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George Harrison week


from Bodo, 2014-09-24
10:21:50

Paul and Mark performing Here comes the sun. Paul also talks about his memories on George in another video. See:
http://teamcoco.com/video/paul-simon-here-comes-th
e-sun



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Simon/Sting Tour 2015 Australia & Europe


from Bodo, 2014-06-30
06:10:19

Jamey Haddad was the first to announce tour dates for 2015 on his website.
AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
30-Jan-15 Auckland, NZ Opening Show
31-Jan-15 OFF or 2nd Auckland
3-Feb-15 Brisbane, AUS
4-Feb-15 Brisbane, AUS
7-Feb-15 Geelong, AUS (Nr. Melbourne)
8-Feb-15 Aidelaide, AUS
10-Feb-15 Melbourne, AUS
11-Feb-15 Melbourne, AUS
13-Feb-15 OFF/Opt Add’t Melbourne or Sydney
14-Feb-15 Hunter Valley, AUS (Nr. New Castle)
16-Feb-15 Sydney, AUS
17-Feb-15 Sydney, AUS
21-Feb-15 Perth, AUS
22-Feb-15 Perth, AUS

EUROPE Dates in Europe are not confirmed, as we understand a tour is planed trough March and April in many central European countries, as also Ireland and the UK


So in early 2015 we get a lot of Paul Simon concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Europe - this time even in the part of Europe south of Ireland ;-) 2015 might become a Paul Simon year if we get both, a Simon+Sting tour, a new album, and a Simon solo tour in the fall. (fingers crossed)



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Paul recording new songs


from Bodo, 2014-06-07
22:12:00

Jim Oblon has released a picture of him, Paul and some band members recording - as we suspect a new song at Pauls home.
See more:
https://twitter.com/jimoblon/status/475091124533886976/photo/1

We are definately looking forward to a new album in the near future. However, expect Paul to be slow, I count on late 2015 or even 2016 for a release date.



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Promoter and clubowner Michael Dorf to honor Paul Simon at Carnegie Hall


from Ildikó, 2014-03-29
18:38:50

On Monday, New Orleans piano master Allen Toussaint, soul survivor Bettye LaVette, horn-studded funk band Antibalas, ambitious punk rocker Bob Mould and more than 20 other acclaimed musicians playing in disparate styles will gather at Carnegie Hall to perform the music of Paul Simon.

Michael Dorf is the man who will bring them there.

Dorf, who has quietly become one of the foremost promoters in New York, has chosen Simon as the subject of his 10th annual tribute concert. ´The Music of Paul Simon´ follows similar events dedicated to Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Prince and other beloved songwriters with wide and varied repertoires of memorable songs that invite interpretation.

´I’m like a kid in a candy shop,´ says Dorf, 50, about his annual selection of a tribute subject. ´There’s no shortage of great artists who we’d like to have as the honoree, and there’s never, ever a shortage of great musicians who want to come out and honor their favorites. We’ve had some incredible artists play at these tributes, and this roster is no exception.´

Dorf doesn’t know if Simon will show up at the tribute. But he’s a lifelong Simon fan, and when he put together a Simon & Garfunkel tribute for Central Park’s SummerStage in 2010, he was impressed by the artist’s graciousness. (Simon also visited City Winery, Dorf’s handsome Tribeca club, earlier this year to attend a performance by his son.)

Once Dorf announced his intention, he found plenty of artists eager to participate.

´The beauty of this series,´ he says, ´is that it’s not about replicating what the honorees did or capturing their intonations. It’s about hearing the performers reinterpret and sometimes reconstruct songs that are already well known. Because it’s coming through their voices, you pick up something about the song that you didn’t hear when Paul was singing it. They’re all great songwriters themselves, and they understand what makes these songs work.´

They’re also all performing for an honorarium. These tributes raise money for music education programs targeted toward underprivileged kids, and Dorf is serious about getting as much of the ticket money to the charities as he can. Carnegie Hall doesn’t come cheap, but Dorf believes the venue helps the effort.

´Carnegie is so special,´ says Dorf, who lives in New York but is originally from Wisconsin. ´It’s as prestigious a room as you can get, and because of that, it helps elevate everybody’s expectations. Many of the artists that we end up having at our tributes have never even been to Carnegie Hall. It’s got such a history that it makes them a little nervous, and maybe gets them to step their games up a bit.´

It also couldn’t be any more different from Dorf’s original New York venture. In 1987, he co-founded the Knitting Factory, a ramshackle space on East Houston Street that became home to unconventional jazz artists and rock bands and unclassifiable experimental musicians. Some of the first experiments in webcasting live performance were done under its roof.

