Marc Cohn
American singer-songwriter
Marc Cohn
Marc Craig Cohn is an American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician.
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The Beginning Of A National Movement To End Gun Violence
The Huffington Post - 5 months
Last month I wrote a column about the Concert Across America To End Gun Violence and I likened it to the great Woodstock festival in 1969 that helped define the popular culture of a generation.  But I’m beginning to think that the Concert Across America that takes place on September 25th will probably eclipse Woodstock both in terms of cultural symbolism and political significance because Woodstock was just a big, live concert event with lots of music and lots of bands (and lots of dope) but the Concert Across America is shaping up to be much more. First of all, let’s cover some specifics.  When I wrote my last column, the New York City concert at the Beacon Theater had Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash and Marc Cohn, but now the program has added the Gospel Choir of Harlem and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, and there may be more artists to come. I also didn’t yet know about the program for the concert at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater which is a real doozie because it includes Kenny Loggi ...
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Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Marc Cohn Divorcing Her After She Left Rehab
Huffington Post - 5 months
“20/20” anchor Elizabeth Vargas has been open about her struggle with alcoholism, but only recently revealed that her husband left her just days after she completed rehab in 2014 following her third relapse. “It was brutally difficult,” she told People. “I think anyone can imagine what that felt like.” Vargas said her ex, “Walking in Memphis” singer Marc Cohn, hired a divorce lawyer and started the divorce process while she was away. The pair were married for 12 years and have two sons together, ages 10 and 13. Their marriage was Vargas’ first and the second for Cohn, who also has two children from his previous marriage. “We both love our children and we will be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives because of these two amazing boys,” she said. “I think we both focus on that.” Cohn said he’s proud of Vargas for opening up about her addiction.  “Elizabeth has always had, and will always have my support, especially in regards to her recovery,” Cohn said in a ...
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As the First David Bowie Tributes Roll In, Here's To 10 Other Artists Whose Deaths Inspired Music
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In an age where the whole world is a vidcam, it took only hours for the first breathtaking David Bowie musical tribute to go viral. Chris Nickol, organist at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, marked his sadness over the passing of the much-loved Bowie by sitting down at the organ and playing the artist's "Life On Mars." Soon it was echoing far beyond Scotland, and it goes like this: With Bowie as with most artists whose unexpected deaths leave us somewhere between shocked and numb, the first musical responses have tended to be renditions of his own music. But tribute songs are already beginning to surface. A Bowie fan band in Ohio, Modern Electric, is performing one this weekend, and Youtube is starting accumulate a few originals. That's a popular music tradition of its own, and a heartening one. Music is the language musicians speak, and song feels like the natural medium for a singer's sendoff. So even as we anticipate more songs about David Bo ...
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Coon Rapids Winterguard takes first in state
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
“No Place Like Home” has a place in the hearts of Coon Rapids winterguard competitors. The color guard and drumline sections performed that piece during the March 28 North Star Color Guard Circuit state championships and took home first place. Coon Rapids winterguard won first place in the North Star Color Guard Circuit state championship March 28. Winterguard members this season are Lynsey Davis, Jennifer Dentz, Eddie Vasquez, Marissa Glaser, Tina Tram, Sierra Pattin, Irma Frlj, Jasia Dykstra, Zoe Erickson, Julie Bittner, Ashley Landsteiner, Tony Marquardt, Taylar Landsteiner, Cate Line, Maggie Borreson, Carli Martin and Mercedes Uhden. Photo submitted The concept of the Coon Rapids performance is based on building a home and establishing family bonds. Winterguard members took the concept to heart and truly did become a family, said director Rachel Davis. Taylar Landsteiner, eighth-grade winterguard member, talked about what participation on the championship team means. “I l ...
