Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
Benjamin Taylor is a musician and actor. He is the son of folk rock artists James Taylor and Carly Simon. His sister, Sally Taylor, is also a musician. Ben Taylor bears a striking resemblance to his famous father and has a singing voice akin to him as well. Although he has made efforts to distance his career from that of his parents, there are inevitable comparisons because of this, and because his chosen genre of music is similar to that of Simon and Taylor.
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Professional Golfer Has A Horrifying Tan Line On His Head
Business Insider - about 3 years
When Stewart Cink finished the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawai'i, he politely took his cap off to shake the hands of his playing partners. But when he did that, he revealed a hideous tan line formed by apparently never taking his cap off during the day. Funny tan lines are not new to Cink (see photo below). However, with Cink's head freshly shaved, the line is more pronounced. Ben Taylor captured a screenshot of Cink's head and shared it via Twitter. Stewart Cink's tan hasn't quite "Cunk" in yet. #SkullCap @PaulPabst @JasonSobelGC pic.twitter.com/v51g226tO1 — Ben Taylor (@BTtrey4) January 10, 2014 Here is Cink in 2012. Join the conversation about this story »     
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Bev Taylor: Summer College Enrichment Programs Are Sleep-Away Camps
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Attending a Harvard summer program will boost a high school student's chances of admission to Harvard. Right? Wrong! It's a common misconception, one that way too many parents and high school students buy into year after year. In actuality, it's not so different from little kids believing in the Tooth Fairy. Some parents and students are savvy enough to understand that attending one of these programs won't score any additional points in terms of gaining acceptance to a highly selective college. Others will erroneously boast of how these programs will improve one's odds of gaining admission to a top college. Some of these folks and even other savvier parents and students think that attending such a program will demonstrate 1.) great intellectual curiosity, 2.) a love of learning, or 3.) that the student can hold his or her own against other talented high school students. These parents and students couldn't be more off the mark. Are intellectual curiosity and a genuine love o ...
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MiniTime: 8 Superlative Fourth of July Celebrations
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(photo: H.C. Williams/Flickr) With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year, millions of families are planning a four-day break to celebrate the holiday. Looking for a place to get your red, white, and blue on? Here are six standout July 4th celebrations in the USA. Longest Running Parade: Bristol, Rhode Island Seeking the quintessential small-town Fourth celebration? In attractive, coastal Bristol, population 23,000, annual festivities include concerts and such old-time elements as Miss (and Little Miss) Fourth of July competitions, a Fourth of July Ball, and a Drum and Bugle Corp Competition. Held every year since 1785, the parade is a wholesome slice of Americana with marching bands, floats, and plenty of flag waving. It's also nice and easy to find: the route follows a red-white-and-blue striped line painted along Hope Street, then turns north on High Street and finishes at the town common. Best Small-Town Big Ticket: Addison, Texas Every July 3rd this ...
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Travelzoo: Fireworks Shows in Cities Across The U.S.
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Independence Day is around the corner, and with that in mind, here's a handy list of the big fireworks displays on the Fourth in cities across the U.S. this year: New York City: More than 40,000 fireworks will illuminate the skies over the Hudson River, in a televised show put on by Macy's starting around 8 p.m. and featuring Usher, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey and more. Boston: The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which is celebrating its 40th year, is an annual free concert at the DCR Hatch Shell in Beacon Hill. The concert starring Susan Tedeschi, Ellis Hall, Howie Day and Ayla Brown will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks go off at 9:30. Washington, D.C.: Visible from locations across D.C. and parts of northern Virginia, the fireworks will be launched from the Reflecting Pool area of the National Mall at 9:17 p.m. Philadelphia: The Grand Finale Fireworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art caps off a day of patriotic parties and concerts citywide. ...
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Demi Lovato Playing FREE 4th Of July Concert In Philly!! Holy Hot Dogs!!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
Philadelphia better be ready for some patriotic madness!! Their state is about to become chalk-full of Lovatics!!! Demi Lovato has just announced that she’ll be playing at the Philly Fourth Of July Jam -- and get this -- IT’S FREE!!! See why we’re warning Philly inhabitants to brace themselves?? The Philly Fourth Of July Jam IS the largest free concert in America, though, so we bet they're used to some massive crowds. We can’t possibly think of a better way to spend U.S.A.’s birthday! Other musicians set to perform are John Mayer, Grace Potter, Ben Taylor, NeYo, J. Cole, The Roots, and more!! We just hope the massive stampede of fans who are now scrambling to buy tickets to Philadelphia don’t have any Heart Attacks in the process!! [Image via WENN.]
