Barry Manilow Donates Instrument Drive For Chicago Public Schools


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Barry Manilow Donates New Yamaha Piano To Kick Off Music Instrument Drive For
Chicago Public Schools
  
Public Who Donate a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument Will Be Automatically Entered To Win Free Tickets To Manilow’s July 12th Concert 

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for the Chicago Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to ABC7 Chicago will be eligible for a chance to win 2 free tickets (valid for pre selected seat locations) for Manilow’s July 12th, concert in Chicago, IL.  Official rules available at http://windycitylive.com.

 “I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.
ABC 7’s Windy City LIVE, Chicago’s most watched show in its time period, broadcasted on one of the top television stations in the country, is partnering with the Manilow Music Project to help garner much needed instruments to Chicago area schools.  Windy City LIVE studio will be the home base for the instrument drive, and donations may be dropped off from July 9th through July 12th.

The instrument drop off location address is:
ABC-7 190 N. State Street, Chicago, IL                                    

Donations will be accepted between 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.

“We are delighted to be partnered with music legend Barry Manilow through the Manilow Music Project in his efforts to put music instruments into the hands of Chicago Public school children.  He is absolutely changing these children’s lives and it makes us proud to be part of this effort” said Windy City Live Executive Producer Marlaine Selip.
Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago Public Schools CEO added, “We are extremely grateful to Mr. Manilow, the Manilow Music Project and Windy City Live for their generous donation that will give our students greater exposure to the wonderful world of music. As we work to ensure that all students have access to arts instruction and programming, charitable partnerships like this one will be critical in helping us reach our goal.”

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/

Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Chicago Theater Box Office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with 47 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.


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