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CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:27 am
by jarkko
While waiting for the last concerts, read this article by our BoHo, Judith Fitzgerald:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... le1829711/

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, December 10 & 11

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:15 am
by sturgess66
From Las Vegas Magazine -
http://lasvegasmagazine.com/2010/12/03/ ... ast-stand/
A Poet’s Last Stand?

By Jack Houston

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The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11,
$49.50-$250 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster


In one way, Leonard Cohen is a lot like the rest of us. More than five years ago, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of the past 50 years lost most of his retirement funds, forcing him back on the road for his first American tour in 15 years. For the now 76-year-old singer-songwriter, it was a chance to reconnect with old fans and turn on new ones, all the while recouping the money squandered by his ex-manager.

In every other way, Cohen is nothing like us. Canadian-born, he came to music late—his debut, The Songs of Leonard Cohen, appeared in 1968, when he was 34—and never achieved true crossover success, though he remained one of the music world’s most respected (and most covered) singers. His voice, a weathered baritone when he began his singing career, has only deepened and grown into itself, and his devotion to Zen Buddhism has attached a sage-like quality to his later work.

Cohen’s performances this week at Caesars Palace are his last scheduled dates of the year, and given his age and previous reluctance to tour, Las Vegas can count itself lucky to be part of what appears to be the culmination of a triumphant victory lap.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 pm
by merton
Hi,

Leonard, as Van the Man says " it's too late to stop now" and for those blessed enough to be there in Las Vegas : enjoy, enjoy and enjoy.

All the best,
Merton

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:11 am
by brightnow
Well, the Colosseum is ready for Leonard:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:22 am
by friscogrl
I know, I was just there!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:25 am
by brightnow
The airport is ready for Leonard as well:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:27 am
by brightnow
friscogrl wrote:I know, I was just there!

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See you at the letter thing tomorrow morning?

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:32 am
by friscogrl
See You tomorrow morning if not before!

M

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:13 am
by j6ppc
Can't wait. Jury duty tomorrow then off to see LC in LV we go.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:03 pm
by bridger15
Bette is out
Cher is out
But, Leonard Cohen is in the house

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---Arlene

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:21 pm
by sturgess66
Leonard Nimoy is going to be in the audience tonight - going to see Leonard Cohen! :D :D

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From his Twitter site:
TheRealNimoy Leonard Nimoy - Going to Vegas today to be at Leonard Cohen concert. A great poet, performer. LLAP
http://twitter.com/#!/TheRealNimoy
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:01 am
by Maulwurf
i hope l.cohen does the vulcan salute for l.nimoy! ;-)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:24 am
by Susy
Mr. Nimoy
enjoy Leonards beautiful concert, and " live long and prosper " :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:47 am
by sturgess66
Things are heating up in Vegas.

From Joey -
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Production co-ordinator Marilyn Ambach is busy with signage while juggling phone calls and the walkie talkie.
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Ryan Patrick Murphy is on the radio to Katie Flanders who is up in the truss for the final lighting focus.
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Guitar and amp tech Leif Bodnarchuk is building out the gear for line-check.
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So that’s how he did it!
Stage manager Paul Stratford gets crafty and calls the load-in via CCTV from the comforts of the catering room.
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Line-check is finished, just enough time to sneak in some zombie killing before soundcheck.
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Evi Elkoni presents Marilyn Ambach with the gifts the Leonard Cohen Forum has made for the crew.
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A special thanks from the UHTC crew to the Leonard Cohen Forum for the lovely gifts.
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http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/217 ... he-leonard

Um - gorgeous picture of Leonard Cohen in the background - at the Palace. :D

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Bass and harp tech Chris Bynum puts a shine on Charley Webb’s guitar during sound check.
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Sound check in full effect.
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A few last minute notes.
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Rob Hallett from AEG presents LC with a thank you for yet another successful run.
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The stage is set and we’re ready for doors.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:47 am
by sturgess66
From Twitter -
girlvaughn - This is what I'm going to wear to the Leonard Cohen show http://twitpic.com/3eqbuw
CaesarsPalace – Crystalgate - Few words are as overused as "epic" but that's the kind of show Leonard Cohen's bringing to @ColosseumatCP this weekend: http://het.bz/3nrbe
MattFnWallace - Going to see Leonard Cohen live in concert for the first time. It's as close to a religious experience as I'll ever get.
TheRealNimoy Leonard Nimoy - - Going to Vegas today to be at Leonard Cohen concert. A great poet, performer. LLAP
Scarlettjlb - OMG! Leonard Nimoy just tweeted that he's going to a Leonard Cohen concert tonight! How cool is that!!!!
cmoonreed - Can't wait to see Leonard Cohen @CaesarsPalace!!!!
SumSheek - Does Leonard Cohen get goosebumps when he listens to himself?!
AfterDarkVegas - Going to see Leonard Cohen at Caesars Colosseum...going to find out what all the fuss is about!
blondycandy - At Caesars to see Leonard Cohen - my idol!
chaosfdl - Ahhh, Leonard Cohen, live, The Coliseum, Caesar's Palace ~ dogs guarding house ~ 10 minutes to launch!
BurningMyBra - The audience at Leonard Cohen concerts are always a hodge podge
Andy_Bloch - Leonard Cohen at Caesars with @jencreason
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philpeloquin - Leonard Cohen in Las Vegas.! JH Christ! http://yfrog.com/h2461j
thensaiswatchin- leonard cohen tonight before intermission at caesar's palace/vegas) tremendous! great show so far-lots of songs from democracy so far btw
Natasha_Kohn - GLAD TO SEE LEONARD COHEN IN VEGAS> :))
oregun1 Sam The Man - Leonard Cohen is so intense.
csdanforth Courtney S. Danforth - I am privileged to be entertained tonight by Leonard Cohen. He sounds like my soul when it has got its act together. Tremendous!
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Chieftog Matthew Adams
Leonard Cohen at Ceasar's Coliseum. http://twitpic.com/3eud44
DJonesPower - hallelujah - leonard cohen
skywaterblue - Three encores! Leonard Cohen, I hope to have that energy when I'm your age!