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01/21/2017 at 10:23. Facebook
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

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Leonard Cohen
01/19/2017 at 11:14. Facebook
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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01/17/2017 at 10:25. Facebook
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.
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Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie and Leonard Cohen get posthumous nominations as Little Mix and Skepta are up for three

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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]

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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

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Four Views Of Leonard Cohen. These striking photos are from Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows by Harvey Kubernik. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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A memorial for Leonard Cohen was held by his family December 11, 2016 at Ohr HaTorah Synagogue in Los Angeles. Robert Kory, Leonard Cohen's lawyer, manager and friend, had this to say about his associate and companion;

"What can I say about my dear friend and client Leonard Cohen? Anything seems inadequate other than thanking him for the extraordinary opportunity to serve. I began working for...
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These photos by Sharon Robinson are, in her words, "an opportunity to let people know that everything that Leonard seems to be, he really is. He is a gracious and wonderful and generous and kind person and he’s funny and fun loving." I'm especially fond of the shot of Leonard purchasing a corn dog from a street vendor. Photos from On Tour with Leonard Cohen - Photographs by Sharon Robinson [...
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My Front Window
May all our houses be warm and safe and bright!
Love and Blessings,
Leonard

-- Leonard Cohen's Christmas Message (2011)

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Share your favorite Leonard Cohen songs & stories in the ‘Remembering Leonard Cohen' website. Follow the #RememberingLeonardCohen playlist with favorite songs from fans around the world.

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In 1980, an interviewer asked Leonard Cohen if he considered himself a religious person. This is Leonard's response.

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Leonard Cohen Performs Silent Night Featuring Jennifer Warnes On Vocals & Raffi Hakopian On Violin: Brighton - Dec 15, 1979. Posted by Allan Showalter

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Leonard Cohen with Jennifer Warnes - Silent Night

On December 15, 1979 in Brighton, England, Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes performed Silent Night with Raffi Hakopian on the violin. More information about...

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This photo of Leonard Cohen at age 20 (approx.) playing to a party of poets at Mort Rosengarten's house, circa 1954, appeared on the cover of CIV/n: A Literary Magazine of the 50s, edited by Aileen Collins. (Cohen’s earliest published works, “An Halloween Poem to Delight My Younger Friends” and “Poem en Prose,” appeared in the Oct 1953 edition of CIV/n)

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These moving and profoundly insightful remarks by Leon Wieseltier were read at the Leonard Cohen memorial service held at Ohr HaTorah Synagogue in Mar Vista, California for family and friends on Dec. 11, 2016.

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Leon Wieseltier Remembers Leonard Cohen

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In 1974, John Rowlands arrived at Leonard Cohen's Montreal home to shoot promo photos for Cohen's upcoming European tour. A babysitter told him the shoot had to be rescheduled because Cohen had just had four wisdom teeth extracted. Happily, within an hour or two "Leonard called and asked me to please come back and do the pictures that day. Following the session, Leonard asked if I liked corn...
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A keyboard-playing, headphone-wearing Leonard Cohen is photographed by his mirrored twin, Dominique Issermann.

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Newly Discovered, Rare Recording Of Leonard Cohen Performing "Kevin Barry"

Leonard Cohen only sang "Kevin Barry," a ballad about the 18 year old rebel hanged Nov 1, 1920 by the British (the first Irish republican to be executed after the leaders of the Easter Rising), at a handful of concerts in 1972 and, as far as I can determine, only a single recording of one performance has been...
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Leonard Cohen - Kevin Barry (live 1972)

A rare good quality performance of Kevin Barry, most probably from the Israeli leg of the 1972 tour - if you know more about this, do get in touch! Thanks ag...

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After the Lincoln Center gathering last week in NYC, here is another informal memorial, this time at The Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue, Thursday, December 8.

The Music Center Remembers Leonard Cohen

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The black lab in the photo is Gershwin, who belongs to Sharon Robinson's family, The singer-songwriter in the grey suit is Leonard Cohen, who was working in the studio that day with Sharon, his backup singer and collaborator. All photos by Herman Leonard Photography, LLC .

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