Jocko Benoit's Writing and Pop Culture Spot

Perspectives on the arts and popular culture from Jocko (Jacques) Benoit. Scattered thoughts on poetry, books, film, television, and other cultural intersections.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Me and Cohen

Just thought I'd mention that I'll be one of the performers at this year's Leonard Cohen Night. Details are below:

5th Annual Leonard Cohen Night (in Edmonton, September 23, 2006)

Leonard Cohen Night returns to Edmonton, Saturday, September 23rd with an evening of poetry and song. This event, presented by the Cohenights Arts Society in conjunction with the first Edmonton Poetry Festival, will celebrate the 72nd birthday of Canada’s favorite poet by featuring local singers Colleen Brown, John Gorham, Jared Sewan and Ann Vriend as well as wordsmiths Jacques Jocko Benoît and Myrna Garanis. The 5th Annual Leonard Cohen Night is the culmination of a two-week celebration that includes Spice Box, an exhibition of women's portraits inspired by Cohen's poetry, at Edmonton City Hall, September 7 - 20. This exhibition will feature works by Tessa Nunn, Glenys Switzer and Raymond Thériault curated by Danielle LaBrie. Join friends, fans and others who dig music and poetry - and ‘Leonard’ - for these unique festivities. Leonard Cohen Night will be held at La Cité, 8627 - 91 St., Edmonton. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at TIX on the Square (780.420.1757 or toll free 877.888.1757,

For more information contact Artistic Coordinator Ronald Tremblay at 780.461.9028 - or Cohenights Arts Society President Dr. Kim Solez at 780.710.1644 -


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