The Knitting Factory’s personality was distinct from all other Manhattan clubs, although many have tried to copy its alchemy: It was urbane, seedy, technophilic and courageous. It felt like a house of cards, but Dorf built it into a success — and in 1994, he moved it to a multi-stage performing arts center on Leonard Street.

´There was never much of a calculated business plan,´ he says. ´Our goal was to learn and see what happened. I was 23 when we started the Knitting Factory, and I had very eclectic tastes. I had the idea of creating a club that had a Jack Kerouac jazz thing, with poetry and music, but it wasn’t all that well thought out.

´It was much different than City Winery, which was from the beginning all about exposing singer-songwriters to an audience that wants to have a complete experience: music, food, and wine.´

The Knitting Factory continues in Brooklyn, with branches in Southern California, Reno, Nev., and Boise, Idaho. Dorf, however, has nothing to do with the current company: He left it a decade ago and now devotes himself to tribute shows, festivals and City Winery, which he’s expanded to Napa, Calif., Nashville and Chicago’s West Loop.

It’s not lost on Dorf that property values in the neighborhoods where he’s opened clubs have escalated in a hurry. There was little of interest to a music fan on East Houston Street when he began the Knitting Factory; now, that strip is a center of pop culture.

´My dad always told me,´ he says, ´that I should have gone into real estate.´

The Music of Paul Simon
Where: Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue and 57th Street, New York
When: Monday at 8 p.m. with Heart, Judy Collins, Sam Moore, Bettye LaVette, Bob Mould, Allen Toussaint, Josh Ritter, Angélique Kidjo, Madeleine Peyroux, Mike Gordon, Richard Marx, Antibalas, John Doe, Bob Forrest and Gibby Haynes, others
How much: $48 to $160; call (212) 247-7800 or visit carnegiehall.org.



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Ticket presale on Nov 6. Simon/Sting


from Bodo, 2013-11-05
15:49:17

There is a ticket presale TOMORROW for the upcomming Paul Simon and Sting tour in Northern America.
You have to join the paul simon mailing list:
http://www.paulsimon.com/newsletter-signup

Pesale codes will send out tomorrow!

http://www.paulsimon.com/us/news/paul-simon-sting-
on-stage-together-concert-tour%20


Dates:

Feb. 08 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Feb. 09 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Feb. 11 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Feb. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Forum (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Feb. 17 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Feb. 19 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Feb. 20 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Feb. 23 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Feb. 25 - Chicago, IL - United Center (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Feb. 26 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Feb. 28 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)


Mar. 01 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Mar. 04 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Mar. 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Mar. 09 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center (On sale Nov. 12, 10am)
Mar. 13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Mar. 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)
Mar. 16 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center (On sale Nov. 18, 10am)



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Design a Poster For Paul Simon


from Ans, 2013-10-29
16:13:22

Create Commemorative Art for Paul Simon

Each month in 2013, Creative Allies and Sony Legacy Recording´s feature an ´Artist of the Month.´ This month we are celebrating one of the most successful and respected songwriters of his generation, Paul Simon.

https://creativeallies.com/contests/885-create-art-inspired-by-paul-simon



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Maybe some concert dates


from Bodo, 2013-10-10
11:30:27

From Sting.com

Sting/Paul Simon 26/02/2014 Detroit
Sting/Paul Simon 28/02/2014 Montreal
Sting/Paul Simon 01/03/2014 Toronto
Sting/Paul Simon 03/03/2014 Boston
Sting/Paul Simon 04/03/2014 New York City
Sting/Paul Simon 07/03/2014 Philadelphia
Sting/Paul Simon 13/03/2014 Washington
Sting/Paul Simon 15/03/2014 Fort Lauderdale

This is a re-post from Markus from FB.



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Download new Song: The Riverbank


from Bodo/Danny, 2013-10-07
11:04:25

Paul played a new yesterday at The New Yorker festival called ´The Riverbank´ . It was streamed live online and hopefully they post a video soon, but we have a phone recording from Danny already! Thank youuuuuu!

Here is the direct link:
The Riverbank mp3

or

http://paul-simon.info/TheRiverbank.mp3



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Songwriter Paul Simon brings a new verse to the Ekkman Lectures


from Brenda, 2013-09-26
14:29:11

Emory News Center

Review of Paul´s lectures and discussions at Emory University 22 -24 Sept 2013

http://news.emory.edu/stories/2013/09/er_paul_simo
n_coverage/campus.html



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Paul Simon talks with Paul Muldoon


from Ans, 2013-09-06
17:18:08

Paul will be part of the New Yorker Festival and will talk with Paul Muldoon again.

http://festival.newyorker.com/events/paul-simon-ta
lks-with-paul-muldoon


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/09/new_
yorker_fest_7.html



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