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James Taylor is to donate the proceeds from two upcoming concerts to help victims of the huge wildfire in Canada.
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."
Veteran Singer/songwriter Carly Simon Made Sure Her Children Were Comfortable With Her Including Stories About Their Father James Taylor In Her Memoir Before She Added Them.
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!'
Mick Jagger's Wife Called Carly Simon On The Eve Of Her 1972 Wedding To Accuse The You're So Vain Singer Of Sleeping With The Rolling Stones Frontman.
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'."
Continue reading: Bianca Jagger Accused Carly Simon Of Affair On Wedding Eve
Veteran Singer/songwriter Carly Simon Still Pines For Her Ex-husband James Taylor, Confessing She Continues To Love Him "So Much" More Than 30 Years After Their Divorce.
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."
Continue reading: Carly Simon: 'I Still Love James Taylor So Much'
17 names are on the list to be honoured by President Barack Obama at the end of November.
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.
Usher Is Set To Perform At The White House As Part Of A Celebration Of Arts In America.
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.
The show will feature special readings by actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and it will be broadcast in the U.S. in January (16).
Continue reading: Usher To Perform At White House Gala
Sir Elton John thinks Lady Gaga's new music is ''fantastic'', having heard a selection of tracks from her as-yet untitled fourth solo album.
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.
Continue reading: Sir Elton John: Lady Gaga's New Music Will Be 'fantastic'
Folk Icon James Taylor's Strangest Gig Was At An Insane Asylum In Bermuda While He Was Recovering From A Substance Abuse Addiction.
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.
Continue reading: James Taylor's Wildest Show Was At A Bermuda Mental Institute
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
Carly Simon Is Set To Release Her Revealing Memoir Three Years After Inking Her First Book Deal.
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."
Continue reading: Carly Simon To Release Memoir
The rap star's second album 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' sold nearly a quarter of a million copies to storm to Number One, selling more than the rest of the Top Five combined.
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.
Rapper Meek Mill is celebrating his first Number 1 album with 'Dreams Worth More Than Money'
Continue reading: Rapper Meek Mill Celebrates First Billboard Chart Topping Album
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Bye, Newfoundland. It's been a blast! https://t.co/O71xeiEmFp #JT #2016Tour via @StJohnsTelegram https://t.co/GI5RRrZcOt
Love this photo of James & @ArnoMac in Kingston, ON sent in by fan Anne Thompson. @KROCKCentre #JT #2016Tour https://t.co/v7jFG2J9hI
Amazing day in Newfoundland yesterday! Looked for icebergs in Conception Bay S from the deck of the "Bonaventure." https://t.co/fVD7ChK03t
A little #TBT fun - do you remember the name of this show? Hint: James sang with Allison Janney. https://t.co/XvipIldQ8G
Last night in Halifax, @GeppettoMoreash presented James with a custom-made marionette. How cool is that?! https://t.co/RHsoRr8cEA
"Cubans are fiercely proud of...their dancers, their musicians, their poets." https://t.co/2sSycPoulN @BerkshireMag https://t.co/CAnDzQCJCJ
"...there we were under the stars, letting him sing us his lullabies & tell us his most loved stories." https://t.co/KS9ORoMToL | @Bandmark
Celebrating 125 years since @CarnegieHall first opened its doors in 1891! #CH125 https://t.co/YNQspti3QB
"My first impression, some kind of procession Pulling on a long line of fancy dancers" ~ SnowTime #JT https://t.co/bwSG6ety5z
RT @alanthomasdoyle: How cool is it that @JamesTaylor_com gave us tix to his concert to use as fundraisers for #yyt4ymm benefit? Friggin'…
RT @SalArmyBC: Thank you @JamesTaylor_com #TogetherWeCanMakeADifference #FortMacFire https://t.co/8epgeg7DYF
In response to Fort McMurray wildfires, 100% of the proceeds from June 7 & 8 concerts will go to @RedCrossCanada. https://t.co/seqaJM8DDW
RT @CUPEvents: Lovely interview on @CBCPEI . Such a gentleman! A true gem of a person! @JamesTaylor_com we look forward to having you here…
James and @YoYo_Ma having fun at @CarnegieHall. More photos coming soon! (Photo: Chris Lee) #JT #CH125 https://t.co/67pAsYAItp
RT @Aawojo: I've loved @JamesTaylor_com's songs & spirit all my life. Thank u for a great concert 2nite in #HamOnt! #SoGracious https://t.c…
RT @CBCNews: James Taylor feels compelled to help Alberta wildfire relief efforts https://t.co/eA1PuP6GfG https://t.co/hQOdspVzcm
James talks to @OTCommunityNews about why he loves Canadians: https://t.co/4NzxWIp6XT #JT https://t.co/079dP1Y49Y
RT @YoYo_Ma: Celebrating @CarnegieHall's 125 years @JamesTaylor_com, @Perlmanofficial @EmanuelAx. 📷 #chrisleephoto #CH125 https://t.co/Gq7…
“It’s really a joy of my musical life that I get these people to play and travel with” https://t.co/f5uL6sA6Vy https://t.co/lpXtJhFd3f