Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

Ageless Tony Bennett Talks ‘Duets II,’ Winehouse and The Genius Audience

In the stylishly shot “Tony Bennett: Duets II” making its bow tonight on PBS’ “Great Performance,” everybody dresses up for the recording studio. Bennett naturally is always wearing a snappy suit, but many of those joining him, including Faith Hill, Norah Jones and Carrie Underwood, are wearing fancy gowns. For Bennett, the elegance is a […]

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Friday TV: Time’s Up, ‘Chuck’; But Not for Tony Bennett

It’s a miracle “Chuck” (NBC, 8 and 9 p.m.) lasted long as it did. Though I know it had its partisans, it only had enough fans to barely hang on for five seasons. They kept making season finales that would serve as series finales because it was never clear they were coming back. The end […]

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Assessing the ‘Idol’ Auditions

How many did tney send through to Hollywood this week? One hundred? Two hundred? In the three “American Idol” audition shows they’ve aired since Sunday it seems as if there are more singers that the largely uncritical judges pass through to the next round than rejects. There were more, though, in Aspen and especially Houston, […]

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