Barry Briefs

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  • The big gigs across Wales in 2020 you have to get tickets for - Whatever your musical taste, from Stormzy to Michael Buble, Stereophonics to Barry Manilow, the gigs in Wales for 2020 are not to be missed. There are lots of great music gigs in Wales in 2020. Both indoor and outdoor arena shows will have you rocking, thrashing, or smooching in the aisles. We've got Grammy and Brit Award-winners and Spotify record-breakers, legends, and new faces all heading our way. Of course there are going to be outdoor gigs in Cardiff Castle again while Rammstein are at the Principality Stadium and Cardiff City Stadium sees visits from Little Mix and Westlife... Barry Manilow: Following his headline sold-out performance at the BBC Proms in the Park in London last summer and 17 sold-out concerts on Broadway, Manilow announced that he will return to the UK in 2020 for a limited number of arena concerts and one of them is in Wales. When: Tuesday, June 2. Where: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. Tickets can be bought here. (Wales Online, 30 December 2019)
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-
    news/big-gigs-wales-2020-tickets-17395818

  • New Year's Eve playlist: 12 songs to ring in 2020 - Well, that happened quickly. It's the end of the year and the final hours of the decade. Both have been great in music: With 2019 albums from Taylor Swift ("Lover") and Billie Eilish ("When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?") and decade-best songs from Lady Gaga ("Born This Way") and Beyonce ("Flawless"). Now that it's New Year's Eve, it's time to think about what songs you'd like to help ring in 2020. We compiled a playlist of some of our old and new favorites, spanning pop (ABBA), rock (Eagles) and country royalty (Kacey Musgraves).

    "New Year's Day," U2
    "Auld Lang Syne – The New Year's Anthem," Mariah Carey
    "Funky New Year," Eagles
    "Happy New Year," ABBA
    "New Year's Day," Taylor Swift
    "Let's Start the New Year Right," Bing Crosby
    "New Year's Prayer," Jeff Buckley
    "New Year's Day," Hootie & The Blowfish
    "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" Kacey Musgraves
    "New Year," Beach House
    "The New Year," Death Cab for Cutie
    "It's Just Another New Year's Eve," Barry Manilow
    (USA Today, 12/27/2019)
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/12/27/new-years-eve-
    playlist-12-songs-2020-eagles-abba-mariah-carey-taylor-swift/2757111001/

  • Westgate Announces January & February 2020 Entertainment - Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home. Dates: February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22; March 5, 6, 7, 26, 27 and 28. Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Westgate International Theater. Tickets: Tickets will range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. Description: GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician Barry Manilow is returning to Las Vegas with a brand-new stage production to perform his extensive catalog of hits as the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The legendary entertainer will return to where he previously made his spectacular residency debut on February 24, 2005. The 85-minute show will celebrate Barry Manilow’s greatest hits. Tickets for show dates through November 2020 are currently on sale. Dates include February 13-15, February 20-22; March 5-7, March 26-28; April 11-13, April 18-20; May 9-11; May 23-25; June 6-8; June 13-15. (Gaming Today, 12/27/2019)
    https://www.gamingtoday.com/industry/article/87918-Westgate_Announces_
    January_February_2020_Entertainment

  • Kats! Awards are in - The Kats! Bureau was unstoppable in 2019 ... Once again, we close the year with a blast of C02 cannons and a burst of golden confetti with my own awards to the those deserving figures in VegasVille ... Let’s hit it: ... [For] Broadway-Vegas Ambassador Award: Barry Manilow, who lit up Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the finale of his 17-show run in his native New York City in August. Immediately afterward, he said he wanted to extend his residency at International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas. The hotel was listening, and Manilow is booked through November 2020. We understand Rico still wears a diamond, and Lola is in recovery... (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/24/2019)
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/
    from-lady-gaga-to-gwen-stefani-to-atomic-kats-awards-are-in-1921090/