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Mike Ragogna: Motherload Monday: Chats With Steve Earle, Ravi Coltrane, Jerry Douglas, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and Marina & The Diamonds
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A Conversation With Steve Earle Mike Ragogna: Steve, your novel I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, imagines the troubled life of Doc Ebersole as he is haunted by the ghost of his former patient and friend, Hank Williams. What inspired you to write something like this? Steve Earle: I had always heard there was a doctor traveling with Hank; turns out the guy wasn't really a doctor, he was a quack. I decided the idea that he was a doctor was more interesting, and I came up with my own character, Doc Ebersole. It started out as a simple ghost story and became a Harry Potter book for adults by the end, it got kind out of hand, but I'm pretty proud of it actually. MR: And it has the same title as your latest album. SE: The book was always going to be called, I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive because it was the last single that Hank Williams released before his death and it went to #1 after he died. Kind of weird it worked out that way, but it did. I'd been ...
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One-Act Plays a Short Twist for Some Summer Stages
Bridgewater Patch - over 4 years
Full-length plays, both comedies and dramas, are often found on North Jersey's stages, but this summer, two area theaters are offering something a bit different with productions of one-act plays. Chatham Community Players are getting ready for the 18th annual Jersey Voices One Act Festival, which begins July 27. The summer tradition offers New Jersey playwrights a chance to get their work performed on a stage. And Chester Theatre Groups is offering "An Evening of One-Acts" July 27-28. This special event will put the spotlight on two short plays, "Exchange" by Bennett Fisher and "Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World," by Peter Parnell." That's just the start of what's happening on area's stages. There are plenty of concerts to see, family-friendly theatrical productions, and some good old plays and musicals. There's actually an awful lot happening on a stage near, so read the On Stage Scoop and start making your plans. THE ON STAGE SCOOP Audition Alert, "Bli ...
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Summer Stage: What's in Store at North Jersey Theaters
The Caldewells Patch - over 4 years
Whatever kind of theater you like, there's bound to be something playing on a stage in North Jersey that appeals to you. If you like musicals, then head to Pleasant Valley Park in Bernards for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" or the Growing Stage children's theater in Netcong for "The Wiz." If you like classical theater, the Shakespeare Theatre in Madison is offering two comedies: the Bard's "The Comedy of Errors" on its outdoor stage at the College of St. Elizabeth and "The Liar" on the main stage at Drew University. Kids are sure to get a kick out of "Alice in Wonderland" at Brundage Park Playhouse, "Sleeping Beauty," at Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, "Winnie the Pooh" at Summit Playhouse or one of the children productions at the Bickford. Even opera lovers are in luck, as Opera New Jersey is bringing Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" to the Mayo Center in Morristown. Other offerings include concerts by Wynonna, Marc Cohn or Yes, a comedy show by Kat ...
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World Food Prices Moved Lower in April
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
World food prices fell in April following three consecutive months of gains, pressured by declines in sugar, dairy and cereal prices that offset increases in oils and meat, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday, but it warned that soybeans and corn could still drive prices higher later this year. Food price inflation climbed toward the top of the international agenda after hitting successive record highs in the early part of last year amid global supply concerns for cereals, sugar and cocoa. Rising food prices were also partly cited for sparking unrest that saw the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya fall. The FAO’s food price index, which measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 214 points in April, down three points, or 1.4%, from March. Although the index is significantly lower than record levels posted in April 2011, it remains far above the sub-200 figures that occurred before the 2008 food cris ...
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Recovering Anorexic Can Only Eat Chocolate Mousse And Custard After Bullies Left Him Afraid Of Solid Food
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Source: Barcroft Media Recovering anorexic Marc Corn only eats chocolate mousse and custard since childhood bullies left him with a fear of solid food. The 23-year-old suffers panic attacks unless his food is soft and fears he is going to choke. Marc, from Basildon, Essex, eats ten Tesco value chocolate mousses, four pots of Ambrosia custard and three vitamin shakes each day. He also drinks around ten cups of tea. But the idea of eating anything different - particularly solid food - leaves him terrified. Marc, who now weighs just 7st 12lbs (110lbs), spoke out about his eating disorder after NHS figures last week revealed hospital admissions for male sufferers of eating disorders had doubled since last year. Scroll down for more pictures of Marc Corn Marc, who also suffers from cerebral palsy, weighed less than 7 stone (98lbs) at his thinnest He said: "When I was 14 I weighed 17 stone (238lbs) and was tormented by bullies who called me fat. "I pretty ...
