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Tribute to Leonard in Brooklyn

Posted: Mon May 05, 2003 10:43 am
by tom.d.stiller
Again for those who don't read the New York Times:
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN Prospect Park Bandshell. It's bound to be compared to the summer concert series in Central Park, but given the quality of the programming here, and the stately beauty of the park and the bandshell, that's O.K. The series turns 25 this year (older than SummerStage), and opens with Joan Armatrading on June 12. There's also a Hal Willner tribute to Leonard Cohen with Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Kate and Anna McGarrigle; the annual African concert with Salif Keita and Oliver Mtukudzi, and the Derek Trucks Band, among others. (718) 855-7882, Ext. 45, http://www.brooklynx.org
(New York Times May 4, 2003)

The full schedule is not yet published. For more information you might want to check http://www.brooklynx.org/celebrate/schedule.asp

Tom

Posted: Mon May 05, 2003 4:08 pm
by lizzytysh
Wish I could be in the area at that time. Saw Joan in concert once, and she was wonderful. Don't know Hal Willner, but Rufus, Martha, Kate, and Anna will NO doubt do Leonard justice. So, did anyone watch the Rob and Laurie made-for-TV movie last night?

Posted: Mon May 19, 2003 1:39 pm
by tom.d.stiller
As promised the update on the details of the Tribute:

Saturday, June 28
7:30pm
HAL WILLNER'S LEONARD COHEN PROJECT:
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
MARC RIBOT
AND MANY MORE...
A host of special guest performers, including some surprise additions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief, fête Canadian poet/songwriter extraordinaire Leonard Cohen with interpretations of his music and writing in a once-in-a-lifetime concert.




More information, including links to the web sites of the participants can be accessed at http://www.brooklynx.org/celebrate/schedule.asp

I hope some of our members will be able to be there, and to report in detail to us less lucky people...

Tom

Posted: Mon May 19, 2003 4:03 pm
by lizzytysh
I've gone to the site and perused the event. The line-up for this celebration is excellent and well worth anyone in proximity and affordability going to it. They certainly leave it open to interpretation on one who would cause us to rub our eyes in disbelief......

You're so fortunate, Lightning and Kush.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2003 3:41 pm
by Paula
I have not heard of any of them the only Wainwright I know is Louden Wainwright III, I assume they are all related. It sounds like it will be good. Who ever does go let us know how it was

Posted: Tue May 20, 2003 10:48 pm
by dick
Thanks to Tom for keeping us up to date -- I have posted the info to the LC newsgroup as well. Sure hope to be there and look forward to filing the full report!

One other artist name from following the links -- Steven Bernstein -- jazz - worked with Willner on Kansas City movie and cd.

Dick

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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:46 pm
by j238
Paula wrote:
Tue May 20, 2003 3:41 pm
I have not heard of any of them the only Wainwright I know is Louden Wainwright III, I assume they are all related. It sounds like it will be good. Who ever does go let us know how it was
Maybe you've heard of Rufus Wainwright by now. FYI. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/ ... -katherine