So I’ve been a fan of Barry Manilow since I was 7.  (I joined his fan club when I was 7, like actually mailed a Fan Club Application in an envelope) and that year I skipped Trick or Treating to go see him live – since Halloween was the only night he was playing near where we lived.   A 7-year-old skipping Trick or Treating is dedication!

Skip ahead to 1995, my love for Barry continued and I got the chance to actually meet him.  I was working at the alternative station in Phoenix at the time, and my hair was black with a blue wash over it so it looked pretty bright blue in person.  Barry was wearing a bright blue blazer, and he put his arm around me for the picture and said, “Your hair is the same color as my blazer!”

Skip ahead to 2015.  Love going strong.  I posted that Phoenix picture for #TBT, and a friend of mine – who is friends with Barry’s people – saw it, and reached out to see if we wanted to give away front row seats to his show in San Jose on April 18th!  Um YES WE DO.  (4:05pm on Thursday April 9th, to be specific.)

Plus he called in to talk about the show (!!)  his One Last Time tour, and his amazing music program (you could get free tickets to his show by donating an instrument!)  plus your chance to get tickets for $19.75 (the year Mandy debuted!) So here’s the picture that got all this started, and his One Last Time poster too:

Barry Manilow 1995 Phoenixbarrymanilow_2015_DaveKoz_468x565


And here’s our talk from today – remember we’re giving away FRONT ROW SEATS at 4:05pm on Thursday April 9th  xoxoxo   Jayn



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