Compelling Photos Of Leonard Cohen – Oakland: March 2, 2013

These captivating photos were taken at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on March 2, 2013  by Art Siegel, who was also responsible for the similarly striking shots posted earlier. Photo used by permission of Art Siegel.

Note: Originally posted Mar 6, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen On Keyboard Photographed From Paramount Theatre Backstage – Oakland Soundcheck 2013

Photos taken from backstage, especially the backstage of a glamorous venue like Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, offer a sometimes fascinating perspective from the performer’s point of view of the seating arrangement, the lighting, the electronics, and even that clock on the floor visible from the microphone but hidden to the audience.

This intriguing photo is from Sharon Robinson’s Facebook page

Note: Originally posted Mar 4, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Feb 28, 2013: Leonard Cohen & Crew Leaving On A Jet Plane To Begin Tour

“Just because we’ve got the routine down cold, leaving loved ones behind is still the hardest part. (at Bob Hope Airport)”

More information about the plane routinely used by Leonard Cohen and crew during the 2008-2013 tours is available at Fly Unified (Heart): Leonard Cohen Aviation

Credit Due Department: Photo & caption posted 28 February 2013 by Joey Carenza