DALLAS, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician, Graham Nash, will showcase several authentic pieces of music history at two special fundraising events at Neiman Marcus Downtown, 1618 Main St., Dallas. First, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, Nash will present a selection of Manuscript Originals, which are limited edition collectibles of handwritten, hand signed and illustrated original lyrics of classic songs, at a private cocktail reception for VIPs and the media. From 12-3 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, Nash will be in-store to showcase the artworks for the public. Then, from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, he will be the featured guest at a private InCircle cocktail reception, this time showcasing Manuscript Originals for Neiman Marcus's top 1200 customers. Both evening receptions will include a silent auction that features a piece donated by Nash from the Manuscript Originals Collection, with proceeds going to Genesis Women's Shelter, a facility serving the needs of battered and abused women and their children in the Dallas area. "I am grateful to Neiman Marcus for their support in these events. Not only are we able to showcase some important pieces of music history, we're able to do it in a manner that benefits those in serious need -- women who suffer from domestic abuse," says Nash. "As a songwriter, myself, I'm also gratified by the fact that, through events like these, songs written decades ago can still have a positive impact on someone's life. It's an example of the everlasting power of music." In addition to his appearance at Neiman Marcus, Nash will be a Thursday morning guest on "Good Morning Texas," where he will discuss Manuscript Originals and the many artists who have contributed their original works. Formed in 1993 by a group of experienced and celebrated music business professionals -- including Graham Nash -- Manuscript Originals, Inc., has created a unique opportunity for the public to own an authentic piece of musical heritage that has special meaning to them and their lives. Through its exclusive agreements with major music publishers worldwide and featuring a growing roster that includes the most important songwriters of our day, the company offers handwritten original lyrics of many of the world's greatest songs as limited-edition, fine-art-quality collectibles. The Manuscript Originals catalog encompasses the entire spectrum of musical genres, from Rock 'n Roll, Jazz and Rhythm 'n Blues, to Pop, Broadway and Country and Western. The titles include many of the most well-known, well-loved and important songs in contemporary music -- all considered "classics" of their genre. Many notable artists are represented in the collection, including Graham Nash, David Crosby, John Lee Hooker, Paul Williams, Kenny Loggins, Grace Slick, Peter Yarrow, Steve Allen, Jacob Brackman, Jeff Barry, Harlan Howard and Carly Simon, among others. In addition to offering Artist Editions (lyrics written by the artist's own hand, and signed, numbered and often enhanced with additional illustrations, drawings or notations by the songwriter) and Signature Editions (high-quality reproductions of the handwritten lyrics and drawings/illustrations, which are individually pencil-signed by the artist), the company is engaged in a strategic launch of additional product lines, including 8" x 10" four-color reproductions, greeting cards, a coffee table book, e-mail gifts (with a sound bite), and various promotional tie-ins with the floral industry. Manuscript Originals' handwritten lyrics of the world's classic songs can be purchased at select fine art galleries across the United States, through the Neiman Marcus chain of stores, at Fred Segal, at select Warner Bros. and Sony Signatures' stores, and directly from Manuscript Originals, Inc., via 1-800-9-LYRICS or via the internet at www.oursong.com. For media questions and interview requests with Graham Nash, contact Bryan Alsop or Sonia Sanchez at 626-585-9575, or Susan Stewart at 530-823-5962. For information about Neiman Marcus, contact Jennifer Miller at 214-573-5867.
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