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NEW YORK – On a bright, crisp mid-September morning, Sting — singer, songwriter, actor, environmental advocate, yoga and tantric sex enthusiast — strides into his record company’s Midtown offices looking, predictably, fit as a fiddle. Under the altogether sunny circumstances, it’s surely not too early to wish him a happy birthday.
Or is it? “I’ve still got two sexy weeks left,” Sting points out when the subject comes up, eyebrows raised in mock defiance.
True, the veteran pop star will not turn 60 until Sunday. But he’s hardly trying to deflect attention from that milestone. On Saturday night, the eve of the big day, Sting is set to join a posse of fellow icons — among them Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga— for a celebratory concert at the nearby Beacon Theatre, benefiting the local poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation.
And Tuesday marked the release of Sting: 25 Years, a box set chronicling the former Police frontman’s solo career through three remastered CDs featuring album tracks, remixes and live performances, plus a DVD of previously unreleased live concert footage. A single-CD edition, Sting: The Best of 25 Years, will be available Oct. 18. READ MORE