Grammy award-winning artist Tony Bennett is coming to the Appell Center for the former Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center’s renaming celebration in May.

Bennett, 90, is the headline performer for the Appell Center for the Performing Arts Celebration Weekend, which starts Friday, May 5, according to a news release.

He will be accompanied by his daughter, Antonia Bennett, who will be the opening performer for her father.

Bennett has a career spanning six decades and has collaborated with artists including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. The 19-time Grammy winner released a duet record with pop singer Lady Gaga in 2014 and released a collaboration album with more than a dozen artists celebrating his 90th birthday in December.

The headline event will lead into a weekend of events at the Appell Center, including the center's regular CapComedy, CapFilm and CapLive events as well as a community day with free live performances, according to the release.

The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., announced last year that it would operate under a new organizational banner named after local businessman and philanthropist Louis J. Appell Jr., who died in June.

Tickets start at $92 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

For more ticket information, visit or contact the box office at 717-846-1111.

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