James Taylor to hold Haiti benefit show

Proceeds from Mass. concert Friday to go to charity

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- James Taylor is planning a benefit concert in Massachusetts to aid earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

Proceeds from the concert scheduled for Friday at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will go to Partners in Health. The Boston-based group brings modern medical care to poor nations and has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.

Singer-songwriter Taylor says in a statement that he and his wife, Kim, will match proceeds from sales of tickets. Prices range from $100 to $1,000.

Taylor lives in nearby Lenox. He will be joined onstage by his wife, singers Kate Markowitz and Arnold McCuller, and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young.
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