April 13, 2011

James Taylor's Singular Voice, Steeped in 120 Years of Music - reports The New York Times...

James Taylor may be the foremost contemporary composer of what you might call American lullabies. "Carolina in My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," "Shower the People," "My Traveling Star," and "You Can Close Your Eyes," all of which he performed at a Carnegie Hall gala concert on Tuesday evening celebrating the hall's 120th year, share the same elusive magic. Along with "Home on the Range" "Red River Valley" and Stephen Foster ballads, they seem somehow to have always existed.
April 12, 2011

President Bill Clinton, Trudie Styler and Sting to be honoured by Riverkeeper as 'Big Fish' at Annual Fishermen's Ball...

Hundreds of clean water supporters will gather on the Hudson River for Riverkeeper's Annual Fishermen's Ball to honor the environmental advocacy of President Bill Clinton and Trudie Styler & Sting. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is among the notables scheduled to present, and guests will be treated to a special musical performance by Rufus Wainwright. Funds raised will benefit Riverkeeper, New York's clean water advocate. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 13 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers - Hudson River and 23rd Street.