This New Year's Day 2021 Special airs on Jan. 1st, 2021 at 1pm PST. Melissa Manchester, iconic singer/songwriter, shares her story and songs from her new album, RE:VIEW. She revisits her classics including Don't Cry Out Loud and Midnight Blue, reflecting on what they meant then and what they mean now as we enter 2021.
Melissa also shares a very special song she composed and produced during the pandemic, Awake! We at Awake TV are so grateful for the opportunity to share these messages from Melissa's heart.
About Melissa Manchester:
In 1980, MELISSA MANCHESTER became the first recording artist in the
history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a
single year, “Through The Eyes Of Love” from Ice Castles and “I’ll Never
Say Goodbye” from The Promise, and to perform them both on the Oscar
telecast. MELISSA starred in the national tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
Music Of The Night and Song And Dance, and created the role of Maddy,
the title character’s mother, on the NBC hit TV series Blossom.
Nominated for a Grammy in 1980 for “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” she won the
Grammy Award for best female vocalist in 1982 singing “You Should Hear
How She Talks About You.”
MELISSA has composed music for the animated features The Great
Mouse Detective and Lady And The Tramp II, the sequel to the Disney
classic. In addition to composing the scores for the theatrical musicals I
Sent A Letter To My Love and Sweet Potato Queens, MELISSA also cowrote the radio mainstays “Midnight Blue”, “Come In From The Rain” and
“Whenever I Call You Friend.”
MELISSA celebrated her forty-five-year career with the release of her 21st
album, The Fellas, a tribute to the iconic male singers who set the platinum
standard for the music of the great American songbook. Her new album,
RE:VIEW, due out in 2020, features previously unreleased songs as well
as fresh takes on several of MELISSA’s enduring classic hits.
About Dr. Katleen Riley:
Dr. Kathleen Riley is a visionary, highly intuitive and passionate in her mission to help performing artists connect more deeply with their heart's intelligence and create coherence through their music and sound. She combines her expertise as a professional musician and extensive education and training in post-doctoral studies in neurophysiology and psychology, as well as certificationsin biofeedback, with a passion to see others thrive. Kathleen has woven a path to help others through their expertise as a musician, including performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall as well as abroad.
She pursued a doctorate in piano performance with the intention of investigating the use of auditory and visual feedback to deepen pianists' awareness of nuances in performers' interpretations. Kathleen then went on to post-doctoral studies in the neurophysiology and psychology at NYU and developed protocols using biofeedback to help musicians correct their posture and improve their technical and musical approach to the instrument. Seeing the intimate connection between the mind and body, she expanded her biofeedback training to tools to help performance anxiety.
Dr. Kathleen's journey led her to become involved with the HeartMath Institute and go on to receive three certifications. While living in Cleveland, Ohio, she served on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she designed courses in Optimal Performance and ran a biofeedback lab. She shares that the power of biofeedback is that it is a window inside the body, and our bodies never lie. Seeing is believing. Her latest research study explored the effects of a shared heart intention among members of a string quartet on the musicians and audience members. The research was filmed and produced as a documentary, Intention: The Power of the Heart. In response to COVID-19, she has created the Global Coherent Musicians Community, designed to bring musicians, scientists and researchers together to understand and explore how our intentions and sound frequencies affect the global field.
Watch Dr. Kathleen Riley's series on Awake TV "Sounds of Coherence" - https://www.awaketvnetwork.live/dr-kathleen-riley-sounds-of-coherence