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James Taylor plans 2nd benefit concert in Great Barrington.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

By The Associated Press
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Saturday January 23, 2010 at the Mahawe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington

Singer James Taylor plans 2nd benefit concert in Great Barrington to aid Haiti earthquake relief

By The Associated Press

January 20, 2010, 12:53PM

GREAT BARRINGTON – Singer James Taylor has scheduled a second benefit concert in Massachusetts to aid earthquake relief efforts in Haiti after the first show sold out.

Taylor announced on his Web site that he’ll play a second show on Saturday at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.

The first show, scheduled for Friday, sold out in 90 minutes Tuesday and raised $300,000 – $150,000 in ticket sales, which was then matched by Taylor and his wife, Kim.

Both shows will benefit Partners in Health, a Boston-based group that brings modern medical care to poor nations and has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who lives in nearby Lenox, says on his Web site that a second concert “is the least I can do.”

For more information log onto the following Web sites: For ticket information visit: http://www.mahaiwe.org, to learn about Partners in Health, http://www.pih.org, James Taylor’s Web site http://jamestaylor.com.

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