Special to focus on Bennett's contributions to the genre.
Omaha, Nebraska – In the 20th Century, American songwriters penned tunes that became the standard for vocalists around the world. These songs have been interpreted and reinterpreted in many different ways for many decades by countless vocalists.
Tony Bennett is in that rare class of artist who actually took part in their original interpretation.
Omaha, Nebraska – "Joy to the World 2007" is a rich, hour-long live performance of holiday jazz hosted by pianist Bob Thompson. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 1993 in Charleston, W. Va., it is performed before a consistently sold-out audience at Charleston's Cultural Center Theater. "Joy to the World" has traditionally been the kickoff to the holiday season in Charleston.