Leonard Cohen

Thank-You Photo From Leonard Cohen To Penny Showalter - Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered

Penny sent Leonard a pop-up card featuring a cake for his 82nd birthday. He responded with this note and photo.<p><i>delicious!</i> <i><br>Thank you, Penny</i> <i><br>for all the</i> …

The Arts

Day 84/100: Briana Marela – “There Is A War” (Leonard Cohen cover)

Our First 100 Days was started by the Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days. A song is released every day for the first 100 days of Trump’s …

Entertainment

The Broken Grace of Leonard Cohen

<i>Editor's Note: The deaths of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen; the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan; the public feud between</i> …

University of Chicago

We’re all post-apocalyptic outlaws now

There are, as usual, two ways to approach it.<p>One is, of course, to hurl your worldview to the floor like a child in tantrum, let it get lost in a frothy fit of karmic despair as you say, essentially, to hell with it all, we are done for, the world’s on violent downspin and Trump is both the …

U.S. Presidency

‘Amazing’ 20-storey mural in downtown Montreal will pay tribute to Leonard Cohen

A towering mural commemorating Montreal singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen will grace the side of a 20-storey building on Crescent Street in …

Canada

Brownstein: Giant mural on Crescent an ill-fitting tribute to Leonard Cohen

It could have been worse. At least it’s not a crude etching of him on a temporary vinyl covering a city bus shelter. Or some roughly hewn sculpture …

Canadian News

With her Leonard Cohen tribute, Feist found a way to say goodbye

If it were an easy thing to write a song, every Tom, Dick and Harry Nilsson would be doing it. Leonard Cohen, for example, famously struggled to complete <i>Hallelujah</i>. It took him three years and 70 verses to get it done, and when he finally turned it in, the record company didn’t like it. David …

Entertainment

Brian Williams Criticized After Quoting Leonard Cohen To Call Syria Airstrike Missiles 'Beautiful'

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams was facing backlash from social media users after calling the U.S. missiles launched at Syria Thursday night "beautiful." …

Syria

News presenter criticised for quoting Leonard Cohen lyrics to describe 'beautiful' Syrian airstrikes - NME

US news anchor Brian Williams has been criticised after quoting Leonard Cohen lyrics when reporting on the United States’ missile strike in …

Middle East

Did Brian Williams Really Quote Leonard Cohen To Praise Syria Strike?

The United States’s strike on a Syrian airfield has generated confusion across the political spectrum, from President Trump’s far-right supporters’ …

Jewish Culture

Brian Williams Draws Ire Quoting Leonard Cohen to Describe “Beautiful” Syrian Airstrikes

Last night, the United States launched a missile strike in Syria in response to a deadly chemical attack earlier this week that killed dozens, including many children. As <i>The Washington Post</i> points out, news anchor Brian Williams, covering the strike last night on MSNBC, was roundly criticized for …

Music

Kansas teen’s viral clip of her singing into well inspires her to change career course

What first seemed like an unremarkable moment with her choir buddies, singing into a “well in Italy with a nice echo,” has turned into a …

Canadian News

The web can't get enough of a girl singing down a well

Commentary: She saw a well. She thought of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." And now she's famous.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Oh, she's probably got a manager already. A deal, too.<p>But once she does all her interviews, she'll reminisce …

Entertainment

Wichita teen sings Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' into an echoing well in Italy

While traveling with her Collegiate Madrigals ensemble in Italy – a trip the singing group takes during odd-numbered years – Tiffany Ruan, 17, …

Entertainment

Watch Feist Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”

Feist took the stage at this weekend’s Juno Awards to deliver a tribute to the late Leonard Cohen. She performed his song “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye.” By way of introduction, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau shared some memories of Cohen, before a clip of Cohen’s voice aired to begin …

Music

Feist pays tribute to Leonard Cohen at the 2017 Juno Awards — watch

The 2017 Juno Awards took place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday evening. The late Leonard Cohen was honored several times …

Music

Son says Leonard Cohen was confident Donald Trump would be elected

OTTAWA — Leonard Cohen told his family, in his final days, he was confident Donald Trump would be elected president of the United States.The Montreal …

Canadian News

Leonard Cohen's son Adam jokes about father while accepting Juno on his behalf

OTTAWA -- Leonard Cohen told his family, in his final days, he was confident Donald Trump would be elected president of the United States.<p>The …

Canadian News

Feist to Perform Leonard Cohen Tribute at 2017 Juno Awards

The 2017 Juno Awards are broadcast on Sunday, April 2 on CTV. Today, the network and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have announced that Feist will perform a Leonard Cohen tribute at the awards show. She is set to play an “arrangement of one of Cohen’s classic songs,” according …

Music

Bob Dylan says he is ‘lonesome’ since friends such as Leonard Cohen and Muhammad Ali died

<b>Most of us are agreed that 2016 was a bad year but for Bob Dylan it was particularly awful because he lost a number of his close friends.</b><p>Record Store …

Albums

Bob Dylan Talks Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, Much More in Rare, Extensive Interview

Bob Dylan doesn’t give many interviews. To make up for lost time, he sat down for a massive Q&A with author Bill Flanagan, which was posted on his website tonight. The piece runs over 8,000 words and covers a wide range of topics. He tells a story about meeting Frank Sinatra and reveals that he …

Music

Hamilton Leithauser – “Came So Far For Beauty” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Hamilton Leithauser appeared on <i>The Strombo Show</i> in honor of his 2016 collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij titled <i>I Had A Dream That</i> …

Music

Acoustic

Posted 03/02/2017 by Tommy Emmanuel | Tags: Tommy Emmanuel, Holiday 2015<p>Over the next few months, I will demonstrate a wide variety of the specific …

Guitar Lessons

A Fast Life

Joan Juliet Buck explores how her grandmother's one regret came to shape her own history of romantic entanglements, which led to one long-lasting friendship with Leonard Cohen.<p>In the bar of Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz shortly before New Year's Eve 1965, the dazzling British wife of a …

Literature

Judy Collins on Leonard Cohen and His Musical Evolution - Signature

In 1966 I was making an album called <i>In My Life</i> and it was nearly finished. My producer, Mark Abramson, and I had recorded the new album with orchestrations by Josh Rifkin – “In My Life,” “Pirate Jenny,” “La Colombe,” “Tom Thumb’s Blues,” “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” – the first time I had …

Music

Duke fan parodies ‘Hallelujah’ to create the worst hype video ever made

I am so angry. So very, deeply angry.<p>I woke up today with expectations to go to work and deal with the day’s usual abundance of dumb stuff online. …

Sports

WATCH: New Leonard Cohen Video Released For ‘Traveling Light’

Visual artist Sammy Slabbinck, who was responsible for the album cover for Leonard Cohen’s critically acclaimed final album “You Want It Darker,” has …

Music

Leonard Cohen's Son, Collaborator Unveil Chilling 'Traveling Light' Video

Leonard Cohen's gritty and soulful meditation on aging, "Traveling Light," soundtracks a powerful new lyric video filled with archival and previously …

Music

‘Traveling Light’ video reveals previously unseen Leonard Cohen footage

A new music video assembled by Leonard Cohen’s son and another longtime collaborator is giving fans an intimate glimpse of the late singer.<p>“Traveling Light,” directed by Sammy Slabbinck, was posted online Thursday and offers an array of archival and previously unseen footage.<p>Its opening scene …

Music

CITY DIARY: Lloyd's PR chief amasses shareholding worth £2.2m

Lloyds bank's newly-published annual results reveals its director of corporate affairs, Matt Young, has amassed a shareholding in the bank worth …

Personal Finance (UK)