Barry Manilow Donates New Yamaha Keyboard To Kick Off Music Instrument Drive For Gwinnett County Public Schools
[Atlanta, GA] – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is “hitting the road” ONE LAST TIME! and hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha Keyboard to launch a local instrument drive during his ONE LAST TIME! Tour for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office will receive two free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s June 4 concert in Duluth, GA.
“I know firsthand how invaluable music education is,” said Manilow. “It is a privilege for me to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” he continued.
The Arena at Gwinnett Center will be the base for the instrument drive in Duluth, from now through June 4, 2015. The instrument drop off location at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is open between Mon-Fri 10a-7p.
“Gwinnett County Public Schools is pleased to work with the Manilow Music Project in its efforts to bring the gift of music to children,” said J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent of the Gwinnett County Public Schools. “Music plays an important role in the lives of more than 112,000 Gwinnett students who participate in various music programs in grades K-12. In addition to developing a lifelong appreciation, music study helps prepare young minds to think creatively, learn how to work collaboratively, and to become disciplined, critical thinkers and problem solvers – skills needed in the 21st century. The instruments provided through Barry Manilow’s generosity and philanthropic spirit will help foster a love of learning and a love of music… a successful combination that is sure to benefit students today and in the future.”
The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. 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 www.manilowmusicproject.org.
Tickets for Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! concert are available online at Manilow.com, www.gwinnettcenter.com, axs.com, in person at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office, or by calling 770-626-2464.
ONE LAST TIME! Tour is a co-production of AEG Live and STILETTO Entertainment.
About Barry Manilow:
Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every area of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with over 50 Top 40 hits. Manilow is currently nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY® for NIGHT SONGS in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Manilow has received a nomination in each of the last five decades.
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About AEG Live:
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
About Gwinnett Center:
Just minutes outside of Atlanta, Gwinnett Center’s 80-acre lakefront campus can accommodate a variety of events including concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations. The multipurpose campus includes an amazing 13,000 seat arena and a 702-seat performing arts center, as well as 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000 square foot exhibit hall and a 21,600 square foot grand ballroom. Gwinnett Center is a beautifully landscaped and architecturally stunning facility with an award-winning outdoor private garden, soaring atriums and modern angles, which provide a beautiful backdrop for any event. The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosting a diverse range of events, including the Gwinnett Gladiators, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Menopause the Musical, Japan Fest, Barry Manilow, Vicente Fernandez, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Strait, Eric Clapton, NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Orange Conference, Home By Dark, Beyoncé and more. For more information, please visit www.gwinnettcenter.com.
Barry Manilow Publicity Contact:
Victoria Varela, Varela Media
45 Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10111
Telephone: 212 332-3485
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