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Tony Bennett Appears in Macy’s Parade

For most of us, Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie; family togetherness and amity; and expressing our gratitude for the blessings life has bestowed upon us. For you, apparently, Thanksgiving means consuming as much jazz news as you possibly can. Well, if you get back to your family right now and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, you can catch a glimpse or two and a song or two by jazz-related crooner Tony Bennett. Hey, it beats watching the Detroit Lions game to see if Fox took your suggestion and used Milt Jackson compositions for the fade-ins.

Bennett is just the kind of person who gets invited to perform at these events: he’s famous, talented and doesn’t need any more exposure but will get some anyway. Others scheduled to perform who will be of less interest to hard-core jazz fans such as yourself include Boyz II Men, O-Town, and that little Welsh soprano Charlotte Church. Denise M. Quinones, Miss Universe 2001, will also stop by to show off her talents.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade runs from 9 am to 12 noon. After that, you should really help out in the kitchen.

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