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David Sable: My Data Is Bigger...
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"My data is bigger than your data..." "Yeah? Show me yours and I'll show you mine..." An apocryphal conversation between two macho teens in the near future? OR "Can't meet you later. Have incense burning duty at the Data Temple..." The new religion perhaps? Maybe. "Wait. I love those red pants but I have to check what other people like me are buying. I hope they like it..." Maybe you think I'm pushing the edge here, but when search returns more than 2 billion possibilities on Big Data, it's a Big Data challenge to figure out what it all really means. Let's start with a few simple explanations to set the stage -- beginning with Wikipedia: "Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications..." So far so good -- in other words, when a government decides to listen to everyone's phone calls, it's hard to manage by having ...
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Bev Taylor: Unacceptable Changes to the Common Application for College Applicants
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Beginning this fall, the Common Application is imposing a strict 500 word limit on the personal statement. While our students have always complied with college essay word limits, many applicants ignore directions and upload longer essays. We at The Ivy Coach have no issue with word limits, but we do have an issue with what the Common Application is proposing to do to enforce it. When students were able to upload either a .doc or a .pdf, they had room for more creativity. Applicants will now have to paste their personal statement into a box. This is an issue because it restricts students from doing fun things with a document. Our students have included photos of their artwork, they've used math symbols in explaining a problem, and they've drawn pictures. One student wrote an essay about how she re-captions The New Yorker cartoons and included some of her cartoons in her uploaded essay. By "confining students to a box," we eliminate that originality of thought. So to enforce ...
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Ben Taylor On Mountain Stage
NPR - over 4 years
The son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, Ben Taylor plays songs steeped in folk and pop traditions, but he also moves through soul, country and funk. The singer performs a generous 41-minute set, including tracks from his most recent album, Listening. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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The Biggest Difference Between Applying To College In The US Vs. The UK
Business Insider - over 4 years
Elite schools around the world are more selective than ever before. The University of Pennsylvania accepted 47 percent of applicants in 1991, compared to only 12.3 percent of applicants in 2012. Harvard University made news this year with a record low acceptance rate of 5.9 percent for the class of 2016. With such slim chances, what are the keys to getting in? To get some perspective on the admissions process, we spoke with experts from the US, UK and Asia. Together they revealed one key difference between applying to school in the US vs. anywhere else. Bev Taylor, founder of the New York-based college consulting firm The Ivy Coach told us that in order to gain admission to the most selective colleges in the US, “students need to have standardized test scores that are at least comparable to the college's mean scores, as well as exceptional grades in the most rigorous courses. But to differentiate themselves from the tens of thousands of other candidates applying to the same colle ...
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Mike Ragogna: Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A Conversation with David Sanborn Mike Ragogna: David, let's get into Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology, your new doubledisc anthology. You participated in the track selection? David Sanborn: Yeah, I actually selected all of the tracks that are on this particular collection. So what I did was I went over all of the CDs that I made at Warner Brothers or Elektra, which is all part of the Warner group over the last twenty years, from '75 until sometime in the mid-nineties. What I tried to do was make this a little bit different from some of the other collections that had been put out because I didn't really have much of a hand in putting together those collections. What I wanted to do on this particular one, when they came to me and asked if I would be interested in doing it, was to try to represent not only the chronology of the records and the music and the evolution from '75 on, but also to kind of give the listener a sense of what I consider to be representative ...
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The Center for Arts in Natick to host Ben Taylor, 'Rent' stars this weekend
Boston Globe - over 4 years
The Center for Arts in Natick will host two national acts this weekend, starting with Ben Taylor, son of James and Carly, on Friday, and then Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp of the Broadway hit "Rent" on Saturday for the center's 15th annual benefit gala.
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Son Of Music Royalty Ben Taylor Takes The Stage
NPR - over 4 years
Musician Ben Taylor is the son of folk icons James Taylor and Carly Simon. Even with those genes, he had a hard time finding his own way. But that changed when he came out with his critically acclaimed debut album Famous Among the Barns. Now Ben Taylor is back with his latest work Listening, and he speaks with host Michel Martin. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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JC Brooks may be ready for a change of tune
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Known for retro soul, Ten minutes to showtime. And there was no showman. "Where is he?" asked Ben Taylor, bassist of the Chicago soul revue JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, pacing beside a golf cart ready to whisk him and his band mates to the stage. JC Brooks, their magnetic frontman, a performer whose pompadour often floats above crowds of people, was nowhere in sight.
