BARRY MANILOW DONATES NEW YAMAHA PIANO
TO KICK OFF MUSIC INSTRUMENT DRIVE
FOR RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to
Manilow’s April 25th Concert
[Richmond, VA—March 18, 2013] – Direct from Broadway, following a critically acclaimed sold out run on New York’s Great White Way, Barry Manilow, the undisputed #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, brings his MANILOW ON BROADWAY concert to cities around the nation.
“THE MAGIC IS BACK!” The New York Times
“THE JOINT IS JUMPING!” The New York Post
“UNDENIABLY EXCITING AND FUN!” The New Yorker
“YOU CAN’T HELP BUT DANCE IN THE AISLES!” Entertainment Weekly
Don’t miss this unprecedented concert in Richmond at the Richmond Coliseum on April 25th as Manilow performs songs from his massive catalog of hits. From “Mandy” to “I Write the Songs” to “Copacabana (At The Copa)” and so many more. Manilow’s Broadway show has become as legendary as the man himself.
The pop icon is also donating a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for Richmond Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Richmond Coliseum will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s April 25th concert in Richmond, VA.
“I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.
The Richmond Coliseum will be the base for the instrument drive in Richmond, from now through April 25th.The instrument drop off location is open between Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
“Richmond Public Schools is honored and grateful to be a recipient of Mr. Manilow’s generosity,” said Dr. Yvonne Brandon, Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools. “Despite significant budget pressures, Richmond Public Schools has endeavored to keep music and art as integral components of our curriculum district-wide. Every day, our teachers witness the impact of music and the arts in the classroom as students become more confident, improve academically and develop socially. The donations of the Manilow Music Project and Richmond community are priceless. These instruments will help our students continue to reap the myriad of benefits of music education and will go a long way in fueling the spark of creativity and innovation in our next generation of thinkers.”
The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/.
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with a staggering 50 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.