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Art Garfunkel Says He's Recovered from Vocal Ailment, Planning Series of 2014 Performances

Image courtesy of Courtesy of Art Garfunkel (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy of Art Garfunkel (via ABC News Radio)

The world finally is getting the chance to hear one of the great voices in pop and rock music history again.  According to a message on his official website, Art Garfunkel has recovered from his years-long battle with vocal-cord paresis he's now planning "to perform live shows throughout 2014."

The Simon & Garfunkel singer currently has nine upcoming concerts on his schedule, all of which are in the southeastern U.S.  His itinerary runs from a January 30-31 engagement in Franklin, Tennessee, though a February 28 show in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was first diagnosed with the debilitating ailment in 2010, forcing the cancellation of a reunion tour with Paul Simon .   In 2012, Garfunkel scheduled series of gigs in conjunction with the release of his two-CD retrospective The Singer , but ended canceling most of the performances because of continued problems with his voice.  Earlier this year, he again began easing back into performing by playing a number of one-off events.

Here are all of Art's upcoming dates, according to ArtGarfunkel.com :

1/30 -- Franklin, TN, Franklyn Theater
1/31 -- Franklin, TN, Franklyn Theater
2/1 -- Knoxville, TN, Bijoux Theater
2/7 -- Atlanta, GA, Rialto Theater
2/8 -- Macon, GA, Grand Opera House
2/9 -- Augusta, GA, Performing Arts Center
2/20 -- Orlando, FL, Plaza Live
2/27 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
2/28 -- Ponte Vedra, FL, Concert Hall

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