On October 21, 2016, Music Doing Good will host an intimate evening with Grammy Award-winning songstress, Melissa Manchester, to benefit the organization’s musical outreach programs. The event will take place at Chateau Carnarvon, 100 Carnarvon, 77024, the home of founder and president, Marie Bosarge. Doors open at 7:15 pm and concert begins at 8:00 pm. Valet parking, wine and hors d’ oeuvres are included for all ticket levels. Tickets range from $200 to $500 for the VIP package, which includes a meet and greet with the artist and premium seating. REGISTER ONLINE: www.TinyURL.com/MDG102116.
Melissa Manchester’s extraordinary career began when the native New Yorker signed her first publishing deal at 17. Soon she was backing up Bette Midler as a founding member of the Harlettes and studying songwriting with Paul Simon at New York University.
“Don’t Cry Out Loud” delivered her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979, and she won the award in the same category four years later for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.” Two of her songs, “Through the Eyes of Love” and “The Promise,” were nominated for Academy Awards in the same year.
Melissa Manchester’s self-made album, You Gotta Love the Life (2015), is the singer-songwriter’s first album since 2004, celebrating 40 years of making music. The album offers a variety of songs performed with legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Keb’ Mo’, Dionne Warwick, Dave Koz, and Joe Sample, in one of his last recordings. The album blends the classic American songbook with jazz, ballads and samba and featuring high-caliber guest performances in powerfully evocative new songs and favorite cover tunes.
Manchester has written songs for major movies made for the Walt Disney Studios, independent pictures and Tyler Perry and she has appeared in films and television. Manchester played the mother of Mayim Bialik’s title character on NBC’s Blossom, as well as co-creating the ballroom dance extravaganza, Fascinating Rhythms, for the stage.
A Houston non-profit, Music Doing Good inspires and transforms children’s lives through innovative, music-based programming and performance experiences. The outreach programs bring musical enrichment to children in Houston who need it the most. The programs use music to stimulate minds, spark creativity and ignite imagination.
Music Doing Good with Instruments collect, refurbishes and redistributes instruments to individual students and schools that wish to create or maintain orchestra and band programs.
Music Doing Good in Schools engages the whole child in an innovative fine arts program designed to educate and empower students of Title 1 schools. This year-long program culminates in a dynamic, student-driven performance in one of Houston’s premier performing arts venues.
Music Doing Good with Scholarships grants awards to fund lessons and tuition to students in grades 4 – 12, who display financial need and exceptional musical talent.
To arrange interviews or for high resolution photos, please call Julie Lambert at 713.294.9034 or send an email to Julie@musicdoinggood.org. For more information, please visit www.musicdoinggood.org.