2 posts categorized "Music"

02/09/2012

Civic Tribute: San Francisco to Honor Tony Bennett

San Francisco to Honor Tony BennettMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was recorded 50 years ago. The free public tribute with Tony Bennett will take place on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at noon in the City Hall Rotunda.

“Thanks to Tony Bennett, people have been experiencing the magic of San Francisco for 50 years no matter where they are in the world,” said Mayor Lee. “The song reminds us of why we love our City so much and when we are away, it calls us home. Mr. Bennett’s signature voice is celebrated around the world, and when he comes back to San Francisco, our hearts will surely be lifted.” Read more.

Tony Bennett Civic Tribute streamed live at www.sfgovtv.org and will be on SFGovTV2, Cable Channel 78

02/23/2010

International mega star Carlos Santana will have to make more room on the award mantle.

2010 Mayor’s Art Award will be presented by Mayor Gavin Newsom to legendary musician Carlos Santana02/22/10 – The 2010 Mayor’s Art Award will be presented by Mayor Gavin Newsom to legendary musician Carlos Santana on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at a private event in the Green Room at the War Memorial Veterans Building hosted by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

“Carlos Santana is without a doubt one of San Francisco’s most beloved icons,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “When he burst onto the scene with his extraordinary new sound he solidified San Francisco’s position as one of the main stages in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. His music transcends not only musical genres, but also cultural, geographical and political boundaries, and he has brought millions of people together through his art. He is also an artist who gives back to his community. It is my great honor to present the 2010 Mayor’s Art Award to Carlos Santana for his commitment to improving the lives of others and for his tremendous contributions to music.” Read more