Palm Springs, CA (October 15, 2009)—Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow, together with the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope, will present “A Gift of Love…,” a five-night holiday concert series at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA.
The concert series, beginning on December 4th, 2009 and continuing on December 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th, will honor 25 local charities in Palm Springs, California, the singer’s hometown—each night benefiting five of the beneficiary charities. Manilow will perform his hit songs in addition to special holiday songs featured on his new Christmas album, “In the Swing of Christmas,” released October 13th, 2009 and previous holiday releases, “Because It’s Christmas” and “A Christmas Gift of Love”
“Being able to give back to my hometown, both in song and charitable support, makes this concert series a very personal and special event for me,” said Manilow. “The twenty-five recipient charities are invaluable to the Palm Springs community, so extending the holiday spirit of giving to these non-profit organizations is really a special treat.”
Premium tickets are exclusively available now at www.starz.bz/agiftoflove/ giving concert-attendees special time with Manilow and additional donations to one of the beneficiary charities. Premium tickets priced at $750 offer a post-reception and photo-op with Manilow as well as an additional $500 donation to a designated beneficiary charity. Premium tickets priced at $1,000 offer a pre-concert champagne reception with Manilow and autographed program, as well as an additional $750 donation to a designated beneficiary charity.
All other tickets for “A Gift of Love…” with Barry Manilow are available beginning October 26th at www.mccallumtheatre.com, with prices ranging from $85 to $250.
In addition to the holiday concert series and recently released Christmas album, Manilow is busier than ever, performing his first ever solo concert at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24th, 2009. The legendary entertainer is recording his album, “The Greatest Love Songs of All Time,” which will be released in January 2010 in time for Valentine’s Day.
Manilow, who will end his 5-year partnership with the Las Vegas Hilton on December 30, 2009, regularly headlines performances in arenas throughout the world. Recently, Manilow performed to a record-breaking, sold-out crowd of 40,000 fans at the BBC Proms in the Park on the world-famous Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park, London.
“A Gift of Love..” Beneficiary Charities:
The Palm Springs-based charities benefiting from Barry Manilow’s upcoming “A Gift of Love…” holiday concert include: ACT for MS – Palm Desert, Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, Animal Samaritans, Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS of the Desert), Boys & Girls Club of the Coachella Valley, Desert AIDS Project, Desert Arc, Desert Samaritans for the Elderly, Desert Paws, FIND Food Bank, Inc., Gilda’s Club Desert Cities California, Guide Dogs of the Desert, Healthy Family Foundation: The Ophelia Project, Joslyn Senior Center, Mourning Star Center, Olive Crest, One Heartland, Pegasus Riding Academy for the Handicapped, Shelter From The Storm, Stroke Recovery Center, Temple Isaiah Fund, The Living Desert, United Cerebral Palsy – Inland Empire, and Variety Club of the Desert. For information on which night the aforementioned charities will be honored, please visit http://www.starz.bz/agiftoflove/.
About The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope:
The Manilow Fund for Health & Hope is a nonprofit organization that was created by Barry Manilow to support local, grassroots organizations that promote education, health and care. The fund donates to organizations that focus on cancer, AIDS, children’s issues, victims of abuse, the homeless and music education.