Paul Simon Love Series Coming to BAM

It’s hard out there for Paul Simon. Or, at least, love is, according to a new series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. “Love in Hard Times: The Music of Paul Simon” will celebrate Mr. Simon’s works with three programs in April, according to the New York Times. Mr. Simon himself and David Byrne will team up with other musicians to bang out some South African and Brazilian rhythms for “Under African Skies,” from April 9-13. That performance will be sandwiched between “Songs from ‘The Capeman,'” a staging of a Broadway show written by Mr. Simon from April 1-6, and “American Tunes,” with Mr. Simon performing some of his classics (and obscure selections) with Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear, “bluesman” Olu Dara and others. Tickets go on sale Feb. 11, or Feb. 4 if you’re a BAM member, according to the organization’s site.