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Leonard Cohen, Macy Gray Headed to Israel

By Nathan Burstein

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Two musical hit makers are on their way to Israel.

“Hallelujah” singer Leonard Cohen has announced he will perform in the Tel Aviv area on September 24 as part of his ongoing world tour, which is currently winding its way through North America. Details have yet to be announced, but the musician and poet may perform at Ramat Gan Stadium, with the appearance following the cancellation of a concert in the country last year. Cohen’s previous audiences include Israeli soldiers, for whom he performed during the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

Also headed to Israel is Macy Gray, a Grammy winner for her 1999 hit “I Try.” The singer will be the only non-Israeli to perform at a festival honoring students and the city of Jerusalem. The concert will take place May 20 in the city, and follows three performances Gray gave in Tel Aviv last summer. The singer also performed at the Caesarea Amphitheater nine years ago.


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Wyman Brent Thu. Apr 23, 2009

Now if only the incredible and incomparable Leonard Cohen would do a concert to raise money and awareness for the Vilnius Jewish Library. I would be an ecstatic librarian. Mister Cohen, I am your fan.




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