October 31, 2000
The performance schedule for "Copacabana," the musical created by Barry Manilow, has been changed. It's now set to play at the Lyric Opera House tonight through Sunday, with a matinee Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for yesterday's performance will be accepted tonight. Tickets are $15-$55. Call 410-481-7328.
February 16, 2006
Rock on, boomers. Barry Manilow -- yes, Barry "Copacabana" Manilow -- has the No. 1 album in the country this week. Manilow's album -- not any digital single -- outsold the likes of Mary J. Blige, James Blunt and Eminem's greatest hits. Manilow is, of course, old enough to be their crooning grandfather. Who's the next veteran act to enter the charts -- Neil Diamond? Wait, the 65-year-old Diamond had an acclaimed album out last year. "Baby boomers are accounting for a lot of hits on the album charts," says Nathan Brackett, senior editor at Rolling Stone.
March 2, 2006
TELEVISION 1.American Idol - Wednesday, Fox 2.American Idol - Tuesday, Fox 3.Grey's Anatomy, ABC 4.Desperate Housewives, ABC 5.Winter Olympics - Monday, NBC FILMS 1.Madea's Family Reunion, Lions Gate 2.Eight Below, Disney 3.The Pink Panther, Sony 4.Date Movie, 20th Century Fox 5.Curious George, Universal SINGLES 1.Check on It, Beyonce (featuring Slim Thug) 2.You're Beautiful, James Blunt 3.Grillz, Nelly (featuring Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp) 4.Temperature, Sean Paul 5.Be Without You, Mary J. Blige ALBUMS 1.Ghetto Classics, Jaheim 2.Soundtrack: Curious George, Jack Johnson 3.The Greatest Songs of the Fifties, Barry Manilow 4.The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige 5.Amore, Andrea Bocelli DVDS (SALES)
November 15, 2007
Just announced Night of 100 ELVISes -- Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore on Nov. 30-Dec. 1. 410-494-9558 or 888-494-9558. Barry Manilow -- Verizon Center in Washington on Feb. 9. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Carbon Leaf -- 9:30 Club in Washington on Dec. 13. Also, Chuck Brown is there Dec. 31. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. Cake -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Dec. 10. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Crack the Sky -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Dec. 29. 410-337-7210, 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster .com.
December 27, 2007
Just announced Aretha Franklin -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on March 20. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Chris Rock -- Lyric Opera House on Feb. 9. Also, Wayne Newton is there Feb. 11, and Jill Scott is there Feb. 26. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Dolly Parton -- George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on March 11. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. The Silver Beats -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Jan. 11. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. The Radiators -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Feb. 27. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
November 3, 2000
There's a thin line between a catchy song and grating one, and Barry Manilow's songs have a way of crossing it. At least that's the case for this critic and Manilow's 1978 hit, "Copacabana." So the prospect of a full-length musical based on the single was a bit unnerving. The good news is that the show itself - immodestly titled "Barry Manilow's Copacabana" - isn't especially grating. Indeed, it's rather sweet. The bad news is twofold: First, ever since seeing the musical at the Lyric Opera House, the song has been reverberating in my brain like a stuck needle on an old record player.