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Tony Bennett announced as first act at renovated Township

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Officials at the Township Auditorium announced Tony Bennett as their first act to perform at the newly-renovated theater.

Famous for such songs as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", Bennett will be the first act to play at the Township since it closed nearly a year ago for renovations.

The $12 million project expands the lobby, updates the outside facade and made improvements backstage.

"This magnificent renovation was planned and designed for artists and patrons alike," said Township Executive Director Sally Roach. "In order to attract top-notch talent you must provide them with a venue worthy of their musical artistry. Likewise we wanted patrons to be comfortable and enjoy spending time with us at shows.

The "Grand Re-Opening" Weekend is set for June 10.

Tickets for Bennett's show go on sale April 19.

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