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Paul Simon Headlines Charity Ball

from brenda , 2012-02-14

Paul Simon is coming to San Francisco for one of the biggest charity events of the year.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will headline this year´s Black & White ball, a biennial charity event that raises money for the San Francisco Symphony ´s education program. Simon will play with his band, and also with the Symphony in a Davies Hall performance —a Black & White Ball first.
The Paul Simon concert is at 8 p.m. on June
Tickets go on sale on Valentine´s Day.
The Black & White was first held in 1956 and is now one of San Francisco´s most iconic charity galas. Patricia Sprincin will chair the event for the fourth time.
The cheapest tickets to the event start at $225, and include everything but the Paul Simon concert. The cheapest ticket that includes Paul Simon starts at $350. All include the after party, which rocks until 1 a.m.
There are three pre-party dinners and events, ranging from the patron´s dinner, which will run you $1,250 to $5,000 to the San Francisco Symphony League´s Supper Club ($450-$800) to the Symphonix Bash ($400-$750).

From San Francisco Business Times Feb 13 2012

Major new Garfunkel compilation

from Peter , 2012-02-17


I´ve just noticed (sorry if already posted) new Artie 2CD comp from Sony, due out April. Having had Paul´s Songwriter, this is called Singer. Covers solo and S&G stuff, not chronological. Looks very interesting tracklist.
Final track is In Cars from Scissors Cut, that has small cameo from Paul...

Writers´ group honors Berry, Cohen.

from Ans , 2012-02-27

Paul honored his major influence in music, Chuck Berry. Paul was in the jury of the Writers´ group that honored Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

BOSTON (AP) — Rock ´n roll icons Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen received PEN New England´s inaugural award for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence on Sunday. The jury for the award was itself filled with impressive writers, including Bono, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Paul Muldoon, Smokey Robinson, Salman Rushdie and Paul Simon.

Simon introduced Berry, saying he was rightfully considered a ´great poet of teenage life´ but was much more than that. He went on to read and remark on the lyrics to what he called some of his favorite Berry songs, including ´Maybellene,´ ´´Johnny B. Goode´ and ´Long Distance Information.´

Simon hung the award medal on Berry´s neck and in a move that surprised the event organizers, the 85-year-old Berry picked up an electric guitar and played ´Johnny B. Goode´ to enthusiastic applause.

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