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2009-11-04 12:00:00

SCHIPHOL-RIJK, The Netherlands, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop culture icon and legendary showman Barry Manilow and Holiday on Ice today announced a major new collaboration. The world leader in family ice shows will showcase a selection of Manilow's most popular songs - naturally including no 1 hits Mandy and Copacabana - in the new show TROPICANA. Managing Director Caspar Gerwe: "Each of Barry Manilow's songs is packed with emotion and drama that perfectly matches with the spectacle...

2009-10-03 12:49:05

Brazilians partied into the night Friday after learning Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics. Celebrations are nothing new in Rio, but CNN reported Saturday the festivities were impressive even by those standards. The famed Copacabana beach was packed with thousands of Rio residents celebrating the first Olympics to be held in South America. It was a fantastic victory. We beat the big cities. Passion talked louder, one man said as a samba band played on stage. While some critics said...

2009-10-02 12:00:00

The International Olympic Committee meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday chose Rio de Janeiro as the host site for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Jubilant cheering erupted at a rally on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, which will be the site of the 32nd Summer Olympics, the first ever held in South America. The Brazilian city and Chicago were regarded as favorites for host city, but Chicago was the first city eliminated from the voting with the fewest supporters, followed by Tokyo. Thousands...

2009-02-15 13:24:28

Singer Barry Manilow thanked New York Friars Club members not only for accepting him into their group but not targeting him for their traditional roasts. The singer, known for such soft rock hits as Mandy, was made an honorary member of the private club this weekend, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. Thank you so much for not roasting me, Manilow said at Saturday's luncheon. I've been roasted every day since 'Mandy' came out. Manilow also took time to recognize how his past hits, such...

2009-01-08 13:10:00

Kelly Ripa Will Be Celebrity Host of Show at Nassau Coliseum NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand Up for a Cure today announced the first of its 2009 Concert Series -- a Valentine's Day show with Barry Manilow, in partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The show will be held on February 14th, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum, and tickets for this exclusive event go on sale Monday November 10th through Ticketmaster.com or by calling Stand Up for a Cure at 212 209 3871. TV host...

2008-09-01 00:02:45

By michael astor of The Associated Press If You Go Ranking of cities by cost of living: From Mercer, the British consulting firm: www.mercer.com/costofliving Brazil tourism: www.braziltourism.org News You can use RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The weak dollar and a steadily strengthening Brazilian real have seen Rio climb from the 135th most expensive city in the world just a few years ago, to the 31st most expensive today - tied with Barcelona and Stockholm, according to the latest cost of...

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