PRNewsFoto/STILETTO EntertainmentBarry Manilow is using his current tour as a charitable platform to bring music to underprivileged kids.
The singer, who's scheduled to play a half-dozen shows beginning on April 18, has donated a piano to the public school system of at least four of those cities. Manilow heads The Manilow Music Project, which "highlights the importance of music programs in our schools and donates instruments and materials to school music programs."
In addition to his donations, Barry is offering a free pair of tickets to his concert to anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument in the local area of four of the tour stops -- Fort Wayne, IN; Baltimore, MD; Raleigh, NC; and Duluth, GA. Details can be found on the Manilow Music Project website, ManilowMusicProject.org.
Here are Barry's upcoming tour dates:
4/18--Fort Wayne, IN, Allen ****** War Mem. Coliseum
4/19--Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
4/20--Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena
4/25--Richmond, VA, Richmond Coliseum
4/26--Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/27--Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
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