Press Release – Art Garfunkel at Plymouth Hall – 5/20/17

Spectacle Management Presents

Art Garfunkel
In Close-Up

Plymouth Memorial Hall
Saturday, May 20 at 8pm

Tickets at memorialhall.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 22, 2017
CONTACT: Dan Berube, dberube@spectaclemanagement.net
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Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel

Plymouth, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 20 at 8pm.  Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music.  His “beautiful countertenor,” as Neil Strauss described Art’s voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners. Tickets for Art Garfunkel at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 20 at 8pm are $79-$49 and go on sale on Friday, March 24 at 10am at www.memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

ART GARFUNKEL
Art Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling albums ever.

After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, including “Carnal Knowledge” (opposite Jack Nicholson), “Catch 22” and Nicholas Roeg’s “Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession.”  His solo debut Angel Clare spawned the top 10 hit “All I Know.”  His other solo albums include Breakaway (‘75; features the hit “I Only Have Eyes For You”), Watermark(‘78; featuring “[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon), Fate For Breakfast (‘79), Scissors Cut (‘81), The Animals’ Christmas (‘86), Lefty (‘88), Garfunkel (Greatest Hits, ‘88), Up Till Now (‘93), Across America (‘97), Songs From A Parent To A Child  (‘97), Everything Waits To Be Noticed (’03), Some Enchanted Evening (’07) and  The Singer (2012).

The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for Garfunkel: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America–on foot.  But the ‘80s and ‘90s found Garfunkel doing what he does best: singing for an audience.  “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says Garfunkel, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world.  “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job.  I try to soothe, to lift…That’s my life.”

Garfunkel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia College, majoring in Art History; later he earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture at Columbia University.  He lives in New York City with his wife Kim.   Garfunkel is an avid reader and has chronicled every book he’s read since June 1968 on his website–-1,210 in all. www.artgarfunkel.com

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Art Garfunkel at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 20 at 8pm are $79-$49 and go on sale on Friday, March 24 at 10am at www.memorialhall.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL HALL
Erected in 1924 and dedicated in 1926 to those in Plymouth that served. Formally the site of the Hedge house Plymouth Memorial Hall has seen many events in it’s many years of operation. Events range from big name acts such as Twisted Sister, Lifehouse, Bob Dylan and Cage Titans to smaller events such as dance competitions, wrestling events and tribute bands. The Hall has been used for many weddings and receptions in addition to the local High schools graduation and the Police Academy Graduation. The Plymouth Philharmonic calls Memorial Hall home for their shows throughout the year. In 2004 Memorial Hall underwent a $7M renovation to restore the space as well as add a few upgrades. www.memorialhall.com

SPECTACLE MANAGEMENT
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, plally@specmgt.com and 617-531-1257. www.spectacleshows.com

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