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WFUV Sound & Vision Award for Paul Simon

from Ans , 2009-04-01

Paul Simon will receive the WFUV Sound & Vision Award and will perform at WFUV 90.7-FM’S Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 6 at the Puck Building in NYC. At the same event there will be 2 other awards for Dick Enberg and Jim Lehrer.

Dick Enberg, the distinguished sports play-by-play broadcaster, will receive the second Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 fm, National Public Radio from Fordham University) at its second annual Spring Gala at the Puck Building in New York City on Wednesday, May 6.

Renowned PBS Television newscaster Jim Lehrer will receive the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, and music icon Paul Simon will be cited with the WFUV Sound & Vision Award. As a special bonus, Simon will also perform for the anticipated 400 attendees. The honorees were nominated by many of their well-known colleagues in their respective fields.

The entire article can be read here, scroll about half way down.


Tornonto: Cabaret with PS songs

from Bodo , 2009-04-01

Acting Up Stage Theatre Company presents the The Sound of Silence running one night only on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at the Bathurst Street Theatre in Toronto.

After the success of 2007’s With A Little Help From My Friends which saw musical theatre artists reinterpreting the music of The Beatles, Acting Up Stage again blurs the lines of rock, cabaret and musical theatre. In The Sound of Silence, ten astonishing artists pay tribute to one of the world’s greatest songwriters – Paul Simon. Classic songs such as You Can Call Me Al, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Cecelia, The Boxer, and Bridge Over Troubled Water will be re-envisioned and performed by some of Canada´s greatest musical storytellers. Musical theatre fans will love the chance to see their favourite artists performing these “undiscovered showtunes” and rock fans will be blown away by the re-examination of this legendary music.

The Sound of Silence features performances by:

Thom Allison (Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Dora nominee for Acting Up Stage’s Elegies: A Song Cycle),
Sara Farb (Mirvish’s Jane Eyre, Acting Up Stage’s Edges),
Steven Gallagher (CanStage, Acting Up Stage’s A New Brain),
Susan Henley (Hairspray, Acting Up Stage’s A Man of No Importance),
Andrew Kushnir (CanStage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hair),
Amanda LeBlanc (Citadel Theatre’s Pride and Prejudice),
Jeff Madden (Toronto’s Jersey Boys, Shaw Festival),,
Eliza-Jane Scott (Toronto’s The Producers, Dora nominee for Acting Up Stage’s Elegies: A Song Cycle),
Michael Therriault (Broadway’s Fiddler On The Roof, Toronto & London’s The Lord of The Rings, Dora-award winner), and
Blythe Wilson (The Sound of Music, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival).

Reza Jacobs (Pleiades Shakuntala, Acting Up Stage’s A Man of No Importance) music directs, orchestrates and arranges.

Acting Up Stage Theatre Company is a theatre company in Toronto, dedicated to producing contemporary, thought-provoking musical theatre in intimate and acoustic productions. The company recently produced A New Brain as well as the Dora nominated productions of Elegies: A Song Cycle and A Man of No Importance, and premieres of john & jen, Edges and tick, tick…BOOM!.

Monday, April 20, 2009

8 p.m.

$25 to $40

Bathurst Street Theatre – 736 Bathurst Street


Australian/NZ Tour Dates Announced

from Ian , 2009-04-02

Simon and Garfunkel Australian and New Zealand tour dates have just been confirmed.

They tour will include the following cities.

Auckland: New Zealand, June 13
Brisbane: Entertainment Centre June 17
Sydney: Acer Arena June 20&21
Melbourne: Rod Laver Arena June 25&26
Adelaide: Entertainment Centre June 30
Perth: Burswood Dome July 2nd.

Tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketek on April 17th, but a special Visa Entertainment pre-sale starts at 12 noon local time on Monday 6th of April.

For more information go to
http://www.ticketek.com.au or

No more concerts in Japan or Southeast Asia have been add, some papers only talk about 8 shows.

Paul Simon & Willie Nelson perform at CHF

from Ans , 2009-04-04

This year Paul Simon will perform together with Willie Nelson at the CHF Annual Benefit on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in NYC, NY.


Japan Tour Dates Announced

from AdrianSuh , 2009-04-08

Many Japanese Newspapers have announced S&G Tour Dates.

All 5 concerts during 8th July to 18th July.

07/08: Nagoya Dome, Nagoya, Aichi
07/10: Tokyo Dome
07/11: Tokyo Dome
07/13: Gyosera Dome, Osaka
07/18: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Hope this helps.