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Grammy winner to be honored at start-studded Gramy week gala on January 24; Dixie Chicks, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Jason Mraz, James Taylor and Steven Tyler to perform at tribute concert
Carole King will be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year on Jan. 24, 2014, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board.
Multi-GRAMMY-winning artists the Dixie Chicks, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Jason Mraz, James Taylor, and Steven Tyler will perform in King's honor. Music industry veterans Lou Adler, Martin Bandier and Rob Light along with Taylor are tribute chairs. Composer and arranger Robbie Kondor will be the evening's musical director. Additional performers will be announced in the coming months.[ read more ]
BY: Clarence Fanto
Here's a blast from the past -- James Taylor's distant past.
In 1971, living in a house he built himself on Martha's Vineyard, Taylor kept a pet pig named Mona -- both were pictured in a Time Magazine cover story that year.
In a New York Times Magazine article this past Sunday, author/activist Michael Pollan recounted how his own pet pig, amusingly named Kosher, had a close encounter with JT and Mona during summer vacation on the Vineyard.
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