  • 'Rumour' Has It: Only 5 Albums Were #1 in 1977 - In an unusual circumstance, only five albums reached #1 that year, according to the Record World sales charts. And one so thoroughly dominated sales, that it remains the sixth biggest album of all-time in the States. Here’s a recap of 1977’s chart topping albums in the U.S. [Note: A few titles that didn’t reach #1 on Record World, hit the top on its rival, Billboard.]: A Star is Born (Original Soundtrack) (7 weeks) ... Eagles – Hotel California (11) ... Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (32) ... Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1) ... Barry Manilow Live (1): The hitmaker was in the midst of a stretch of five consecutive Top 10 studio albums. His singles were Top 40 favorites, earning the singer-songwriter three #1s in that same span. This live collection was recorded in New York City. The May release reached #1 on July 2. (Best Classic Bands, 12/22/2019)
    https://bestclassicbands.com/1977-top-selling-albums-12-22-19/

  • Manilow’s ‘Harmony’ pushes back premiere - “Harmony,” a new musical by Barry Manilow about a real-life band in Weimar Germany, was supposed to be produced this winter by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. However, the production has been pushed back to 2021 due to recent illness and scheduling conflicts on the part of director-choreographer Warren Carlyle. The Folksbiene is currently presenting “The Sorceress,” a 19th-century Yiddish-language fairy tale operetta, at the museum. (AM New York, 12/10/2019)
    https://www.amny.com/broadway/amny-broadway-beetlejuice-bows-for-music-
    man-manilow-musical-pushed-back/

  • Listen for your chance to win The Manilow Las Vegas Holiday Prize Package! - Are you looking to gift someone the ultimate holiday gift this year? You could have the chance to win two VIP tickets to Barry Manilow: Las Vegas, The Hits Come Home as he returns to his residency at the International Theater at the Westgate February 12th through November 21st! You’ll also get a two night stay at the Westgate Las Vegas, Serenity Spa experience, dining for two at Edge Steakhouse and a travel voucher to help get you there!

    Listen to the Mark Thompson show every weekday starting Tuesday December 3rd through Friday December 13th for your chance to score the Manilow Las Vegas Holiday Prize Package! All you have to do is listen for the cue to call, be caller #8 and you are qualified! From the 8 qualifiers, a winner will be picked and announced on Mark’s show on Monday December 16th. For official contest rules, click here.

    Manilow Las Vegas Holiday Prize Package includes:
    • Two VIP tickets to Barry Manilow: Las Vegas, The Hits Come Home as he returns to his residency at the International Theater at The Westgate February 13th – November 21st.
    • Two night stay at the Westgate Las Vegas
    • Serenity Spa Experience
    • Dining for two at Edge Steakhouse
    • $400 travel voucher


    About Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino: A legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,488 square feet of state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano. The property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone a more than $150 million renovation, that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa, which was recently awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateLasVegas.com. For more show information and how to purchase your tickets, click here! (KGO Radio 810, 12/2/2019)
    http://www.kgoradio.com/2019/12/02/listen-for-your-chance-
    to-win-the-manilow-las-vegas-holiday-prize-package/

  • Goldie Hawn hosts star-studded event on behalf of MindUP - She’s known for her relaxed, effortless style at public events and Goldie Hawn didn’t disappoint in the fashion department as she hit the red carpet for a charity event honouring American singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. Accompanied by her gorgeous six-year-old granddaughter Rio (the daughter of Goldie’s 39-year-old son Oliver Hudson), the 74-year-old actress looked glamorous in a stylish pair of black skinny jeans and a loose silk cami layered over a black singlet, coordinated with a pair of red suede thigh-high boots ... Goldie hosted the star-studded event on behalf of her foundation MindUP, which helps children improve brain health through mindfulness practices ... “Couldn’t have picked a better date than my granddaughter Rio for my event in Palm Desert benefiting MindUP where we honored the wonderful Barry Manilow,” she wrote. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came and made this event a success. We are so grateful for your support!” (Starts at 60, 11/27/2019)
    https://startsat60.com/discover/lifestyle/style/goldie-hawn-mindup-
    charity-event-barry-manilow

