WMU News

Manchester and Williams perform award-winning songs

March 12, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Grammy Award-winners Melissa Manchester and Paul Williams come together for a single performance of their songs and stories at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University.

Manchester's hits include "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Midnight Blue," "Through the Eyes of Love," "You Should Hear How She Talks About You," "Come in from the Rain," and "Whenever I Call You Friend." Williams' hits include "Evergreen," "We've Only Just Begun," "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "You and Me Against the World," and "The Rainbow Connection."

Manchester and Williams are known for their distinctive vocals, but what audiences may not realize is that they are also amazing songwriters. Writing timeless songs that encompass the musical genres of pop, easy listening, and country, Manchester and Williams have accumulated some of the most coveted awards in music.

In addition to a career of hits, Manchester scored the Disney sequel, "Lady and the Tramp II" and has 16 albums to her credit. A 2001 Songwriter's Hall of Fame inductee, Williams' has penned songs that became hits for artists as diverse Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and David Bowie. Williams has recently released an album entitled "Back to Love Again."

Tickets for "Melissa Manchester and Paul Williams" range from $30 to 42. For tickets, call the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, or visit <www.millerauditorium.com>.

"Melissa Manchester and Paul Williams" at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by AM 590 WKZO and Coca Cola.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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