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Mark Sanders: The Voice Of Barry Manilow

June 9, 2023

In the world of tribute artists, there are few who can capture the essence and magic of a legendary performer like Mark Sanders. With his powerful tenor voice and undeniable stage presence, Mark has become synonymous with the music of Barry Manilow. Born and raised in Marion, Illinois, Mark's journey as a performer has taken him from the bright lights of Broadway to stages around the world, but it is his love for Manilow's music that has truly shaped his career.

Growing up in a small town, Mark discovered his passion for singing at a young age. Influenced by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, he found solace in the timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics of their music. However, it was Barry Manilow's iconic songs that resonated with him the most. From the infectious energy of "Copacabana" to the heartfelt ballads like "Mandy" and "Weekend in New England," Manilow's music spoke to Mark on a profound level.

After spending 15 years in the bustling metropolis of New York City, honing his craft and appearing in various theatrical productions, Mark decided to make Fort Myers, Florida his home. It was there that he found his true calling as a tribute artist, specifically paying homage to the one and only Barry Manilow. His exceptional vocal range and ability to capture Manilow's distinctive style quickly caught the attention of audiences and critics alike.

Mark's talent and dedication to his craft have led to numerous accolades throughout his career. In 2021, he was nominated as 'Tribute Artist of the Year' for the prestigious Josie Awards, an international recognition for independent artists. This nomination is a testament to Mark's ability to capture the essence of Manilow's music and deliver unforgettable performances.

While Mark has shared the stage with esteemed Broadway stars such as Sutton Foster, Stephanie J. Block, and Alice Ripley, it is his solo concerts that have truly captivated audiences. His soaring tenor voice effortlessly brings Manilow's timeless hits to life, and his deep connection with the audience creates an electric atmosphere in every performance.

"The music of Barry Manilow has uplifted and inspired me throughout my life," says Mark. "I am honored to bring his iconic music to you with this thrilling, high-energy tribute backed by an outstanding live band."

Mark's performances are not just mere imitations; they are heartfelt tributes to a music icon. His renditions of Manilow's songs evoke nostalgia while adding a fresh and vibrant energy to each note. Whether it's the toe-tapping rhythm of "Can't Smile Without You" or the poignant storytelling in "I Write the Songs," Mark's interpretations showcase his deep understanding and appreciation for Manilow's artistry.

Beyond his musical talent, Mark's genuine humility and gratitude for his audience have endeared him to fans across the United States. He remains both honored and humbled by the devoted following he has garnered throughout his career. From intimate venues to grand concert halls, Mark's performances transcend generations, reminding audiences of the enduring power of Manilow's music.

As Mark continues to grace stages around the world, his dedication to honoring Barry Manilow's legacy remains unwavering. Through his exceptional vocal abilities and unwavering passion, he ensures that Manilow's timeless music will continue to touch hearts for years to come.

So, if you find yourself craving an evening filled with the nostalgia and magic of Barry Manilow's music, look no further than Mark Sanders, the voice that brings Manilow's hits to life. Get ready to sing along, tap your feet, and experience the thrill of a high-energy tribute that will make you fall in love with these hit songs all over again.

Mark Sanders, The Voice of Barry Manilow will be on Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $45.00.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: - Or by phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307. Tickets start at 50.

Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.

Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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