  • Win the Barry Merry Holiday Getaway to See Barry Manilow in Las Vegas - FM100.3 (KSFI, based in Salt Lake City, Utah) is giving away a getaway to go see Barry Manilow in Las Vegas. You can qualify 5 times per day at 8:20, 9:20, 11:20, 1:20 and 4:20 to become a finalist to score a Barry Merry Holiday Getaway to see Barry Manilow in Las Vegas! Grand prize includes; Two tickets to Barry Manilow: Las Vegas, The Hits Come Home as he returns to his residency at the International Theater at The Westgate February 13th – November 21st 2020, Two night stay at the Westgate Las Vegas, Serenity Spa Experience and Dining for two at Edge Steakhouse! CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

    Tickets for Barry Manilow: Las Vegas, The Hits Come Home range in price from $19.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. Shows at 7:00 pm. For more show and ticket information, please visit www.BarryManilow.com or www.WestgateLasVegas.com. (FM 100.3 Salt Lake City, 11/22/2019)
    https://fm100.com/contest/win-the-barry-merry-holiday-getaway-
    to-see-barry-manilow-in-las-vegas/

  • News 8 Throwback - The Man-i-low himself came to San Diego in September 1981 playing several of his hits for an adoring audience. After the show the singer-songwriter sat down for an interview with News 8 discussing his popularity and what he believed to be the keys to his success. At that time, he’d had 15 consecutive Top 10 hit songs on the charts. This clip also includes footage of one of the pop icon’s many popular tunes, “Can’t Smile Without You.” These days Barry Manilow is still going strong with a residency at Westgate Las Vegas and he recently announced UK tour dates for 2020. (CBS 8 San Diego, 11/21/2019)
    https://www.cbs8.com/amp/article/news/local/throwback/
    guns-n-roses-eagles-the-beach-boys-and-more-play-concerts-in-
    san-diego/509-c0277a7b-01c1-4cf2-bc09-5d9cee186903

  • Spring Training, Barry Manilow Tickets Headline Wednesday Onsales - MLB spring training tickets and Barry Manilow’s Las Vegas residency are among tickets going on sale Wednesday ... Manilow’s residency at the Westgate has extended through November 2020, with tickets to next year’s performances on presale tomorrow (November 20th)... (TicketNews, 11/19/2019)
    https://www.ticketnews.com/2019/11/spring-training-
    barry-manilow-onsales/

  • Introducing Barry Manilow - Harold and Edna Pincus’ little boy, Barry Pincus, was born and bred in Brooklyn in 1943. Here, 22 years later, he is pictured funding his studies via a part-time job. Not just any studies, though, and not just any part-time job. In 1965, Barry was a student at the New York College of Music, and the job he bagged was working at CBS records. It was CBS who took these photos. Why? Actually, there was no real reason - CBS didn’t have some kind of musical crystal ball revealing the future transformation of Barry Pincus into Barry Manilow (Edna’s maiden name). Rather, these were run-of-the-mill work shots to record yet another employee ... It was CBS that inadvertently created a future for Manilow when, in 1964, Barry met CBS director Bro Herrod. Herrod asked Manilow to arrange some songs for an off-Broadway production. In return, Manilow slightly over-delivered by providing an entire score. The show ran for eight years. Much of the remainder of Manilow’s 1960s were spent churning out -- and singing on -- advertising jingles, including McDonalds, KFC, Pepsi, Band-Aid and Dr Pepper. Less than ten years later, he was a bona fide star! (Considerable., 11/4/2019)
    https://considerable.com/young-barry-manilow

