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Tony Bennett hits blogosphere Oct. 8 for digital catalog release

October 04, 2013|By Randy Lewis
  • Tony Bennett, shown during an August performance in Pennsylvania, will spend most of Tuesday online interacting with fans in conjunction with the digital release of his entire Columbia Records catalog.
Tony Bennett, shown during an August performance in Pennsylvania, will… (Owen Sweeney / Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP )

Tony Bennett, the veteran pop-jazz crooner who’s going strong at age 86, will dive headlong into the blogosphere on Tuesday to mark the release of his live album “Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964.” His entire Columbia Records catalog will become available for the first time in digital form on Tuesday.

The “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” singer will take part in an open forum question-answer session on Twitter, field more questions from fans via Facebook and will participate in a live video chat on HuffPost Live.

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Questions for Bennett can be submitted ahead of time on Facebook and over Twitter using the hashtags #AskTony and #TonyDigitalDay. His interview session at HuffPost Live begins at 8:45 a.m Pacific time.

The 1964 Sahara live album had long been unavailable. It was included in the 2011 release of “Tony Bennett – The Complete Collection,” issued in conjunction with Bennett’s 85th birthday. Now it is being released as a stand-alone CD and digital album over iTunes.

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