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04/19/2017 at 09:59. Facebook
Photos: Leonard Cohen's Spiritual Sojourn In India

Leonard Cohen went to India late in the late 1990s to study with the Advaita (Non-duality) Master, Ramesh Balsekar. During that stay, Ratnesh Mathur, who shot these photos, met and came to know Leonard. His account of Leonard's Indian experiences can be found at [ Goo.gl Link ].

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Photos: Leonard Cohen's Spiritual Sojourn In India
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04/17/2017 at 13:08. Facebook
"I'm very fond of Jesus Christ. He may be the most beautiful guy who walked the face of this earth..." Leonard Cohen

Leonard's characterization of Jesus Christ has appeared here before but an encore presentation seems appropriate this Easter. (The quotation is from ”Leonard Cohen in His Own Words” by Jim Devlin.)

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The superb photos taken by Chris Buck for use in “Cohen on Wry” by Michael Krugman (Flaunt: Oct 2001) are some of my personal favorites because they compellingly convey the unique amalgamation of gravitas, geniality, and graciousness that defined Leonard Cohen. Chris writes:

"I’m frequently asked to name my favorite photo session of my career, and I always answer 'Leonard Cohen.' It’s not...
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Let’s keep it on the level
When I walked away from you
I turned my back on the devil
Turned my back on the angel too
Lets keep it on the level When I walked away from you

Leonard Cohen - On the Level

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing On the Level. (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/RBjbVP

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2017 Juno Awards Ceremony Feature Tributes To Leonard Cohen

Video: Watch the Juno Awards' Tribute To Leonard Cohen by Justin & Sophie Trudeau and Feist's Performance of Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye. Leonard was also named 2017 Juno Artist Of The Year, and his final album, You Want It Darker, won the Album Of Year award.

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2017 Juno Awards Ceremony Feature Tributes To Leonard Cohen

Watch Feist's Devastating Leonard Cohen Tribute

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Leonard Cohen Is 2017 Juno Artist Of The Year; You Want It Darker Named Album Of The Year

At the 2017 Juno Awards, Adam Cohen accepted his father's Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year Awards. The program also featured Justin Trudeau paying homage to Leonard Cohen, calling him “one of the greatest artists Canada has ever produced,” and Feist leading a tribute performance of Leonard's...
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Leonard Cohen Is 2017 Juno Artist Of The Year; You Want It Darker Named Album Of The Year

Leonard Cohen wins 2017 Juno Award for "Artist of the Year"

The 2017 Juno Award Gala Dinner took place Saturday April 1st,2017 at Ottawa's Shaw Centre. Some of the winners included Drake,The Stumbellas and A Tribe Cal...

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The 2017 Juno Awards will feature Feist performing “a moving arrangement of one of Leonard Cohen’s classic songs” in tribute to the celebrated singer-songwriter and poet, who is also nominated in four categories:
1. Album of the Year: You Want It Darker
2. Artist of the Year
3. Songwriter of the Year for “You Want It Darker,” “It Seemed the Better Way,” “Traveling Light”
4. Adult Alternative...
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The 2017 Juno Awards will feature Feist performing a moving arrangement of

Leonard Cohen Inducted Into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame | JUNO TV's Vintage Vids

Watch as media mogul Moses Znaimer inducts the legendary Leonard Cohen into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 1991 JUNO Awards in Vancouver. For more in...

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Leonard Cohen Recites "The Sound Of Silence" In Tribute To Paul Simon

Leonard Cohen paid homage to Paul Simon through a poetic reading of Simon's "Sound Of Silence." The striking cadence and the precise enunciation delivered in Leonard's unique voice resonates with the lyrics and the listener.
Leonard Cohen Recites "The Sound Of Silence" In Tribute To Paul Simon

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“For the first time in my life I am not depressed. I am happy.” Leonard Cohen - 2001

That quote, referring to the dissipation of the depression that had plagued Leonard Cohen's adult life, is from "Leonard Cohen, Happy At Last" by Mireille Silcott (Saturday Night: Sept 15, 2001). These impressive photos, the first two of which were used to illustrate the article, are by Gabriel Jones ....
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“For the first time in my life I am not depressed I am happy” Leonard Cohen 2001
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"All of us are footnotes to the words of Chuck Berry" Leonard Cohen

Chuck Berry, a founding member of rock & roll who enriched culture with such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday. He and Leonard Cohen were the first two recipients of PEN New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in 2012. At that time, Leonard declared...
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"All of us are footnotes to the words of Chuck Berry" Leonard Cohen

Chuck Berry, Leonard Cohen Get First PEN Songwriting Awards

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Video: Rare Leonard Cohen Performance Of Az Der Rebe Zingt – Vienna 1976

Leonard Cohen performed “Az Der Rebe Zingt,” a light-hearted Yiddish folk song, in only 9 concerts and never released the song on a recording. This performance (Vienna 1976) is the only one for which a video is available. The song's lyrics (with English translation) and notes about the venue can be found at [ Goo.gl Link...
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Video: Rare Leonard Cohen Performance Of Az Der Rebe Zingt – Vienna 1976

Leonard Cohen - Un As Der Rebbe Zingt - Arena 1976

Leonard Cohen - Un As Der Rebbe Zingt Arena Besetzung (ursp. Auslandsschlachthof) Zeit: Sommer 1976 Technik: 16mm Farbfilm.

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The New York Times Magazine's music issue discusses the direction that music is evolving. They conclude that, "Maybe decades ago you could aim your songs at a mass market, but music does not really have one of those anymore. Artists have to figure out whom they’re speaking to and where they’re speaking from." Leonard's song "You Want It Darker" is one of the songs beautifully featured in the...
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The New York Times Magazines music issue discusses the direction that music

25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going

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Video: “Listen To The Hummingbird” by Leonard Cohen. The audio recording of Leonard Cohen reciting his “sweet little song” is from the Oct 13, 2016 You Want It Darker Event in Los Angeles.

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Video Listen To The Hummingbird by Leonard Cohen The audio recording of

Leonard Cohen Recites "Listen To The Hummingbird"

These lines, described as a “sweet little song" Leonard Cohen "has been working on." were recited at the Oct 13, 2016 You Want It Darker Event in L.A.

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Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

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(C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment. Leonard Cohen's official video for his live performance of Everybody Knows. Click to listen to Leonard Cohen on Spotify: h...

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“The real weapons of mass destruction are the hardened hearts of humanity”

This quotation is from Leonard Cohen’s March 30, 2007 appearance on the Norwegian TV talk show “Først & sist.”

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“The real weapons of mass destruction are the hardened hearts of humanity”
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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN - WHO ARE LEONARD COHEN FANS

The Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is seeking Leonard Cohen fans to take part in an artistic tribute to the great man! The requirements for participants follow:

You are fond of and very familiar with the album I’m Your Man.
You have cherished Cohen’s music for decades.
You live in Montreal or close to Montreal.
You are a...
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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN WHO ARE LEONARD COHEN FANS

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The lyric video for "Traveling Light” is a beautiful memorial of Leonard Cohen, created by You Want It Darker album collaborator Sammy Slabbinck under the guidance of Cohen's son and producer Adam Cohen.
The lyric video for Traveling Light is a beautiful memorial of Leonard

Leonard Cohen - Traveling Light (Lyric)

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Traveling Light. (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/5KdNqi

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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.
Rolling Stone featured Leonard Cohen in a Flashback article and video recently

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

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"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

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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
If you are the dealer I'm out of the game

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...

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