FOX PRESENTS ART GARFUNKEL: IN CLOSE-UP
BY ALISON HIGHBERGER, PR MANAGER
SPOKANE—FOX Presents the legendary ART GARFUNKEL at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 17 at 12:01 a.m. online at www.foxtheaterspokane.com or in the box office from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (509) 624-1200.
Blessed with what The New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel folk-rock duo.
He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being Some Enchanted Evening in 2007. In late 2017 he released an autobiography, What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man (Alfred A. Knopf).
Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow New York City 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 best-selling albums of all time.
After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, including “Catch 22,” “Carnal Knowledge,” opposite Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen and Jack Nicholson and Nicholas Roeg’s “Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession.” His solo debut album in 1973, Angel Clare, included the Top 10 hit, “All I Know.” His 1975 album, Breakaway, contained the mega-hit, “I Only Have Eyes for You,” plus a reunion with Paul Simon on “My Little Town.”
The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for Garfunkel: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ’89, and began a trek across America—on foot. (He also completed a walk across Japan and another across Europe.) 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,” said 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,” he said.
In his intimate show, Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up, the singer is joined by a guitarist on stage, and often a piano/keyboard player too. The audience will hear Garfunkel’s stories, poetry, and, of course, his greatest hits.
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Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Tickets: Start at $40 and go on sale on Thursday, January 17 at 12:01 a.m. at www.foxtheaterspokane.com, or call the Box Office from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at (509) 624-1200.