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November 15, 2003
Singer Paul Simon's bad cold forced cancellation of Friday's performance in the Simon & Garfunkel reunion tour, a publicist for the folk-rock duo said. Simon and Art Garfunkel were to have performed at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. The status of upcoming concerts was unclear. The duo is slated to appear tonight in San Diego and Monday at Staples Center.
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June 16, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
On Saturday night, Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park was gradually melting into dark as Jimmy Webb took the stage a little after 8 p.m. and sat before a grand piano.  The personable, chatty songwriter greeted the crowd, many of whom were sitting on blankets or lawn chairs, and over nearly a dozen songs sang of long-gone love standing on the shores of Galveston, of highwaymen, sailors, dam builders and starship pilots, and excursions headed up...
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November 19, 2003 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
You knew a lot about what to expect from Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends" reunion tour concert even before the principals stepped onstage Monday at Staples Center. The odds were that the voices, for the most part, would still be stirring and that the old songs would be stylishly played, because Paul Simon is too much the perfectionist to hit the road again with Art Garfunkel if everything didn't feel right.
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September 16, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Art Garfunkel's latest album, "The Singer," includes two new tracks - "Lena" and "Long Way Home" - as well as 32 songs from his long career as a solo performer and half of the groundbreaking duo Simon & Garfunkel. After voice troubles forced him to cancel a 2010 Simon & Garfunkel tour and take a two-year hiatus, the 70-year-old husband and father of two returns to touring as a solo act in Sweden, the Northeast and the Midwest this month. This is your first album since you recovered from vocal cord paresis.
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September 8, 2003 | David Bauder, Associated Press
Unless they get into yet another squabble, it looks as if Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are reuniting for a concert tour. The former duo has reserved dates at concert arenas across the country, said Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, a concert industry trade publication. And they were scheduled to make a "very special announcement" at a New York nightclub on Tuesday, publicists said.
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May 18, 1986
As a boy approaching 40, may I thank KTLA for repeating the Simon & Garfunkel reunion on "Saturday Night Live." There are very few great moments on the "vast wasteland." This was one of them. John G. Lockett, Inglewood
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March 25, 1989
I have yet to determine why almost everyone I've ever met tacks the letter "S" onto the end (ends?) of words when it is totally inappropriate; (witness: "I'm Going to Lucky's Market"). However, this may be the final straw. KCET TV, Channel 28, in an add in the Calendar on March 8 actually touted the Simon & Garfunkel concert in Central Park as featuring the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." Puh-lease! It's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Singular . . . not plural. A minor point?
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October 12, 1986
The reason L.A. radio has gone " '60s crazy" (aside from the general nostalgia boom) is that most of today's rock is dreadful (Pop Eye, "Rock Radio: Back to the Future," by Patrick Goldstein, Oct. 5). I know I sound like most parents 20 years ago, but even my parents listened to then-current rock. Most (not all) of today's groups lack the poetic lyric, catchy melodies, harmonies and arrangements, and either a political message or innocent romance of groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys, Doors, Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkel and anything from Motown.
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September 16, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Art Garfunkel's latest album, "The Singer," includes two new tracks - "Lena" and "Long Way Home" - as well as 32 songs from his long career as a solo performer and half of the groundbreaking duo Simon & Garfunkel. After voice troubles forced him to cancel a 2010 Simon & Garfunkel tour and take a two-year hiatus, the 70-year-old husband and father of two returns to touring as a solo act in Sweden, the Northeast and the Midwest this month. This is your first album since you recovered from vocal cord paresis.
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June 21, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS
What sort of place would Jurassic Park have been if those pesky dinosaurs hadn't started running amok? Probably a lot like Art Garfunkel's concert Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. There, a couple dozen specimens from the dim, dark musical past were painstakingly re-created in an exhibit that was, at times, a wonder to behold. Yet as so much backward glancing can get without at least a little good-natured rampaging, it also got just a bit tedious.
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November 19, 2003 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
You knew a lot about what to expect from Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends" reunion tour concert even before the principals stepped onstage Monday at Staples Center. The odds were that the voices, for the most part, would still be stirring and that the old songs would be stylishly played, because Paul Simon is too much the perfectionist to hit the road again with Art Garfunkel if everything didn't feel right.
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November 17, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have rescheduled a performance for Sunday at the Arrowhead Pond after last Friday's show was canceled because Simon had a cold, a spokeswoman for the concert promoter said. The folk-rock duo also will perform, as part of its nationwide reunion tour, tonight and Tuesday at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and Wednesday at the Arrowhead Pond, said Vanessa Kromer of Nederlander Concerts. Sunday's show will begin at 8 p.m.
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September 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Dusting the cobwebs off their friendship, the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announced Tuesday they were reuniting for a concert tour of North America this fall. Shows begin Oct. 18 at the Palace at Auburn Hills, outside Detroit, and include Nov. 14 at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and Nov. 17 at Staples Center in L.A. Tickets for both go on sale Sept. 22. The 1960s favorites, who last recorded together in 1975, have sold more than 40 million albums in the United States.
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September 8, 2003 | David Bauder, Associated Press
Unless they get into yet another squabble, it looks as if Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are reuniting for a concert tour. The former duo has reserved dates at concert arenas across the country, said Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, a concert industry trade publication. And they were scheduled to make a "very special announcement" at a New York nightclub on Tuesday, publicists said.
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June 21, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS
What sort of place would Jurassic Park have been if those pesky dinosaurs hadn't started running amok? Probably a lot like Art Garfunkel's concert Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. There, a couple dozen specimens from the dim, dark musical past were painstakingly re-created in an exhibit that was, at times, a wonder to behold. Yet as so much backward glancing can get without at least a little good-natured rampaging, it also got just a bit tedious.
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March 3, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
S till Captivating After All These Years. It has been almost three decades since Simon & Garfunkel--thanks to such songs as "The Sound of Silence" and "Mrs. Robinson"--helped define the restless idealism of a generation. While the magic in the melding of their voices is rivaled in the modern pop era perhaps only by the Everly Brothers, the duo's main strength has always been the warm insight and superb craft of Paul Simon's songs.
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June 26, 1989 | MASHA HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
After Paul Simon finished his first-ever concert in the Soviet Union, a young Soviet painter managed to get a gift and a fan letter delivered to the performer backstage. The note, written in English and taped to the back of an impressionistic landscape painting, welcomed Simon to the Soviet Union. "My friends and I know well your music for 70 years," the painter wrote. "Well, he may have gotten carried away with the 70 years part," Simon, 47, said with a laugh Sunday.
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June 16, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
On Saturday night, Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park was gradually melting into dark as Jimmy Webb took the stage a little after 8 p.m. and sat before a grand piano.  The personable, chatty songwriter greeted the crowd, many of whom were sitting on blankets or lawn chairs, and over nearly a dozen songs sang of long-gone love standing on the shores of Galveston, of highwaymen, sailors, dam builders and starship pilots, and excursions headed up...
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