Barry Manilow donates piano to Ky. school district

** ARCHIV ** Der Saenger Barry Manilow posiert am 5. Jan. 2008 in Palm Springs bei der Ankunft zu einer Gala. Barry Manilow's Reise durch die Annalen der Popmusik geht am 25. November mit seiner vierten Sammlung "The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties" in die naechste Runde. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, Archiv) --- ** FILE ** Singer Barry Manilow arrives at the 19th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

July 11, 2012 8:00:48 AM PDT
Singer Barry Manilow has donated a new Yamaha piano to launch a music instrument drive at Kentucky's largest school district and is offering free tickets to an upcoming performance to anyone else who makes a donation.

The instruments will go to help students at Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville.

WHAS-TV reports that those who donate a new or gently used musical instrument will receive two free tickets for Manilow's July 27 concert in Louisville. Donated instruments can be dropped off at The Louisville Palace through July 27.

Manilow says he is "thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids."

The Manilow Music Project provides musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and music scholarships to universities.