Archive for the ‘Barry Manilow’ Category

New York Post Fatmouth Phil Mushnick: Put A Sock On It, And Don’t Pick On Barry Manilow AND QVC

January 31, 2010

New York Post sports columnist Phil Mushnick always has an opinion on everything, even stuff he doesn’t know too much about.

In his TV Sunday column, “Prime Time,” Mushnick today takes a cheap shot at Barry Manilow, who last week did a live concert from Las Vegas for QVC to
promote his new CD.

In the final lines of a column that’s mainly a rant against Mel Gibson’s terrible anti-Semitism, out of nowhere Mushnick writes, “Things that look kinda pathetic: Barry Manilow on the QVC home shopping channel, last week, hawking his new album.”

What’s the big deal? Manilow is doing what every artist does: using every outlet at his disposal, including a cable network that reaches more than 90 million homes, to promote his CD.

Get over yourself, Phil.

Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers’ Buddy, To Perform Live For QVC From Las Vegas Next Week

January 15, 2010

Suzanne Somers’ good friend, singer Barry Manilow, will be doing a live concert for QVC from the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas to unveil his new almum “The Greatest Love Songs of All Time.” The appearance will be Jan. 19 at 9 p.m.

During the special QVC Presents QSessions Live broadcast, the Grammy-, Tony-, and Emmy Award-winning Manilow will perform a selection of songs from the new album, while also giving viewers an inside look at the inspiration behind the collection.

QVC will be selling a specially packaged five-track bonus disc of songs that Manilow put together especially for QVC viewers, a week before street date.

“Barry Manilow continues to be a favorite among our viewers,” QVC director of merchandising Rich Yoegel said in a canned statement. “Performing his brand-new songs live from Las Vegas, this show promises to be one that no one will want to miss.”

The new album has Manilow once againt working with his longtime collaborator and Arista Records founder Clive Davis (now Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment).

“The Greatest Love Songs of All Time” features his interpretations and arrangements of classic love songs, including” “Love is Here To Stay,” “The Look of Love,” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

Manilow, whose 2006 QVC appearance marked the highest single-day sales by a musical artist in QVC history, also continues to hold the record as the highest single-hour music sales event in QVC’s 23-year history.

The new album will be available starting Jan. 19 through QVC.