - The Virginia Cavaliers won their first-ever NCAA men's basketball championship in early April by beating Texas Tech, and like many victors, the University of Virginia men's basketball team may have had a chance to visit the White House—except the team's coach says they're not going,...

Whitney's Daughter Also Passed Out in Bathtub

Bobbi Kristina Brown found in hotel tub day before Houston's death

(Newser) - Eerie news from TMZ : Less than 24 hours before her mother was found dead in a hotel bathtub, Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was also found asleep in a tub in the same hotel. Bobbi Kristina's friends called security on Friday night after knocking on the door...

Tony Bennett Gets First No. 1 Album—at 85

Bennett by far the oldest person to ever top Billboard

(Newser) - Not even controversial comments about 9/11 can slow down Tony Bennett. The octogenarian crooner has been topping singles charts since 1951, but only now, 60 years later, has he finally landed his first No. 1 album, reports Billboard . In fact, Duets 2 makes Bennett the oldest ever artist to top...

Tony Bennett: Sorry About Those 9/11 Comments

Singer apologizes on Facebook for blaming attacks on US policy

(Newser) - Tony Bennett is stepping back from controversial statements about 9/11 he made to Howard Stern. The 85-year-old singer has been taking flak for saying that misguided US policies led to the attacks. “They flew the plane in, but we caused it," he said Monday. "Because we were...

Tony Bennett on 9/11: 'We Caused It'

Singer criticizes US foreign policy: 'Are we the terrorists?'

(Newser) - Tony Bennett is pushing a new album, but it's comments he made during a Howard Stern interview yesterday that are drawing attention, reports ABC News . A conversation about Bennett's WWII service led to Stern asking Bennett how the US should deal with terrorists. “But who are the...

Winehouse Album Is UK's Bestseller of the Century

Tony Bennett to lead MTV Winehouse tribute

(Newser) - A surge in sales following her death has made Amy Winehouse's Back to Black Britain's biggest-selling record of the 21st century, knocking crooner James Blunt into second place. The 2006 album, which shot back to the top of her charts after the singer's death last month, has...

Amy Winehouse in Last Interview: 'I'm Quite Shy'

She was in good form in March with Tony Bennett

(Newser) - Neil McCormick of the Telegraph recounts what he says is Amy Winehouse's final interview, which took place in March as she visited Abbey Roads studio to record with one of her idols, Tony Bennett. "The Amy I saw seemed well on the way back to her best, which...

Music Pioneer Mitch Miller Dead at 99

Record exec went on to host karaoke precursor 'Sing Along With Mitch'

(Newser) - Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records, died Saturday at age 99. Miller was a key exec at Columbia Records in the pre-rock 'n' roll era, making hits with singers Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis, and Tony...

Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features...

Ditch the Bells, It's Time for a New Jingle
Ditch the Bells, It's Time
for a New Jingle

Ditch the Bells, It's Time for a New Jingle

Chronicle compiles list of reworked holiday faves

(Newser) - Chestnuts may still be roasting on an open fire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t refresh your Christmas playlist. The San Francisco Chronicle compiles a list of new twists on old favorites to help you give the jingle bells a rest:
  • Sufjan Stevens, "That Was the Worst

Washington State Wallops Winthrop
Washington State
Wallops Winthrop

Washington State Wallops Winthrop

Pac-10 champs roll over Eagles to advance

(Newser) - It was all-square at halftime between Washington State and Winthrop in the NCAA first round.  The Cougars then ran away with the game, walloping the No. 13 seed Eagles, a popular upset choice in office pools, 71-40. A 25-1 run by Washington State put to rest any hopes of...

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