2017-03-16 / On the Town
Garfunkel to mix hits, stories, poetry
Art Garfunkel, who propelled Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” into the heavens with his soaring countertenor, will mix hit songs, career anecdotes and poetry when he performs a solo show at 7 p.m. Sun., April 2 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Garfunkel is best known for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with fellow New York City native Paul Simon.
Their greatest hits set, which includes “Mrs. Robinson” and “The Sound of Silence,” is one of the biggest selling albums ever.
After he and Simon parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel turned to acting, landing roles in films like “Carnal Knowledge” and “Catch 22.” His debut solo LP, “Angel Clare,” came out in 1973 and featured the hit “All I Know.”
His other solo albums include 1975’s “Breakaway,” featuring the hit “I Only Have Eyes For You”; 1977’s “Watermark,” featuring “(What a) Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon; and 1997’s “Songs from a Parent to a Child,” which included a duet between Garfunkel and his son, James, on the Elvis tune “Good Luck Charm.”
In September, Garfunkel will release “What Is It All But Luminous (Notes From An Underground Man)” via Penguin Random House. In the book, Garfunkel writes about his life before, during and after Simon & Garfunkel; his acting career; getting his masters at Columbia; and his vocal cord problems.
Tickets, $56 to $ 81, are available by phone at ( 800) 745- 3000, online at www. ticketmaster.com or in person at the TOCAP box office. For information, call (805) 449-2787 or visit www.civicartsplaza.com