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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The enduring significance of a great writer

 Leonard Cohen emerged as a recording artist in the 1960s, but even then, he seemed to be in but not of his era. The memorable songs he authored in those years, including
01.09.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A funny thing happened after financial crisis forced a reluctant Leonard Cohen back on the road in the late-2000s: Cohen realized he rather liked performing. The 78-year-old folk legend is now playing some of the best-received concerts of his career (not to mention some of the longest, with setlists that often near 30 songs). And as the tour behind Cohen's latest record, 2012's revelatory Old Idea...