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Barry Manilow is ready to take a chance again on 'Harmony'
Barry Manilow is ready to take a chance again on 'Harmony'

Barry Manilow is accustomed to working in rarefied settings: the glittering showrooms of Las Vegas, for instance, or the high-end recording studios in which he made such inescapable soft-rock standards as "Mandy," "Looks Like We Made It" and "Can't Smile Without You." And then, of course, there is the colorful Cuban nightclub — "the hottest spot north of Havana" — he describes in "Copacabana," the Grammy-winning 1978 smash that's come to signify an idea of campy razzle-dazzle. On a recent afternoon, though, Manilow was soaking up the grungier atmosphere at a rehearsal space in downtown Los Angeles. Standing behind...

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