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Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett, and performed at the 1995 state dinner that President Clinton hosted for President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil. Hard-nosed jazz fans might have shrugged him off as a pop-jazz quisling who spent much of his time on gospel-powered covers and catchy funk anthems. Yet he gracefully drew on all manner of influences, interweaving jazz, classical and pop with a sureness of touch that defied classification.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett added as last-minute Emmy nominees for concert special
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been added as last-minute Emmy nominees for their work on the 2021 CBS concert special One Last Time.The pair were initially left off the list for the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category, but have now joined the producers of the project, which includes Bennett’s son, Danny, and Gaga’s long-time manager, Bobby Campbell.READ MORE: Lady Gaga live in London: a thrilling, high-concept return from pop’s finestOne Last Time was filmed at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall in the summer of 2021, in celebration of Bennett’s 95th birthday. The performance capped off an 11-year partnership between Gaga and Bennett, having first worked together on the latter’s Duets II album in September 2011.Their performance also prompted the release of their latest jazz album, ‘Love For Sale’, which was billed as Bennett’s final release as he battles Alzheimer’s disease.Bennett has previously won two Emmys for similar TV specials: one for 1996’s Tony Bennett Live by Request: A Valentine’s Special, and another for the 2006 show Tony Bennett: An American Classic.Gaga, meanwhile, previously picked up Emmy nominations for her 2011 concert film Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden and 2014’s Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live.