They say Tony Bennett's voice is responsible for more flooding in the U.S.A. than any rainstorm in recorded history. When Bennett plays Miami, Biscayne Bay gets jealous. Why? Because when Tony says hello, all the women's panties get wet. When he says, "How do you do?" their ears vibrate with the bass in his voice, and their legs part like Heaven's gates. And when he sings "Luck Be a Lady"? let's just say no hurricane has duplicated what happens next, and he can float all the way back to New York on the tide of ecstatic pleasure. So the guy has no travel expenses, and his shoes are always shining. See the phenomenon live this Friday at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall. Tickets cost $66 to $150, with an optional dinner at Prelude by Barton G. for an extra $39.
Fri., Jan. 8, 8 p.m., 2010