Manilow Music Project will make donation to Newark school before Prudential Center show

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Before his Aug. 5 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, Barry Manilow will present Thaddeus Exposé, a music teacher at Newark’s East Side High School (as well as a professional jazz bassist), with $10,000 for the school. This will include a $5,000 cash award plus $5,000 in “Manilow bucks” to be used for music instruments, and the Prudential Center will chip in an additional $10,000.

Manilow makes such donations regularly through his Manilow Music Project. “It is wonderful to partner with our concert venues to identify schools and music teachers in their neighborhoods that deserve this small token of my gratitude,” said Manilow in a press release. “Many school music programs have either been terminated, or their funds have been severely depleted. I always want to do my part through The Manilow Music Project to keep music in schools.”

Tickets to the Prudential Center show, which is part of Manilow’s Hits 2022 Tour and also features saxophonist Dave Koz, are available through and

Founded in 2008, the Manilow Music Project has donated more than $10 million to schools. For more about it, visit


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