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'Simon & Garfunkel Story' comes to Duluth's Symphony Hall

Taylor Bloom and Benjamin Cooley perform the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel alongside videos and photographs highlighting their career.

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"The Simon and Garfunkel Story," which includes the music of the famous duo, is scheduled to play the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in November. Contributed / thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

A national touring production that tells the musical tale of how the group originally called Tom & Jerry became a better-known, two-name duo makes a stop at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center's Symphony Hall on Nov. 10.

Tickets for "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the DECC box office or ticketmaster.com .

The production, described as an "immersive concert-style theater show," shows the journey to become one of the bestselling groups of the 1960s before an ugly split, then the 1980s reunion "Concert in Central Park." The show, which does not actually star Paul Simon or Art Garfunkel, uses videos, photographs, film footage and a full band for songs like "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and more.

Taylor Bloom, an actor-musician from New York City, and Benjamin Cooley, whose recent credits include "Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical" and "Junie B Jones Jingle Bells Batman Smells," sing the parts of, respectively, Simon and Garfunkel. The show is directed by Dean Elliott.

Christa Lawler is a former reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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