Meet the Author


Friday February 24, 2012: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

AUTHOR DAVID EVANIER will discuss his book All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett (Wiley, 2011). Among America’s greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. David Evanier tells the story of Bennett’s life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart-topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970s to his stunning comeback and emergence as a musical statesman, and unmatched interpreter of the American songbook. David Evanier’s other books include Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin and Who’s Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy (with Joe Pantoliano). Hosted by television producer Bob Waldman. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 7:30 p.m.






PIANIST MICHAEL BROWN performs selections from Debussy, Mendelssohn and others. In memory of Carolyn Mandel. Story on front page. 3 p.m. MAC