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Art Garfunkel walks offstage over cell phone interruption

June 16th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Art Garfunkel
Folk legend Art Garfunkel stormed offstage during a recent concert in New York after becoming annoyed by a gig-goer who was fiddling with his cell phone.

The singer/songwriter was performing an intimate show for specially-invited guests at the Great Neck Arts Center in Long Island earlier this month (Jun13), when he spotted local official Jon Kaiman playing with his mobile while sitting in the front row.

A source tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "Art stormed offstage, only to return 10 minutes later to finish his set when Jon apologised."

Confirming the story, a representative ...
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Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Sound Of Silence' Added To National Recording Registry

March 21st, 2013 12:55pm EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel's classic track The Sound Of Silence has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress, sealing the song's status as a national treasure.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's ballad, written in response to President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination, is among 25 works that will join the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry (NRR).

Garfunkel tells the Associated Press he is thrilled to have his work chosen for the honor, which is bestowed on recordings considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

He says, "When you look at the...
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Check Out 'The Rebound' Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 6

February 5th, 2012 6:14am EST
The Rebound
Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as a fortyish mother of two who must start her life over when her husband wants a divorce in "The Rebound."

Spend Valentine’s Day cuddled up with this captivating comedy, and learn that age is just a number. Upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, Sandy (Zeta-Jones) and her two kids move from the suburbs to pursue a new life in the big city.

There she meets Aram (Justin Bartha), a local coffee shop employee whose wife only married him as a means to getting her green card. The two strike up a friendship which eventually evolves into something more. But it isn’...
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Happy 70th Birthday, Paul Simon!

October 13th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Paul Simon
Happy birthday, Paul Simon - the singer/songwriter turns 70 today.

Folk legend, 12-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Simon has done it all and has yet to hang up his mic - he's clearly "Still Crazy After All These Years!"

He helped define the sound of the Sixties as one half of Simon & Garfunkel before making his mark as a successful solo artist with a string of critically-acclaimed albums.

Now Simon celebrates another milestone as he enters his next decade and WENN has dug up 10 fascinating facts to mark the occasion.

- Simon was named one of the "100 People W...
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New York Bakery's Simon & Garfunkel Bread Tribute Nixed

August 8th, 2011 9:55pm EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Bosses of a New York bakery have been forced to pull their signature bread over a copyright dispute with Simon & Garfunkel.

Fairway Cafe to Go proprietors were asked to drop their Scarborough Fairway wreath-shaped loaf - because of its ties to the duo's hit "Scarborough Fair."

The bakers opted for the title because the bread features parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme - the lyrics of Paul Simon's folk tune.

A representative for the bakery says the item has been changed to Fairway's Herb Wreath due to "an infringement rights issue."

The spokesperson says, "Fairway was sent a cease and de...
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Paul Simon Can't Wait To Resume Tour With Art Garfunkel

April 30th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Paul Simon
Paul Simon can't wait to get back on the road with longtime partner Art Garfunkel, insisting the tour the duo was forced to cut short in 2010 when the singer fell ill was one of their best.

Simon insists fans could tell the feuding pair had put aside any differences between them, and had a special bond onstage. And now the singer/songwriter hopes to resume dates after Garfunkel, who was diagnosed with vocal cord paresis, makes a full recovery.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "(The) truth is, I really do enjoy singing with Artie. There was something very emotional we were getting from the...
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Art Garfunkel Confident Voice Will Be Back For 2011 Concert Dates

March 17th, 2011 8:11pm EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel has given Simon & Garfunkel fans something to cheer about - he predicts he'll be well enough to hit the road again with Paul Simon at the end of the year.

The legendary duo was forced to scrap dates on their 2010 Old Friends tour of North America when Bright Eyes singer Garfunkel was diagnosed with vocal cord paresis.

He has been rehabbing his voice ever since and now admits he's beginning to get his tone back. Of his return to the stage, Garfunkel tells Billboard.com, "Late 2011, I feel in my bones, in my cells, that that's the scenario.

"At the rate the voice is coming ba...
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Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Top Rock Feuds List

November 25th, 2010 11:45am EST
Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger's on/off feud has handed the Rolling Stones bandmates the top spot on a new list of warring rockers.

The duo has beaten Simon & Garfunkel to the number one position on Rolling Stone magazine's new Greatest Rock Feuds Of All Time countdown.

The publication's editors handed the Brits top place following the pair's recent falling out over extracts in Richards' new biography Life, in which the guitarist mocked the frontman's "tiny dodger", among a series of surprising jibes.

The top five list is:

1. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
3....
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Simon & Garfunkel Postpone Tour Dates

April 29th, 2010 8:37am EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Legendary folk-rockers Simon & Garfunkel have postponed five Canadian dates on their tour after Art Garfunkel suffered a vocal strain.

The Bridge Over Troubled Water singers kicked off their trek across North America with a headlining spot at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana at the weekend. They were due to play in Vancouver on Thursday and follow up the gig with a string of shows in Canada in the following week.

However, they've been forced to push back the Vancouver date, as well as concerts in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, on doctor's orders.

A statem...
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Simon & Garfunkel To Tour?

March 4th, 2010 7:54pm EST
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel are set to hit the road again - the revered folk-rock duo have laid down a series of dates which seems to be the start of a U.S. tour.

Local news organizations have confirmed the reunited pair will perform at Fargo, North Dakota's Fargodome and at the Minneapolis Xcel Energy Centre in Minnesota on May 7 & 8.

