Tony Bennett Croons For Kids

Tony Bennett expands his cross-generational appeal to the younger set with the

Sept. 29 release of The Playground on Columbia Records. Produced by the

vocalist's son and manager, Danny Bennett, the album features duets with Rosie

O'Donnell and "Sesame Street" characters Elmo and Kermit the Frog and includes such

tracks as "The Playground," "Put On a Happy Face" and "Accentuate the Positive." Later

in the fall, look for Tony Bennett's autobiography, "The Good Life" (Pocket Books), on

bookstore shelves. A collaborative effort with biographer and journalist Will Friedwald,

"The Good Life" will trace the legendary performer's personal and professional history

over more than five decades of popularity.