Leonard Cohen

Comedian Norm Macdonald Mocks SNL for Its Reaction to Trump's Election

From humble beginnings in Canada to “Saturday Night Live's” leading man on “Weekend Update,” comedian and actor Norm Macdonald has established …

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Flashback to the Rock Stars Who Fell in Love With Greece

Leonard Cohen and friends in HydraFrom the Beatles and Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen and David Bowie internationally praised and famous rock stars …

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Polaris Prize 2017 shortlist includes Leonard Cohen, Feist, and BadBadNotGood

The Polaris Music Prize is the annual award given to the best Canadian album released between June 1st, 2016 and May 31st, 2017. Past winners have …

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Sharon Robinson Reflects on Touring With Leonard Cohen

The co-writer of "Everybody Knows" and "Waiting for the Miracles" looks back on the celebrated Grand Tour of 2008 to 2013<p>Leonard Cohen worked with a …

Polaris Prize 2017 Short List: Feist, Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie, More

Long List nominees Drake, Mac DeMarco, and the Weeknd are out of the running for the Canadian music prize

Watch an animated Leonard Cohen read a surreal poem and recount the bizarre origins of ‘Sisters of Mercy’

In December 1971, the late <b>Leonard Cohen</b> sat down with Kathleen Kendel from New York City radio station WBAI to chat about his creative process, tell …

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U2 Paid Loving Tribute To Leonard Cohen With A Powerful Performance Of ‘Suzanne’

U2 are the kind of band that revel in celebrating heroes of the past. Whether it’s Martin Luther King Jr. or B.B. King; Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton have always sought to shine a light on the titans of culture and music that paved the way for the generations that followed. …

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Should Leonard Cohen Be Considered a Great Jewish Poet?

<b>Liel Leibovitz</b>, author of a biography of the Canadian musician, believes he should be. (Interview by Jonathan Silver. Audio, 42 minutes.)

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U2 cover Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” in Toronto — watch

<i>Photo by ​David Brendan Hall</i>Over the weekend, U2 made their way to Toronto as they continued their epic 30th anniversary tour commemorating the …

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“He’s an addiction”: U2 pay emotional tribute to Leonard Cohen

The Irish band paid tribute during a show in Cohen's native Canada.<p>U2 have paid an emotional tribute to the late Leonard Cohen during a show in …

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Watch U2 Cover Leonard Cohen In Toronto

U2 are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album <i>The Joshua Tree</i> by touring internationally this summer. The band performed in Toronto …

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A Leonard Cohen mural monstrosity

It’s debatable whether Montreal needs a Leonard Cohen mural. What’s not debatable is whether it needs two, especially when the second one is a monstrous insult to everything Mr. Cohen represents and will only destroy what’s left of the integrity of a once noble 19th-century artery that has been …

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

The heart of I’m Your Man is a celebratory concert of the recently passed Leonard Cohen’s songs performed by an oddball assortment of top talent at …

What pop culture’s mavericks can teach you about being awesome

We can’t all write hits like Bowie or play guitar like Prince, but Phil Beadle reckons pop culture’s late, great rule-breakers still have a thing or …

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Lorde: ‘I want to be Leonard Cohen. I want to be Joni Mitchell’

She was a star at 16, and David Bowie called her the sound of tomorrow. Four years on, the singer-songwriter is aiming even higher<p>Lorde talks the way she dances, with the full and free use of all limbs. Sitting outside a hotel in California – where the New Zealand-born musician, real name Ella …

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Leonard Cohen: Montreal remembers 'local legend' with murals and exhibition

Giant paintings are being planned in Cohen’s hometown alongside an expansive exhibition planned to coincide with the first anniversary of his death<p>“I feel at home when I’m in Montreal – in a way that I don’t feel anywhere else,” Leonard Cohen told an interviewer in 2006. Cohen, the poet, …

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Montreal exhibit celebrating Leonard Cohen to open in November

Montreal’s contemporary art museum will be hosting an exhibit later this year devoted to the life and work of Leonard Cohen, one that was conceived with the late singer-songwriter’s blessing.<p>“We wanted to make sure that Leonard would not be against an exhibition like this, because we know he has a …

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Leonard Cohen mural captivates Plateau residents

Montreal's much-loved singer, songwriter and poet -- Leonard Cohen -- now “watches over” his old stomping grounds in the Plateau in new mural.

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The exhibition <i>Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything</i>, is inspired by the world of Leonard Cohen and the great themes of …

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The National and Sufjan Stevens cover Leonard Cohen for new art exhibition

The two bands are among a number of acts who will pay tribute to the late artist for the forthcoming Montréal exhibit<p>The National and Sufjan Stevens …

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Details of Leonard Cohen tribute exhibition revealed, The National, Sufjan Stevens to perform

<i>Photos by Ben Kaye (Sufjan Stevens) and Killian Young (The National)</i><p>From November 9th to April 9th, the tribute exhibition <i>Leonard Cohen – Une brèche</i> …

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A Leonard Cohen Exhibit Is Coming to Montreal

Artists from around the world will pay tribute to their country's most beloved and enigmatic songwriter this fall.<p>Montreal’s Musee d’art contemporain just announced a bold, new exhibit this fall reflecting on the life, and work, of music’s dark romantic poet, Leonard Cohen. Even though the …

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Montreal Celebrates Native Son Leonard Cohen With Separate, Dueling Murals

There’s a funny wrinkle to this year’s Mural Festival in Montreal. The event, currently in its fifth year and running June 8-18, features a gaggle of …

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Montreal Museum Preps Leonard Cohen-Inspired Art Exhibition

"Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything" debuts on November 9th, one year after the singer-songwriter's death<p>A contemporary art exhibition inspired by …

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2 giant Leonard Cohen murals appear in Montreal (where an LC exhibition is also opening)

The late, great <b>Leonard Cohen</b> (whose excellent 2016 swan song <i>You Want It Darker</i> was nominated for the Polaris Prize this week) is being honored in his …

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What does it sound like when Leonard Cohen fans of 50+ years sing I'm Your Man?

Die-hard fans pay tribute to music legend as Montreal museum unveils program of Cohen exhibit<p>It was a quest to find the most die-hard of Leonard …

Brace yourselves, lovers of Leonard: the MAC's mammoth Cohen tribute is still growing

Can there be such a thing as too much Leonard Cohen? Might we be in danger of overdoing the posthumous reverence for Montreal’s favourite native …

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Plateau mural is a 9-storey love song to Leonard Cohen

Work by artist Kevin Ledo evokes 'energy surrounding Cohen and his music' in singer's last years<p>The opportunity to paint a giant portrait of Leonard …

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The National and Sufjan Cover Leonard Cohen for Massive Art Exhibit | Pitchfork

Last year, le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal announced a huge art exhibit in tribute to the late Leonard Cohen. Le Musée has now detailed <i>Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything</i>, which runs from November 9 (about a year after his death) to April 9. It’s set to …

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Montreal exhibit celebrating life and work of Leonard Cohen to open in November

Montreal’s contemporary art museum will be hosting an exhibit later this year devoted to the life and work of Leonard Cohen, one that was conceived …

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