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Paul Simon plays first concert since April 26 arrest
Paul Simon plays first concert since April 26 arrest

Paul Simon gave his first public performance since he and wife Edie Brickell were arrested recently and charged with disorderly conduct. Simon played a benefit show Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York, where he was honored for his humanitarian work and his musical contributions at the 2014 NYU Steinhardt Vision Award Gala. The event generated $1.1 million for the school from sale of tickets priced at $200 and $300 apiece. Simon joked, “After my fee of a million is deducted, that’s $100,000” for the school, according to the Associated Press. Brickell did not attend the event. She and Simon were arrested April 26 at their home in New Canaan, Conn.,...