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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- James Taylor is planning a benefit concert in Massachusetts to aid earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

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Proceeds from the concert scheduled for Friday at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will go to Partners in Health. The Boston-based group brings modern medical care to poor nations and has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.

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Singer-songwriter Taylor says in a statement that he and his wife, Kim, will match proceeds from sales of tickets. Prices range from $100 to $1,000.

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Taylor lives in nearby Lenox. He will be joined onstage by his wife, singers Kate Markowitz and Arnold McCuller, and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young.

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On the Net:

Tickets: http://www.mahaiwe.org

Partners in Health: http://www.pih.org