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An Evening with Livingston Taylor set for October 12

Livingston Taylor
10/4/2007 —

Singer, songwriter Livingston Taylor will bring his music about green grass and sunshine, first loves and lasting friendships to Penn State York on Friday, Oct. 12 when he performs at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center on campus.  Taylor’s performance at 8 p.m. is sponsored by Penn State York’s Cultural and Performing Artists Series and the York Newspaper Company.

Livingston Taylor, best known for writing and performing the song “I Will Be in Love with You” comes from a family of musical talent that just happens to include an older brother named James.   Better known to his fans as “Liv,” Taylor’s musical talent is touted in countless publications and he is thankful for the opportunity to perform.  He has written hundreds of songs and has 15 albums (CD’s) under his belt including his most recent one, There You Are Again, released in 2006.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950, Taylor grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  He says he first got into music when he sang along in his crib with a Tuberose Snuff commercial which was popular on the radio in the south at that time.   

Taylor teaches stage performance techniques at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he is a professor, writes children’s books with his wife Maggie, and does more than 100 shows a year which includes club, theatre, college, and full symphony.  Taylor plays guitar; a Taylor (no relation) guitar – 910; banjo, a Stelling “Super Star” five-string; and the piano. Taylor has written most of his repertoire and in addition to song writing and performing, he is a private pilot and flies a Cessna 205/A named “Bertha.”

A natural on stage, Taylor shares his thoughts on being a performer, “It’s no mean feat, making a living as a professional musician for 30 years, “ he said.  “No mean feat.   But to do it with style – ah, there’s the beauty.”

An Evening with Livingston Taylor promises to be an entertaining evening

and one area music lovers won’t want to miss.   Check out Taylor’s Web site at www.livtaylor.com

Tickets are $10 for the general public.  Thanks to the Student Activity Fee, Penn State York students receive a $10 discount on ticketed performances making the Taylor concert free.   To receive the discount, students must present their student ID at the box office.   For additional tickets and information, please call 717-505-8900 or visit the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center on the Web at http://www.pullocenter.psu.edu/. For more information or to schedule an interview with Taylor, please call 717-771-4128.

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