melissa1On Sunday, July 27, Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester will appear at SKARTS’ 10th Annual Fundraiser Gala to raise funds for the arts in CNY.

Melissa’s music has served to establish her as a compelling singer/songwriter.  Her debut releases Home To Myself and Bright Eyes positioned her as a dynamic new talent, and Melissa launched the smash hit single “Midnight Blue”.

Melissa and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the radio classic ”Whenever I Call You Friend”, and her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, Peabo Bryson, Cleo Laine and Barbara Cook, among many others.   Her international hits ”Through The Eyes Of Love” and ”Don’t Cry Out Loud” were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch and the late Peter Allen.

Melissa was nominated for a Grammy in 1978 and 1979 and received the Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Female Vocalist.  In 1980 she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a given year – “Through The Eyes Of Love” and ”The Promise” – and went on the make Oscar history by performing both songs during the worldwide telecast.

Ticket prices for this fundraiser are $125, which includes a 6:00 PM wine reception and original art show featuring several top local artists, a scrumptious dinner at 7:30 and a truly unforgettable concert by the lake in Skaneateles at 8:45.  Seating for this intimate performance is extremely limited which means you should reserve your tickets ASAP before they sell out.  Click on the BUY TICKETS button on this page.

You can always contribute to SKARTS by sending a tax-deductible donation to Skaneateles Arts Council, PO Box 422 , Skaneateles, NY  13152.  Or you can click on the SUPPORT SKARTS button on the right side of this page.

Stella Maris Retreat Center  *  East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY, 13152.

For information call 685-2414 or email

 Seating is extremely limited!



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