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Paul Simon at Lincoln Center Concert

from Ans , 2005-09-06

sept. 6, 2005

Wynton Marsalis announced on Larry King that Paul Simon and Buckwheat
Zydeco as just a few of the artists joining him on Saturday the 17th at
lincoln Center for a concert which will benefit N.O. and the survivors.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Hosts the
Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert
Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

The evening will feature New Orleans native son, Wynton Marsalis and
many special celebrity guest artists and speakers.

September 17, 2005, 7pm
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street
Rose Theater

Paul Simon toured storm damage

from Ans , 2005-09-06

By Patrick Peterson
Florida Today

BILOXI - Paul Simon, the Grammy-winning singer/writer, toured storm
damage today and found ´opportunity in tragedy,´ as an organization
he co-founded brought the first of two mobile clinics to the Coast.

´There is a moment when we understand we are one,´ said Simon, who
met with Biloxi´s mayor, A.J. Holloway. ´It gradually goes away.´

Simon will appear on NBC´s Today show on Tuesday from Biloxi, he will
be among performers on a national telethon on Friday to raise money for
hurricane victims.

Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener toured the devastated city and visited
Coastal Family Health Center, located in a poor area of Biloxi that was
extremely hard-hit. The pair co-founded a children´s health and
advocacy organization, The Children´s Health Fund.

The organization is bringing two 35-foot mobile clinics to the Coast to
help with recovery. The first arrived in Biloxi today. The organization
plans to move into New Orleans, when it´s possible, and plans to help
rebuild permanent health-care facilities in both storm-ravaged areas.

Paul Simon aiding Katrina victims

from Micky , 2005-09-09

Paul Simon aiding Katrina victims

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Paul Simon is among the dozens of musicians pitching in to help aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Associated Press reported that Simon traveled to the Gulf Coast to announce the formation of ´Operation Assist,´ which will provide emergency medical care, food and clothing to Katrina´s victims in and around Biloxi, Mississippi. Two mobile medical clinics from the Mississippi Children´s Health Fund program in Clarksdale, as well as another from New York City, are already on-hand to help victims. Simon promised that the clinics aren´t just a temporary solution but that, quote, ´They are going to stay here for a long time,´

Simon, who is the co-founder of The Children´s Health Fund, which provides health care to medically underserved communities around the US, said that, ´I´m not down here as a songwriter, but as someone to call attention to it, particularly in the smallest communities´. Simon described damage to the coast as ´suffering, on a Biblical scale.´

He went on to say that he has relatives from New Orleans who ´lost everything´ and are now staying in a hotel in the town of Pearl, located in central Mississippi, because that´s as far as the gas in their car would take them.

Paul Simon, along with Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Brian Wilson and many more, will be performing on the ReAct Now: Music & Relief telethon, airing commercial-free from 8 to 11 p.m. ET this Saturday (September 10th) on MTV, VH1, CMT, VH1 Classic, and MTV2 in America.

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S&G to perform in the NYC Concert

from Donovan , 2005-09-17

S&G to perform in the NYC Concert for the Gulf Coast
´From the Big Apple to the Big Easy´


Herbie Hancock - Possibilities

from Bodo , 2005-09-20

Jazz and pop legend Herbie Hancock released his latest studio work named ´Possibilities´ this month. It is a colaboration with international stars like John Mayer, Sting, Santana, Annie Lennox and - Paul Simon.

Hancock say´s.

livedaily.com writes about Paul Simons contribution: ´Paul Simon lays down his best vocal work in years on a cuddly version of ´I Do It for Your Love´

To see some footage of the recording session with Paul Simon, go to

Herbie Hancock and Paul Simon movie

The album Possibilities, released on August 30 in the USA and worldwide within the end of September, is best available on amazon.com

Possibilites amazon.com where you even have the chance to listen to all tracks.

1. Stitched Up - John Mayer
2. Safiatou - Santana and Angélique Kidjo
3. A Song For You - Christina Aguilera
4. I Do It For Your Love - Paul Simon
5. Hush Hush - Annie Lennox
6. Sister Moon - Sting
7. When Love Comes To Town - Joss Stone and Jonny Lang
8. Don´t Explain - Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan
9. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Raul Midón
10. Gelo Na Montanha - Trey Anastasio

A must have for all Paul Simon fan´s, especially when you admire his earlier work and the rarely performed ´I do it for your love´

Paul Simon at concert For Autism Speaks

from Ans , 2005-09-26

Paul Simon among others took the stage Saturday night at the Kodak Theatre in L.A. to support Autism Cares.

Paul Simon, still rocking after all these years, getting people to dance in the aisles even at a venue where aisle-dancing is barely possible.

Backed by a seven-piece band, he executed a masterful nine song set.
Among them: Me and Julio, Graceland and the Boxer.

Simon remains in fine voice, making frequent use of his graceful hands as if conducting a symphony of his own.


Miriam Makeba farewell tour

from Bodo , 2005-09-27

Miriam Makeba (73) declared last night at a sold out concert in Johannesburgs Civic Theater the end of her official touring career - with a final tour of 14 months trough 52 countries worldwide. This tour will bring her also to the USA, Cuba, Venezuela, Brasilia and Germany (and from what I know, Austria too because she said that last year)
This is your last chance to see Mama Africa, who toured with Paul Simon for 2 years on his Graceland tour. It also would be nice if Paul would take the chance and join Miriam for a last duet at a special venue.