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Barry Manilow's new mission, The Manilow Music Project, is hard at work. The goal is to donate instruments and materials to music programs in schools all over the U.S.
Manilow, who's had a long career in show business, has always given back over the years. The Manilow Music Project is the latest way he's doing it.
"It's one thing to do benefits for very needy medical problems. It's another thing, for me, to see if I can keep music alive for kids," said Manilow.
The Manilow Music Project has already had much success.
"The first one we did in Palm Springs and in the Coachella Valley and we raised a half million dollars to give all the schools," said Manilow. "The 22 schools in the Coachella Valley got all the instruments they needed."
We were with Manilow as he helped open Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Now, he will soon fill the Hollywood Bowl with his first ever solo concert there.
On October 24 he'll take the stage with the 60-piece Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. But before the show, in partnership with the Grammy Foundation Manilow will appear at a pre-concert party with VIP donors.
The proceeds from that will help provide much-needed musical instruments for kids in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
"The public can take their old saxophones or old drums to their local schools and donate them," said Manilow. "I'm telling you, they're going to be very grateful."