Art Garfunkel performing at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa Lake Tahoe
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What: Art Garfunkel
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, May 11
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (55 U.S. 50, Stateline, Nev.)
Tickets: $40-$50 + taxes/fees
Legendary singer Art Garfunkel is coming to Tahoe this weekend.
If you’re thinking, “boy, that name sounds familiar,” it’s probably because the man is half of the legendary Simon and Garfunkel.
The duo started performing in the early ’60s and quickly rose to prominence with a deep well of hits, including: “America” (no, bro, Bernie Sanders didn’t write that song), “The Boxer,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “I Am a Rock” and “Cecilia,” to name a few.
Simon and Garfunkel received numerous accolades during that time, and they were eventually inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
In his online bio, Garfunkel recalled: “They were fabulous years. I’ll always be happy to say a little on behalf of the duo. I’m proud of singing those great songs. Now they teach Paul Simon songs in churches and schools as part of the curricula… it seems that part of good citizenship is the knowledge of the songs we did. How can I grasp that?”
In 1973 Garfunkel released his first solo album, “Angel Clare.” From that point on he continued to produce solo works, many of which were well received, along with occasional reunions with Paul Simon.
As Garfunkel told Rolling Stone in 2017, he lost his voice in 2010 and struggled for years to recover — a feat many singers don’t quite achieve.
By 2014 he was singing again.
His Tahoe show marks the second after returning from a run in Europe, which followed the tour’s start in the states.
Garfunkel is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. in MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa.
Tickets are available at bit.ly/Garfunkel_Tahoe.
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