  • Jackie Siegel and billionaire husband David throw star-studded gala to fight opioid crisis - Billionaire couple David Siegel and his wife Jackie - known as the 'Queen of Versailles' - entertained a slew of celebrities at a lavish charity gala in their Vegas hotel last week. Artists Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Scott Stapp and Lee Greenwood joined reality stars Michael Lohan, Gretchen Rossi, Teresa Guidice and Phaedra Parks as well as actors Daniel Baldwin and Rebecca Holden on Friday at the 900-seat fundraiser to fight the opioid epidemic. The star-studded Westgate Hotel gala raised $1.3million for the Victoria Siegel Foundation, named after the billionaire couple's 18-year-old daughter who died of a drug overdose in 2015. No expense was spared by her father who footed the entire bill for the event, flying in celebrities on his GulfStream private jet and opening up his own 12,600 sq ft suite, formerly used by Elvis Presley as his Vegas residence, for a raucous after-party... (Daily Mail, 11/1/2019)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7635343/David-Jackie-Siegel-host-Victorias-Voice-Gala-
    Westgate-Las-Vegas.html

  • Rebels With A Cause Gala hosted by Marc Benioff for USC - Marc and Lynne Benioff know how to throw a party. The billionaire couple hosted the fourth annual Rebels With a Cause Gala on Thursday in a Santa Monica office park. The event benefitted research at USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. Ellison – a close friend and former mentor of Benioff’s – was there alongside Ashton Kutcher and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. James Corden was the gala’s emcee. The Gala was held in the Los Angeles area in Santa Monica, California in the courtyard of an office park called The Water Garden. Guests included Ashton Kutcher and USC research Dr. David Agus’ children, original Fab 5 member Jai Rodriguez, Japanese musician Yoshiki Hayashi, Barry Manilow and Lorna Luft, and Canadian musician David Foster and his daughter, 90210 star Sara Foster ... All in all, the event raised over $12 million for the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. (Business Insider (Malaysia), 10/28/2019)
    https://www.businessinsider.my/marc-benioff-gala-red-hot-chili-peppers-james-corden-kutcher-2019-10/


    Barry Manilow and Lorna Luft

  • Rebels With A Cause Gala - Ashton Kutcher stepped out for a good cause! The 41-year-old actor attended the Rebels With A Cause Gala on Thursday evening (October 25) at The Water Garden in Santa Monica, Calif. During the event guests were treated to a performance from David Foster, Pia Toscano and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as magic from David Blaine. Other attendees included James Corden, Sara Foster and Barry Manilow. By the end of the evening, $12.1 million had been raised to support the lifesaving cancer research at the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of Transformative Medicine of USC. (Just Jared, 10/25/2019)
    http://www.justjared.com/2019/10/25/ashton-kutcher-supports-
    cancer-research-at-rebels-with-a-cause-gala/

  • The Weekend Report...Barry Manilow Harmony Team Revealed - Welcome to TheaterMania's Weekend Report, where you'll find recent news stories from the New York theater scene and beyond ... The creative team for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony: A New Musical will include John O'Neill (musical director), Beowulf Boritt (set), Linda Cho (costumes), Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting), and Dan Moses Schreier (sound). Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production, running February 11-March 29 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (TheaterMania, 10/19/2019)
    https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/
    the-weekend-report-october-19_90001.html

  • The 1975, Pet Shop Boys, Simply Red and Barry Manilow head to North-east in 2020 - Some of music’s biggest names are coming to the region after the announcement of major tours. The artists will be performing at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle in 2020 ... Barry Manilow: The famous American singer/songwriter will be performing in Newcastle on May 30 next year. Manilow is most recognised for his hit songs Copacabana and Could It Be Magic. The tour follows his sold out performance at the BBC Proms in the Park in London and 17 concerts on Broadway. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday September 20 at Ticketmaster here or on the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666. (Teesside Live, 17 September 2019)
    https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/
    1975-pet-shop-boys-simply-16933161