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Grammy Winner Marc Cohn Opens Sanctuary Series
Chatham Patch - about 5 years
The Sanctuary Concert series, presented at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township showed their luck when they landed an amazing concert for Friday the 13th.  <a class="fplink fp-582245" href="/marc+cohn">Marc Cohn</a>, singer, songwriter and Grammy Award winner, filled the church with the soulful sounds from his remarkable career. Few who listened to the radio in the 1990's can say they have not heard Cohn's biggest hit, "Walking in Memphis." Cohn was accompanied by guitarist, Shane Fontane, who has played with Bruce Springsteen, Sting and will be touring with Crosby, Stills and Nash later this year. The performance, the first of his new tour, was filled with conversation and laughter. Around playing music from throughout his career, Cohn spoke of his father ("Sliver Thunderbird") and, at 10 years old, singing all the parts of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the backseat of the car. He spoke about being shot in 2005 by a carjacker in Denver and the profound affect it had on his ...
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92Y's fall schedule includes talks with Ricky Gervais, Julianne Moore, and ... - On Location Vacations
Google News - over 5 years
Their schedule includes TV mom Florence Henderson, musicians Suzanne Vega, Marc Cohn, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Webb and Cyndi Lauper, celebrity chefs Paula Deen, Nigella Lawson, Jacques Pépin, and Padma Lakshmi, and comedians Andy Borowitz,
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Ellesse brand to be re-launched: This Week in Tennis Business with Justin Cohen - World Tennis Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Several special guests are scheduled to attend including Grammy Award winning singer Marc Cohn and his wife, ABC News journalist, Elizabeth Vargas. During the night, Fila will showcase special displays throughout the room celebrating their 100th
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What two northerners learned on our trip south - Scholars and Rogues
Google News - over 5 years
Many of these sights have actually been referenced by artists in famous songs like Marc Cohn&#39;s “Walking in Memphis” and Hank Williams Jr.&#39;s “The Nashville Scene.” Old Crow Medicine Show even references the Cumberland Gap in “Wagon Wheel
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Sax on the Beach: a diverse duo - Lakenewsonline.com
Google News - over 5 years
Typically, our first couple sets are more of a laid back jazzy genre where you would hear our versions of hits by artists like Sade, Christopher Cross, Marc Cohn, Carol King, Norah Jones, and Etta James. Our audiences are usually ready to dance by the
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El prestigio político de Nicolás Sarkozy después de la guerra en Libia - RIA Novosti
Google News - over 5 years
En aquellos mensajes Lévy, su colega, el también “filósofo” André Glucksmann, el diputado al parlamento europeo Daniel Marc Cohn-Bendit y otros exhortaban a los líderes occidentales abstenerse de ir a Moscú a la celebración del 50º aniversario de la
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Sorry, officer, we're not from around here - Scholars and Rogues
Google News - over 5 years
Best of all, it showed us the true images behind Marc Cohn&#39;s famous “Walking in Memphis” lyrics. On the way out of town, we stopped by Sun Studio where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and several other famous artists recorded throughout the mid-late 1950s
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Tom Sharplin for Hall of Fame show - The Southland Times
Google News - over 5 years
Is Greg Johnson the Kiwi Marc Cohn? He&#39;s not walking through Memphis, but the expat Aucklander did take a stroll through the Kiwi heartland last year, during his Small Towns and Ball Gowns tour. Well-received intimate gigs in Riverton and Queenstown
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marc Cohn
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    Cohn and Vargas divorced in 2016.
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    In 2016, Marc Cohn released the album "Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities," a collection of demos written and recorded more than 25 years before.
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  • 2010
    Age 50
    In 2010, Cohn returned with Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of cover songs that were originally released during the titular year.
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In addition to crossing genres from rock to soul to folk and pop, it features vocal performances from India.Arie, Jim Lauderdale, Aimee Mann and Kristina Train on a third of the album's 12 tracks.
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 45
    In 2005, Cohn compiled and self-released a live album, Live 04-05.
