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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Friday's Connector of the Day: Barry Manilow

February 4th, 2010
02:39 PM ET

Barry Manilow has been a music icon for nearly four decades and still hasn't missed a beat.

Barry Manilow has entertained audiences for decades.

Barry Manilow has entertained audiences for decades.

The well known singer-songwriter is most famous for his wide range of songs - from "Mandy" to "Copacabana" - and his very unique stage presence.

Born in America, Manilow has worked with artists including Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick and Rosemary Clooney.

In 1978, Manilow had five of his albums simultaneously on the best-selling charts and he has a number of awards including two Grammy's, three American Music Awards and two Emmys.

Manilow has just released his 16th record titled "Greatest Love Songs of All Time" which is available now.

Here's your chance to ask Barry Manilow your questions.

Do you want to know how he's survived on the stage for so long? Who his favorite musicians of today are?

Please post your questions below.

Would you pay $104 million for this?

February 4th, 2010
01:32 PM ET

A mystery bidder has paid $104.3 million for a piece of art in London, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

Is this sculpture worth $104 million?.

Is this sculpture worth $104 million?.

Alberto Giacometti's "L'homme qui marche 1 (Walking Man 1)" was sold in less than eight minutes to an anonymous telephone bidder for a staggering $104.3 million during an auction at Sotheby's.

The previous record for a piece of art sold at auction was $104.1 for Pablo Picasso's "Garcon a la Pipe".

"We knew that there was going to be a lot of demand for this great piece of art, but we were really amazed," Melanie Clore, deputy chairman of Sotheby's told CNN.

The life-size bronze sculpture of a man was made in 1961 and was originally cast in an edition of six by the Swiss artist.

We want to know what you think.

Do you think this piece of art is worth $105 million? Could the money have been better spent?

Please leave your thoughts and comments below.


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