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Farrah Fawcett-Majors Made Me Realize I'm Super Gay

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael C. Bryan

I always told people I didn't know I was gay as a kid. But there it was, a photo of me, at 12, wearing a Farrah Fawcett-Majors T-shirt. In Montana.

Barry Manilow to Perform at Capitol Fourth; Says "Freedom is Really Who We Are"

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

2015 marks the 35th year that PBS will air America's national Independence Day celebration live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Barry Manilow Closes Farewell Tour in Brooklyn

Scott Blakeman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Scott Blakeman

Barry Manilow's farewell show Wednesday may have been a goodbye to huge, multi-city tours. But he gave the strong impression that his performing days were far from over. Which is music to the ears of a fellow nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn.

Suzanne Somers Opens Up About Barry Manilow's Gay Wedding

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Suzanne Somers said that Barry Manilow's marriage to longtime manager and partner Garry Kief was "freeing" for him. Somers sat down with Andy Cohe...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/10/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.10.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's finally here. You-know-who is going to do you-know what. You don't know? Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out. Here are some rand...

Melissa Manchester Still Loving the Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 06.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

From "Midnight Blue" to "Come in From the Rain," Melissa Manchester has written and sung songs that have touched hearts around the world. Now for the first time in 11 years the Grammy Award-winning star is back with a new album called You Gotta Love the Life.

A Husband's Surprise Led His Wife To Promise 'Sex On Command' -- But Did She Follow Through?

OWN | Posted 02.04.2015 | OWN

There are Barry Manilow fans, and then there are Barry Manilow fans. An "Oprah Show" guest named Candace is the latter. More than 10 years ago, Can...

The Soundtrack Of My Life: Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer.

Barry Manilow Prepares For Final Tour, Reflects on Career

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Sentimental in his lyrics, if nothing else, it seems only fitting that Manilow will conclude his final tour on his birthday with a performance at the Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Come and Get These Memories: The Divine Miss Recording Star

Kevin Winkler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Winkler

It's the Girls shows Midler as nimble and versatile as ever. While her contemporaries have settled into grand stateliness or offer wispy remakes of their former glories, Midler, at 69, continues to push herself forward. Come and get these memories, indeed!

Why Barry Manilow Was Intimidated To Work With This Iconic Singer

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty

Barry Manilow has worked as a producer for a slew of A-list acts and is a music superstar in his own right, so it takes a lot to intimidate him -- but...

My Dream Duets: Chatting With Barry Manilow, Andre Cymone and Carroll Matthews Tracks and The Hawthorne Chronicles

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A conversation with Barry Manilow.

Barry Manilow's Amazingly Kind Gesture Towards A Young Fan

Allison Carmen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Allison Carmen

Linda held on to her love for Barry Manilow's music quietly over the years until -- with Facebook -- she was able to transform her love for Barry's music into a new world of friendships and experiences.

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from Richard Strauss, Carl Barât, Paula Abdul, and Alanis Morissette.

Harmony -- At Last

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Robert J. Elisberg

It's only taken 17 years for me to get the chance to see Harmony again. That's the Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical that had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, which I've been writing about, oh, more than occasionally...

My Conversation With Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman: Collaborative 'Harmony'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Their latest project is the musical Harmony, based on a real-life German singing group that battled to stay together (and live) as the Nazis ascended to power in 1930s Germany.

Finally in Harmony Again

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Not without flaws, understandable for a first tryout, the musical was nonetheless terrific, with a thoughtful, involving book and lyrics, and rich, evocative music score, and looked to have a big life ahead.

Still in Harmony

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

After those 16 years, the show finally -- and remarkably -- has gotten its second chance, this time at the Tony-winning for regional theater, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. After working on the show on and off, Harmony opened on September 15.

Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.

Barry Manilow's New Musical Based on 'Backstreet Boys of the 1920s'

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

After more than a decade of rewrites, soft starts and business snafus, the pair will open Harmony -- A New Musical, at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre on September 6.

Barry Manilow Cancels A Big Gig

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Barry Manilow made a last-minute decision to cancel a concert in Utah on Friday night, citing illness. Police turned concer...

LOOK: AMAZING Fireworks On The National Mall!

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Americans flocked to the National Mall to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display, performances by Neil Diamo...

Remember When Barry Manilow Wore This?

Posted 06.17.2013 | Style

When he's not wooing you with the lyrics to "Can't Smile Without You" or pumping you up with his hit "Copacabana," Barry Manilow is just your average ...

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joséphine Baker, Ray LaMontagne, Howlin' Wolf, Les Paul, and more.

Barry Manilow's Joining America's 4th Of July Party

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Barry Manilow will join stars from Broadway and "American Idol" as well as composer John Williams for this year's July Fourth celeb...