Melissa Manchester Tickets
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Del E. Webb Center For The Performing Arts - Wickenburg
Dec 6 2016
Orchestra Kentucky: Melissa Manchester
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
Feb 11 2017
Details of Melissa Manchester and the Ticket Luck value
Melissa Manchester is a lady with a beautiful voice who strengthens our fate on the virtue of hard work and focus. This multi-talented lady has proved that when you have the willpower and determination towards your aim, you can shine the brightest on your field.
This successful American singer-songwriter and actress has been entertaining the audience for a while now and her magic is still as effective as ever before.
This great singer was born on February 15, 1951 in the Bronx area of New York City at New York. She belongs to a musical family of Jewish descent. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera and she started taking interest in music from the very early age.
Manchester learned the piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Music and Arts. She started her singing career by singing commercial jingles when she was only fifteen.
Soon after that, she became staff writer for Chappell Music and also attended Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. She has also studied songwriting at New York University with Paul Simon. All this knowledge helped her to develop a unique sense of music as she proved impeccable in he acts.
Manchester initially appeared on the Manhattan club scene, and then started as a backup singer for Bette Midler and Barry Manilow in 1971. Her debut album was released in 1973. It was titled Home to Myself, and Manchester co-wrote many of its songs with Carole Bayer Sager.
Two years later, she came up with Melissa that brought her the first top ten hit, Midnight Blue, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard charts. She collaborated with Kenny Loggins to co-write Loggins' 1978 hit duet with Stevie Nicks, Whenever I Call You Friend that was later included in 1979 Melissa Manchester album.
Besides singing, Melissa also kicked off her acting career. Starting with a guest-appearance on the CBS-TV daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow, she earned accolades here as well as music teacher to main character and was seen guiding about the essentials of the craft she knows too well.
In one of the most breakthrough acts of her career, Manchester made her version of Peter Allen's Don't Cry Out Loud in 1979, for which she received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance.
She didnt get the award for this, but later won the prestigious award for You Should Hear How She Talks About You, her biggest hit, and proudly registered her name in the list of Grammy winners as the Best Female Vocal Performance. Besides awards, she also peaked the charts with this beautiful musical act.
Manchester continued to place singles on the Adult Contemporary charts during the 1980s. Her 1989 updating of Dionne Warwick's Walk on By also earned her more acclaim. The single was pulled from album Tribute, which honored some of the singers that influenced her style.
Her acting career went side by side and she appeared with Bette Midler in the film For the Boys, on the television series Blossom, and also co-wrote and starred in the musical I Sent A Letter To My Love based on the Bernice Rubens novel of the same name.
She also composed and recorded the score to the straight-to-video Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure in 2001. In one of the most memorable performance, she played herself on a two-day guest appearance on the ABC-TV daytime soap General Hospital, to sing the song for Robin Scorpio and her AIDS-afflicted boyfriend Stone Cates.
The spring of 2004 saw Manchester with When I Look Down That Road. She toured extensively to support the CD and was praised for her undisturbed voice and reinventing persona.
In April 2007, Manchester returned to theater, starring in the Chicago production of HATS! The Musical. She also contributed two songs to the musical to which she had, with Sharon Vaughn.
In some of her recent acts, Manchester recorded a duet with Barry Manilow on a cover of the Carole King classic You've Got A Friend on Manilow's The Greatest Songs of the Seventies in 2007.
She also released a new single, The Power of Ribbons, to digital retailers in 2008. She is also performing in live concerts to give her fans a real dose of her unforgettable melodies.
Having won a Grammy and received the Governor's award from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences for her contributions to the music & recording arts, Melissa Manchester has truly proved her mettle. Watch out for her and enjoy the music!