[dropcap]Tony[/dropcap] Bennett, 90, redefines the idea that age is just a number. In 2015, he released a full-length album, and in 2016, he performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2017, he’s touring with a frequency of dates that would tucker out a 25 year old. Age, it seems, has no hold on him.
A World War II veteran, Bennett returned to the United States in 1945 and attended the American Theatre Wing School to study vocals. He was discovered by Bob Hope in a New York City nightclub in 1949, and after changing his stage name from Joe Bari to Tony Bennett, a star was born.
Bennett has won numerous Grammy and Emmy awards along with garnering a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a handful of lifetime achievement awards from various organizations. He continues to dazzle and delight fans each time he steps on stage.
Bennett comes to the River Spirit Casino’s Paradise Cover at 8 p.m. March 17. Visit riverspirittulsa.com for tickets.