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Loving What You Do - Tony Bennett at 90

excerpt from "Tony Bennett at 90: ‘I Just Love What I’m Doing’"
By JOHN MARCHESE DEC. 14, 2016

Tony Bennett gets around! He celebrated his 90th birthday celebration at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.

And then, early Thanksgiving morning, Tony Bennett woke up in a strange bed on the wrong side of Central Park.

Loving What You Do - 101-Years Young Composer Irving Fields

Irving Fields, Composer Who Infused Songs With Latin Rhythms. . .
By JOSEPH BERGERAUG. 22, 2016

There was a time in the middle of the last century when piano-playing children in certain quarters of the Bronx and Brooklyn were often asked to entertain guests with a song called “Miami Beach Rhumba,” an improbable combination of zesty Latin dance rhythms and musical inflections born of the shtetls and ghettos of Eastern Europe.

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