, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that legendary recording artist
will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, moderated by
, at the SiriusXM studios in
New York City
as part of its "Town Hall" series.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with
," which will take place on
Wednesday, February 13
, will air on
Thursday, February 14
, on Siriusly Sinatra, channel 71, at
9:00 am ET
4:00 pm ET
; and SiriusXM Stars, channel 107, at
11:00 am ET
. For rebroadcast times, please visit
"I am a big fan of SiriusXM and the Siriusly Sinatra channel so am thrilled to have a 'Town Hall' special airing on
; and I always enjoy the opportunity to spend time with
. "I am looking forward to answering fan questions and meeting the winners."
"We are honored to have our first opportunity to feature a special event with
, one of America's true great artists, and a performer who continues to entertain audiences today around the world. His appeal is timeless and spans all generations so we expect this 'Town Hall' will be of great interest to all of our listeners. He'll be in good hands with
, who we also welcome for the first time to the 'Town Hall' series and we know this will be an engaging and fascinating presentation of conversation and Tony's music," said
, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "This combination of pop culture stars is what the 'Town Hall' series is all about: creating great, unpredictable entertainment in a forum where fans get to meet stars and icons in person."
Moderated by Baldwin, the "Town Hall" special will include the 17-time Grammy® winner
answering a variety of questions from the studio audience about his legendary career.
Bennett has enjoyed an unprecedented career that continues to thrive. His entire musical legacy is now completely remastered and digitized and available on iTunes, containing his Columbia Records singles, outtakes, rarities and more. Upon the release of the most extensive box set collection released by Sony Legacy,
: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION,
The New York Times
noted, "We aren't likely to see a recording career like this again." Please visit
to learn more.
The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured
, Tom Petty, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Aerosmith, Coldplay,
, Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Linkin Park, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Ziggy Marley and the surviving members of Nirvana.
SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with
. Listen to Siriusly Sinatra or visit
for Official Rules and details beginning
Wednesday, February 6
5:00 pm ET
. SiriusXM listeners are also invited to submit a question for
on Twitter by
5:00 pm ET
Tuesday, February 12
by Tweeting @SiriusXM and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall or posting a question on SiriusXM's Facebook page.
After the broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with
" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App
for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at
for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.
Siriusly Sinatra features music from
and the greatest singers of all time performing standards from the Great American Songbook.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit
About Tony Bennett:
Entering his seventh decade as a recording artist with 17 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to his credit, Bennett has earned his legendary status many times over. He remains the
recording artist with the greatest longevity at the label and his DUET II CD, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making him the oldest artist to achieve the top spot at the age of 85. His 2007 prime-time special, "
: An American Classic," won seven Emmy Awards and was directed by Academy Award winner
. He is a Kennedy Center Honoree and an NEA Jazz Master. Bennett marched alongside Martin Luther King in his 1965 civil rights march and was honored with the Martin Luther King's Salute to Greatness Award and the UN's Humanitarian Award. In addition to performing, he is a visual artist as well, with three of his original paintings featured in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute in
. He has published four books – his autobiography, "The Good Life," two books of his paintings, "
: What My Heart Has Seen," and "
In the Studio: A Life of Art and Music" and the most recent, "
: Life Is A Gift." Bennett founded, in association with the Department of Education in
New York City
, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts – a public arts high school in his hometown of
. With his wife Susan, he established Exploring the Arts, a charitable organization which supports arts education in NYC public high schools. Exploring the Arts supports 14 public high schools throughout New York City. This past fall saw the release of a new CD,
: VIVA DUETS, a book "LIFE IS A GIFT: THE ZEN OF BENNETT," and the documentary film, THE ZEN OF BENNETT. For more information please visit
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. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 23.9 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at
. SiriusXM programming is also available through the
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smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in
which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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