Eight Gigs: Barry Manilow

Fri., April 17, 7:30 p.m., Sleep Train Arena, $16.43-$121.19

Barry Manilow wrote both songs and some of those commercial jingles that we've all come to know: “Like a good neighbor …” and the Band-Aid jingle. But most people remember most fondly Manilow's work coming out of the 1970s. His roots seem to come from the classic pop tunes that originated in theatrical musicals. His biggest hits, “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs” and “Copacabana (At the Copa)” have become classics. He reached back in time for his 2014 release My Dream Duets where he performs with Louis Armstrong, Mama Cass and other deceased musicians. That's the beauty of technology, which he embraces at each stadium performance. 1 Sports Parkway, www.barrymanilow.com.