Thursday, April 26, 2007

Feelin' Greedy

A star-studded cast of performers and presenters has been confirmed, with more to come, to pay tribute to Paul Simon as he receives the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Wednesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre located at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Performers include Yolanda Adams, Marc Anthony, Dixie Hummingbirds, Jerry Douglas, Art Garfunkel, Philip Glass, Alison Krauss, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lyle Lovett, Stephen Marley, James Taylor and Buckwheat Zydeco. Presenters include former poet laureate Billy Collins, Bob Costas and Lorne Michaels.

The event will be broadcast in high definition on Wednesday, June 27 at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).
I was all excited about DC getting its shot at one of these shows that normally ends up in New York or LA. Upon doing some research on ticket pricing, I realized that I would not be attending this event. Seats in the orchestra start at a whopping $750.00!! As Don King would say, "Only in DC." For that much money, Simon and Garfunkel better be backed by Pink Floyd, the Beatles (including Pete Best), and James Brown. The cheapest seat in the house is $150.00. I'll stick to watching it on TV.

1 comment:

WeightStaff said...

I'd pay at least $850 for that show you mentioned. Pete Best is sick!