  • PROMS IN THE PARK, Hyde Park - The BBC Proms closed another year with literal bangs, as the Last Night of the Proms played out at Proms in the Park in a blaze of fireworks, alongside the more traditional classical performances over at the Royal Albert Hall ... The world's largest contemporary choir, The Rock Choir, kicked proceedings off with some crowd-pleasers like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "Bohemian Rhapsody". Aled Jones and Russell Watson featured early on in the programme, with a classic rendition of "Volare", amongst others. The Proms' ode to musical theatre began with a mash-up of "On My Own" and "I Dreamed a Dream" by Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shan Ako, the current Fantine and Eponine in the concert version of Les Miserables playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Proms host Michael Ball donned his Javert jacket, and belted out the signature "Stars", shortly before introducing Jon Robyns' brilliant performance as King George from Hamilton. Ball then broke the news that Robyns had been cast as Jean Valjean in the upcoming Les Mis cast opening in the newly named Sondheim Theatre. A temporary exclusive for Proms-goers, as the news story broke seconds afterwards online. The Cardinals wrapped up this MT extravaganza with a rendition of "Shallow", from A Star is Born. An impressive line-up of retro pop acts graced the stage next, with Gabrielle, Lighthouse Family and Bonnie Tyler. Jack Savoretti gave us some mellow acoustic vibes, which changed the pace nicely before ramping things back up again for Chrissie Hynde, who proved her staying power with a powerful delivery of five songs from her back catalogue. Headliner Barry Manilow closed the proceedings, storming through a 40-minute set with the energy of a man half his age. His vocals were on point, and even his lesser-known hits went down well - clearly there were many Fanilows in the audience. Plugging his 2020 tour, Manilow appeared to be thoroughly enjoying his time on stage, and he was the perfect showman, bringing everyone together in a dancing shower of sequins. (Broadway World, 9/17/2019)
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-
    PROMS-IN-THE-PARK-Hyde-Park-20190917

  • Los Alamitos High School Show Choir performs with Barry Manilow and LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl - For many performers, just one of these three things would be a lifelong dream: perform at an iconic venue, sing with a legendary singer-songwriter, or be accompanied by world-renown philharmonic. For some of the members of Los Alamitos High School (LAHS) Show Choir, students had an opportunity to do all three in one weekend. On Sept. 6 and 7, students were invited on stage with Barry Manilow and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for three songs at the Hollywood Bowl. Approximately 60 students who are members of Sound FX, the Advanced Mixed Choir, and several members of Soundtrax, the Advanced Women’s Choir, performed at the sold-out event. This might be a treasured memory for these dedicated and talented young artists.

    In the weeks before the event, the students under the direction of Vice-Principal and Director David Moellenkamp and Associate Director Moana Dherlin, rehearsed the songs. At the Hollywood Bowl, they learned the choreography and music from Manilow’s back-up singer, Kye Brackett. They had a chance to go backstage at the Bowl and talk with some of the members of the LA Philharmonic. The 76- year-old Grammy Award winning performer was on the charts long before these students were even born, but even these young singers knew his hit songs and delighted the audience by joyfully performing on stage with him. Billboard.com’s Paul Grein wrote, “the kids...were beaming.“ They accompanied Manilow when he sang “I Write the Songs” and “It’s a Miracle” as well as his Grammy-winning hit “Copacabana”.

    The performers enjoyed the entire event. Riley Dunklin, a senior and 2-year member of Sound FX, said of the experience “It was surreal to look out at a huge sea of people” at the Hollywood Bowl. Another senior Sound FX member, Hayley Smitson, agreed with Dunklin and added in, “It was unbelievable to perform with such an icon and see how it feels to perform in front of thousands of people”. Tatiana Bertrand, also a senior in Sound FX, said the entire event was “unexpectedly fun and I want to go and perform there again! This isn’t the first time LAHS Show Choir has been seen with top performers. They’ve previously performed with Manilow, and been on stage with Kristin Bell, Nick Jonas, John Stamos, Journey, Foreigner, Patti Lupon and Kristin Chenoweth. (Orange County Breeze, 9/13/2019)
    http://www.oc-breeze.com/2019/09/13/144754_los-alamitos-high-school-
    show-choir-performs-with-barry-manilow-and-la-philharmonic-at-
    the-hollywood-bowl/

