Mayor Barrett proclaims March 15 “Leonard Cohen Day” in Milwaukee
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On Friday, March 15, Leonard Cohen will perform at the Milwaukee Theatre—Cohen’s first Milwaukee appearance in 38 years. To commemorate this can’t-miss event, Mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed the day to be “Leonard Cohen Day” in Milwaukee. And why not? If Bon Iver can get its own day, surely a living legend like Cohen deserves one. Hell, a “Leonard Cohen Week” wouldn’t be out of the question.
Text and picture of the proclamation are below.
WHEREAS: The City of Milwaukee joins community members, Shank Hall, the Milwaukee Theatre and concertgoers in recognizing the many accomplishments of Leonard Cohen on Friday, March 15, 2013; and,
WHEREAS, Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec to Nathan Cohen and Marsha Klonitsky; and,
WHEREAS, Leonard Cohen has had a prolific career of celebrated songs, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; and,
WHEREAS, Leonard Cohen last performed in Milwaukee in 1975, 38 years ago, and will play in Milwaukee on March 15 at the Milwaukee Theatre; and
WHEREAS, The City of Milwaukee honors Leonard Cohen and recognizes his many accomplishments and contributions to music throughout his career;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOM BARRETT, Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, do hereby proclaim Friday, March 15, 2013 to be
LEONARD COHEN DAY
throughout the City of Milwaukee.