City to honor singer who left heart there

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - NEWS -

SAN FRAN­CISCO >> For as long as any­one can re­mem­ber, Tony Ben­nett has been giv­ing to the city where he first sang “I Left My Heart in San Fran­cisco” at the Fair­mont Ho­tel in 1961.

And now San Fran­cisco is set to pay him back.

In recog­ni­tion of the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned singer, painter and civic trea­sure, the city is un­der­tak­ing sev­eral trib­utes to cel­e­brate his 90th birth­day. The fes­tiv­i­ties will be­gin with a free, pub­lic ded­i­ca­tion and un­veil­ing of an 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Ben­nett atop Nob Hill on the lawn of Fair­mont San Fran­cisco on Fri­day.

The cel­e­bra­tion will con­tinue Fri­day evening at AT&T Park when the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants will honor Ben­nett in a pre-game cer­e­mony and through­out the game. Ben­nett will also per­form “I Left My Heart in San Fran­cisco” for the fans.

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