||Don't Ya Love It?
(6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT)
|QVC's Q Sessions Live
||Barry is scheduled to unveil his new album,
MY DREAM DUETS, on QVC during
“Barry Manilow: Q Sessions Live®” Friday, October 17 at 6 PM (ET).
During an illustrious four-decade career, music has been pop legend Barry Manilow's passion. As a Grammy(R), Tony(R), and Emmy(R) award-winning musician, he's achieved unprecedented success as a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, musician, and performer. On My Dream Duets, he merges the miracles of modern technology with his brilliance as an arranger to pay tribute to eleven late artists who were some of his musical idols. He's taken original solo performances of each guest artist, re-orchestrated each of the songs with updated arrangements, and added his own vocals into the mix to create all-new musical tracks. The result is a remarkable artistic triumph featuring fresh interpretations of signature songs from some of the greatest performers of all time, including Whitney Houston, John Denver, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, and more. Although these legendary singers are no longer with us, this extraordinary collection of duets (run time 36:45) allows their iconic voices to live on to entertain all generations of music lovers. Plus, you'll also receive a bonus CD with four never-released live tracks (run time 17:21) compiled especially for QVC(R) customers from Barry's hit album Live in London. The chart-topping Live in London was recorded at the O2 Arena May 4-11, 2011 with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
During the LIVE broadcast, Barry performed "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" with Judy Garland, "Sunshine On My Shoulders" with John Denver, "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)," "I Believe In You And Me" with Whitney Houston, "Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed, "What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life" with Louis Armstrong, and "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again."
|2014 Carousel of Hope Ball
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on Saturday on NBA superstar Earvin "Magic" Johnson at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual black-tie gala raised funds for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. Emcee Jay Leno called himself "the least famous person in the room," and indeed, the Beverly Hilton’s ballroom was packed with music icons, such as Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole, songwriter Diane Warren and Motown founder Berry Gordy; comedy greats Kathy Griffin and Jon Lovitz; actors, business leaders and others, including Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton, Bellamy Young, Raquel Welch, Joan Collins, Kelly Lynch, Larry King, Nigel Lythgoe and Kat Dennings. David Foster served as music director, George Schlatter as producer, and Quincy Jones and Clive Davis as music chairs.