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Ben Taylor in Concert at the ArtsCenter Oct. 24

Ben Taylor Concert
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
8 p.m.
The ArtsCenter
300-G East Main Street, Carrboro
Ticket information: (919) 929-2787, ext. 201

Singer-songwriter Ben Taylor and his band will perform Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library is sponsoring the evening.

Concert tickets are $16 for UNC students and ArtsCenter Friends; $20 for all others ($22 on day of show). Purchase tickets from the ArtsCenter box office: (919) 929-2787 or online.

Taylor is the son of rock icons James Taylor and Carly Simon. His performance will help celebrate the 90th birthday of his grandmother, Trudy Taylor, and the placement of Taylor family materials with the Southern Historical Collection.

Taylor recently released Listening, his first record in four years. Joining Taylor in concert will be his aunt, Kate Taylor.

The Taylors have deep ties to Chapel Hill and Carolina. James Taylor and his musical siblings grew up in Chapel Hill, where their father, Isaac, was dean of the UNC School of Medicine from 1964 to 1971. Isaac Taylor graduated from UNC in 1942. In 1989, the medical school’s Taylor Hall was named in his honor.

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