Mall Wants Manilow to Drive Out Unruly Teens

The AP has reported that the city of Christchurch, New Zealand hopes that broadcasting Barry Manilow hits throughout the central mall district can pacify unruly teens who congregate or at least make them want to go somewhere else.

The city council, police and local property owners covering 410 businesses agree that “nice, easy listening” music like Manilow’s “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Mandy” and other hits might change the behavior of loitering teens.

It’s an interesting concept, but I doubt that will deter these kids from hanging out.

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