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Tony Bennett

Mar 15 , 2018 · Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)

Prices begin at $25.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts & 35 Concerts

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Tony Bennett

Mar 15 , 2018 · Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)

Prices begin at $25.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts & 35 Concerts

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes nineteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure.  His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture.  Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Tony Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: The Best is Yet To Come a two-hour prime time special that aired in December.  A companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously.  Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, JUST GETTING STARTED, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon. Bennett’s 85th birthday in 2011 marked the release of “Duets II” and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts.  “Duets II,” followed up “Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic” CD, released in 2006. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”  as well as the release of a new documentary film, THE ZEN OF BENNETT, created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett.  Bennett also authored his fourth book, LIFE IS A GIFT, released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, CHEEK TO CHEEK featuring these two legendary artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category. Tony Bennett is a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors.  Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: The Best is Yet To Come a two-hour prime time special that aired in December.  A companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously.  Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, JUST GETTING STARTED, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon.

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Parking and Directions

Ovens Auditorium is located at 2700 East Independence Blvd.

Parking for events at Ovens Auditorium is available in the large surface lots surrounding the facility. Parking rate is $8, cash or credit.

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Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Ovens Auditorium, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performances to make these arrangements.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions. For Ovens Auditorium performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check on the Orchestra Level.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. Ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at Ovens Auditorium will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.