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Paul on TBS´ Conan O´Brien show tonite!

from Bodo , 2011-11-03

TUNE IN TONIGHT! Don´t miss Paul Simon performing ´Love Is Eternal Sacred Light´ tonight on TBS’ Conan. Paul joins Conan O’Brien’s special week-long return to NY as he broadcasts from Manhattan’s historic Beacon Theatre!

Tonight, Wednesday Nov. 2 on TBS, 11/10central - check your local listing.

These news come from Paul Simons facebook page.

Oklahoma:Paul Simon performs at the lobby

from Bodo , 2011-11-11

When the sounds of silence threatened to delay his show for an hour or more Sunday night, singer-songwriter Paul Simon put on an impromptu preshow in the atrium lobby of the Civic Center Music Hall so his fans wouldn´t be kept waiting.

From: http://newsok.com/paul-simon-performs-impromptu-lo

Problems arose when a processor that runs Simon´s sound board failed, according to a news release. As crews backstage worked to fix the issue and transfer Simon´s sound programs to the Civic Center´s house board, a bigger question arose, what to do with the 2,500 fans already seated to see Simon play?
Simon came up with the solution himself. According to Civic Center Events Manager Richard Charnay, the audience was escorted back out to the lobby where Simon, his band, plus members of opening act the Punch Brothers, were ready and waiting to greet fans with an acoustic set, complete with Simon and Garfunkel favorites and a few collaborative offerings. More than 2,000 patrons stood in the atrium lobby on all levels of the performance hall to watch the impromptu show.
After the lobby show, Simon thanked the crowd for its patience and told them he´d see them back inside.
At 8:30 p.m., one hour after the original start time, the Punch Brothers, then Simon took to the stage and put on a full set that lasted until almost 11 p.m.

Read more: http://newsok.com/paul-simon-performs-impromptu-lo

Irish politicians sing BTOW for Christmas

from Scaaty , 2011-11-12

Harmony in the House as TDs eye up Christmas No 1 spot

Sat, Nov 12, 2011

THEY MAY not always be top of the pops with the public, but a cross-party collection of TDs and Senators are set to nab the Christmas number one spot in Ireland this year with a song to promote suicide awareness.

A stellar cast, assembled by first-time deputy Derek Keating of Fine Gael, is gathering in a Dublin recording studio today to lay down their special version of Bridge Over Troubled Water, and shoot a video to go with it.

Eighteen politicians have signed up for singing duty – leading the way will be Ministers Joan Burton and Simon Coveney. The group will be joined by the combined forces of the Dublin Gospel Choir and LGS – a gospel choir from Lucan.

This is a fully professional production, with Jim Sheridan, the musical director of the Late Late Show overseeing the project. The company Noel Recruitment has agreed to become the main sponsor.

Dublin Mid West TD Keating is executive producer, along with businessman Dave Kearney. They have been planning the recording since early summer and it has been one of the best-kept secrets in Leinster House.

Derek Keating is a director of the Pieta House organisation, which is based in Dublin but has outreach centres around the country. “My intention is to promote suicide awareness and raise much-needed funds for Pieta House in the process. The suicide figures here are frightening and we still don’t have conclusive numbers. People need to know we care and that there is support available for them,” he said yesterday.

A full rehearsal took place in the Leinster House AV Room on Monday morning. “It went far better than anyone envisioned. It’s going to be absolutely powerful. I can’t wait to hear the final result.” Keating and his Dáil assistant, Tommy Morris, made sure to put together a strong team of singers from both and Dáil and Seanad and from all parties and the Independents. “I think when people listen to the song, they’ll be very surprised. All concerned have worked really hard to get it right,” said Morris.

People will be pleasantly surprised by the singing skills of some of their elected representatives. They won’t be hiding in the chorus either – they all make solo contributions.