Leonard Cohen
02/22/2017 at 13:51. Facebook
Rolling Stone featured Leonard Cohen in a Flashback article and video recently. Andy Greene recalls the story of Leonard's 1985 concert in Poland, a turbulent time for that country, and shares Leonard's haunting acoustical performance of Chelsea Hotel #2.

Flashback: Leonard Cohen Stuns With 'Chelsea Hotel #2' in 1985

Leonard Cohen
02/21/2017 at 14:13. Facebook
"I can tell you that the Stamp Committee has again received a proposal to honour Leonard Cohen. And you can help make it happen by sending letters of support to Canada Post," From Robert Waite: Chair of Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee.

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Dear Canada, Put Leonard Cohen On A Stamp

Leonard Cohen
02/18/2017 at 10:40. Facebook
If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game
If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame
If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Lyric)

Leonard Cohen's official lyric video for You Want It Darker. Click to listen to Leonard Cohen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LCspotifyGH Click to listen to Y...

Twenty-four years ago, when Leonard Cohen appeared on the BBC TV show, Later with Jools Holland, the host asked if he believed he was an optimistic person. Leonard's reply is as pertinent, penetrating, and powerful today as it was in 1993.

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Judy Collins, whose early recordings of Leonard Cohen's music first introduced the Canadian singer-songwriter to a wide audience, paid tribute to her fellow worker in song at the 59th Recording Academy / GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017 with a gorgeous cover of Suzanne that earned a standing ovation.

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Premiere Performance #4 | 59th GRAMMYs

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This past weekend, Jennifer Hudson took to the stage at the Clive Davis annual pre-Grammy party to perform a rendition of Leonard Cohen's classic "Hallelujah.”
I've had choices since the day that I was born
There were voices that told me right from wrong
If I had listened, I wouldn't be here today
Living and dying with the choices I've made

Leonard Cohen - Choices (Audio)

The song "Choices" from the album Cant Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour Live. Buy the album: Amazon - http://smarturl.it/Amazon_CantForget?IQid=ytd.lc.ch...

There ain’t no cure for love, but you can save 14% at the official Leonard Cohen merch store today through to Valentine’s Day, just enter code 'nocure' at checkout.

I used to love the rainbow
And I used to love the view
Another early morning, I'd pretend that it was you
But I caught the darkness baby
And I got it worse than you

Leonard Cohen - Darkness ( Audio)

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Darkness. (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment. All text, images and photographs (C) 2011 by Old Ideas, LLC. http://vevo...

A touching musical tribute to Leonard Cohen occurred in New York City last week.

Musicians Celebrate Leonard Cohen’s Holy, Humorous, Horny Legacy

Photos: Leonard Cohen & His Crew On Tour 1974: These photos of Leonard Cohen and his crew were taken by Emily Bindiger, who was a backup singer, along with Erin Dickins, during the 1974 and 1975 Tours.

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On June 25, 1976, Leonard Cohen opened the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival. A few days later, on July 1, 1976, RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE (RTS) broadcast his performance of Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye. Backup singers for the 1976 tour were Laura Branigan and Cheryl Barnes; band members were Johnny Miller (bass), Luther Rix (drums), Sid McGuinniss (guitars), and Fred Thaler (keyboards).

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Talking about why "Blueberry Hill" was his favorite song, Leonard Cohen explained that "the song doesn't invite you to examine your achievements in the realm of piety or religiosity or even love, but the song itself is embracing all those elements!" He ends his discussion with the admonition "It's when you leave things out that you get on the one side pious, on the other side the vulgar or...
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Closeup Photos: I'll Examine Every Inch Of Leonard Cohen

OK, to be accurate, it should be ”Closeup Photos: I'll Examine Every Exposed Inch Of Leonard Cohen,” but that scans poorly and attenuates the parallel to the I’m Your Man lyrics. Photos taken at Sept 11, 2013 Leonard Cohen Dublin concert by Mandy Macleod.

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Video: MAC and Jenny Holzer To Illuminate Montreal's Silo No 5 With Leonard Cohen's Words

As part of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal's "Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything" exhibition, neo-conceptual American artist Jenny Holzer will create a piece consisting of a giant projection of select phrases from Cohen’s poems, songs, and other writings—in both...
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Le MAC et Jenny Holzer illumineront le silo no. 5 en l'honneur de Leonard Cohen

Animation: Leonard Cohen's Delightfully Dramatic Entrance at the 2011 Prince Of Asturias Awards

First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin, & Then We Take Oviedo - Leonard Cohen arrives in Oviedo to accept the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters. Standing to Leonard's left, wearing a tan trench coat is Robert Kory, Leonard's lawyer & manager.

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In celebration of the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal, selected Leonard Cohen lyrics were presented on Mount Royal, a mountain at the heart of the city, from Dec 11th 2016 to Jan 1st 2017. The work was a creation of Marc Séguin and multimedia company 4U2C. Photos by Jean-Michael Seminaro.

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Both Leonard Cohen and David Bowie have been posthumously nominated for a BRIT Awards. The awards will be broadcast February 22.
Vote for the nominees here [ Brits.co.uk Link ]

Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie and Leonard Cohen get posthumous nominations as Little Mix and Skepta are up for three

Stellar Video: Leonard Cohen's Gorgeous 1976 Performance of Lover, Lover, Lover.

On May 27, 1976, Leonard Cohen, along with backup singers Laura Branigan and Cheryl Barnes performed Lover, Lover, Lover on French TV. While a shortened version has been available online, the complete rendition can now be viewed - and it is a gem. Leonard's introduction in French can be translated “I wrote this...
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Leonard Cohen - Lover, lover, lover (French TV)

Show "Le grand échiquier" [1976]

Must See Historic Video - 1970 Leonard Cohen Performance: This rare footage shows Leonard Cohen and his band (that's Charlie Daniels on fiddle) playing portions of Partisan, Lady Midnight, & Tonight Will Be Fine at the Olympia Theatre in Paris on May 12, 1970. (Note: The image is reversed - unless Leonard and his musicians are just showing off playing left-handed).

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Leonard Cohen at Paris Olympia - 1970