The mere release of “Popular Problems,” two days after Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday last month, is remarkable in and of itself. (How many 80-year-old sex symbols and style icons are there?) But it also caps a decade in which Cohen conquered troubling neuroses and fears to mount...
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Tag: Leonard Cohen
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...
November 16, 2012 | 1:16 pm
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...
September 19, 2012 | 3:10 pm
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...
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...
May 11, 2009 | 3:54 pm
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.
March 4, 2009 | 9:00 pm
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.
February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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...