    More Details Hide Details In August of the same year, Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking in Denver, Colorado, while on a concert tour with Suzanne Vega. Amazingly, the bullet "barely missed Cohn's eye and lodged near his skull;" Cohn was hospitalized for observation but released after 8 hours, and is quoted as saying, "doctors told me I was the luckiest unlucky guy they had met in a long, long time." A police spokesperson surmised that the car's windshield may have significantly impeded the bullet's force, but added: "Frankly, I can't tell you how he survived". Cohn is reported to have experienced post-traumatic stress following the event, and the question "Why did I come that close?" and the events of Hurricane Katrina contributed to the emotion that he introduced in the track "Dance Back from the Grave," in Join the Parade (October 2007), his fourth studio album. In the interim, the compilation The Very Best of Marc Cohn (June 2006) was also released.
  • 2002
    Age 42
    Cohn and ABC News journalist Elizabeth Vargas married on July 20, 2002.
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    He has added vocals to recordings by Roseanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, and Rodney Crowell, and in 2002 was heard on Jackson Browne's "Naked Ride Home".
    More Details Hide Details Cohn's original tunes have been recorded by many popular singers, including Susan Anton and John Tesh.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 38
    Following the release of Burning Daze, Cohn went on spring and summer tours in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he contributed to Kris Kristofferson's highly collaborative Austin Sessions.
    Cohn was quiet for several years, returning in 1998 with the release of his third solo effort Burning the Daze.
    More Details Hide Details For that album, Cohn worked largely with his old colleague Leventhal, adding some cuts coordinated with producer Malcolm Burn. He was joined on the album once again by popular artists, including country music's Rosanne Cash.
  • 1995
    Age 35
    Cohn wrote the song "My Great Escape" for the 1995 Peter Horton film The Cure.
    More Details Hide Details The song can be heard during the film's opening sequence but was not released on the Dave Grusin soundtrack album.
  • 1993
    Age 33
    In May 1993, Cohn released his second studio album, The Rainy Season, which included notable guest appearances by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt.
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at number 63 on the album charts. He toured extensively in the early 1990s, including a trip to Australia with headliner Bonnie Raitt, and recommitted himself to find poetry in his life and bring it to his art.
  • 1991
    Age 31
    Cohn has two children from his first marriage: a son, Max, born 1991, and a daughter, Emily, born 1994.
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    Working initially with Chapman producer David Kershenbaum, and collaborating later with engineer Ben Wisch and producer John Leventhal, Cohn released his debut solo album, Marc Cohn, in February 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The album was hugely successful, thanks to Cohn's hit song "Walking in Memphis", which was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in February 1992 and certified Platinum in 1996. Another cornerstone was "True Companion", a popular lovers song, which became the soundtrack to a marriage proposal aired on US television's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Cohn won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, besting the notable debuts of Boyz II Men and Seal, among others. In May 1992, English dance music duo Shut Up and Dance released the single "Raving I'm Raving" which reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart. Their song borrowed heavily from Cohn's hit "Walking in Memphis". German dance group Scooter reached No. 33 in 1996 when they covered the track as "I'm Raving".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 29
    In 1989, Cohn was a backing pianist for singer Tracy Chapman on her second album.
    More Details Hide Details The job led to a contract with Atlantic Records in the early 1990s after label executives heard a demo disc featuring Cohn on piano and vocals.
  • 1987
    Age 27
    In 1987, Cohn performed two songs ("One Rock and Roll Too Many" and "Pumping Iron") on the Phil Ramone-produced concept album of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, Music and Songs from Starlight Express.
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  • 1986
    Age 26
    Cohn then moved to New York City and embarked on demoing songs for various writers, including Jimmy Webb, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Working initially as a backup artist in recording sessions, he established secure professional footing after assembling the Supreme Court, a 14-piece cover band, who played at Caroline Kennedy's wedding in 1986.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Cohn was born on July 5, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio.
    More Details Hide Details He graduated from Beachwood High School in Beachwood, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. Cohn learned to play guitar and started writing songs when he was in junior high school, playing and singing with a local band called Doanbrook Hotel. While attending Oberlin College, he taught himself to play the piano. He transferred to UCLA and began to perform in Los Angeles-area coffeehouses.
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