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  • Leonard Cohen won’t perform on High Holidays

    July 2, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    If you were surprised by just how early the high holidays are this year, you’re in good company.

    Iconic Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has just rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after learning they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, BBC News reports.

    The 78-year-old is...

  • Barbra Streisand and Leonard Cohen: Timeless, but not ageless

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 16, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    Last week in Los Angeles, Leonard Cohen fell to his knees.

    He did this a half-dozen times over the course of his three-hour show at the Nokia Theatre, because it’s all part of his act — and at 78, Cohen is not about to start trading off his trademark moves. He still wears that...

  • Nov. 3-9

    By Ryan Torok

    November 1, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    SAT NOV 3

    Good Food Conference/Localicious

    LACMA hosts provocative panel discussions exploring issues integral to building organic and sustainable food systems. On Sunday, head to the beach for Good Food’s Localicious fundraiser, featuring signature dishes prepared by 30 of...

  • A troubadour’s journey

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 19, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Among the most-played songs in my iTunes library are four immortal (and often-covered) compositions by Leonard Cohen: “Sisters of Mercy,” “Bird on a Wire,” “Hallelujah” and, of course, “Suzanne.” Significantly, “Hallejujah” is a meditation on the “sweet singer of Israel,” King...

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  • From Salman Rushdie to Susan Straight, a fall harvest

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 10, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    Fall is high season for the publishing industry. Jewish Book Month, which arrives in November, may have a little something to do with it, and so does the stirring of activity that always follows Labor Day. But the most important reason, of course, is the approach of the gift-giving...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Apr. 7-13, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    April 4, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    SAT | APRIL 7

    “JACOB AND JACK”
    For television actor Jack Shore and his Yiddish actor grandfather Jacob Shemerinsky it’s showtime — in parallel dimensions. Preparing for a sold-out tribute to his grandfather, Jack is backstage in his cramped dressing room worrying about his...

  • Anti-Israel activists urge Leonard Cohen to nix T.A. show

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    From HAARETZ.com

    Anti-Israel activists are stepping up efforts to dissuade Leonard Cohen from performing in Israel in September.

    The activists urge supporters to “apply pressure during his tour by local groups along his path,” in their most recent appeal, which was circulated on Monday in various pro-Palestinian mailing lists. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

     

  • Leonard Cohen Back on the Road, Still Looking for God

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 4, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    Nothing like having your business manager abscond with all your assets while you’re meditating on a mountaintop. Such was the unfortunate fate of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,  according to an article in The New York Times. Cohen spent five years at a Los Angeles Zen Buddhist...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Leonard Cohen—‘Who by fire?’

    By The Web Guy

    September 28, 2008 | 6:35 pm

    Leonard Cohen in a live performance of his song ‘Who by fire?’ based on the High Holy Days U’Netaneh Tokef prayer.  Fantastic sax work by Sonny Rollins.

    More on the U’Netaneh Tokef prayer here, in the photo illustration of God’s iPhone.

  • Crooners celebrate Canuckia’s Cohen and a first for our very own Greenberg

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 24th

    A Leonard Cohen love fest takes place at Royce Hall this evening. The enigmatic genius poet/songwriter is paid tribute in an event titled "The Gospel According to Leonard Cohen," which is presented by Perla Batalla, a vocalist with whom he has frequently worked....

  • Leonard Cohen Film Toasts Songwriter

    By Steven Rosen

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "He's the man who comes down from the mountaintop with tablets of stone," says U2's guitarist, The Edge, in "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man," a documentary on Cohen, one of the greatest living songwriters, that is screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

    Comments on Cohen's many...