By Amanda Wicks
Legendary singer Tony Bennett turns 90 today (August 3) and he’s celebrating in style, naturally. The Rainbow Room in New York will be hosting a birthday party of sorts for Bennett, and his friend and collaborator Lady Gaga is set to provide a special performance.
Gaga will “flip the switch” on The Empire State Building, which will display a colorful light show honoring Bennett. Following that, the building will switch over to colors representing the Italian flag and the American flag to recognize Bennett’s Italian American heritage. Fans can watch via the Empire State’s YouTube channel beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET to see the light show. Additionally, fans can also tune in to Bennett’s Facebook page to watch his special cake presentation, which includes a present from Gaga.
Other guests include Stevie Wonder, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Katie Couric, Martin Scorcese and longtime friends Regis and Joy Philbin.
For those that miss live Facebook event, NBC will air a “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come” special December 20 at 9 p.m. Guest performances will include Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang and Rufus Wainwright. Non-muuical contirbutions are set to include Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, and Homer Simpson.