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Premiere: Ben Taylor Ready With Advice on 'Oh Brother'
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Singer-songwriter Ben Taylor son of folk icon James Taylor and pop singer Carly Simon just released his latest record Listening and is about to embark on a massive fall tour that will see him trek across the United States He's also turned the song "Oh Brother" into an Amanda Demme-directed clip that...
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Song Premiere: Ben Taylor, 'Oh Brother'
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Click to listen to Ben Taylor's 'Oh Brother' Singer-songwriter Ben Taylor the son of folk-rock icons James Taylor and Carly Simon is prepping for the release of Listening his first album of new material in four years "Oh Brother" the first single shows off Taylor's soulful voice – which bears more...
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Salmon poachers caught stealing from Wear
Sunderland Echo - almost 5 years
TWO poachers were caught stealing fish from the River Wear. A court heard that friends Neil Rusworth and Ben Taylor were spotted near the water’s edge at Low Barmston in September last year, taking salmon and sea trout without a licence. They both pleaded guilty to the offence and also admitted obstructing a water bailiff on the same date. Environment Agency prosecutor Niall Carlin told Sunderland Magistrates’ Court that officers from the agency spotted Taylor taking six fish from a net, helped by Rushworth. Mr Carlin said: “When they were approached by officers, Taylor ran back to the water and threw the fish in. “Downstream of where the incident was, the officers found a camp that had been set up. “Taylor and Rushworth admitted it was their camp and they had stayed at the camp overnight. “A second net was found at that location in addition to a number of other fish. “Some fish had been gutted and it appeared at least one of them had been eaten or partially eaten.” In intervi ...
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Many Fairfield Residents Supported Magic Moments: A Kennedy Center Benefit
Fairfield Patch - almost 5 years
Kennedy Center Supporters Raised $113,000 for the Autism Project Over 300 guests stepped out on the town to support a major autism benefit in the region. The Sixth Annual Magic Moments fundraiser for The Kennedy Center had many magical, memorable moments:  a concert performance by Ben Taylor, exquisite food served by Celebrations by Carlson, and fine wines and spirits provided by Moet Hennessy USA and Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield. Ben Taylor, son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, captivated the crowd at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on March 24. He played songs for all musical tastes, from rock and pop to folk and hip-hop. His accomplished acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics resonated with the crowd, who also appreciated his spontaneous sense of humor. After his moving, emotionally charged performance, Ben Taylor and his band attended a Black Box after party. Guests were thrilled to meet this charismatic artist in perso ...
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Ax-travaganza! Guitar show will rock Williamsburg
The Brooklyn Paper - almost 5 years
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com. By Will Bredderman The Brooklyn Paper It’s the one event that brings together all of Williamsburg’s guitar aficionados — those who actually play guitar and those who just carry them around because they look cool. More than 30 dealers of guitars and all the stuff that goes with them will take over the stage and concert space at Brooklyn Bowl on April 1 — uniting rock music, bowling, and alcohol in a way not seen since the premiere of “The Big Lebowski.” When it debuted last year, the Brooklyn Springtime Guitar Show was the first expo for strummers in the city in a decade — and the borough’s rockers were sorely missing an event of its kind, according organizers “Uncle” Mike Schnapp, a Bowl DJ, and Lisa Sharken, a veteran music gear magazine writer and technician. “My friends who are dealers were reminiscing about the days when there were guitar shows in the basement of a church on the Lower East Side,” Sharken said. “I checked out the v ...
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Ben Taylor: Apocalypse on the Set: 9 Incredible Movie Disasters
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
What happens when high-stakes gambles like those made on feature films goes wrong? Just how much can the production of a movie unravel and what does it mean for those involved?
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ben Taylor
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 31
    Taylor has been training in martial arts since he was a teenager. According to the December 2008 issue of Black Belt Magazine, Taylor has trained extensively in qigong, t'ai chi ch'uan, wing chun kung fu, and recently Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Renzo Gracie.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor's sister, Sally Taylor, is also a musician and they have frequently worked together.
    Taylor's cover of Macy Gray's "I Try" was used in a Honey Nut Cheerios television commercial in Canada aired late 2008, early 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor recently appeared as himself on the ABC Family Reality summer hit, The Vineyard (2013) Taylor appears on the CD Too Many Years contributing the original track "Listen to The Music" to benefit Clear Path International's work with land mine survivors. Benjamin Simon Taylor attended high school at Tabor Academy, a college preparatory boarding school in Marion, Massachusetts.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 0
    Born on January 22, 1977.
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