Arts and Culture, Astoria
Jun 18, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Surprise Frank Sinatra High School Students Yesterday

How great would it be to learn that you’ve got a substitute teacher at the end of the school year… and then it turns out to be not one but (…)

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How great would it be to learn that you’ve got a substitute teacher at the end of the school year… and then it turns out to be not one but two superstars— Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett! Well, these two musicians, currently working together on a jazz album, showed up to Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts (inside the Kaufman Arts District) on the final day of class, giving a master class in the school’s concert hall (which is a pretty sweet space). It was a total surprise to most of the students there.

The kids got to enjoy hearing them discuss topics “ranging from jazz music to the nature of creativity.” We can only imagine how fascinating that was. The two musicians even danced slowly together while singing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” and answered the students’ questions. What a thrill!

The event ended with the student choirs giving a performance, of Bennett’s “Smile” and Gaga’s “Applause.” Congrats, students, on a epic end to the school year!

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Make Surprise Appearance at New York Arts High School [Yahoo]

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Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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