Friday, January 29, 2010

Barry and Rachel chat it up

Of all the guest appearances Barry makes I LOVE it when he appears on Rachel Ray. Why? Because she actually "talks" to him. She does her research and knows that of which she speaks. And...she's a fan herself. The audience questions were actually quite good (as opposed to the ditsy phone calls he gets on QVC). You have to wonder if they are vetted before hand.

Things we learned from the questions and the interview:
He actually seemed interested in the 5 ingredient meal Rachel cooked before he came out on stage (pasta, broth and spinach) and said he thought he might be able to cook that (I'm for that since it had spinach in it--high in iron content)
Barry and his band go bowling on their days off (call me crazy but that was the LAST activity I would expect him to be doing in his leisure time)
He uses his first Emmy as a doorstop to his studio (the reasoning behind that is he wants everyone to see it--hmmm...guess putting it there is a place of honor for him since the studio is his mecca)
Before the show he and his "gang" get together, amp the music up, and get pumped up to go out on stage (Lady Gaga????)
His favorite song "today" was Could It Be Magic AND his least favorite used to be Can't Smile Without You until he started singing it with the fans

About the music today:
I have to admit that I love when he performs songs live. It's when I fall in love with them for the first time (just like I did with Islands in the Stream). The theme from Love Story (
Where Do I Begin) is taking on that life for me. I loved it on Conan and now today, it's growing on me even more. This is one of those songs where the arrangement is the star. Then Barry works his magic with the lyrics and the delivery. Love Story was THE movie when I was a teenager and the music brings back all kinds of memories when I hear it. Warm fuzzies all around!

Great show!
Texas Fan

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Manilow Media Frenzy

It’s a Manilow Media Frenzy! It's that time when the media is blitzed with appearances by Barry promoting his new album. And that means every Manilow starved fan can turn on the television for a glimpse of the man who we can't smile without. Mark your calendars; set your tivos or DVRs; tune in for some Manilow magic!

Watch Barry perform songs from his new album on the following shows:

Wednesday, January 20 - Entertainment Tonight
Thursday, January 21 - The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
Monday, January 25 - The Today Show
Friday, January 29 - Rachel Ray
Friday, February 5 - Jimmy Kimmel Live

I'll be watching,
Texas Fan

Friday, January 15, 2010

The excitement builds-Manilow at The Paris

Photo courtesy of Tammy Martorana

Is everything truly sexier in Paris? You bet it is! The excitement is building as the signs are up, the press releases are flowing, and the Manilow packages are being offered online. Tonight in our email we got a little preview of Barry at his new home, talking to us about the QVC special. I don't know about you, but I'm love the connection. What could possibly be better than Barry Manilow and The Paris Las Vegas? It's going to be an exciting next few months as the anticipation of opening night builds and the release of his new album jump starts the media frenzy. I won't be there, but I bet the energy next week at the QVC show will be astounding and it will only build until the opening in March. Barry,!
Texas Fan

QVC Preview--don't miss him Tuesday at 9PM EST!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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