September 18, 2011
A star-studded birthday gala took place for music legend Tony Bennett to celebrate his 85th birthday.
Bennett, whose birthday was August 3rd, celebrated with a debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera followed by a gala benefit for the non-profit organization he founded with his wife Susan Benedetto named “Exploring the Arts”. The organization was established to support arts education in New York City public high schools. Bennett, a native of Astoria, Queens, attended The High School of Industrial Arts (now called the H.S. of Art and Design).