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James Taylor

  1. respect the classics
    Joni Mitchell Is Making New Music Again, According to James TaylorShould we believe him?
  2. las vegas
    Garth Brooks, of All People, Convinced James Taylor to Do a Las Vegas ResidencyHe’s also recording his first album since 2015, a collection of standards.
  3. kennedy center honors
    Watch Sheryl Crow and Garth Brooks Honor James Taylor at the Kennedy CenterShower the people with expertly performed folk covers.
  4. international relations
    James Taylor Cancels Philippines Concert to Protest Drug War Killings“I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand.”
  5. kennedy center honors
    Here Are Your 2016 Kennedy Center HonoreesAl Pacino, Mavis Staples, and more.
  6. James Taylor and Stephen Colbert Update ‘Fire and Rain’ for 2015During his visit to last night’s Late Show, James Taylor performed a few songs, but when the time came to perform his classic song “Fire and […]
  7. James Taylor Updates ‘Fire and Rain’ on ColbertFire and rain and calzones.
  8. last night on late night
    Here’s James Taylor on a Seesaw With FallonIt has come to this.
  9. covers
    Chris & Scott Evans Cover James Taylor AdorablyCaptain America has many talents.
  10. This Candlelight Vigil Is In Full Effect!, by Django GoldAlright! Yeah! Now that’s what I’m talking about! Ladies and gentlemen, I heard this candlelight vigil was going to be off the chain, but even […]
  11. the sports section
    James Taylor Briefly Sings Wrong Patriotic Song at the World Series“Oh, beautiful …”
  12. inauguration
    Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor to Sing at InaugurationWith a giant hat, hopefully.
  13. Oh Look Jimmy Fallon Impersonated James Taylor/Wore a Hat at the DNC That’s a pretty solid James Taylor, Jimmy Fallon. It’s also noteworthy because late night hosts don’t usually so explicitly support specific […]
  14. the elderly
    Which Old People Will Be Nominated for Grammys Tomorrow?Do any young artists stand a chance this year? Sadly, no.
  15. party lines
    Clinton Still Loves Tony Bennett, Even As Time Goes ByTony Bennett’s pop-culture relevance may have quietly passed away long ago (his tour this year is sponsored by the AARP), but to a certain subset of the population, the octogenarian’s still a heartthrob. At last night’s sold-out “The Best Is Yet to Come” concert at Radio City Music Hall, the crowd was still screaming, “I love you, Tony!” Just like the fifties! A benefit for the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts that Bennett founded, the show featured collaborators from his last year’s Duets album: a shaky James Taylor, a preternaturally dapper John Legend, and k.d. lang, who even got an (admittedly squandered) onstage kiss from the silver stud. After the concert, the crowd moved across the street to the Rockefeller Center Summer Garden. Bill Clinton arrived late because he was stopped at the Cucina & Co. market down the hall. “He’s getting food? That could take a while!” cracked Regis, stalling during introductions. Oh, Regis! When he finally arrived, the former Pres and Reeg traded tales of Bennett’s painting acumen. During one interview, the leathery Live host said Tony actually took out the brushes. “And I still have that portrait today!” Later, packages, like original Annie Leibovitz prints and private tennis lessons with Andre Agassi, were auctioned off for the charity. The night’s biggest seller? A watercolor, by Mr. Tony Bennett. —Amos Barshad
  16. party lines
    James Taylor Crowd Knows Nothing of His WorkThere was the usual phalanx of celebs at the Ross School in East Hampton Saturday for James Taylor’s penultimate concert in the Hampton Social series — the Olsens, Richard Gere, Jimmy Buffett, Daryl Hannah, even Paul McCartney — but, as it turned out, they weren’t all necessarily there to see Sweet Baby James. “I don’t know much of his music,” James Blunt admitted to us before the show started, “but I’m looking forward to it.” So no favorite songs, then? “I’ll have to get back to you at the end of the night,” he said. Mischa Barton was equally flummoxed. “Um, I don’t know,” she admitted. “Everyone’s been asking me. I put it on my iPod before we left, but I haven’t listened.” Beth Ostrosky, there with her boyfriend, Howard Stern, was one of the few who could answer the question. “‘You’ve Got a Friend,’” she said proudly. And local gal Christie Brinkley eventually came up with an answer, too. “I sing the kids this song at night to help put them to sleep,” she said. “I don’t know what it’s called, but it goes, ‘There is a young cowboy…’ Oh, ‘Sweet Baby James,’ that’s it.” Yup. —Brett Amelkin