Catch music legend Art Garfunkel at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts this spring.

The Grammy winner known for his beloved work with musical partner Paul Simon brings his solo “In Close-Up” tour to the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to Kirby members Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. and to the public on  Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at, the box office and 570-826-1100.

Garfunkel has had a diverse career that includes 12 solo albums and an autobiography, “What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man.” He will be joined on this tour by a guitarist and keyboardist, and audiences can expect to hear songs from his solo career, his work with Simon & Garfunkel and covers plus readings of excerpts from his book.

“Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” Garfunkel said in a statement. “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job. I try to soothe, to lift. That’s my life.”

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