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Antoinette Manganas Vocalist Time Has Come

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Sensational TV & Radio producer and personality host Gigi Iam Interviews Pittsburgh-based vocalist Antoinette Manganas, whose music encompasses contemporary adult pop, jazz and R&B time has come. After years of being discouraged from following her dream of a music career, Manganas took a deep breath and jumped in four years ago, making a commitment to making her dream come true. Antoinette grew up around music and always dreamed of singing. She recalls her father listening to Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, her sister playing the Beatles and Chicago. Her own tastes ran to Gino Vanelli, Earth Wind and Fire, Frankie Beverly and Chaka Khan. She soaked it all up. But in her traditional Italian-Argentine family, she says, “My parents were always, ‘keep the peace; do what you have to do and keep other people happy.’ My father was protective and didn’t want me on the road.” Antoinette began recording, putting together a release called Angel Eyes. She recorded a tune she’d penned called “Where Do We Go From Here” recorded as a duet with former Shalamar vocalist Howard Hewett from nearby Akron OH. Its R&B flavour caught the ear of an Atlanta promoter who brought Manganas down there to perform at an R& B festival in front of 3,000 people. There she made contacts that led to work with name R&B producers and artists from bands such as Lakeside and the SOS Band. For more details log onto http://www.GigiIam.com