Paul Anka Commemorates 55th Year As A Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer With Duets, CD Collection Of Superstar Collaborations

FEATURING GEORGE BENSON & MICHAEL MCDONALD, DOLLY PARTON, MICHAEL JACKSON, LEON RUSSELL, GLORIA ESTEFAN, MICHAEL BUBLE, WILLIE NELSON, PATTI LABELLE, CHRIS BOTTI, CELINE DION, TOM JONES, PETER CETERA, AND FRANK SINATRA

DUETS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE APRIL 9, 2013, THROUGH LEGACY RECORDINGS, WITH SPRING TOUR DATES TO FOLLOW

A new 14-song collection by pop music legend PAUL ANKA, DUETS, is set for release April 9th through LEGACY RECORDINGS, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.  The release coincides with the in-store date for Anka’s long-awaited life story, MY WAY: An Autobiography, co-written with DAVID DALTON and published by St. Martins Press.

DUETS provides a musical journey through the life and times of the man.  Anka (born July 30, 1941) was studying piano and was a

DUETS by PAUL ANKA

DUETS by PAUL ANKA

local Canadian performer (mainly an impressionist) by age 12 in 1953, which would make 2013 his 60th year as a performer. He led his first vocal group at 13 (THE BOBBY SOXERS), wrote his first songs at 14, and recorded his first commercial single in Los Angeles at 15 (the summer after 9th grade!). He signed with ABC-PARAMOUNT at age 16 in 1957, igniting the pop firmament with “Diana,” “You Are My Destiny,” and all the hits that followed.

In his 55th year as a performer, PAUL ANKA is an American national treasure (notwithstanding he was born in Ottawa) who quickly separated himself from the pack of teen idols that surfaced in the mid-to-late 1950s. He did this mainly by virtue of writing all his own hits (“Diana,” “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Puppy Love“), and taking control of his business career (producing, buying and owning his master recordings, a practice he still employs today). He further separated himself from the pack during the pre-Beatles era by moving into posh big city night clubs like New York’s COPACABANA, that were long the province of FRANK SINATRA and his generation. Anka also graduated from early rock exploitation films (like Let’s Rock and Girls Town) into mature film roles like The Longest Day, (for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated title song).
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FERRARI Unveiled The LaFerrari, A New Luxury Hybrid, At Geneva

An iconic name for a car that encompasses the very best of “Prancing Horse” passion, technology and exclusivity

Company Voted “World’s Most Powerful Brand” of 2013 by Brand Finance

The wraps are finally off the LAFERRARI. The Prancing Horse’s eagerly-anticipated limited-series special, of which just 499 will be built, made its world debut today at the Geneva International Motor Show.

A WELCOMED NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY

For Ferrari the development of a limited-series special like the LaFerrari represents an opportunity to experiment with all the

Ferrari Logo

Ferrari Logo

technological solutions that will later filter down onto the production cars. Of particular significance in this context is the introduction of the hybrid system which, making full use of the Scuderia Ferrari‘s F1 KERS know-how, has resulted in a solution that exalts Ferrari’s fundamental values – performance and driving thrills.

The hybrid technology used, known as HY-KERS, represents the perfect combination of maximum performance and lower emissions. LaFerrari in fact emits just 330 g/km of CO2 but without resorting to electric-only drive which would not fit the mission of this model. The HY-KERS SYSTEM is, however, designed so that in future applications a car can be driven using exclusively electric power for a few kilometres and, during development testing, a full-electric version of LaFerrari achieved just 220 g/km of C02 emissions on the combined cycle.

The LaFerrari is equipped with dynamic controls that are integrated for the first time ever on a Ferrari road car with active aerodynamics and the HY-KERS system. Thanks to Ferrari’s proprietary logic which govern all the systems, the car can achieve absolute levels of performance, aerodynamic efficiency and handling without any form of compromise in any area. A very advanced and uncompromising approach was also taken with the interior design which features an HMI inspired by F1 single-seaters.

We chose to call this model LaFerrari,” declared FERRARI‘s President, LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO, “because it is the maximum expression of what defines our company – excellence. Excellence in terms of technological innovation, performance, styling and the sheer thrill of driving. Aimed at our collectors, this is a truly extraordinary car which encompasses advanced solutions that, in the future, will find their way onto the rest of the range, and it represents the benchmark for the entire automotive industry. LaFerrari is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula 1.”

LaFerrari - front aperto.  (PRNewsFoto/Ferrari)

LaFerrari – front aperto. (PRNewsFoto/Ferrari)

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