Leonard Cohen Facts and Information:
Leonard Cohen was born September 21, 1934. This Canadian musician has been inspiring fans for more than half a century and has been inducted into both the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He was finally inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2008. Leonard Cohen also bears the honor of being a Companion of the Order of Canada .
Born in Montreal , Leonard was fatherless at nine years old. Raised by his widowed mother, he studied poetry and learned the guitar growing up. In high school he was a part of a country-folk band and utilized his father's trust fund to forward his musical interests
During his twenties, Leonard Cohen focused primarily on poetry, publishing five poetry collections during that time. It was during the sixties that he really pushed his music, and between 1967 and 1992 he released nine studio albums. It was during that time that Cohen famously retreated to the Mount Baldy Zen Centre for five years, becoming ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk, even going so far as to take the Dharma name "Jikan", for silence. His Dharma name seems like an ironic contrast to so many years of expressing himself in both the written and the spoken word. After his stint at the monastery, Cohen has since released two more albums.
Today Leonard Cohen stands as one of the most respected artists in music. With so many years under his belt, and a relentless drive to keep creating music and evolving as a person, Leonard has withstood many different tests of time. Now you can see Leonard Cohen live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles . Check out our site for our complete list of Leonard Cohen Nokia Theatre tickets, as well as the full schedule of events, and order your seats to his next performance today!!
Nokia Theatre LA Live Los Angeles Parking:
With over 20,000 parking spaces available for Nokia Theatre patrons, your Leonard Cohen event parking is simple and easy.
Parking garages and rates are as follows:
Nokia Theatre East Garage (under 2 hours)
First 90 minutes $5
Every half hour after $5
FREE before 11AM with validation
Nokia Theatre West Parking Garage (over 2 hours)
Before 3PM: $8 flat rate
After 9PM: $10 flat rate
Nokia Theatre event parking: $10-$25
Leonard Cohen Nokia Theatre LA Live Directions:
The Nokia Theatre LA Live is located in central downtown Los Angeles directly across from the Los Angeles STAPLES Center .
105 E to 110 N
Exit Pico/ 10 W
Right on Chick Hearn Ct. to Nokia Theatre
From San Fernando Valley :
101 S to 110 N
Exit Olympic Blvd. and turn Right
Right on Francisco St. toward Nokia Theatre
From San Bernardino :
10 W to 110 N and follow directions from 110 N above
From Orange County and San Diego
405 N to 110 N and follow directions from 110 N above