Manilow to Get Society of Singers Award
NEW YORK (AP) _ Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers’ 12th annual ELLA Award Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The ELLA Award, named after its first recipient, Ella Fitzgerald, is presented to singers whose contributions to the music world are equaled by their dedication to humanitarian causes and community support.
``We are thrilled to honor Barry Manilow for his accomplishments as a performer, composer, arranger, producer and musician,″ said Society of Singers President Jerry F. Sharell.
``He has also been actively involved with charities and humanitarian efforts around the world,″ Sharell said Tuesday. ``There is no better person who typifies what the ELLA Award stands for than Barry Manilow.″
Michael Feinstein, Brian McKnight and Dave Koz are among those scheduled to perform Manilow’s songs. The 56-year-old singer will do a special solo set.
Previous recipients include Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Lena Horn, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee.
On the Net:
Society of Singers Web site: http://www.singers.org/
Barry Manilow Web site: http://www.barrymanilow.com/