Leonard Cohen Nights - News and Info!

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Leonard Cohen Nights - News and Info!

Postby KimSolez » Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:29 pm

Hi Jarkko! I just talked to Lizzie. Big changes in her life! He is moving to a new University position at Cambridge UK in three weeks. So consequently there will be no Leicester event.

She is eager to hear from Cohen fans in the Cambridge area. We are hopeful that she will be able to attend our event in Edmonton Sept 21st but the logistics of her travel have yet to be sorted out.

To others: Lizzie is frightfully busy making arrangements for this new phase of her life, so if she does not answer your Email immediately rest assured she is not ignoring you!

Cheers. - Kim
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Leonard Cohen Nights - News and Info!

Postby KimSolez » Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:01 am

The poster for our event can been seen at:

http://www.leonardcohennights.org/event.htm

If you want copies for local use let me know!

leonardcohennights@hotmail.com

Cheers. - Kim
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Postby KimSolez » Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:34 pm

I have been very pleased at all the interest in the event!

I have booked 10 rooms at Campus Tower Suites Hotel just opposite the venue
http://www.campustower.com/leisure_campustower.htm for Leonard Cohen Night at $60 US for single or double occupancy. Rooms have kitchen etc. so are quite self sufficient. Can hold up to four people. $75 US if 3 people, $90 US if 4. So if people share can be as low as $22.50 US per person. Reservations can
be made at 780-439-6060 or toll free in North America at 1-800-661-6562 or on the web at: http://www.campustower.com/

When booking quote the event Leonard Cohen Night or Leader Number 73866. Six rooms are booked for Sept. 19-23 and four for Sept 20-23. Please book ASAP.

There are more expensive Executive Suites with high speed Internet, air conditioning and French doors etc. Please contact me if you wish one of these rooms at the University rate of $85 US (not part of the room block but 16 are available at the moment).

There are other accommodations downtown at:

http://www.chateaulacomb.com
http://www.hotelmacdonald.com/

Further details are at :

http://www.leonardcohennights.org/event/tickets.htm
http://www.leonardcohennights.org/event.htm

The time of the event is 7 PM to 11 PM on September 21st.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Cheers. - Kim
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Leonard Cohen Nights - News and Info!

Postby KimSolez » Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:45 am

It is getting very exciting as we near the event! You may wish to read "Did LC visit us?" at http://www.leonardcohennights.org/event.htm
and also test the webcast link there to make sure you have the right software to experience the event. It requires Quicktime 6 which is a free download.

There are social events for those attending at 8 PM on both the 19th and 20th.

See http://www.leonardcohennights.org/ for more info. Looking forward to seeing many of you soon!

Cheers. - Kim
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Stranger and Stranger

Postby Sore Loser » Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:58 pm

"Strange! Leonard Cohen will not even be here that night!"...So, are we to understand Leonard refers to himself in the third person when he is in public...that's very royal of him...and why would he think it "strange"?
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Movies from Edmonton Leonard Cohen Night

Postby KimSolez » Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:49 am

Images, webcast, movies, and sound files etc from Edmonton event are at:

http://www.leonardcohennights.org/event.htm

Movies specifically are at:

http://www.leonardcohennights.org/event/movies.htm

Enjoy! - Kim
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Postby Partisan » Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:15 pm

OK, been to the site again. Takes rather a long time to download any of the files and i run 576k line. The video you then get is significantly inferior to what was broadcast live on the night. Anyway, just to save me an age going through every file, which is the one that contains Dr Kim singing Hallelujah? It was easily the highlight of the event, so i am surprised it does not have it's own section. Is it hiding perchance?

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No it is all quite strightforward!

Postby KimSolez » Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:14 am

No it is all quite strightforward, only the totally clueless could have these questions, the subjects of the movies are clear, and we now have audio for the portions of the evening that lacked it in the webcast! And you can selectively go to performances of interest without having to slog through the whole webcast which is still there for all to see just as you did that night.

Cheers. - Kim
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Postby Partisan » Fri Oct 04, 2002 1:55 pm

Ok Kim, for the clueless amongst us tell us which of these is titled "Hallelujah by Kim Solez"? The open mic files total over 85MB with no names of those performing. I only had that one question, not questions plural. The rest were statements of fact.

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"I came upon a butcher, he was slaughtering a song"(sic)



Opening remarks by Kim Solez - 6.99 MB

Opening remarks by Kevin Solez - 7.27 MB

Toast to Leonard Cohen - 697 KB

Introduction of Andrew Darbyshire - 2.55 MB

Andrew Darbyshire - 12.8 MB

Movie of video from Toowoomba, Australia's LC Night - 16.3 MB

Dance performance by Eve Bohakel - "By the Rivers Dark" - 17.3 MB

Kim Solez and Suzanne Holland duet: "Joan of Arc" - 15.7 MB

Kevin Solez with a poem in tribute - 6.27 MB

Leonard Cohen trivia questions - Kim Solez - 11.5 MB

Open Mic Tribute: Poems, songs, and stories

Part I - 12.6 MB

Part II - 10.6 MB

Part III - 20.4 MB
Part IV - 18.8 MB

Part V - 11.0 MB

Part VI - 13.2 MB
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Open Mic - Participation by Young People!

Postby KimSolez » Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:23 pm

OK I think you know that the Open Mic portion of the evening was very highly successful, so much so that in 2003 it will be 2-3 hours. As I recall Andy Darbyshire performed in Open Mic but otherwise it was all wonderful local Canadian talent, and did not include me.

We will eventually have the names of the performers listed, but they are not names that would be familiar to most who use this forum, but I suppose in some instances represent the "next generation".

The participation of young people is something we want to very much enhance next year through half price ($10-15 Canadian) tickets for students and other means.

We also want to recommend that approach (emphasis on Open Mic and lower prices for Students) for other Leonard Cohen Nights.

Cheers. - Kim
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Postby Partisan » Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:44 pm

Yes Kim, i would agree with all that. However you are ignoring the question. You are starting to sound like a politician, answering the questions you would prefer to have been asked. I do hope you are not guilty of shameless censoring of the event. It has a feel of propaganda about it. Perhaps you are just being modest. Please don't be. We should see the event, warts and all. Let's have the Hallelujah performance and be done with this.

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It is called editing!

Postby KimSolez » Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:42 pm

It is called editing which I understand is a respected profession! We are only putting up QuickTime movies of high points of the event. With four and a half hours of footage that is the only reasonable approach.

Cheers. - Kim
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Postby Partisan » Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:00 pm

Very true Kim. However we have a wonderful collection of mighty peaks, but Everest is missing. Please reconsider.

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