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One night only at Copley Symphony Hall

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Legendary recording artist Leonard Cohen -- whoRolling Stone called the "Jewish Bryan Ferry" -- is in San Diego this week for one marathon show

The show could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those in the know, according to the event listing in

Cohen's gig on Tuesday at Copley Symphony Hall is scheduled to run three hours without intermission.

The poet, novelist singer and songwriter is embarking on his World Tour '09 after a smashing run last year that sold 700,000 tickets worldwide. Artists from Bono to Bette Midler acknowledge this legendary phenomenon as one of the most powerful talents to emerge from the '60's music scene. He's now 74 years old, but reviews say he shows every sign of just getting ready to begin.

Nine years senior to Mick Jagger and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, everyone knows Leonard Cohen's songs. "Hallelujah" has been recorded almost 200 times, yet most people don't know the song is his, according to And don't even get us started on "Bird on a Wire."

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