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Paul Simon Performs at Funeral for Slain Newtown Teacher Victoria Soto

Paul Simon joined mourners for the funeral of slain Sandy Hook Elementary first grade teacher Victoria Soto on Wednesday (Dec. 19). According to the New York Daily News, the singer picked up his guitar with no introduction and performed 'The Sound of Silence' midway through the memorial service for the 27-year-old, to her gathered family and friends. It was Soto's favorite song. Afterward, he returned to his seat without applause, "just a hushed and reverent silence."

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The Concert In Central Park- Simon And Garfunkel 31 Years Ago Live At Central Park

The year was 1981. You may remember listening to me back then on Rock 107 (oh how the times have changed). I remember watching on TV that night catching news clips from New York City. Simon and Garfunkel were performing their historic “The Concert In Central Park” show. I remember seeing a massive crowd of people, and I remember the good tunes.

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Paul Simon to Release ‘Live in New York City’ Concert Film

On Sept. 18, Paul Simon will release ‘Live in New York City,’ a document of his June 2011 performance at historic Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The set, which aired on PBS last December, will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a 2 CD/1-DVD package.

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Davey’s Dirty Laundry- Phyllis Diller Dead at 95

Another great comedian has made her way to the great beyond. Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95.

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Paul Simon, Eric Clapton Guest on Instrumentalist Jerry Douglas’ ‘Traveler’ Album

He’s one of the most respected instrumentalists in bluegrass music, but more often than not he’s relegated to playing second fiddle (or more likely dobro) to artists like Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss, among others. But with the ‘Traveler’ album, Jerry Douglas is the unifying element within all the songs.

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Paul Simon Says He Won’t Record With Art Garfunkel Again

Simon and Garfunkel will not record again, according to Paul Simon. Speaking to Rebecca Jones of BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today‘ program, Simon said that a problem with Art Garfunkel’s vocal chords has affected his ability to sing in the middle of his range.

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Paul Simon Wins Polar Music Prize

Congratulations to Paul Simon for nabbing the 2012 Polar Music Prize, which is awarded annually in Sweden to one contemporary artist and to one classical artist. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma grabbed the award on the classical side.

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Watch a Clip from Paul Simon’s New ‘Graceland’ Documentary

It’s technically arriving a year late, but Paul Simon‘s landmark 1986 album ‘Graceland’ is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a deluxe box set reissue and a new retrospective documentary, ‘Under African Skies.’ In a new clip from the film, Simon discusses the creative process behind the album.

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Classic Song Of The Week- You Can Call Me Al

Let’s jump into our time machine and go back to 1986 where you can remember this song hit 23 here in the states. We are talking about Paul Simon’s classic “You Can Call Me All” with this week’s Classic Song Of The Week.

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Paul Simon to Feature ‘Graceland’ Musicians at London Festival

As Paul Simon marks the 25th anniversary of his landmark ‘Graceland’ album, he’ll also be part of this summer’s Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park.

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David Bowie, Paul Simon Percussionist Ralph MacDonald Dies at 67

Percussionist Ralph MacDonald, the hidden force behind platinum selling songs and albums from artists like David Bowie, Paul Simon and Jimmy Buffett, died on Sunday (Dec. 18) at age 67. Known as “the ghost,” MacDonald’s Caribbean style on congas and dozens of other hand drums and music-makers helped make artists big enough to be recognized by first name — Aretha, Luther, Stevie — only get bigger. 

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Paul Simon

Many a musician would give their left arm and any necessary collateral materials to have a career like the one that Paul Simon has enjoyed. He found huge success as one half of Simon & Garfunkel and went

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