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Paul to Play with Philadelphia Orchestra

from Matthew Evans , 2010-09-16


(Philadelphia, September 14, 2010) – The Philadelphia Orchestra today announced that Renée Fleming
and Paul Simon will appear as its special guests for the Academy of Music 154th Anniversary Concert on
Saturday, January 29, 2011. Ms. Fleming, one of the world’s leading opera stars, will join the Orchestra for a
program including a selection of beloved arias, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mr. Simon will
perform some of his best-known works with the Orchestra, and the Fabulous Philadelphians and their sound
will be showcased in familiar classical treasures, all as part of an evening of memorable music and exciting
surprises. New orchestrations of Mr. Simon’s classic songs are being specifically created for his first
performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Lester Holt, weekend anchor for NBC’s Today and Nightly
News, serves as host for the evening.

Additional guest artist and program information for the concert will be announced at a later date. The
Anniversary Concert is produced by Wayne Baruch and Charles F. Gayton, who have produced the Academy
Anniversary concerts since 2007.

Concert-only tickets, priced at $185 and located in the Amphitheatre level, go on sale on September 16.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 215.893.1999 or by visiting https://www.philorch.org/academyofmusic.

Arts Horizons honor Paul Simon

from Ans , 2010-09-17

Arts Horizons will honor composer and music icon Paul Simon and stage and screen star Arlene Dahl at Broadway Salutes, a gala to be held at The Edison Ballroom, on Monday, October 25, beginning at 6:30pm. The honorees are being recognized for their contributions to the Arts and dedication to humanitarian causes.

Simon will give a special performance. There will also be a performance by Trapper Felides, along with Broadway stars, to be announced. Academy Award winning actress Celeste Holm will be among the special guests at the gala, which will be hosted by Marc Summers.

Arts Horizons provides innovative arts-in-education programs to underserved public schools in the tri-state region.

For more information, visit https://www.artshorizons.org.

Aware of Simon biography by Marc Eliot

from Bodo , 2010-09-21

A few weeks ago we told you that a new biography about Paul Simon by Marc Eliot will be released soon.

In the meantime some details and pages have been revealed on amazon.com - I have read them and have to say: I have never seen such an inaccurate book, full of errors and wrong information.
Check for yourself:

Marc Eliot writes biographies about a lot of differnet artists, he seems to earn his money by doin that. So he does not care about quality or exact information - in my opinion. Check out what other people think about Marc Eliots biography about Jimmy Stewart:

I can only tell you, if you buy this book then be aware that the information is either not right, or in the wrong order, wrong year numbers appear everywhere.
Example sentence: After Paul broke up with Art Garfunkel he started a solo career releasing Kodachrome.

Or: Paul and Art continued to give concerts together until 1986.

At the moment I can not recommend to buy this book if you want to search for serious information. Maybe it has good and entertaining stories about Bob Dylan vs. Paul Simon (Marc Eliot seems to love Dylan). Maybe this book also has some really new stories no one knows about, but even than you can not be sure about the time and place and accuracy.

Extra comment: On the back cover is written it includes never seen before pictures, do not coun´t on that. All pictures come from Warner, Sony, gettyimages or wireimages.

Win a copy of R&R Hall of fame DVD

from Bodo , 2010-09-30

On September 28th, Time Life released a special DVD set featuring the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts. Filmed over two nights in October 2009 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the historic event brought together a stellar lineup of artists spanning from the ‘50s through today for groundbreaking performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. The Time Life release marks the first time this amazing event is available on DVD, including the full four hour highlight special that aired on HBO along with unseen bonus performances and a collector’s issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring behind-the-scenes stories.

Mick Jagger and Fergie in a blistering version of the Rolling Stones’ classic “Gimme Shelter”.
Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel on-stage for a rollicking rendition of “Born to Run”
Sting joining Jeff Beck for the Curtis Mayfield classic “People Get Ready”
, David Crosby and Graham Nash joining together for a spine-tingling
Ozzy Osbourne singing with Metallica on the Black Sabbath classics “Iron Man” and “Paranoid”
John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen sharing vocals on Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman”


I got contacted by gigante media, a advertising company in NY. They asked me to run a game and give away copies of that DVD to make some awarenes of that event.

So, within the next 9 DAYS every day you have the chance to win a DVD, it is an easy game. A list of names will appear by random on the english FORUM page. The first person who replies will win.
The daytime will be different everytime. If your name appears on the list and you come too late you still have the same chance to be announced on the next games.

I will select the names/email addresses from the fan-database, but only from members which have been active within the last 12 months (log yourself in to get activated). It will not help if you create 100 new accounts now for yourself... New members or lurkers are welcome to join in the fan-database now.
If you are the winner of the day then please forward me your addresse to receive your copy ([email protected]), I will forward these addresses all together to gigante media.

This is only a give-away-contest. There is no right of appeal. I am only the provider of this contest because I wanted to give you a chance to receive a free copy, but I do not hold these DVDs in my hand. They will be send out by gigante media. If there appear any problems then please contact gigante media, you can have all contact details from me.