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Art Garfunkel to perform at Pantages Theater in Tacoma

Art Garfunkel will perform Sept. 24 at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma.
Art Garfunkel will perform Sept. 24 at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma. AP file, 2002

As part of a West Coast swing of concerts, Art Garfunkel will perform Sept. 24 at the Pantages Theater.

The Tacoma show is currently the only show scheduled to take place in Washington for the six-time Grammy Award winner. He also will be performing at Revolution Hall in Portland on Sept. 26.

Highlights from the 74-year-old’s solo career include one Top 10 hit and five adult contemporary No. 1 song.

Garfunkel is perhaps best known as one half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He first met Paul Simon while in sixth grade. In 1965, their single “The Sound of Silence” hit No. 1 on the charts. The two were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 2003, the pair received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Beyond his singing career, Garfunkel has also written poetry and appeared in movies, including “Catch-22” and “Carnal Knowledge,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor. He also lent his voice as the “Singing Moose” in the children’s cartoon “Arthur.”

His shows today are a blend of his signature vocals in folk, pop and rocks songs, as well as his stories and poetry.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $29-$85 and are on sale at broadwaycenter.org.

The theater is at 901 Broadway, Tacoma.

Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640

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