Tony Bennett 

8 p.m., Friday, May 8. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.

Combining the Italian operatic tradition of bel canto — a light, bright style of singing that emphasizes an even tone and enables long, sustained lines — with a jazz man's feel for rhythm and phrasing, Tony Bennett has created a distinctive vocal style that has engaged audiences all over the world for 60 years. The beneficiary of a late-career renaissance almost unprecedented in pop-music history, he has fans who are the grandchildren (and perhaps even great-grandchildren) of those who bought his first records. Though his voice may be slightly less incandescent than it was in his youth, Bennett remains remarkably spry for an 82-year-old, and his good taste in tunes and musicians, sense of swing and genial personality still make for an evening that's both entertaining and musically substantive.

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