The Manhattans, have added new singer Lawrence Newton, following the passing of longtime Manhattans member David Tyson.

Philadelphia singer Lawrence "Weas" Newton. The powerful baritone has had a long career working with such artists as Grover Washington, Patti LaBelle and Bootsy Collins. He was also a member of the music collective UGO [[Urban Guerilla Orchestra) and more recently was performing regularly in Philadelphia's Unscripted Jazz Series.

The Manhattans are planning an international tour for Fall.