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Silverman to Bernie Diehards: 'You're Being Ridiculous'

Listen up, Bernie or Bust crowd

(Newser) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman introduced Paul Simon before his performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with Silverman giving an impassioned speech about how she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, yet how Hillary Clinton had "heard the passion of the people" and incorporated it... 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 »

Charges Against Paul Simon, Wife Dropped

Prosecutors won't pursue disorderly conduct case

(Newser) - The disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell have been dropped. Simon and Brickell were arrested in April after a fight at their Connecticut home got physical, but they insisted in court that the altercation was "atypical" and they did not need to be protected from... More »

Here's Why Paul Simon, Wife Got Arrested

He allegedly pushed her, she allegedly slapped him

(Newser) - Wondering what in the world Paul Simon and his wife of 22 years, fellow musician Edie Brickell, could possibly have done to get arrested on disorderly conduct charges Saturday? Well, the police report is out, and it explains everything: Seems Brickell, 47, confronted Simon, 72, in the music studio at... More »

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested

Couple reportedly faces disorderly conduct charges

(Newser) - Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges. A New Canaan police spokeswoman provided no other details, except to say the arrests stemmed from an incident Saturday. An arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court is expected this afternoon. The Wire reports... More »

Hey, Young Folks, Show Some Love for Paul Simon

He deserves it as much as Dylan and Cohen: Jim Fusilli

(Newser) - Wall Street Journal music critic Jim Fusilli caught a Paul Simon concert recently and came away struck by how few young people were in the audience. It doesn't seem right. While Simon contemporaries such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell rightfully get lots of love and respect... 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 »

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 »

Simon, Garfunkel in Surprise Reunion

Famous duo pair up again in Manhattan concert as mayor applauds

(Newser) - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared together in a surprise reunion at a Manhattan weekend concert, Reuters reports. It was only the third time the famous duo, now both 67, have performed together since a 2004 reunion tour. Garfunkel appeared on stage to sing The Sound of Silence, The Boxer... More »

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