Melissa arrange and translates the Ukrainian national anthem to benefit Ukrainian musician refugees

2022-07-07T05:24:15-07:00July 2nd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Support and listen to Melissa's translation and arrangement of the Ukrainian national anthem. The English version of the Ukrainian national anthem is released to benefit relief efforts for Ukrainian musician refugees. The ongoing war in Ukraine is personal to Melissa. Her own “Bubi” came from Ukraine.  “My maternal grandmother, Jennie Lechinsky, was born - and lived with her family - in Rzhyshchiv, a part of [read more...]

“Whenever I Call You Friend,” one of Melissa’s great songs co-written with Kenny Loggins

2022-06-30T10:05:34-07:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

"Whenever I Call You 'Friend'" is a song written by Kenny Loggins and Melissa Manchester, which Loggins recorded as a duet with Stevie Nicks for his 1978 album Nightwatch.  "Kenny and I kept meeting each other at award shows, and he asked if I wanted to write with him, and we met up and we knocked it out. It was great. As a writer, he [read more...]

Melissa Manchester’s Live ’77 review

2022-06-30T07:21:36-07:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Melissa Manchester's Live '77 is the renowned singer-songwriter's first and only live album, recorded by Arista Records in October 1977 at Gainesville, Florida's Great Southern Music Hall but unreleased until now! Forty-five years ago, it just wasn’t in the cards for Melissa Manchester’s live album to be released. Recorded over two shows at Gainesville, Florida’s Great Southern Music Hall in September of 1977, the album was to [read more...]

“You Can’t Hide the Light” Best Original Song

2022-03-12T13:56:45-08:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

"You Can't Hide the Light", my duet with Johnny Schaefer was the winner of the "Best Original Song" this year in partnership with the UK Songwriting Contest. With a Greek Chorus and double melody, the song is a unique world of layers weaving 55 vocal tracks in a dazzling array of sounds. It’s a modern dance music video with the vocalists’ spirits or, alter-egos represented in [read more...]

Ring in the New Year with Melissa at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael

2022-06-11T12:28:40-07:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Join Melissa Manchester as she rings in the new year at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael! Feinstein's is pleased to host the New Years' Eve Celebration Friday, December 31. First show: 7:30 p.m. Second show: 10:45 p.m. Book your tickets here: feinsteinshc.com. [read more...]

An evening with Michael Feinstein and guest Melissa Manchester, May 15 2021

2021-04-17T15:30:54-07:00April 17th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Don’t miss the return of world-class talent to the Palladium (Carmel, Indiana) when Michael Feinstein and longtime friend Melissa Manchester team up for an evening of pop hits and gems from the Great American Songbook! The concert will be Melissa's first Live event with an on-site audience – in over a year.

Melissa Manchester’s new single, a re-envisioned recording of her first hit, “Midnight Blue”

2020-10-15T23:16:05-07:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

In support of World Singing Day, I thought it would be appropriate for the second release from my upcoming album, RE:VIEW, to be "Midnight Blue." The tenderness I feel for this song I co-wrote with Carole Bayer Sager and the images of me through the years are true and heartfelt. I am grateful to know all of the memories this song has stirred in all [read more...]

Thoughts that are timeless always find their moment.

2020-06-26T00:54:16-07:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

This is AWAKE! I found these words by Rabindranath Tagore a very long time ago and I've carried them in my heart ever since - until I heard them sing. I suggest you listen three times - once at a high volume while driving, once with head phones and once while resting. Thank you, Peter Hume, for your glorious orchestration, Paco Silva for your thoughtful direction. Thank you all, with all of my heart. Enjoy.

Seniorly Presents: Curtain Up Live Stream! For our isolated seniors due to the #COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-25T15:44:46-07:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

On Monday, April 6 at 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT, I'll be doing a cool live stream right here on Curtain Up with Rob Rokicki, Lynn Portas & Lily Bowen.  A one-hour live entertainment show for our aging loved ones nationwide. It's a collaboration with Seniorly, to bring daily entertainment to seniors across the country who are isolated due to the #COVID-19 pandemic.

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