Barry 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 County 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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