January 30, 1987 |
George Hamilton will star in his own television comedy series called "Spies. " The hour-long show debuts at 8 p.m. March 3 on CBS. Hamilton plays a former secret agent who's persuaded to come out of retirement and put his special talents to use once again as an agent for the U.S. government. The series replaces "The Wizard," which is moving to Thursdays in the 8- to-9 p.m. slot, bumping "Shell Game," which has been canceled and airs for the last time on Feb. 12. BACK TO AFRICA Paul Simon is planning another trip to Africa for a Showtime cable special to air on Feb. 14. The musical will be taped in Harare, Zimbabwe; guests include African musicians Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, and the groups Stimela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who performed on Simon's Graceland album, which was recorded in South Africa last year.
July 17, 2006 |
Older pop stars often serve up predictably balanced career overviews in concert - that's a safe way to keep everybody happy, after all. But it also keeps a musician from sharing his own perspective on what parts of his past he values most. Paul Simon's Saturday night show at the Borgata was indeed career-spanning, ranging from his earliest '60s hits to material from his newest album, Surprise. But the set left little doubt what music Simon considers the center of that body of work: his 1986 fling with South African music, Graceland.
April 30, 2014 |
STILL CRAZY after all these years . . . Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell , were arrested on disorderly conduct charges Saturday by officers investigating a family dispute, but the couple held hands in a Connecticut court yesterday and said they did not feel threatened by the other. Simon told a Norwalk Superior Court judge that he had a rare argument with his wife Saturday night at their home in New Canaan. A caller from the singers' home dialed 9-1-1 late in the evening Saturday and hung up, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said at a news conference yesterday.
June 6, 2011 |
Paul Simon's new album, So Beautiful or So What, is his best in over 20 years, his first worth caring about since 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints . Having said that, this return to relevance by a now 69-year-old pivotal '60s generation songwriter, has also been greeted with overheated acclaim. It finds him contemplating his own mortality with sometimes insightful ("The Afterlife") and sometimes banal ("Questions for the Angels") results. The best thing about So Beautiful or So What is that it brought Simon out on the road with a superb eight-piece band for a sold-out show at the Merriam Theater on Broad Street on Saturday night (the first of a two-night Philadelphia stand)
January 27, 1998 |
The audience had gone after offering its appreciative, if not thunderous, applause. The theater was almost empty. Of those who remained, few noticed when Paul Simon slipped inside and took a mid-orchestra seat. He wore his trademark baseball cap and a well-worn leather jacket, gazing up at the stage and quietly discussing the night's performance with an associate. Only seven shows remained before Thursday night, when The Capeman - the project that has consumed his creative life for close to 10 years - opens on Broadway.
June 23, 2014 |
They had the Hollywood premiere for Obvious Child a few weeks ago, and Gabe Liedman , who plays a stand-up comedian and best buds with Jenny Slate 's lead character in the hot-button indie, walked the red carpet with the stars. "It was cool," he says, on the phone from L.A. But for the 32-year-old comic and Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer, it's even cooler to know that the film opened Friday at the Ritz Five. Liedman grew up in Queen Village, just a few blocks south of the Center City art house.
June 19, 2014 |
Paul Simon 'n' Edie off the hook Phew , what a relief! Folk and pop legend Paul Simon won't be going to the Big House anytime soon! Prosecutors in Connecticut on Tuesday said Simon, 72, and wife Edie Brickell , 48, will not be charged or tried following their arrest in April for disorderly conduct. The couple, who wed in '92, were nabbed after getting into a shoving match during a domestic argument at their manse in New Canaan, Conn. They weren't in court Tuesday, but the duo did appear at a hearing last month, telling Judge William Wenzel that their fight was atypical of their relationship.
March 11, 2014 |
Vintage boomer tours have gotten so numerous that acts are now apparently going out on the road in alphabetical tandems. That would explain the charmed Paul Simon/Sting commingling at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. In a brisk and deftly paced evening, the two singer/songwriters alternated solo sets with collaborative segments. But the most poignant moments came unexpectedly, when they interpreted each other's songs - Paul Simon singing "Fragile" to Sting's flamenco guitar accompaniment and Sting, after recalling his first show in Philadelphia with the Police at Grendel's Lair on South Street, serenading the crowd with Simon & Garfunkel's "America.
March 7, 2014 |
I had to ask. Art Garfunkel is playing shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday and Saturday nights. On one of those nights - Friday, to be precise - Paul Simon, whose surname is forever hitched to Garfunkel's by an unspoken ampersand, is also in town, playing the Wells Fargo Center on his tour with Sting. So . . . ? "Now, Sam, I'm going to get very careful," Garfunkel deadpanned on the line from his home in New York. "Let's see what Mr. Adams wants to do with this connection.
November 12, 1987 |
Despite an appearance that evokes an image of Wally Cox rather than John F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential candidate Paul Simon of Illinois drew a packed house at Swarthmore College Monday. So many people jammed inside the building, lined up in the aisles and even in the windows, that dozens were turned away outside. Simon made them laugh the way Harry Truman did, promised to run an active government the way Franklin D. Roosevelt did, stressed the importance of youthful idealism as John F. Kennedy did and vowed to lead a human rights- oriented foreign policy as Jimmy Carter did. The 58-year-old U.S. senator said, "We have to dream about the kind of nation and kind of world we want to build.