Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m.
In 2008, Leonard Cohen, the influential singer/songwriter whose career spans four decades, embarked on his first tour in 15 years. Fans and critics alike hailed the show as a once in a lifetime experience. Cohen has been regarded one of the most important songwriters of our time. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range.
Sex, spirituality, religion, power — Cohen has relentlessly examined the big issues in human life, always with a full appreciation of how elusive the answers can be to the vexing questions he raises. But those questions are the substance of his work, as well as the reasons his songs never lose their emotional force. Documentaries, awards, tribute albums and the ongoing march of artists eager to record his songs all testify to the contribution Cohen has made to what one of his titles aptly calls “The Tower of Song.”