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Fox 17 Entertainment Reporter Stacy McCloud talked with Manilow this
afternoon to learn more about "The Manilow Music Project" and how it's
helping students in Middle Tennessee!
Instead of purchasing tickets at Bridgestone's will call office, Middle Tennesseans are dropping off musical instruments.
one of these instruments represents another student that has the
opportunity to study music" says Nola Jones, Coordinator for music for
Metro Public Schools
When they hand over an item, like this tambourine, they are giving a child in metro public schools the gift of music!
students cant afford and through many programs like CMA keep music
playing, music makes us, this just adds to the opportunities for our
students" says Jay Steele, Associate Superintendent of Metro Public High
For every one instrument donated, two tickets are given in return to see Barry Manilow this Saturday night for free!
It's all part of "The Manilow Music Project", something Manilow started several years ago in towns close to his heart.
I heard that because of budget they were cutting music and arts it was
killing me and all my musician friends it thought i had to do something.
It makes my entire career worthwhile" Barry Manilow tells Fox 17.
Manilow says he's excited to give back to Nashville, a city that's
loved and accepted his music since the beginning of his career.
"Back in the 70's Mandy broke out of Nashville just as much as Memphis and Philly. Nashville, they got me" says Manilow.
This is the first year he's taken the project on the road, asking fans to donate with him.
Manilow kicked things off in Nashville by donating a Yamaha piano!
can't fix the entire problem, but I can just start. I can just get
publicity out of it and make public aware then it's up to them" says
So far about 15 instruments have been handed over. A
small step in the right direction to help metro public schools get the
instruments they need to keep music - in music city!
wouldn't it be terrible if the next Barry Manilow was in the Metro
Nashville public school system and didn't have an instrument to play"
You can drop off instruments Friday and Saturday
from 10am until 5pm. The concert is Saturday night. If you don't have an
instrument to donate and still want to see the show, Manilow tells Fox
17 he likes to block of "Ten Dollar Seats" when at all possible. He has
done that for the Nashville show.
To get yours, visit - http://tinyurl.com/c7d8y62
Thursday, July 26 2012, 11:13 PM CDT
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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