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Barry Manilow says music helps kids succeed

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Some of his famous songs include, Copacabana, Mandy, and I Write The Songs.

Grammy winning artist Barry Manilow is also behind a local instrument donation drive.  The instruments are then given to students who otherwise couldn't afford them.

Manilow says music class isn't just a time for play.  Instead, it can be life changing.

He says if it wasn't for music he wouldn't be the person he is today, and he believes that is true for all students.

"When the kids take music classes their grades go up, they learn to interact with other kids. They become better students," said Barry Manilow.

Every one who donates instruments to the Tyson Events Center gets two free tickets to his concert in Sioux City on Friday.

The concert will be held at the Orpheum starting at 7:30 p.m.

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