Like many rock-music lovers who came of age during the Seventies, I grew to despise the songs of Barry Manilow, and the passage of years has not yet shown me the error of my ways. But even those of you who think that "It's a Miracle" deserves banning by the Geneva Convention for its possible applications as a torture device should be impressed by Manilow's resilience. Despite regularly receiving notices that would flatten lesser men, he remains a popular concert attraction and a consistent record-seller; his latest disc... More >>>