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Paul Simon & Sting's Madison Square Garden setlist, surprises

Sting and Paul Simon perform together at Madison

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Paul Simon and Sting’s “On Stage Together” tour has been a head-scratcher since it was announced.

Wasn’t Simon’s music part of what the punks and new wavers led by Sting and The Police rebelling against in the late ‘70s? Well, after seeing them together for two hours and 40 minutes Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, it all becomes a little clearer.

Simon and Sting like each other...

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Intro 3.3.14: Videos from Ashanti, Paul Simon, Broods and more

Glen Cove native Ashanti is a Grammy Award-winning

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Ashanti celebrates her new album “Braveheart” at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill on Monday.

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ASHANTI, “I Got It.” At BB King’s Monday.


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Sting to tour with Paul Simon, duets with Matthew Koma

Every little thing he does is magic: Sting

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Sting announced his joint tour with Paul Simon Tuesday morning, a collaboration that includes a stop at Madison Square Garden on March 4. But last night, his duet partner was Seaford’s Matthew Koma.

Both Sting and Matthew Koma performed sets at The Cherrytree House Live show at Magicopolis in Santa Monica last night, along with Michael Kiwanuka and Michael Einziger. However, the biggest surprise...

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