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BARRY MANILOW CELEBRATES SECOND YEAR AT LAS VEGAS HILTON

LAS VEGAS-- Barry Manilow is celebrating the second anniversary of his hit show, Manilow: Music and Passion at the Las Vegas Hilton.

"We congratulate Barry Manilow on a great year of success, not only at the Las Vegas Hilton, but in winning an EmmyÒ award and his ‘Greatest Songs’ success on the charts," said Ken Ciancimino, Las Vegas Hilton executive vice president. "Barry’s phenomenal appeal and his staying power as our long-term headliner make him an enduring symbol in this erratic Las Vegas entertainment market."

Manilow opened Music and Passion at the resort on February 23, 2005. The show and the Las Vegas Hilton was a perfect next step for Manilow since his sold-out 2004 "One Night Live! One Last Time!" tour was thought to signal the end of his concert career. "One Last Time" played to more than 250,000 fans in 23 arenas throughout the U.S. and the U.K.

In March 2006, the Las Vegas Hilton joined Barry Manilow in celebrating the "platinum" certification of "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" (with sales in excess of 1,000,000 units) and his one-year anniversary at the classic resort by extending his exclusive long-term engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton through 2008. In a special ceremony during Manilow’s performance, Nicholas L. Ribis, president & CEO of Resorts International and co-owner of the Las Vegas Hilton, announced the extension to a packed showroom.

After taking a few weeks out of his long-term engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton to undergo outpatient arthroscopic surgery, Manilow returned to the Las Vegas Hilton in November 2006 on the heels of a truly outstanding year, which began with his "Greatest Songs of the Fifties" debuting at # 1 on the charts and quickly achieving platinum status. He then received an Emmy Award for his PBS television special, "Manilow: Music and Passion," with the DVD achieving triple platinum status. The year culminated with the unprecedented record launch of his "Greatest Songs of the Sixties," which garnered him the biggest sales week of his career when it debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #2.

Manilow: Music and Passion is an exciting, multi-faceted production that features contemporary hi-tech music and effects mixed with the classic entertainment values of Las Vegas legends such as Sinatra, Presley, Davis, and Martin. It stars Manilow and a cast and band of 14, offering not only a full scale production but also the intimacy of a state-of-the-art 1,700-seat theater, unique "on-stage" seating, incredible songs and a concert that changes on a nightly basis.

Manilow: Music and Passion will continue Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. in the legendary Hilton Theater, with some weekly engagements including Tuesday performances.

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