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Coral Springs Center for the Arts To Present the Legendary Art Garfunkel Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 pm
Posted on Monday, August 26th, 6:28pm

Tickets Go On Public Sale This Friday


(Coral Springs, FL – August 26, 2019) The Coral Springs Center for the Arts today announced that the legendary pop singer Art Garfunkel is coming to the Center in March 2020. The state-of the-art performing arts center is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive (33065).


March 12 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)

Art Garfunkel

Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His "beautiful countertenor," as Neil Strauss described Art's voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.


The dialogue began for Art at age four, when his father brought home one of the first wire recorders. Seven years later he was singing Everly Brothers songs at school talent shows with a partner, Paul Simon, from his Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, New York. In 1957, “Tom and Jerry” (as they were called then) landed a recording contract. Their first 45, Hey, Schoolgirl  (which they wrote together) scored a moderate hit and they appeared on American Bandstand as high school seniors


After college, he met up again with Simon and they started performing as Simon & Garfunkel at the height of the folk music boom in late-1963, and within a year were signed to Columbia Records. From 1964 to 1970, they recorded a groundbreaking string of classic albums (Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.; Sounds Of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; The Graduate; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Water) and an equally impressive body of songs, many of which  became pop standards: The Sound Of Silence, Homeward Bound, I Am a Rock, Kathy's Song, April Come She Will, At the Zoo, A Hazy Shade of Winter, America, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Mrs. Robinson, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia, El Condor Pasa, and My Little Town.


Simon & Garfunkel won five Grammy awards together, two in 1968 and three in 1970. In 1972, Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits was released, remaining on the charts for 131 weeks in the United States and a staggering 179 weeks in the UK. The album has since sold 14 million units - the largest selling album of all time for a duo. In 1990, Paul and Art were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2003 they accepted the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award, before launching another successful worldwide tour.


Having already worked with director Mike Nichols on The Graduate soundtrack, Garfunkel went on to feature acting roles in Nichols' movies Catch-22 (1969) and Carnal Knowledge ('71), opposite Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen and Jack Nicholson. He also garnered acclaim for his roles in films such as Nicholas Roeg's Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession ('80) with Theresa Russell and Harvey Keitel, Good to Go ('86) and Jennifer Lynch's controversial film, Boxing Helena ('93).


Over the last 20 years, Garfunkel has recorded and released a dozen highly acclaimed solo albums, and continues to perform in concerts  worldwide.

Tickets start at $55


Ho to Get Tickets:

Coral Springs members can purchase tickets to Art Garfunkel now, and they go on public sale Friday at 10 am. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or going online to www.TheCenterCS.com.


To become a member or subscriber to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and receive special notices about future concerts and shows, including the opportunity to buy advance tickets, please visit www.thecentercs.com/subscribe.


About the Coral Springs Center for the Arts

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts (also known as THE CENTER) brings the finest in music, dance, comedy and more to the community; offering a variety of entertainment and artistic events for all ages and interests. From the best of Broadway, to top comedians, jazz and pop concerts, and a diverse selection of family productions, the theater has something for every taste. It is the cultural lifeblood of the community, with approximately 200,000 people visiting the facility yearly.


In addition to the intimate 1,471-seat theater, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts houses a dramatic dance studio, a variety of meeting rooms for corporate and private events and the elegant Coral Springs Museum of Art. Along with the museum’s permanent collection, every three months they offer new exhibits for the enjoyment of its patrons.


The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is truly unique in all that it offers as a cultural resource for North Broward and South Palm Beach Counties. Easily accessible from the Sample Road exits off I-95, the Florida Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts draws audiences preferring an intimate theater experience and museum visit closer to home. For more information, please call 954-344-5990 or visit the official website at www.TheCenterCS.com.


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Art Garfunkel


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Meera Paul, Director of Marketing

Coral Springs Center for the Arts




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