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January 9, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
President Obama wasn't joking when he said he was a Beyoncé fan. The diva will, again, help the commander-in-chief ring in his second term in office when she performs the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration on January 21. Beyoncé will be joined by Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, who will also perform patriotic songs during the event, according to USA Today .  Clarkson will deliver "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," which was...
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October 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
James Taylor got a little mixed up. The Boston-born singer was set to perform two songs at Thursday's Game 2 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game and "America the Beautiful" during the seventh-inning stretch. Everything seemed to be going fine ... until he sang the second word of the song. Instead of following the word "oh" -- which just happens to start the lyrics of both songs -- with "say," Taylor instead sung the word "beautiful.
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October 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
James Taylor tried something new before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night: a sort of mash-up of the real national anthem and the unofficial one, "America the Beautiful. " Alas, not on purpose, it appears. The folk-pop icon took to the mike before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Boston's Fenway Park and opened his mouth to sing "Oh beautiful ... " before suavely switching to "O, say, can you see ... " (Watch the flub in the video above.)
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October 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
James Taylor tried something new before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night: a sort of mash-up of the real national anthem and the unofficial one, "America the Beautiful. " Alas, not on purpose, it appears. The folk-pop icon took to the mike before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Boston's Fenway Park and opened his mouth to sing "Oh beautiful ... " before suavely switching to "O, say, can you see ... " (Watch the flub in the video above.)
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May 13, 2010
More than 40 years after they played their first joint show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Carole King and James Taylor have reunited with their original backing band to do it again. This time, they're taking the show — and many of the original folk-driven songs they played in the late 1960s — on the road, with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and our very own Hollywood Bowl. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Ticket prices vary. (323) 850-2000, http://www.
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July 25, 2010 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
One of the biggest surprises in pop music so far this year has been the runaway success of James Taylor and Carole King's Troubadour tour, which was spawned by the outpouring of affection the veteran singer-songwriters elicited in 2007 with their first joint performances in decades for the 50th anniversary of the fabled Troubadour club in West Hollywood. Their summer tour, which included a multi-night stand in May at the Hollywood Bowl, drew a predictably respectful crowd of baby boomers who had lapped up this music when the pair first came to fame in the early 1970s.
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March 2, 2011
'American Masters: Troubadors: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter' Where: KOCE When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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October 13, 2004
James Taylor will headline "Songs for a New Resolution," a concert Monday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre to benefit the UCLA AIDS Institute's vaccine and microbicide program. Arnold McCuller, Brandi Carlile, Deborah Falconer and Brandon Fields will also perform at the show, which will be hosted by actress Anna Maria Horsford. Tickets are available at www.musicaids.org and at the theater: (323) 939-1128.
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June 28, 1997 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Fans will find the spare sound and laid-back feel of "Hourglass" soothingly familiar, but it's so flavorless it can't even be livened up with dashes of spice from such luminaries as Branford Marsalis, Mark O'Connor and Yo-Yo Ma. In spite of the emotional range of his lyrics, Taylor's Zen tenor never betrays the slightest hint of passion about the subjects. Even the relatively upbeat "Little More Time With You" has all the urgency of a narcolepsy attack.
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October 9, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
Just once, it would be kind of reassuring to see James Taylor appear in public wearing an "I Accelerate for Small Animals" T-shirt or a "Nuke the Whales" button. It's positively unnerving for one person to be as sensitive and caring as the archetypal introspective singer-songwriter always seems to be. But Taylor wore nothing so cynically humorous when he casually strolled on stage Tuesday at the Pacific Amphitheatre and greeted 11,000 fans with a disarming, "Hi. Nice night."
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October 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jamie Dornan will be the new Christian Grey, according to "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James. Dornan, 31, who played hunky Sheriff Graham Humbert in ABC's "Once Upon a Time," is the actor replacing "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam. Dornan will play the sex-driven Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the erotic B&D trilogy's first book. "Stow your twitchy palms ladies...our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x," James confirmed in a tweet Thursday.
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September 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
For Carole King, Jan. 24 promises to be one fine day . That's when the singer and songwriter known for her own hits and those she wrote for others -- including the Chiffons, the Everly Brothers and Herman's Hermits -- is to be named Person of the Year at the MusiCares Foundation's annual pre-Grammy gala, it was announced Thursday. Performers at the all-star benefit -- which in recent years has honored Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand -- are to include Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, the Dixie Chicks, Steven Tyler, Jason Mraz and King's longtime friend and collaborator James Taylor.
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July 29, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Taylor Swift welcomed guest Carly Simon on stage to sing the latter's 1973 hit "You're So Vain" to a stadium of concertgoers in Massachusetts. So does this count as her giving Generation Y a healthy dose of the 1970s and the original breakup anthem? On Saturday, clas in red shorts and a striped top, Swift treated her fans to a duet  during the Foxborough, Mass., stop of her Red Tour. "Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I've always, always had," Swift announced.
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May 31, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Aerosmith, James Taylor and Carole King, the Dropkick Murphys and the band Boston were among performers serving up solace and inspiration to a crowd of thousands at TD Garden during Thursday night's Boston Strong concert benefiting victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. “Boston got its heart broken,” Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said, “but if they think they can keep us down, they can 'Dream On,' ” before he and the band launched into that career-establishing 1973 hit. The group also trotted out its 1978 version of the Beatles' “Come Together,” using it as a theme for the evening.
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May 4, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at Boston's TD Garden, will also feature performances by James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean, Godsmack, Extreme, the comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright and the rock band Boston. Proceeds from the show will go to One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15," according to a release.
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January 9, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
President Obama wasn't joking when he said he was a Beyoncé fan. The diva will, again, help the commander-in-chief ring in his second term in office when she performs the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration on January 21. Beyoncé will be joined by Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, who will also perform patriotic songs during the event, according to USA Today .  Clarkson will deliver "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," which was...
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February 22, 2007 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
BARACK OBAMA wasn't the only visitor to Los Angeles who looked like a presidential candidate on Tuesday. Just as the senator pressed the flesh with supporters at an afternoon rally, there was James Taylor reaching down to shake hands and sign autographs for fans during his concert at the Wilshire Theatre -- not just in a brief, token gesture, but in prolonged encounters that occurred at several points during the evening.
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November 16, 1987 | GINA ARNOLD
For a man whose career began by conveying extreme internal anguish to the masses, James Taylor seems cheery these days. At his Pacific Amphitheatre show Saturday, he engaged the audience with all sorts of good-natured quips and antics, despite a collection of tunes that were often far from upbeat. Taylor was a yuppie long before the word was invented: a rich white kid whose every lyric celebrated self and sensitivity with capital S's.
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March 2, 2011
'American Masters: Troubadors: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter' Where: KOCE When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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February 4, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Watching the warmly nostalgic "Troubadours" is like going to a reunion of old friends. You're so happy to see them again that you are willing to forgive whatever lapses and flaws there are in the experience. The old friends in "Troubadours" are the singer-songwriters who flourished roughly between 1968 and 1975, people like Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson and Bonnie Raitt. It was a time when, says Carole King, "there was a hunger for the intimacy, the personal thing we all did," a moment when, says James Taylor, "the authenticity of telling your own story" mattered a great deal.
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