  • Manilow as anticipated - During a quick chat in New York after he closed his Broadway run, Barry Manilow said he wanted to be a headliner at Westgate’s International Theater for as long as the resort would have him. Resort execs, in turn, say they want Manilow for as long as he wants to headline the main room. So: The latest effort to keep Manilow in long-term residency at International Theater was announced Monday, as Manilow will perform Feb. 13-15, Feb. 20-22, March 5-7 and March 26-28. Westgate General Manager Cami Christensen happens to be a Fanilow, dating to Manilow’s residency at the then-Las Vegas Hilton from 2005-2010. The resort exec has collected a series of videos recorded during “Can’t Smile Without You” ... One day that video montage might be displayed during the show. One can dream. (Las Vegas Review Journal, 9/10/2019)
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-
    columns/kats/atomic-saloon-opens-on-the-strip-
    with-a-very-vegas-wedding-1844795/

  • What’s Happening ... Barry Manilow - September 6th-7th: Jewish singer-songwriter Barry Manilow, who produced a string of hits in the 1970s, starting with “Mandy” in 1975, returns to the Hollywood Bowl for two nights. Born Barry Alan Pincus 76 years ago in Brooklyn, he adopted his mother’s maiden name for the stage. Influenced by sentimental music of the 1930s and ’40s, Manilow’s repertoire includes “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Copacabana” and “Could It Be Magic.” He will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. Singer Lorna Luft opens the program with songs from her Broadway career. 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7. Tickets start at $57. (800) 440-5739. (Jewish Journal, 9/4/2019)
    https://jewishjournal.com/news/los_angeles/calendar_stories/
    304008/whats-happening-greenblatt-wolpe-pre-holiday-reflections/

  • 7 weekend picks including Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl - Summer’s almost gone but our weekend picks live on. This week, they include Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl, two Orange County concerts by Pacific Symphony and the final performances of “Frankenstein” at A Noise Within in Pasadena. Zola Jesus helps kick off an eclectic new concert series, funnyman John Leguizamo explores Latin history at the Ahmanson Theatre and free events unfold at the Hammer Museum and on Hollywood Boulevard ... He wrote the songs: Barry Manilow -- the man, the myth, the legend -- will belt out selections from his vast catalog of easy-listening hits, backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. With special guest Lorna Luft. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday. $14-$209. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com (Los Angeles Times, 9/4/2019)
    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-09-04/
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  • Barry Manilow Endorses Museum Of Jewish Heritage - The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is releasing a series of digital spots from celebrities and elected officials that encourage people to visit the most comprehensive Holocaust exhibition about Auschwitz ever exhibited in North America. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. The groundbreaking exhibition is now open through January 3, 2020 in New York City. The digital spots are running on digital platforms Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. They feature: Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Barry Manilow - who is now in a limited engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway - and his co-songwriter Bruce Sussman, who together created the musical, "Harmony," set in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s; Emmy Award-winning actor Julianna Margulies; U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, a proponent of Holocaust education; Dr. Ruth Westheimer; New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; and Theatrical award nominee and winner Steven Skybell, currently starring in the Off-Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Yiddish ... "We can never erase from our memory the knowledge that at least six million Jewish people were murdered. Six million. Many people are claiming, incredibly, that the Holocaust never happened. That is one reason why this exhibit is so important. All people, especially young people, must never forget what happened," Barry Manilow said ... Contact the Museum at 646.437.4304 or groupvisits@mjhnyc.org. See Auschwitz.nyc for more information. For more information, visit mjhnyc.org. (Broadway World, 8/12/2019)
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Barry-Manilow-Steven-
    Skybell-And-Julianna-Margulies-Endorse-Museum-Of-Jewish-Heritage-20190812

