Biographer overcame hostility to capture the
Sacramento BeeBiographer overcame hostility to capture the life of Paul SimonSacramento BeeWriting about musical superstars Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon seems glamorous at first. And it is, to an extent. However, there is also the not-so-jolly reality of research, travel, interviews, unreturned phone calls ...
Posted on 27 January 2017 | 6:01 am
Philip Glass at 80 Celebrated by BBC Radio
Nonesuch RecordsPhilip Glass at 80 Celebrated by BBC Radio 3, NPR MusicNonesuch RecordsAlso participating are Errol Morris, Paul Simon, and David Lang. You can read their contributions at npr.org. On his 80th birthday, January 31, Glass's Symphony No. 11 will receive its world premiere at Carnegie Hall as part of an all-Glass program ...Laurie Anderson Finds 'New Ways To Breathe' In A Philip Glass EtudeNPRHow Laurie Anderson And Philip Glass Were About To Change The WorldKRCBall 15 news articles »
Posted on 27 January 2017 | 5:27 am
'Swimming In A Trance-Like State': Paul
NPR'Swimming In A Trance-Like State': Paul Simon On Philip GlassNPREditor's Note: On Jan. 31, Philip Glass turns 80. We're marking the event by asking a few of his collaborators and colleagues to write about him and his music. Paul Simon contributed lyrics to a song from Glass' 1986 album Songs from Liquid Days. Look ...and more »
Posted on 26 January 2017 | 7:48 am
45 Years Ago: Paul Simon Declares His
Ultimate Classic Rock45 Years Ago: Paul Simon Declares His Independence on His First Real Solo AlbumUltimate Classic RockPaul Simon's self-titled 1972 album wasn't really his solo debut. But it might as well have been. Following his split from Art Garfunkel in 1970, Simon spent part of the following year teaching songwriting at New York University. The course made him ...
Posted on 24 January 2017 | 8:48 am
'Under African Skies' screening, Q&A with
RiverheadLOCAL'Under African Skies' screening, Q&A with Paul Simon bassist ...RiverheadLOCAL“Under African Skies,” a documentary chronicling singer Paul Simon's return to South Africa to explore the journey of creating his award-winning “Graceland” ...and more »
Posted on 24 January 2017 | 2:32 am
Paul Simon and Sting review – moments of
Manchester Arena Simon and Sting’s contrasting voices and banter perfectly complement each other as they dip into each other’s songbooks in a curious but inspired union At first glance, the Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together tour is reminiscent of those bizarrely unlikely 1960s package tours where Jimi Hendrix would appear on the same bill as Engelbert Humperdinck. Paul Simon is a Greenwich ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:07 am
David Axelrod on Sen. Paul Simon, Pres.
CARBONDALE -- David Axelrod may be the envy of every progressive political nerd in Illinois. He's guided two of the state's giant Democratic figures onto the national stage, as he recounted to SIU students at a luncheon on-campus Monday.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 8:34 pm
Chadwick Stokes: Tiny Desk Concert
Stokes' songs feel familiar; they're old friends before you're done hearing them for the first time. Watch the Dispatch and State Radio singer perform his solo material live in the NPR Music offices.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:05 am
Paul Simon and Sting concert review
The joint rock concert by the famous duo at the Odyssey Arena on Thursday is reviewed here by BEN LOWRY
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 7:44 am
The Paul Simon exhibit continues to rock the
Paul Simon Acoustic guitar, a Guild F-30, 1963, Simon's principal instrument while writing, working and performing during the Simon and Garfunkel years, part of the Paul Simon: Words and Music, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Chuck Crow Friday...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 6:57 pm
The 10 Best SNL Musical Guests of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel (1975) The first major SNL booking took place in the show’s second episode, where host Paul Simon rejoined bitterly estranged bandmate Art Garfunkel for a performance of several songs that began icy & detached and soon became a ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:49 am
(Watch-Listen) Justin Bieber’s Social
But is it good? We’re about to find out. UPDATE– The song is not very interesting except that Skrillex and Diplo have created fake African sounds a la Paul Simon’s “Graceland.” The song isn’t very substantial. What does he mean? Anyway ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:48 am
Justin Bieber’s New Single ‘What Do You
Yet, that will not stop me from repping his brand new single, “What Do You Mean.” The upbeat joint comes across like lighthearted EDM meets Paul Simon’s Graceland, providing an irresistible groove that Biebervelli coasts over with purely organic vocals.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:17 am
Politics a storied tradition at Du Quoin
DU QUOIN – One of Jim Kirkpatrick’s fondest memories of the Du Quoin State Fair was meeting Paul Simon and other politicians shortly after graduating from high school in 1968, he said. It was a turbulent year. Months after Dr. Martin Luther King ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:49 pm
Pigskin Pride: Wolverine fans cherish purple
VIAN — Jerry Paul Simon shuts his hardware store down Friday nights to cheer on the Vian High School's Wolverines. Simon is just one of the many businesses that shuts its doors, without hesitation, for the Wolverines, the most feared name in football.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:39 pm
Sundance doc traces Simon's 'Graceland' hit
Paul Simon recalls his return to South Africa like a family reunion — musical brothers getting back together after decades apart.
Posted on 25 January 2012 | 8:45 am
Songwriter, gospel singer Jessy Dixon dies
Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73.
Posted on 26 September 2011 | 12:39 pm
Ma, Taylor and Simon play at Sept. 11
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and singers James Taylor and Paul Simon are among those participating in the Sept. 11 anniversary commemoration at the World Trade Center site.
Posted on 11 September 2011 | 9:03 am
Simon goes back to way old methods for new
It seems strange to think that one of popular music's most successful singer-songwriters considered it a change of pace to sit in a room with an acoustic guitar to compose.
Posted on 12 April 2011 | 5:05 pm
Review: `So Beautiful or So What' is vintage
Paul Simon, "So Beautiful or So What" (Concord Music Group)
Posted on 11 April 2011 | 10:08 am