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Mar 23, 2008

Barry Manilow's Hit Concert Hits Kansas City, MO

Coming April 26!

Barry Manilow’s hit concert, "Manilow: An Evening of Music and Passion," an 11-truck extravaganza, will play Sprint Center on April 26. Having last appeared in 2002, Manilow returns to Kansas City with an exclusive rendition of his Las Vegas Hilton hit show. Tickets can be purchased at www.Manilow.com, Sprint Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, www.Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 816.931.3330.

With worldwide sales of more than 75 million records, the success of Barry Manilow is a phenomenon in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." This past fall saw the release of The Greatest Songs of the Seventies, the third in a series of Manilow’s best-selling tribute albums of popular music which includes The Greatest Songs of the Fifties and The Greatest Songs of the Sixties. Having entered the Billboard charts at #4, he is the only artist to have three Top 4 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart in a span of two years. The Greatest Songs of the Seventies is Manilow’s 33rd charting album, his 11th Top 10 and his 10th Top 10 debut.

In addition, concertgoers will have a chance to enter a contest to win a wild weekend in Vegas to see "Manilow: Music and Passion" at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Billboard Magazine recently stated: "Among the few things one can count on in life: the taste of McDonald’s cheeseburgers, "I Love Lucy" reruns are still funny-and Barry Manilow never wearing out his welcome at the top of the charts." Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of music, including performing, composing, arranging, and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. Industry charts rank him the undisputed Number One Adult Contemporary Artist of All Time with record sales exceeding 75 million world-wide. This pop icon has written hundreds of songs and performed around the globe thrilling millions of fans, winning a Grammy, two Emmys, several Tony Awards and an Oscar nomination along the way.

"Manilow: Music and Passion" continues at the Las Vegas Hilton throughout 2009.

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