Mar 21, 2015
By Bob Sheppard
Barry Manilow is donating a piano to a school district in New York as part of his “Manilow Music Project.”
The 71-year old singer-songwriter says it’s something he started to help public schools with depleted music programs.
According to Newsday the piano will be going to the Uniondale school district on Long Island. The local school superintendent says he hopes Manilow’s gift will encourage more donations, and help students “build character to achieve success.”
Manilow, known for such hits as Mandy, Copacabana, and Can’t Smile Without You, as well as colourful stage shows, says music is a vital part of a child`s education.