Nashville, TN (April 29, 2009) Last Friday night, Yamaha artist Barry Manilow
welcomed students from Palm Springs High School to his new show "ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits" at the Las Vegas Hilton. These students are direct recipients of instruments donated from the Manilow Music Project. Manilow also spent a little one-on-one time with the students before the show, sharing advice, inquiring about their music classes and posing for photographs.
In response to a cry for help from the local area schools due to the critical condition that music instruments were in, Manilow answered the call. Knowing the value of a music education, Manilow gathered together some of his close friends and with cooperation of the Yamaha, the Manilow Music Project was born. Yamaha Corporate Artist Affairs, Inc. worked directly with Manilow's team to supply instruments to 21 schools in the Coachella
Valley last September.
"I am so happy to help the kids and the schools. Anyone can do it, anyone! Just call your local elementary or high school and talk to the music director see what they need. You can send them a set of drums or used trumpets that are in your basement and that would make all the difference in the world to young kids. That is the key, helping the kids and making a difference in their lives and their future," says Manilow.
Having begun his long-term engagement with the Hilton in 2005 with "Manilow: Music and Passion," Manilow's latest show "ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits" debuted in August of 2008. Barry plays a white DC3A
Disklavier grand piano and a black CGP1000
grand style Clavinova piano during the show. "ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits" is filled to the brim with the chart-topping music that is the soundtrack to all our lives. With the vast catalog Manilow can draw upon, his show is different every night.
For more information on Manilow Music Project visit www.manilowfund.org
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Yamaha instrument recipients