Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Weekend Surprises: Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell Appear, Sing at Newport Folk Festival

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What wonderful surprises: Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon each performed at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island over the weekend.

Joni flew from Los Angeles to play with her pal Brandi Carlile and Marcus Mumford. They performed Joni’s “A Case of You.” Joni is just breathtaking.

Paul Simon, retired from performing, made the trek from New York. He sang a few songs: American Tune, The Boxer, Homeward Bound, The Sound of Silence, Slip Slidin’ Away, Graceland, Me and Julio.

It’s all magic.

Thanks to everyone who posted on YouTube. You all deserve Medals of the Arts.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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