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Connections: Leonard Cohen And The Death Of Songwriting


Songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away, and it's reminding us about the value of great songwriting.

For Cohen, it wasn't easy and instantaneous. "Hallelujah," his enduring hit, has become a much bigger success when covered by other artists.

We honor Cohen with a conversation about songwriting -- about what inspires musicians, and the value of songwriting today in a culture seemingly addicted to simple hooks. Our guests:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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