  • Barry Manilow ‘having a great time’ in NYC - The New York Post’s Page Six reported Monday that Manilow’s run at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has been a “flop” because of sagging ticket sales, and that Manilow and his husband/manager Garry Kief are fighting daily behind the scenes. Kief, Manilow’s manager since 1980 and his husband since 2014, slapped back at the Post’s account of disarray in the production. “It’s a great nonstop show of hits, it usually runs a couple hours, Barry sounds fantastic, audiences are crazy and we are going to gross over $4 million,” Kief, who also brokered Manilow’s residency deal at Westgate’s International Theater, said in an e-mail message. “Pretty (darn) good for only 17 shows, and beyond expectations.” Kief added, “We’re having a lot of fun and a great time, though we miss our Westgate family and Las Vegas. It’ll be good to be home.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/12/2019)
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/
    kats/barry-manilow-having-a-great-time-in-nyc-despite-reports-1825033/

  • Barry Manilow attends Lorna Luft's Opening at Feinstein's/54 Below - Entertainment royalty came out to see show biz royalty last night at Feinstein's/54 Below. Lorna Luft thoroughly enthralled a celebrity filled audience as she shared the music that was a part of her early years. The Beatles were very present in her song list and we learned that Lorna had a major crush on George Harrison. As Lorna related, "coming from a show biz family has it's perks". She was able to meet them back stage after a concert she attended with her friend Leslie Bogart and her mother Lauren Bacall. Ms. Bacall warned the two youngsters that daughters of celebrities are not supposed to jump up and down and scream, consequently Lorna and Leslie were the only girls in the stadium quietly sitting with a stern look on their faces during The Beatle Concert!

    It was an exciting evening on all levels and Barry Manilow currently exciting audiences on Broadway joined the audience standing for Lorna's last numbers "I'll Be Here Tomorrow" and "I'm Still Standing" which celebrated her overcoming health issues these last seven years.

    Using her unique perspective born from a lifetime in entertainment, Lorna Luft at Feinstein's/54 Below brought levity to the craziness in the world around us by sharing favorites from the Great American Songbook. As expected there were some songs made famous by her mother and film legend, Judy Garland, as well as stories from Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond as only she can tell them.

    Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft made her performing debut singing on "The Judy Garland Show." Since then, she has had dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on film and television, ranging from Grease 2 and Where the Boys Are '84 to the series "Murder She Wrote" and "Sean Saves the World." Lorna was co-executive producer of Life with Judy Garland, the 5 time Emmy award-winning miniseries based on her best-selling memoir, Me and My Shadows. (Broadway World, 8/9/2019)
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/cabaret/article/BWW-Review-
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  • Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Barry Manilow - Broadway World has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin is an internationally published caricature artist whose work has appeared in many publications including the L.A. Times, The New Yorker Magazine, the Washington Post, In Style magazine, Playbill and for nearly 20 years, the Wall Street Journal. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Barry Manilow. (Broadway World, 8/9/2019)
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Exclusive-Ken-Fallin-
    Draws-the-Stage-Barry-Manilow-20190809

  • What to Do With Your Remaining Summer Fridays - There’s always that one coworker who, for lack of an ability to make entertaining small talk, gabs about the seasons and weather. Right about now, she’s expressing her sadness that the end of summer is approaching. You’re probably thinking, “Don’t remind me.” We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but she’s right: It’s August; fall is nigh. So why not take that unused summer Friday you’ve been saving and put it to good use? Here, WWD lists the best things to do... Get Nostalgic With Barry Manilow on Broadway: Barry Manilow is making his return to Broadway, with shows booked at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through Aug. 17. Buying your tickets for a Friday night performance means you could belt along to the lyrics of “Copacabana” with Barry himself instead of only with your hairbrush-pretend-mic at home. (WWD, 8/2/2019)
    https://wwd.com/eye/lifestyle/summer-fridays-new-york-guide-1203230407/

