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Barry Manilow Brings Gift Of Music To Hollywood Hills High School

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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) -- Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is leading the way with a generous donation helping to jump start a music instrument drive at a high school in Broward.

Through his Manilow Music Project, the 72-year-old pop icon is donating a new Yamaha piano to launch the local drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument in the week before Manilow's February 5th concert will receive two free tickets to the show.

"I'm thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids," said Manilow, whose charity organization has conducted instrument drives all over the country to help schools with their music programs.

"The Hollywood Hills High School Spartan Pride Band is honored to have been chosen for the Barry Manilow Music Project," said Jeffrey Lawson, Director of Bands. "In order for a music program to be successful, students need the experience of playing quality instruments. Giving the student musician the opportunity to grow and learn with the proper equipment ensures the chance for a quality music education."

The North Box Office at the BB&T Center will serve as the base for the instrument drive in South Florida through February 5th. The instrument drop off location is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free tickets to qualifying donors are valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come first serve basis.

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