Haute Event: Tony Bennett Turns 87th Birthday Party into Exploring the Arts Benefit

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A Celebration Of Tony Bennett And Exploring The Arts
Tony Bennett celebrated his 87th birthday in style over the weekend with a fundraising bash in his honor.

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and wife Nicole hosted a private, elegant affair at their Beverly Hills home for Bennett’s charity Exploring the Arts, an organization dedicated to funding arts in public schools.

A slew of the singer’s celebrity friends turned up to pay their respects, of whom included John Travolta, Sidney Poitier, Queen Latifah, Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber, Will Arnett, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Michael Eisner, Brian Grazer, Jeff Garlin, Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku.

Though the event raised over $150K for Exploring the Arts, it was also a celebration of Bennett himself.

The iconic singer and Queen Latifah joined forces to duet on “Who Can I Turn To?” for the 100-person VIP crowd, while Travolta (who brought dauhgter Ella Bleu as his date), gave an impromptu tribute version of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” in the birthday boy’s honor.

Country singer John Rich of Lonestar also suprised Bennett with a performance.

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