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Manilow headlines the 'hottest party in town'

(Photo: Sandhill Photography) Music superstar Barry Manilow thrilled the nearly 800 guests of this year’s Red Hot Soirée, a gala benefit for the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota. The event, held April 14 at the Depot in Minneapolis, raised almost $690,000 for heart health research and education at the University.

Manilow, who experiences an irregular heartbeat and whose personal cardiologist was trained at the University, generously donated his performance once he learned of the institution’s long history of innovation related to cardiovascular disease and the ongoing discoveries being made here today.

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