Simon & Garfunkel recently insisted their April 24 show at the New Orleans Jazz Festival would be their only U.S. performance of 2010.

The Winnipeg Free Press reports Simon & Garfunkel will also play their first ever show in the city on May 5.
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Simon & Garfunkel Put Tour Plans Together

February 19th, 2009 9:53am EST
Simon & Garfunkel
Folk legends Simon And Garfunkel are set to tour for the first time in five years - after they were blown away by the rapturous reception they received at a surprise reunion gig on Friday.

Paul Simon thrilled fans at the New York's Beacon Theatre after he introduced Art Garfunkel to the stage for a gig to mark the re-opening of the venue following a seven-month renovation. And their three-song set went down a storm with the crowd - prompting the pair to put plans together for a possible U.S. tour.

Simon tells the BBC, "Our plan to work together is coming together but it doesn't...
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Simon & Garfunkel Reunite In New York

February 16th, 2009 8:47am EST
Simon & Garfunkel
Paul Simon served up a very special early St. Valentine's Day treat for fans at the New York's Beacon Theater on Friday - he brought former partner Art Garfunkel onstage with him.

Simon and Garfunkel joined forces for a surprise reunion to mark the re-opening of the venue following a seven-month renovation. The pair performed The Sound of Silence, The Boxer and Old Friends during the encore of Simon's sold out show.

However, it wasn't just onstage where the stars sparkled - Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi were in the audience.

(This news article provid...
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Slideshow: Hair Challenged Musicians - Who's The Worst?

September 30th, 2008 3:20pm EDT
Dee
One of the best things about being a rock star is that you don't have to stay in shape to be successful. You can be skinny and scrawny like Jimmy Page and Flavor Flav or you can be large and in charge like Meatloaf and Heavy D however, to have bad hair can be some what of a set back.

Here are some Musicians who have carried on, persisted and triumphed despite being follicly handicapped.

When you're done here, be sure to check out Male Musicians Who Look Like Girls.

David Lee Roth - Click pic for next page -

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Counting Crows Singer Adam Duritz -...
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Paul Simon's Teenage Son Records First Album

August 28th, 2008 2:36pm EDT
Paul Simon
Paul Simon's son Adrian is rapidly following in his father's footsteps - the 15 year old has finished recording his first album with a band of New York high school friends. The eldest son of Simon and Edie Brickell has formed the band Ivy League with pals Alex Beer, Dan Hockstein and Drew Abramowitz after meeting at school - the same way Paul Simon met longtime singing partner Art Garfunkel.

The band has built up an army of fans, after posting videos and tracks online and performing low-key gigs in the New York area.

And now they are preparing to release their debut album, The Nor...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

November 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), NBA star Jerry Stackhouse (1974), Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon (1973), Baltimore Orioles catcher Javy Lopez (1970), "X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), second Terminator Robert Patrick (1958), Boston Celtics Deadhead Bill Walton (1952), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967), and cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998...
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Paul Simon And Art Garfunkel Reunite In Warner Theatre

May 24th, 2007 4:32pm EDT
Paul Simon
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a rare performance on stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. last night as part of a tribute to singer/songwriter Simon. The duo performed the classics Bridge Over Troubled Water and Cecilia after Simon credited his on-off partner for his part in his own success.

Paying tribute to the Bright Eyes hitmaker, Simon introduced the singer, calling him, "My dear friend and partner in arguments, Art Garfunkel." Simon, who was being honored with the Library Of Congress' first Gershwin Award for his contribution to popular song, was also joined...
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Newcomer Lisa Palleschi Releases Her Debut Album, "Released"

November 24th, 2006 10:00am EST
Lisa Palleschi
"I think this album has two personalities," Lisa Palleschi says of her debut, Released. "Half the songs are really pretty ballads, love songs, and the other half are more in-your-face, rock songs."

Indeed, Released is chock full of humanity: Its songs map the extreme ups and downs that every person experiences. It's full of love (the sensuous, lush cover of The Cure's classic "Just Like Heaven") and heartbreak (the scornful "I Wanna See You Cry"). And the big-voiced Long Island, N.Y. born siren wouldn't have it any other way.

Ranging from the sweeping to the sweet, the beautifully...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

November 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), NBA star Jerry Stackhouse (1974), Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon (1973), Baltimore Orioles catcher Javy Lopez (1970), "X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), second T-1000 Robert Patrick (1958), Boston Celtics Deadhead Bill Walton (1952), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967), and cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998).
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Paul Simon Collaborated With Brian Eno On Latest Album, "Surprise," Due May 9

May 4th, 2006 10:42am EDT
Paul Simon
'Surprise' is the first album that Paul Simon has worked on in collaboration with legendary producer Brian Eno. The result is a captivating collection of songs captured in mesmerising style by Eno’s inventive production. 'Surprise', his first album since 2000’s ‘You’re The One’, is reminiscent of classics from his back catalogue such as ‘Paul Simon’, ‘There Goes Rhymin' Simon’ and ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

Titles set to rank amongst highlights of the set include ‘Outrageous’, ‘How Can You Live In The Northeast’ and ‘Sons And Daughters’.

There are tentative plans for Pau...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

November 5th, 2005 3:00am EST
Bryan Adams
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), NBA star Jerry Stackhouse (1974), Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon (1973), Radiohead musician Jonathan Greenwood (1971), Baltimore Orioles catcher Javy Lopez (1970), Dutch hottie Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), second T-1000 Robert Patrick (1958), Boston Celtics Deadhead Bill Walton (1952), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967),...
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