The Feast of Cohen in December

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The Feast of Cohen in December

Post by jarkko » Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:56 pm

The Feast of Cohen (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, December 27-30, 2006)

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The Feast of Cohen is four night annual sell-out concert of Leonard Cohen songs presented by a diverse group of Newfoundland artists. The Feast of Cohen is staged at LSPU Hall, the Resource Centre for the Arts in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland every December 27 – 30 every year for the past six years! The Feast of Cohen is the brainchild of Vicky Hynes who performs and hosts the evening of about thirty songs from Leonard Cohen’s vast songwriting catalogue. Each year powerful performances of Cohen’s well-known, and some not so well known songs; are delivered by accomplished Newfoundland singers, songwriters, actors, filmmakers, writers, and musicians. Hynes begins to get inundated with calls from a number of artists as early as July looking to garner a spot on the next show. Cohen’s haunting lyrics and hypnotic melodies continually touch generations and shows in the variety of ages that attend the Feast of Cohen every year. It all started in 2000 when Hynes had a hunch that audiences would turn out to hear Cohen songs performed. It would be just the ticket to shake off the post-Christmas blues. The Feast of Cohen has evolved into somewhat of a tradition for locals and come-from-away Newfoundlanders home for the holidays. Hynes and her fellow Cohenites foresee themselves “dishing up” the Feast of Cohen for many years to come.

The Feast of Cohen 2006 will feature Vicky Hynes, Bryan Hennessey, Sean Panting, Colleen Power, Jenny Gear, Joel Hynes, Blair Harvey, Jill Porter, Liz Solo, Tim Baker, Mary Barry, Des Walsh with The Beautiful Losers: Dave and Geoff Panting, George Morgan, Kelly Russell and Sandy Morris. For more information, contact Vicky Hynes at vickyhynes@excite.com
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:23 am

I wonder who of these might be showing up in Edmonton 8) .

There's clearly a lively appreciation of Leonard in Canada :) .


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Post by jarkko » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:41 pm

Vicky sent us this:
Here's a picture of our billboard at the bottom of the steps entering the LSPU Hall.
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:47 pm

Who wouldn't want to go see, hear, listen to the person behind that face 8) .


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