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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
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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