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New Concert: James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
James Taylor and his All-Star Band coming to Tanglewood July 3 and 4

James Taylor & His All-Star Band are coming to Tanglewood July 3 & 4

James Taylor returns to Tanglewood in Lenox with his All-Star Band for performances at 8pm on Sunday & Monday, July 3 & 4, in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The July 4 concert will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Both performances will include many of the iconic songs so closely associated with Mr. Taylor, as well as new original material from his recent album Before This World, which was released earlier this year.

Just last week Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 24 times since his first performance there in 1974.

As in past years, Kim and James Taylor will donate proceeds from the July 4 performance to Tanglewood.

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James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood for July 4th with All-Star Band, Fireworks [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
The Berkshires love James Taylor’s appearances at Tanglewood as much as those of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

The Berkshires love James Taylor’s appearances at Tanglewood as much as those of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

James Taylor returns to Tanglewood in 2015 with his All-Star Band for a performance on Saturday, July 4, at 7pm in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.

The July 4 performance will include many of the iconic songs so closely associated with Mr. Taylor, as well as new original material from his forthcoming album — his first in a decade — to be released in 2015. Mr. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 23 times since his first performance there in 1974.

Tickets for the July 4 concert by James Taylor, priced from $26 (lawn tickets) to $103, go on sale January 24 at 10am at 888-266-1200 or www.tanglewood.org, where visitors can also find full details of the 2015 Tanglewood concert schedule, including performances by the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center and guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, the American Songbook, Broadway, pop rock, dance and film. Tanglewood — this country’s preeminent summer music festival and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra — is located in the Berkshire hills between Stockbridge and Lenox.

LIVE: James Taylor @ SPAC, 7/19/14

Monday, July 21st, 2014

James Taylor's All Stars

Photographs by Stanley Johnson

Since the Berkshires’ own James Taylor sells out a handful of dates at Tanglewood every July, Local 518 fans tend to take him for granted. It’s hard to believe that his previous tour stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center was more than a decade ago.

But Taylor is remarkably reliable in concert. And on Saturday night (July 19) he brought along his nine-piece All-Star Band, featuring Blues Brothers’ saxman Lou Marini, drum master Steve Gadd and noted session guitarist Michael Landau, among others.

Relaxed and comfortable in the spotlight, Taylor told stories about the Beatles (his debut album was released on their Apple Records) and crooned his way through two hour-plus sets of singer-songwriter classics from the ’70s, and a few new selections, too.

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James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

After taking this past summer off, the Berkshires’ favorite musical son returns to Tanglewood in Lenox on at 8pm on Thursday & Friday, July 3 & 4.

Bringing his career Tanglewood appearance total to two dozen, James Taylor and his band will take the stage of the Koussevitzky Music Shed for a pair of concerts. The July 4th performance will be a benefit concert for Tanglewood, and a fireworks display will follow the performance.

Priced between $25-$99, tickets for both of James Taylor’s upcoming Tanglewood concerts will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday, January 16.

LIVE: James Taylor @ Tanglewood, 7/3/12

Monday, July 9th, 2012
James Taylor @ Tanglewood, 7/3/12

James Taylor

Review by Joel Patterson
Photograph by Darlene Bordwell

It’s been 41 years since James Taylor and his shaggy mane graced the cover of Time Magazine, the herald angel of a new era in pop music. His stripped-down, acoustic guitar-based “new folk” in true dialectic fashion signaled a retreat from the excesses of overblown ’60s rock with its apocalyptic bombast and eve-of-destruction politics. The James Taylors and Jackson Brownes were anguished and introspective, weaving tales of confusion and contradiction – reveries shot through with pain and simple joys compromised by nagging self-awareness and complicity.

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LIVE: James Taylor Makes a Perfect Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol + Photo Gallery [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
James Taylor in "A Christmas Carol"

James Taylor in "A Christmas Carol"

James Taylor made his long awaited theatrical debut as Bob Cratchit in the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” last weekend. Audiences flocked to see the renowned singer, joined by members of his family and a stage full of Berkshire residents make merry in the classic tale of the holiday unfolding all around us even as I write.

Thanks to Ken Regan and Camera 5, plus the helpful staff of the Berkshire Theatre Group, we are happy to give you a visual review of this wonderful show and its cast, every person a true star.

Known for his hits “Fire and Rain” and “Carolina in My Mind,” Taylor also penned songs for the Broadway musical Working. He makes his stage debut under the direction of Eric Hill, who also adapted the production and stars as Scrooge. Performances are Dec. 17. through Dec. 30 at the Colonial Theatre.

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James Taylor to Play Bob Cratchet in “A Christmas Carol” at The Colonial Theatre in December [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, November 11th, 2011

James Taylor

James Taylor will swap his guitar for a pot of greasepaint as he makes his theatrical debut in the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, presented by the Berkshire Theatre Group. He will be joined onstage by his wife Kim, and children Henry and Rufus. It’s going to be a true family-style tale as they go up against the original Scrooge created by Charles Dickins.

“I know that James will bring his inherent charm and gentleness to bear in his portrayal of Bob Cratchit, a good and unpretentious man. So it’s a thrill to direct James Taylor in his theatrical debut. The process for A Christmas Carol is one of celebration and sharing of our common humanity on a community level. And to work with Kim, Rufus and Henry Taylor again will only add to the joy.” – Kate Maguire, Artistic Director

A Christmas Carol will have a limited run of eleven performances from December 17–30 at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. An annual production that previously was performed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, it is a community production that sees friends and neighbors come together – this year for the first time on the Colonial stage.
Adapted by Eric Hill and co-directed by Hill and E. Gray Simons III will co-direct again feature not only James Taylor, but fellow company members Kim Taylor, Michael Brahce, Ralph Petillo, Gail Ryan and Chris Vecchia.

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Sonny Rollins, James Taylor, Jacob’s Pillow to Be Honored Today

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Sonny Rollins and James Taylor

Sonny Rollins and James Taylor

Jazz saxophone giant Sonny Rollins
Pop singer-songwriter James Taylor
And summer dance destination Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

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