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Barry Manilow off to Paris: Residency starts March 5 at Le Theatre des Arts

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Barry Manilow at the Clio Awards.

The long-anticipated move by Barry Manilow from the Las Vegas Hilton to Paris Las Vegas' Le Theatre des Arts has been confirmed by the singer/songwriter's Web site. It will be announced nationwide tomorrow morning on NBC's "Today," which begins at 7 a.m. Pacific Time.

Manilow has signed a two-year contract to perform at the hotel beginning March 5. Nights of his performances will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with occasional Sunday shows added. The first set of tickets running from March through July go on sale tomorrow morning through Ticketmaster and the Paris Las Vegas box office.

Prices are expected to be set at $95 to $250, with some proceeds from the top-tier "Platinum Experience" package donated to arts programs for middle and high school students in Clark County School District.

Manilow began his Hilton run in February 2005, and his residency succeeded in large part by a series of CD releases of love songs spanning the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s. His next CD, "The Greatest Hits of All Time," is set for release on Jan. 26. Manilow is the first resident at the 1,450-seat Le Theater des Arts since "The Producers" closed in May 2007.

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