Lincoln Center to Host Leonard Cohen Remembrance

Rolling Stone
Lincoln Center to Host Leonard Cohen Remembrance
Lincoln Center will host a free public gathering to remember Leonard Cohen next week.

New York's Lincoln Center is holding a remembrance for Leonard Cohen, who died on November 7th at the age of 82. The free, informal gathering is open to the public and will be held outside on Hearst Plaza next week.

Organized by Lincoln Center's Public Programming Department and producer Hal Willner, the event will not include any speakers or live performances. Instead, it will highlight material from Cohen's extensive body of work, which will be chosen by friends and fans.

The gathering will be held from 12 p.m to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on December 5th.

Many have paid tribute to the legend in the wake of his death, including countless cover dedications during concerts (Robert Ellis recently took on "Is This What You Wanted") and meditations on the legacy he leaves behind. His son Adam Cohen penned a moving tribute to his late father, giving thanks "first for his music which seduced me as a boy, then for his encouragement of my own music and finally for the privilege of being able to make music with him."

The weekend following the icon's death, Saturday Night Live cold opened with Kate McKinnon portraying Hillary Clinton as she sang Cohen's "Hallelujah." Last week, his enduring track entered Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time in the single's history, 32 years after it was first released. 

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