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Melissa Manchester Talks Music, Old and New, With Anderson Center for Autism
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester sits down for an interview, airing Wednesday September 25th, on weekly radio show “1 in 88”. Anderson Center for Autism’s broadcast is hosted by Eliza Bozenski.
By: Anderson Center for Autism
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (September 25, 2013)—Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester sits down for an interview, airing Wednesday September 25th, on weekly radio show “1 in 88”. Anderson Center for Autism’s broadcast is hosted by Eliza Bozenski. Due to headline the center’s 12th Annual Gala this October, the interview provides a glimpse into Manchester’s storied music career. She also highlights new projects, including a joint venture with Rupert Holmes, who along with his wife Elizabeth, are the 2013 Gala honorees.
Topics include the early days of Manchester’s career as a founding member of the Harlettes, Bette Midler’s trio of backup singers; her experience collaborating with other artists; highlights of her career and what she is doing today.
When asked what it was like to perform with Bette Midler, Manchester said, “It was really thrilling to be behind her and see her transport the audience to a spectacular place.”
Manchester was with the Harlettes for six months before signing her own recording contract in 1972. She is especially proud of maintaining the same career for 40 years. She states, “I still have the same hunger I did at 17”.
Manchester has is putting the finishing touches on her new album “You Gotta Love the Life”. She has two children and resides in California where she teaches Individual Studies that she calls the “Art of Conversational Singing” at USC’s Thornton School of Music.
Anderson Center for Autism is proud to have Melissa Manchester headline their upcoming annual Gala, Saturday October 5th.
To buy tickets for the Anderson Center for Autism event at the Poughkeepsie Grandview, please call Kelly Dooley at 845.889.9208 or visit http://www.andersoncenterforautism.org/
Tune in to the “I in 88” interview with Melissa Manchester, Wednesday September 25th at 9:30A.M. on Hudson Valley Talk Radio AM stations 920 WGHQ, 1260 WBNR and 1420 WLNA. The interview can also be heard Saturday, September 28th at (9:30 A.M. on News-Talk AM stations 1450 and 1370 WKIP, or listen online at www.AndersonCenterforAutism.org.
For more information contact:
Ashworth Creative, Public Relations
Phone: 845‐877-0410 ext. 105
About Anderson Center for Autism
Anderson Center for Autism is New York’s premier autism treatment and care center. It is a non-for-profit organization located in picturesque Staatsburg, N.Y., dedicated to providing the highest quality programs possible for both children and adults with autism. It employs nearly 800 specialists who are expertly trained to diagnose, treat, and care for adults and children on the autism spectrum.
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