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CBC Cohen Tribute Includes KD, Sting, Elvis, Philip Glass

Canada’s public broadcaster has announced several programming tributes to Leonard Cohen, on the one year anniversary of his death.

The announcement comes ahead of the opening of the exhibition Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything, presented by CBC/Radio-Canada at the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC).

CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast Monday’s star-studded tribute concert at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen, the next day, Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 8 pm. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2, CBCMusic.ca, ICI Musique and ICIMusique.ca.

The commemorative event will feature a hit parade of artists.  Among those announced: Børns, Coeur de Pirate, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, K.D. Lang, Bettye Lavette, Courtney Love, Damien Rice, Seth Rogen, Ron Sexsmith, Sting, Patrick Watson, Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites from the Lumineers, and Adam Cohen.

The concert will also be televised on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 8 pm. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC and ICI Radio-Canada Télé.

Additionally, CBC/Radio-Canada’s partnership with the MAC exhibition will include a broadcast documentary, directed by Kaveh Nabatian, entitled A Crack in Everything / Une brèche en toute chose. The film features local and international artists who contributed to the exhibition along with their works inspired by Cohen.

The doc premieres on ICI ARTV Nov. 13 at 9 pm, on ICI Radio-Canada Télé Dec. 12 at 9 pm., and subsequently made available on demand for one year on ICI TOU.TV. CBC’s Documentary Channel will air the show on Dec. 3 at 9 pm. and CBC Montreal throughout Quebec on Dec. 27 at 7 pm.

A series of companion video vignettes, also directed by Nabatian, will be available through CBC Arts and Radio-Canada’s digital platforms.

CBC's detailed press release can be viewed in full here

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