Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester, whose father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera, began singing commercial jingles at age 15 and went on to become a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending the High School of Performing Arts. After taking a songwriting class at New York University taught by Paul Simon, Manchester took her talents to the Manhattan club scene, where she was discovered by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow; the two hired her as a backup singer. She recorded her debut album, “Home to Myself,” co-writing many of the songs with Carole Bayer Sager. Manchester’s Top Ten hits include “Midnight Blue” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” She and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the latter’s hit duet with Stevie Nicks, “Whenever I Call You Friend.” Manchester was the first singer to have two movie themes nominated for Academy Awards (“Ice Castles” and “The Promise”), and her highest Billboard singles charting was the No. 5 hit “You Should Hear How She Talks About You,” which won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. Currently, Manchester alternates between recording, scriptwriting and acting, having appeared with Midler in “For the Boys” and on the television series “Blossom.”
Melissa Manchester is interviewed live on 92.5 KYHY or by podcast on Deborah Dachinger’s web site. Deborah Dachinger’s “Dare to Dream" radio show is a multi-award winning radio show that inspires listeners through solid guidance & great interviews. Dare to Dream Radio enlightens and entertains listeners in an exciting paradigm that intertwines metaphysics with a talk show. It’s a show that’s key and much needed during a time of great change and potential challenges. People are looking for the light, moving towards a new way of living and doing business and at its core finding ways to make their hopes and dreams come true. Each 1-hour radio segment includes Deborah’s theme for the day and an interview guest who share how they achieved their dream. While conversation is always lively and fun, audiences get to know each guest and the host on a personal basis. Dachinger is passionate about sharing with the world the thriving guests she interviews from all walks of life, ages, and backgrounds, who have succeeded in achieving noteworthy goals, thus creating inspirational on-air conversation.
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