Monday, May 20, 2024

Tony Bennett Will Sing Live at 10am from MLK Anniversary March


This is a late flash because of the incredible disorganization surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s march on Washington DC. But at 10am on MSNBC you’ll be able to see Tony Bennett sing– and I hope– speak about the original march. Bennett has been negotiating with the anniversary committee for some time, but plans were only settled in the last two days. I don’t know what Tony’s going to sing, but I am sure he will be brilliant.

Bennett has just launched a new website with his son and manager Danny Bennett at The site is pretty cool — check it out. You can record your voice, and talk about the personal effects of violence. Among the voices already up there are Roseanne Cash. But there are also non celebrities. More voices will be added shortly.

As it’s been explained, Voices Against  Violence isn’t so much about gun control, but bringing to an end the violence caused by guns both legal and illegal. The group says on its website: “We know that an overwhelming majority of Americans support common sense gun laws that save lives. We know that millions share our dream for a safer nation. And we know that by acting responsibly — and by working together with common purpose — we can make America the safer nation we all want.”

There’s also a Voices Against Violence app that launched today on all the phone platforms.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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