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Easy Listener: 5 You-Gotta-Have CDS From Five You-Must-Know Women

David Finkle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

If you like great songs -- not necessarily great songs you already know -- and you like women delivering them, here are CDs that you'd be extremely foolish to think you can live without:

WATCH: Kids Singing 'Hallelujah' Break Everyone's Heart

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.23.2014 | Religion

Patrizia, Simon and Helen, ages 12, 12 and 11, respectively, went on Germany's 'The Voice Kids' to sing Leonard Cohen's classic "Hallelujah," and the ...

Record Biz Photo Ops, 1970s-Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the 1970s, when I toiled for the weekly music trade magazine Record World, there existed something called the "record industry." Scores of enti...

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

In a Moment of Time, in a Moment of Space

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

That overwhelming feeling separated my senses from the richness of existence just beyond a luminous curtain. As infant and old man, both of whom are wrinkly and limited, we share the ability to navigate wonder.

A Different Take on New Year's 'Intentions'

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen) It ...

Cosby, Seinfeld, Stewart, Gaffigan, Waters and Springsteen Stand Up for Heroes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bill Cosby must have been feeling frisky. Arriving at the Madison Square Garden Theater for the seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit this week, he wrapped Cindy Adams in his homey sweater and began to roughhouse the gossip columnist.

Study Indicates That Sad Songs Say So Much (Even More Than You Think)

Susan Cain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Cain

As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder: Why does sad music make me feel so happy? Why do I feel so thrilled when Jacques Brel sings of abandonment? Why do I prefer my Chopin in C sharp minor? Why do I love Leonard Cohen so much?

I'm Your Thief

Felipe Munhoz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Felipe Munhoz

Just a brief introduction: there is a great discussion happening in Brazil about freedom of speech and violation of privacy. The discussion is focused...

Could Basia Bulat Be This Generation's Joni Mitchell?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

She plays guitar for a minute, and then she starts singing a song called "It Can't Be You," and then the room quiets. There are some trills available to her that elude most singers, and two minutes in, she rolls them out. And from there to the end of the song, she owns that audience.

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Leonard Cohen, Pink, Julie London, John Dankworth, Chu Berry, Ray Charles, and more.

Conversations with Harry Connick Jr., TTB's Derek Trucks, and Carly Ritter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Melodies Linger On (Part II)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked my pop-music-obsessed friends to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years I overbooked, assuming that a fair number would have bette...

Dove Tales: Amanda Shires Is Learning to Fly Like a Bird

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If Amanda Shires is the perfect example of writing what you know, there just might be a box set equivalent of James Joyce's greatest hits waiting just...

What Inspires Me: Leonard Cohen

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Customer service can really be corrosive, and it gets worse than the usual trolling and abuse. However, singer and poet Leonard Cohen really helps me get through the day, with a small but substantial assist from Dr Stephen T. Colbert, DFA.

Scenes From a Class Struggle Starring Marianne Faithfull

Larry Womack | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

In the past, I have flirted with ideas of attending Lucinda Williams and Leonard Cohen shows in the same town, but each time concluded that the journey was just too long. Faithfull plays San Francisco or Oakland most every year. Is one more show really worth the bother?

A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

Lou Doillon? At 30, With Her First CD, She Won a French Grammy. Now Her CD Is Here. Lucky Us.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Places deserves every superlative you can think of. And not only because it's an astonishing debut. It's music that comes from a deep place. A place that, if you've had a romance or three, you know very well

Q&A with Noa, Israel's Superstar Singer-Songwriter & Peace Activist

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

"Israeli artists who perform abroad invariably carry a message of peace and of culture, and arts, above all...It's the responsibility of every human being who wants to live in peace to work for it. You can't expect people to do the work for you. ... I'm a singer, so I sing for peace."

Ron Sexsmith: Touring the Forever Endeavour

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, dig: If you're in or around Los Angeles, the charming, smart and hella talented singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith plays Largo at the Coronet tonight, the 5th of June. They don't like it if you're late. Factor in traffic. Get there.

Spirit In The Room: A Conversation with Tom Jones, Plus The Adversary's 'De La Luna' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dharma Salon: Leonard Cohen at Radio City Music Hall

Catherine Ingram | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Catherine Ingram

It is heartening to know that in this time of spectacle and trivia, of celebrity voyeurism and gangsta rap, there are still plenty of those who are moved by what can only be described as a class act.

Which Famed Singer Is Lana Del Rey's Latest About?

Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

Lana Del Rey released the video for her cover of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" in the most Lana Del Rey way possible: with an all-lowercase tw...

Leonard Cohen Rocks Madison Square Garden

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Margie Goldsmith

Early in the evening, Leonard Cohen adjusted the angle on his fedora, looked out at the audience and said, "I don't know when we'll meet again, but tonight I promise I'll give you everything I've got." And he did, including an encore of six more songs.

Bizarre Roots Of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — It's hard to think of any song that has taken a stranger journey through popular culture than Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Recorded...