Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson to perform at Obama's second inauguration

Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson to perform at Obama's second inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Beyonce will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Kelly Clarkson "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration, organizers said.

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Hillary Clinton suffers concussion

Hillary Clinton suffers concussion

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a concussion when she fainted after becoming dehydrated from a stomach bug, her office said Saturday.
Obama lights National Christmas Tree

Obama lights National Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama threw the switch to light up the National Christmas Tree -- a 90-year-old holiday tradition in Washington.

Survey shows lack of food a big issue

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Nearly 1-in-3 U.S. adults say they either lacked food or were concerned about food insecurity among family, friends or neighbors, a non-profit group says.

Photojournalist Ken Regan dies

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Photojournalist Ken Regan, known for his ability to gain the trust of rock stars and get behind-the-scenes shots has died in New York, his daughter said.
Newton-John, Travolta reteam for Christmas album

Newton-John, Travolta reteam for Christmas album

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- "Grease" and "Two of Kind" co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are reuniting to record a Christmas album, E! News said.

James Taylor seeks $2M from Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter James Taylor has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Records seeking $2 million in damages for royalties from digital downloads.

DNC cuts loose in final session

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Excitement buzzed through Time Warner Cable Auditorium in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, the final day of the Democratic National Convention.
Taylor, Blige to perform at the DNC

Taylor, Blige to perform at the DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- James Taylor, the Foo Fighters and Mary J. Blige have been booked to perform at next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., organizers said.

Classical stars at Tanglewood gala

BOSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- A top-tier lineup of classical musicians was on the bill for Saturday's concert marking the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood concert venue in Massachusetts.

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Bag of lost gifts returned to family

Bag of lost gifts returned to family

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Texas man said he was overjoyed to find the rightful owner of a bag of gifts and cash he found at the side of a road.

U.N.: Canada has obligations despite Kyoto

BONN, Germany, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Canada has a moral obligation to lead efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions regardless of its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, a U.N. official said.
White House features country music

White House features country music

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett performed at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama celebrated country music.
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James Taylor
NYP2003041810 - NEW YORK, APRIL 18 (UPI)--Singer James Taylor will have a bridge built in 1987 over Morgan Creek in North Carolina named for him on April 26, 2003. Taylor made the Morgan Creek bridge famous in his song "Copperline". jg/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Taylor achieved his major breakthrough in 1970 with the #3 single "Fire and Rain" and had his first #1 hit the following year with "You've Got a Friend", a recording of Carole King's classic song. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. His commercial achievements declined slightly until a big resurgence during the late 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums (including Hourglass, October Road and Covers) were released.

James Taylor was born at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 12, 1948, where his father, Isaac M. Taylor, was a resident physician. His father was from a well-off family of Southern Scottish ancestry. His mother, the former Gertrude Woodard, had studied singing with Marie Sundelius at the New England Conservatory of Music and was an aspiring opera singer before the couple's marriage in 1946. James was the second of five children, the others being Alex (born 1947), Kate (born 1949), Livingston (born 1950), and Hugh (born 1952).

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