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The Commercial Appeal - Go Memphis - - GO OUT -

The last man stand­ing of the great in­ter­preters of Amer­i­can song, Tony Ben­nett might just out­last us all. Now in his sev­enth decade of per­form­ing, the singer born An­thony Thomas Benedetto, 89, is hot­ter than ever. He has been a TV fix­ture this hol­i­day sea­son along­side Lady Gaga in those Barnes & No­ble ads, which fol­low the in­ter­gen­er­a­tional duo’s No. 1 al­bum from last year, “Cheek to Cheek.” It made Ben­nett, at age 88, the old­est artist ever to top the charts; he broke his own record, set at age 85, for the star-stud­ded “Duets II” (2011). His lat­est al­bum is “The Sil­ver Lin­ing: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” a col­lab­o­ra­tion with jazz pi­anist Bill Char­lap that gar­nered a Grammy nod for Tra­di­tional Pop Vo­cal Al­bum. Ben­nett per­forms at the Or­pheum in a con­cert fea­tur­ing an open­ing set by his daugh­ter An­to­nia Ben­nett. It’s al­most sold out. 8 p.m. Tick­ets: $70-$125. 203 S. Main. or­pheum­mem­phis.com

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Eighty-nine-year-old Tony Ben­nett will per­form at the Or­pheum tonight in a con­cert fea­tur­ing an open­ing set by his daugh­ter An­to­nia Ben­nett.

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