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Musician Kate Taylor with Liz Witham at UNC Feb. 9 for Film Screening, Performance

The Taylor Family in Chapel Hill
With Kate Taylor and Liz Witham
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
Reception: 5:00 p.m.
Film screening, Q&A, performance: 5:30 p.m.
Student Union Theater
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,, (919) 962-4207

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Singer-songwriter Kate Taylor and her daughter Liz Witham will appear together at UNC Feb. 9 for a screening of Kate Taylor: Tunes from the Tipi and Other Songs from Home, Witham’s film biography of her mother. Taylor, the sister of musicians James and Livingston Taylor, will perform, and she and Witham will answer questions about the film.

The free public program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater, following a reception at 5 p.m. The Southern Historical Collection and Southern Folklife Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library are sponsoring the event.

The very musical Taylor siblings lived in Chapel Hill in the 1950s and 1960s, where their father, Dr. Isaac Taylor, was dean of the UNC School of Medicine. All the children of Isaac and Trudy Taylor and many of the Taylor grandchildren have gone on to musical careers.

Witham’s film explores the childhood musical influences on her mother; the family’s life in Chapel Hill and relocation to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; and the rich musical career of Kate Taylor. The film weaves home movies, photographs, and documentary footage with concert performances and recordings from a tipi that Kate constructed with her husband.

For program information, contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library: or (919) 962-4207.

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