- One ticket to see Tony Bennett
- When: Friday, June 6, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Riverside Theater
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- $50 for mid-balcony seating in rows Q–V (up to $98.84 value)
- $35 for upper-balcony seating in rows Z–BB (up to $71.76 value)
- Ticket values include all fees.
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- Birth name: Anthony Dominick Bendetto
- Number of Grammy Awards: 16, not including his Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
- Number of Emmy Awards: two
- Number of albums: over 70
- Other notable achievements: Kennedy Center Honor, star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, winning over the MTV generation by simply being Tony Bennett
- Location of Tony Bennett’s heart: in San Francisco, where it calls to him from high on a hill
- What does it say?: “Please come get me, Tony. Some teenagers are about to use me as a football.”
- How charitable is Tony?: Some people call him “Tony Benefit.”
- Other talents: Tony is an accomplished painter whose works can been seen at the Smithsonian
- Inspiring words from Tony on why he’ll never retire: “If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”
- Songs you might hear live: the entire Great American Songbook like you’ve never heard it before, and definitely the San Francisco song
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.
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