Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Second James Taylor Concert added Jan. 23 to benefit Haiti

James and Caroline (Kim) Taylor

Tickets to singer/songwriter James Taylor’s just-announced benefit concert for Haiti sold out in 90 minutes this morning.

In that short span of time they raised $150,000 for Partners in Health (pih.org), which Taylor and his wife, Kim, then matched, making the total amount raised so far to benefit the people of Haiti: $300,000.

Upon hearing news of the sold out concert, Mr. Taylor volunteered to donate his services for a second show on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm. “The need in Haiti is so great and our community in the Berkshires is so generous. Performing another concert is the least I can do and, fortunately, the Mahaiwe is free the next night,” he said.

The ticket will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th at 9 AM) at the theatre and online. Other than the second date, details for the performance at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington are in the earlier blog entry, directly below.

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