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James Taylor Will Donate Concert Proceeds To Help Canada's Wildfire Victims


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The 68-year-old singer is set to perform at Calgary and Edmonton in the Canadian province of Alberta on 7 and 8 June respectively. Following the wildfire that caused devastation in west-central Canada, and is still raging in areas, James said he felt he had no choice but to step forward and help in the only way he can.

"It's really a part of human nature to respond to things like this by wanting to lend a hand if you can. You'd like to feel as though people would be there for you if you were in a similar situation," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Monday (09May16).

Carolina in My Mind singer James will donate all the money made from tickets to the shows to the Canadian Red Cross, and is hoping to be able to hand over "at least a quarter of a million, maybe a $100,000 more than that."

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Carly Simon Showed Children Book Sections About Their Father While Writing Memoir


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The stars were married for 11 but endured a turbulent split in 1983, due to infidelity on both sides as Taylor battled a serious drug addiction.

Simon and Taylor have not spoken since the split, but she has opened up about their relationship in her new memoir, Boys in the Trees, and not wanting to upset the couple's children, Sally and Ben, with revelations about their father, she read them parts of the book before they were published.

"I read them sections," she tells Live! with Kelly and Michael. "Sally is just really reading it (book) for the first time whole now and she says, 'Oh my God, I didn't realise it was (like) that!'

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Bianca Jagger Accused Carly Simon Of Affair On Wedding Eve


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The singer/songwriter was in bed with her groom-to-be James Taylor when the call came in from an upset Bianca Jagger.

Recalling the odd telephone chat in her new memoir Boys in the Trees, Carly writes, "James and I were in bed, getting ready for the big day, when the phone rang and James answered. It was Bianca Jagger.

"She told James that he shouldn't marry me because her husband and I were having an affair. She muttered some things I couldn't believe she was saying. Then James said, 'I'm sure that's not true. Carly has told me about it and it's not what you think. I trust my wife-to-be. I trust Carly'."

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Carly Simon: 'I Still Love James Taylor So Much'


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The stars were married for 11 years from 1972, but they endured a turbulent split in 1983 due to infidelity on both sides as Taylor battled a serious drug addiction to heroin.

Simon previously revealed her relationship with Taylor post-divorce has been non-existent and even though he has continued to give her the silent treatment, she admits her love for him has never died.

"I still want to heal him, I still want to make him all right," she tells People.com. "And I love him so much."

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Steven Spielberg, Barbara Streisand Among Recipients Of Presidential Medal Of Freedom


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Veteran director Steven Spielberg and multi-platinum selling singer Barbara Streisand are among the list of names to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States.

President Barack Obama will present the awards to an exclusive selection of 17 guests during a ceremony at the White House next Tuesday (November 24th). Among the names to be honoured are singer Gloria Estefan, her music producer husband Emilio Estefan and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, as well as a list of sportsmen, activists, academics and civil servants.

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Usher To Perform At White House Gala


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The pop singer leads the star-studded line-up for the In Performance at the White House show, which marks 50 years since the introduction of legislation to safeguard the arts and offer state funding to important projects.

James Taylor, Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson, and Trombone Shorty are also among the performers who will take to the stage at the Washington, D.C. home of U.S. President Barack Obama.

The show will feature special readings by actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and it will be broadcast in the U.S. in January (16).

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Sir Elton John: Lady Gaga's New Music Will Be 'fantastic'


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Sir Elton John has teased Lady GaGa's fans can expect ''fantastic'' new music.

The 68-year-old musician - who named Gaga the godmother of his two sons Zachary and Elijah - has heard new tracks from the star's as-yet untitled fourth solo studio album and told fans they can expect great things from the collection.

He said: ''She's in the throes of writing her new album and I've heard some of it and it's absolutely fabulous.

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James Taylor's Wildest Show Was At A Bermuda Mental Institute


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The Fire & Rain singer's family packed him and his recovery medication off on a plane to paradise as a 30th birthday gift, not realising that the methadone he was taking would be seized as soon as he landed.

As a result, Taylor had to cycle 10 miles a day to get his methadone allowance from a clinic that doubled up as Bermuda's leading mental institute.

He recalls, "The guy who was dispensing my medication every day also ran a mental clinic. It was an insane asylum really, an old-fashioned sort of snake pit nut house... and over the period of a week he kinda twisted my arm into doing a concert for his inmates.

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James Taylor Arrives To His Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

James Taylor - James Taylor arrives and greets fans before his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Jimmy Kimmel Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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2015 US Open Tennis - Women's Final

James Taylor - 2015 US Open Tennis - Women's Final against Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Carly Simon To Release Memoir


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The You're So Vain hitmaker initially secured an agreement with bosses at Random House to write an autobiography in 2012, but after a series of delays, she has finally finished her memoir, titled Boys in the Trees, which will be released on 24 November (15) through Flatiron Books.

In a statement announcing the tome, Simon teases she'll be revealing a lot of untold stories from her life that she's previously kept secret.

It reads: "This book is my way of going back through my childhood, my music, my romances, my marriage... and trying to make sense of it all. I've been working on it for so long that it feels like my third child... but now it's time to send that child out in the world. It's one of the most frightening - and exciting - things I've ever done."

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Rapper Meek Mill Celebrates First Billboard Chart Topping Album


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Rapper Meek Mill has scored his first American Number One album, with his second effort Dreams Worth More Than Money entering at the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week with sales of nearly a quarter of a million over all platforms.

The Philadelphia-born star, real name Robert Rahmeek Williams, sold 246,000 copies of his sophomore effort in the week ending July 5th including 215,000 traditional album sales (i.e. excluding stream and track equivalents). His first album, 2012’s Dreams and Nightmares, peaked at Number 2 as a new entry, and three years later he’s gone one better.

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James Taylor Performs On The 'Today' Show Summer Concert Series

James Taylor - James Taylor performs on the 'Today' show summer concert series - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 15th June 2015

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Investec Oaks 2015 - Derby Day

James Taylor and Stuart Broad - Investec Oaks 2015 - Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse at Epsom Downs Racecourse - Epsom, United Kingdom - Saturday 6th June 2015

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James Taylor In Concert

American singer songwriter James Taylor performing live in concert at the Manchester Phones4U Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 30th September 2014

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James Taylor

Date of birth

12th March, 1948

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.68




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Bye, Newfoundland. It's been a blast! (Photo: Joey Hernandez) #JT #2016Tour
A little #TBT fun - do you remember the name of this show? Hint: James sang with Allison Janney. (Photo: Mitchell Haddad/Sony Pictures)
Exactly 125 years to the day that @CarnegieHall first opened its doors in 1891, James joined several other amazing performers to celebrate. More photos on our Facebook page! #CH125
Love this photo of James and @AMcCuller in Kingston, ON sent in by fan Anne Thompson. #JT #2016Tour
Last night in Halifax, @geppetto_moreash presented James with a custom-made marionette. How cool is that?!
An amazing day in Newfoundland yesterday! Looked for icebergs in Conception Bay South from the deck of the
Henry on an artistic mission to Cuba recently. Point those toes!
James and @http://www.whosay.com/l/utLbIDX having fun at @CarnegieHall. More photos coming soon! (Photo: Chris Lee) #JT #CH125


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