Thursday, December 06, 2012


On December 3, Brazilian Star Ana Carolina Welcomed Tony Bennett At A Sold-Out Concert In Rio de Janeiro, And Presented The Legendary Entertainer With A Gold Record For Sales Of His Recently Released “Viva Duets” Album In Brazil.

The Global Ambassador Of The Great American Songbook Will Now Continue His Tour With Additional Shows in Brazil, And Upcoming Visits To Argentina, Chile, Mexico & Puerto Rico (See Dates Below)

Mark Your Calendars For December 9th at 10:00PM When Tony Becomes The First Non-Latino Performer To Star In A Primetime Univision Broadcast Special

Hosted by Giselle Blondett, the groundbreaking "FELIZ NAVIDAD CON LOS NUESTROS...TONY BENNETT Y SUS AMIGOS" will give an inside look at the recording of Bennett's critically praised "Viva Duets" album - Featuring segments with Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Vicente Fernandez, Thalía, Juan Luis Guerra and more. The special will also highlight solo performances of two Bennett classics and unveil newly recorded duets with Shaila Durcal and Armando Manzanero - including a heartfelt rendition of "Silent Night" to usher in the Holiday Season.

TONY BENNETT’s “Viva Duets Tour” Continues Across Latin America With These Concert Dates
December 01 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal
December 04 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Teatro Do Sesi
December 06 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Gran Rex
December 08 - Santiago, Chile – Teatro Municipal
December 10 & 11 - Mexico City, Mexico - Metropolitan Theatre
December 13 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Bellas Artes

(Left): Ana Carolina presents Tony Bennett a Brazilian Gold record for sales of “Viva Duets” (Right): Tony Bennett and Ana Carolina perform duet in Concert last night in Rio de Janiero – Photos courtesy SONY Brazil

“Tony Bennett's 'Viva Duets' is a bilingual beauty … “Viva Duets,” the latest in the increasingly adventurous series of collaboration CDs by Tony Bennett, is, in its dapper way, as experimental as anything you’ll hear out of a Brooklyn basement noise-rock band or European knob-twister this year… The songs are, with a few exceptions, bilingual in the truest sense, toggling between languages right in the middle of verses… The emotional heft of some of these melodies — Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart,” sung with the Argentine balladeer Vicentico, in particular — is sufficiently powerful to transcend language barriers. Bennett, always a genial host and an outstanding conversationalist on the microphone, generates chemistry and heat with each of his collaborators. His voice remains a marvel… His comfort zone, apparently, is as big as the world…. If “Viva Duets” turns his U.S. audience on to some of the fantastic balladeers of Mexico, South and Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, it will put the veteran singer on the side of the angels. …It’s another gift from a veteran entertainer who keeps on giving” – Star Ledger - -

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