Paul Simon

  1. Pete Fornatale, Longtime New York Radio DJ, Dead at 66

    April 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Longtime New York radio disk jockey and author Pete Fornatale, best known for his long stints on WFUV-FM and WNEW-FM, died Thursday morning at the age of 66. According to New York's Daily News , He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and ...

  2. Paul Simon Documentary 'Under African Skies' Wins SXSW Audience Award

    March 18, 2012 1:34 PM EDT Joe Berlinger's documentary on Paul Simon's return to South Africa 25 years after the recording of Graceland won the SXSW Audience Award in the 24 Beats per Second Category. "Under African Skies" is the only music film to win a ...

  3. Sundance 2012: 'Under African Skies' Chronicles Paul Simon's 'Graceland'

    January 23, 2012 7:45 AM EST PARK CITY - A pure-bliss celebration of Paul Simon's landmark album "Graceland" coupled with an interesting if not unbiased look at the controversy surrounding its release, Joe Berlinger's "Under African Skies" makes ...

  4. Exclusive: Paul Simon Planning 'Graceland' Tour, Box Set

    October 11, 2011 1:43 PM EDT A 25th anniversary tour to celebrate Paul Simon's landmark "Graceland" album next year is in the early planning stages. The tour would coincide with a "Graceland" box set that Sony Legacy will release in the late spring, m ...

  5. Paul Simon Performs 'Graceland' in South Africa 25 Years Later for Documentary

    August 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Before a small gathering of people at a studio in the depths of South Africa's national broadcaster SABC, Paul Simon revisited the magic of his 1986 Grammy Award winning record, Graceland. Dedicating the short concert to the late South Africa ...

  6. Musician Coalition Battles Grammys' Category Cuts

    May 26, 2011 3:52 PM EDT A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore more than 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, alleging the reductions unfairly target ethnic music and were done without the input of its thousands of members. A protest was ...

  7. Vocal Problems Force Simon & Garfunkel Tour Cancellation

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singers Simon & Garfunkel have canceled an upcoming North American tour because Art Garfunkel has a condition affecting his vocal cords. The "Old Friends" tour, reuniting the legendary but fractious 1960s partnership that produced hi ...

  8. Simon And Garfunkel To Perform At Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam, ...

  9. US Library of Congress to honor Paul McCartney

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring next year, though the library hasn&# ...

  10. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  11. Simon and Garfunkel Reunites, Confirms Australasian Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon and Garfunkel have crossed their personal bridge over troubled water and will reunite for a rare concert tour, kicking off in New Zealand and Australia. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has confirmed the music industry's worst ...

  12. Stevie Wonder to Perform At White House

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Esperanza Spalding, Martina McBride, Mary Mary and will.i.am are among the lineup of performers for “Stevie Wonder in Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.” The Feb. 25 concert is in hon ...

  13. Paul Simon To Reopen NYC's Beacon Theatre

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul Simon will reopen Manhattan's historic Beacon Theatre with two concerts next month. The Feb. 13-14 concerts follow a seven-month, $15 million restoration. The 2,800-seat, landmark theater was built in 1928 in the art deco style. Then War ...

  14. Stevie Wonder To Receive Gershwin Prize

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen as the second recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award presentation will take place in the Library's Great Hall on Feb. 23, 2009. A concert celeb ...

  15. BMI To Honor Hall & Oates

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daryl Hall and John Oates will be honored as BMI Icons at the performing right organization's 56th annual Pop Awards on May 20. The ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., will feature a musical tribute to the ...

  16. Simon Re-Ups With Universal Publishing

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Paul Simon has renewed his worldwide publishing administration deal outside North America with Universal Music Publishing Group. Universal will be administering the catalog as well as future works of the 14-time Grammy Award w ...

  17. BMI To Fete Peter Gabriel

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel is to be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's London awards gala on Oct. 16. BMI's annual London awards, held at the Dorchester Hotel, recognizes the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers of ...

  18. 'Heart' Beats The Opposition At BMI Awards

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. "Listen to Your Heart," the power-ballad written by Per Gessle and Mats Persson, scooped a raft of prestigious honors tonight (Oct. 3) at the 2006 BMI London Awards, presented at the Dorchester Hotel. The trac ...

  19. Paul Simon Preps Tour

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek to kick off June 28 in Columbus, Ohio. Paul Simon will begin a tour in support of his new Warner release “Surprise” on June 28 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. The tour will play a mix of arenas, amphitheaters, large thea ...

  20. Steve Winwood To Receive BMI Icon Honor

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Past winners include Van Morrison, Paul Simon. Steve Winwood will be honored as a BMI Icon at the company's annual London Awards held November 29. The ceremony and dinner will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel. Winwood& ...

  21. Daniels Named BMI Icon

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nashville event set for Oct. 18. Grammy-winning artist Charlie Daniels will be honored as the recipient of a BMI Icon award at the performing rights organization's 53rd annual Country Awards, set for Oct. 18 in Nashville. Daniels is being sal ...

  22. Music Legend Paul Simon To Be Honored As BMI Icon

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 53rd annual Pop Awards on May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 53rd annual Pop Awards on May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire H ...