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London's Gay Choir Has a Moving Tribute for Orlando

Chorus sang 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

(Newser) - Love is pouring into Orlando from around the world—including some 4,000 miles away in London. Among those to gather at a vigil in the city's Soho district Monday—in memory of those killed at Pulse nightclub —was the London Gay Men's Chorus, which performed a... More »

Garfunkel Has Some (Weird) Stuff to Say About Simon

Seems like he has some complicated feelings for his old partner

(Newser) - It seems the one word that might best sum up the relationship between Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon is "complicated." In a new interview with the Telegraph , Garfunkel (who is set to tour the UK in September) vacillates between bitterness and apparent affection for his old singing partner:... More »

Study: Simon & Garfunkel Tune Eases Chronic Pain

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is the new Tylenol

(Newser) - Walk into select Lloyds Pharmacy locations in the UK complaining of a headache, and you may be more likely to walk out with a Simon & Garfunkel CD than a bottle of painkillers. The pharmacy chain commissioned a study that found 41% of all people suffering persistent pain (and 66%... More »

Library of Congress Adds 25 More Recordings

Simon & Garfunkel, Chubby Checker, Janis Joplin, and Pink Floyd among inductees

(Newser) - Pink Floyd is about to be enshrined in the Library of Congress. So are Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Chubby Checker, and 21 other artists, the institution said today, as it announced the latest expansion of its audio collection. The selected recordings span from 1918 to 1980, the AP reports.... More »

Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics Cover Dying Michigan Town

Fortunes even bleaker in Saginaw than songwriters imagined

(Newser) - Real life is underscoring art in a Midwest town even more poignantly than Paul Simon imagined. Simon and Garfunkel's famous tune " America " recounts a young man's journey from the working class Michigan town of Saginaw to seek his fortunes elsewhere. Now the song's bittersweet lyrics have turned up... More »

Simon & Garfunkel Together for Jazz Fest

New Orleans will be pair's only US appearance this year

(Newser) - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be making their only US appearance of the year at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this April. Simon has played the festival before, but it's the first time the duo have ever appeared there together, organizers say. They join a lineup that already includes... More »

25 Car Tunes for Kids and Parents

Add some Marley, Beach Boys to the Disney playlist

(Newser) - Parents, don’t let Disney's catalog of saccharine tunes ruin any more of your road trips. There are songs that can bridge the generation gap, Lindsay Armstrong writes on Babble:
  • Jackson Five’s “ABC”: School the kids on the alphabet and pop music—all at once.
  • Billy Idol’s
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Simon, Garfunkel Plan New Tour

Duo inspired by reaction at Simon show this weekend

(Newser) - The audience at Friday night's Paul Simon show in New York got a taste of what's to come when Art Garfunkel joined his long-time collaborator on stage for three songs: The two today announced a new tour, inspired, said Garfunkel, by the “knockout” reaction to that concert. More »

Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson, 40 Years Later

Anniversary marks movie that spoke to a generation

(Newser) - It seemed destined to be an art house anachronism. The director was inexperienced, the lead actor unknown and apparently miscast, the score cobbled together. The result, however, was one of the seminal works in the history of American cinema, "The Graduate. " As the 40th anniverary DVD is released,... More »

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