Photos: Soundcheck & Venue For 2010 Leonard Cohen Concert In Moscow

An especially rigorous preparation has proven necessary for the Oct 7, 2010 Leonard Cohen concert at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace. J.S. Carenza III, who shot these photos, writes

After very strict security checks, the band has cleared the check points and is into the venue.

Note: Originally posted Oct 7, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen: Headstand Photo By Giuseppe Pino – Montreux 1976

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Giuseppe Pino’s shot of Leonard Cohen standing on his head is the sixth photo I’ve found of the Canadian singer-songwriter in this posture. Giuseppe Pino was also responsible for the cover art of the Best Of Leonard Cohen album, the photo on the sleeve of Songs Of Leonard Cohen, and the photo featured on the cover of Ruta 66 (June 2007)

Photo: Birgit Bateman & Leonard Cohen – Toronto 1982

“In Sept. 1982, a fund-raising event for Canadian authors, called 101 Authors Night, was held in Toronto. Madison Press, the publisher for my first book, “The Art of Robert Bateman”, had bought a table with Leonard Cohen as the celebrated author, while I was to be at another patron’s table. That meant, that Birgit was Leonard Cohen’s dinner partner. Here they are sitting at the Madison Press table. She was delighted of course, but said that he did not ask “to carry her groceries in”. It’s a wonderful memory of a great poet, musician and singer. Luckily we were able to get tickets to his concert when he was in Victoria just a couple of years ago. He was incredibly entertaining and gave so much of himself for 3 hours. Amazing how he spanned so many generations!” – Robert Bateman

Thanks to Gordana Stupar

“The first standing ovation was for Leonard Cohen strolling on stage and looking so good in a dark suit & fedora”

James Reaney, writing in “Cohen Cooler Than Ever” (London Free Press, May 25, 2009). Photo (Coachella 2009) by Fred von Lohmann. Originally posted July 14, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric