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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 1,2014 Socially Scene by 00lngela Cornacchio The legendary Tony Bennett will give a one time performance on Sun- day, August 31 "t in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. (Photo by Music Legend Tony Bennett Visits Boston ... Tanglewood proudly presents Tony Bennett, the 17-time Grammy Award-winning mu- sician whose music spans over six decades on Sunday, August 31 st at 2:30 pm in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Sony Legacy just released Tony Bennett: The Classics, which showcases a compila- tion of selections from Tony's recent series of Duets COs as well as solo versions of many catalog favorites. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his unsur- passed vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, span- ning over 60 years, includes seventeen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achieve- ment Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as "Steppin' Out With My Baby" and "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world's most boyish octogenarian, Tony Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers. Tony Bennett's daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate of the presti- gious Berklee Collegeof Music in Boston. Tony Bennett celebrated his 85 th birthday in 2011 with the release of Duets H and made music history by becoming the oldest artist ever to have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. Duets II, followed up Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic CO, released in 2006. 2012 marked the 50 th anni- versary of the singer's sig- nature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," as well as the release of a new docu- mentary film, The Zen Of Bennett, created and con- ceived by Tony's son and manager Danny Bennett. Life is a Gift, Mr. Bennett's fourth book, was also re- leased in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. Tony Bennett is also a tal- ented painter and has exhib- ited his work in galleries around the world. Three of his original paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Throughout his career, Mr. Bennett has put his heart and time into support- ing humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic Selma march in 1965. His many charitable works in- clude raising millions to- wards diabetes and lending his artwork to raise funds for the American.Cancer Soci- ety. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. To- gether with his wife, Susan, Mr. Bennett established the charitable organization Ex- ploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Tony founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens, and ETA now supports 14 additional NYC public high schools throughout New York City and three public arts high schools in Los Angeles. For more information on Tony Bennett please visit Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 The world's #I rock 'n roll musical will be hand-jivin' at North Shore Music Theatre through August 24 th. (Photo by or www. Situated in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood offers music lovers a wide spectrum of musical guests and programs that spotlight the festival's rich tradition of presenting summertime concerts at their best since 1937. You will get a chance to see this famed stage presence on August 31 st at 2:30 lm. Tickets can be purchased b5  calling 888- 266-1200, or by visiting the Symphony Iall Box Of- fice. You can fild out about more upcoming perfornaces and directions by visiting www. tanglewood, org. GREASE on Stage ... The world's #I rock 'n roll musical will be hand-jivin' across the stage at Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre for two weeks only. Grease begins performances on Tuesday, August 12 th through Sunday, August 24 th. "This show is perfect sum- mer fun for the North Shore Music Theatre audiences," said NSMT owner and pro- ducer Bill Hanney. "This is the first time we have been allowed to produce a version of and plays that includes all of the beloved music that was written for the 1978 movie including "You're the One That I Want" and "Hope- lessly Devoted To You." Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with the original rock 'n roll high school musical, Grease! Bad boy Danny and good girl Sandy meet and fall in love in this" all-new production featuring the irresistible songs from the Broadway show and hit movie! So get ready to hand-jive the night away with this 'electrifyin,' I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. ,, Jim (617) 263-7"/'66 ..... high-energy musical that will make you want to stand up and shout, "A-wop-bop-a- loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!" Take a blast into the past with the story that still lives over and over again. Perfor- mances are August 12 th through August 24 th. For tickets and information call 978-232-7200, visit www., or visit the box of- rice in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA. Currently at the MFA ... One of only four sfirviving copies of the original Magna Carta -- a document written in 1215 that subsequently served as a symbol for. liberty around the world -- travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston this summer for a special exhibition of approxi- mately 20 works in the Museum's Art of the Ameri- cas Wing. An inspiration for the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the exemplar owned by the UK's Lincoln Cathe- dral and typically housed in Lincoln Castle will be on view in the exhibition, Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty, through Septem- ber I st, 2014. In partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) and the Mas- sachusetts House of Repre- sentatives, Magna Carta will join historical loans as well as portraits and works of art from the Museum's collec- tion. The MFA's Sons of Lib- erty Bowl (1768) by Paul Re- vere -- which is engraved with the words "Magna/ Charta" and"Bill of/Rights" -- will be among the works that help tell the story of patriots and revolutionaries who fought for freedom in the face of tyranny across the centuries. Speaker of the House Rob- ert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop), State Representative Cory Atkins (D-Concord), House Chair of the Joint Commit- tee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development, and Alice Richmond, Deputy Chair of the Magna Carta 800 th Anniversary 2015 Committee, worked with .the MFA and. Lincoln Cathe, dral to secure the loan of Magna Carta. This historical document will be on display through September I st at the Museum of Fine Arts located at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston which can be reached at 617-267-9300 or you can visit for more information. As it was, and as it is ... As you enter the Pittsfield Post Office on Fenn Street turn to the right instead of to the left and step back in time to an era when the City of Pittsfield was a young, bright place and the build- ings sparkled with the inten- sity allowed fine architec- tural works of art. A series of photographs by Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848-1938) portray Pittsfield as it was in the early part of the 20 th Century. These glass-plate negative platinum prints were seen at Arrowhead in a special ex- hibit last year, curated by A1 DeMaio, and are now on semi-permanent display in the lobby at the Post Office  along with contemporary photos of those same loca- tions today. Born in Westminster, Massachusetts, Edwin Hale Lincoln went into the photo- graphic business in Brock- ton in 1876. In 1862, at age 14, he became a drummer boy and surgeon's helper, serving nine months mostly in North Carolina, with the Massachusetts 5 th Voluntary In-fantry during the Civil War. He pioneered photo- graphing yachts under full sail in Newport, Rhode Is- land and became one of the first photographers to spe- cialize in documenting large estates. On commission, he photo- graphed the mansions of Newport and Lenox, Massa- chusetts in their turn-of- the-century splendor. In the 1890s, Edwin Hale Lincoln settled in the Berkshires and began an extensive pho- tographic study of New En- gland wild flowers. He pub- lished his photographs taken over a 30 year period in a handmade, small-edition folio of platinum prints called Wild Flowers of New England. Edwin Hale Lincoln's wild- flower studies were widely used in university botany departments and in schools of fine art. He also made studies of trees, orchids, and landscapes: While many photographers of the day were working in the soft focus and painterly mode of Pictorialism, Edwin Hale Lincoln's photographs were influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. His "straight" and direct style (Continued on,Page 13)