  • Westgate celebrates 50 years of star power - Fans of Westgate Las Vegas love it for its superlative restaurants, world’s largest Superbook and of course, Barry Manilow. But the hotel that launched the era of the megaresort also has a rich history. Many staff members who have been there since the beginning join us in looking back at five amazing decades. Westgate began as Las Vegas International Hotel. When it opened on July 2, 1969, at a cost of $50 million, it was the largest hotel in the world. Announcements boasted, “An embodiment of everything the Las Vegas resort industry has learned in the last 10 years.” But what really set the International apart was an outstanding staff and legendary entertainment ... The resort was acquired by Hilton brands in 1971. Star Trek: The Experience opened in 1998, drawing thousands of fans, celebrities and television coverage. Remnants of the attraction, which closed in 2008, can still be spotted by eagle-eyed guests. The Hilton partnership was dissolved in 2012, but the resort operated under the name LVH until Westgate Resorts acquired it in 2014 and invested more than $160 million in renovations and updates, which include high-end dining options and the award-winning Serenity Spa. They also lured back Hilton favorite Manilow. Usher Angel Lopez Rosas has been on property the entire 50 years. He’s witnessed performances by Charo, Liberace, Wayne Newton and Manilow. “The most amazing thing for me is all of the headliners I’ve seen over the years. All of the biggest names. If they came to Las Vegas, they performed right here.” (Las Vegas Magazine, 7/26/2019)
    https://lasvegasmagazine.com/entertainment/2019/jul/26/
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  • Upcoming Guests on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 7/22-7/26 - The following report highlights the programming of ABC's "Good Morning America" during the week of July 22-26. "Good Morning America" is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan; and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on ABC. Highlights of the week include the following: Monday, July 22 - Actor David Spade ("Lights Out with David Spade"); actress Scarlett Johansson; author Bella Thorne ("The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray"). Tuesday, July 23 - Actors Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba and Helen Mirren ("Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"); author Laurie Gelman ("You've Been Volunteered"); actor Jason Priestley ("Casteel Family Movie Series"). Wednesday, July 24 - A performance by Monica; Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson. Thursday, July 25 - Actor Jack Quaid ("The Boys"); a performance by Barry Manilow; Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson. Friday, July 26 - GMA Summer Concert Series continues with a live performance by Lady Antebellum. (Broadway World, 7/19/2019)
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scoop-Upcoming-Guests-on-
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  • Upcoming Guests on STRAHAN & SARA, 7/22-7/26 - The following report highlights the programming of ABC's "Strahan & Sara" during the week of July 22-26. "Strahan & Sara" is a one-hour program hosted by Michael Strahan and Sara Haines. The daytime program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET| 12:00 p.m. CT|PT) on ABC. Highlights of the week include the following: Monday, July 22 - Guest co-host Anne Burrell; a performance by O-Town; mother-daughter duo Cher and Dawn Hubsher ("sMothered"). Tuesday, July 23 - Guest co-host Howie Mandel; actor Joe Keery ("Stranger Things"); "The Bachelorette" recap with Rachel Lindsay; Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson. Wednesday, July 24 - Celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois. Thursday, July 25 - Guest co-host Michael Symon; Dave Navarro ("Ink Master"); a performance by Barry Manilow. Friday, July 26 - Guest co-host Michael Symon; actress Barbie Ferreira ("Euphoria"). (Broadway World, 7/19/2019)
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scoop-Upcoming-Guests-
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  • 36,000 Spurs soccer fans at Tottenham Hotspur Football club in London chanting their theme song.

    Think those gangs with revving engines in Rockdale, Australia, are tougher than this crowd . . . ?

. . . Think again!!

    Thanks to Lisa & Duncan for sending this final word
    on what Barry Manilow's songs are REALLY used for!

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