Saturday, February 21, 2009

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in

The Beacon Theater in Manhattan just reopened after undergoing restoration, and Leonard Cohen kicked off his first U.S. tour in 15 years there this past Friday night. Born in Montreal, he started off as poet and has gone on to become one of the most prolific singer-songwriters. In addition, he has authored two novels, including Beautiful Losers. He also produced 11 studio albums and has 3 tribute albums. His themes range from solitude to sexuality to Judaism. I couldn't possibly list all my favorite songs, but among them are Hallelujah (covered famously by Jeff Buckley), Everybody Knows, Take this Waltz, adapted from Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca's "Little Viennese Waltz." And the list goes on.... But I certainly do wish I could have been at the Beacon this past Friday night.

Leonard Cohen Performs at the Beacon Theatre


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