Paul Simon

Paul Simon performs 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' at DNC

Paul Simon made a statement in Philadelphia: #ImWithHer.

The influential singer-songwriter took the Democratic National Convention stage Monday night to sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” one of Simon & Garfunkel’s signature songs, in support of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

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Paul Simon brings epic, career-spanning set to hometown concert in NYC

If this was goodbye, Paul Simon knows how to say it well. Earlier this week, the 74-year-old legend told the New York Times that he is done with show business and “coming towards end” of his six-decade career, though the artist onstage Thursday at Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium didn’t look or sound like a man in a hurry to go—unless the evening’s catalog-spanning two-hour set and four thunderous encores were just his way of saying he’ll miss us too, at least a little.

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Paul Simon's Stranger to Stranger: EW Review

“When at times my words desert me,” Paul Simon sings halfway through his new album, Stranger to Stranger, “Music is the tongue I speak.” That attitude has served as Simon’s musical mission statement over the past decade as the singer has gracefully aged into the role of experimental elder statesman, starting with Surprise, his 2006 Brian Eno collaboration, then, the understated 2011 collection So Beautiful or so What, which found Simon experimenting with sampling, and culminating in his most recent late-career gem.

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Paul Simon shares another new song, 'Cool Papa Bell'

Paul Simon has released a second song from his upcoming studio album, Stranger to Stranger. “Cool Papa Bell” follows “Wristband,” which the singer-songwriter shared earlier this month. Simon will release Stranger to Stranger on June 3, about halfway through his early summer tour that runs from April 29 to July 1.

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Paul Simon: Art Garfunkel reunion 'out of the question'

Paul Simon last performed with his longtime collaborator Art Garfunkel in 2010 — and, according to new comments by Simon, the iconic duo seems unlikely to reunite again. In a Rolling Stone interview, Simon said a reunion with Garfunkel was “out of the question” because the two “don’t even talk.”

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Paul Simon details new album, Stranger to Stranger

In February, Paul Simon announced plans to tour and release a new album named Stranger to Stranger in 2016. Now the famed performer has detailed the album and shared its first single, “Wristband.” Stranger to Stranger comes out June 3 and will be available in an 11-track standard edition or 16-track deluxe edition.

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Mike Nichols explains the blind luck that became 'Mrs. Robinson'

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The Graduate. Silkwood. Working Girl. The Birdcage. Angels in America. Primary Colors

Mike Nichols was a filmmaker who transcended genre, subject matter, and style. There was no one theme that tied together his life’s work as a film director, other than the word intelligent. His films were thoughtful and honest, funny and dead serious, insightful about the human condition yet aware of the random whimsy of it all.

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Paul Simon and Stephen Colbert perform 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard' on The Late Show

Under the guise of the Paul Simon cover band Troubled Waters, the real Paul Simon and his backup band appeared Friday night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Colbert said he always wanted to perform the whistling solo from “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” but that Simon had refused. The host then asked the Troubled Waters lead singer if he ever met Paul Simon.

“Technically no,” Simon replied.

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