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A Gift of Love
presented by Barry Manilow

  • Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: 12/11/2012
  • Ending on: 12/17/2012
  • 08:15PM
  • $250-25
  • Event Website


In December 2009, music legend Barry Manilow, debuted “A Gift of Love,”a five-night holiday concert series at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. The concert series raised nearly half million dollars for local Coachella Valley charities. Manilow, a Palm Springs resident, is bringing this special concert series back to the McCallum Theatre this December. Beginning on December 11th, 2012 and continuing on December 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th, the “Gift of Love II” concert series will honor 27 local charities each night. Manilow will perform his hit songs in addition to special songs from his vast catalog of holiday favorites.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring ‘A Gift of Love’ back to the Valley. Being able to give back to my hometown, both in song and charitable support, makes this concert series a very personal and special event for me,” said Manilow. “The 27 recipient charities are invaluable to the Palm Springs community, so extending the holiday spirit of giving to these non-profit organizations is really a special treat.”

“A Gift of Love II” is presented by Garry Kief of STILETTO Entertainment and Arny Granat of JAM Productions. The concert series is sponsored by: Tucker Cheadle, Susan DuBow, Frances C. and H.N. Berger Foundation, Helene Galen, Marshall Gelfand, Kay Hazen, James Houston, James Hummer, Kennedy Street Enterprises, Michael Klein, Brooke Koehler, Dale and Carole Haes-Landon, Harold Matzner, McMahon RV, David Narz, Madeline Redstone, Jan and Mike Salta, Esther and Walter Schoenfeld, Barbara and Frank Sinatra, and STILETTO Entertainment.

Tickets for Barry Manilow’s “A Gift of Love II” are available beginning October 2nd at, with prices ranging from $250.00 to $25.00. Proceeds will be divided among the various charities.

Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with 48 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career. This pop icon has written hundreds of songs and performed around the globe thrilling millions of fans, winning a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination along the way.

“A Gift of Love II” Beneficiary Charities:

The local charities benefiting from Barry Manilow’s upcoming “A Gift of Love II” holiday concert series include: Advancing the Interests of Animals, Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, Animal Samaritans, Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS of the Desert), College Of The Desert, Desert AIDS Project, Desert Arc, Desert Best Friends Closet, Desert Cancer Foundation, Desert Samaritans for Seniors, Desert Symphony, FIND Food Bank, Inc., Gilda’s Club Desert Cities, Guide Dogs of the Desert, Manilow Music Project, Mizell Senior Center, Olive Crest, Paws and Hearts, Pegasus Riding Academy for the Handicapped, Shelter From The Storm, Stroke Recovery Center, Temple Isaiah Fund, The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, The Living Desert, Tools for Tomorrow, and United Cerebral Palsy – Inland Empire.

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