SINGER-SONGWRITER LIVINGSTON TAYLOR OPENS CLUB MAC’s 2014-2015 SEASON WITH CONCERTS NOV. 14 & 15

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. –McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage opens its 2014-2015 Club MAC season with concerts by singer-songwriter and consummate stage performer Livingston Taylor, Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. For these performances, the MAC’s intimate Playhouse Theatre will be transformed into a unique cabaret setting complete with café tables, a full bar and great music from a legend. This will be Taylor’s only Midwest stop on his “Blue Sky” tour promoting his most recent CD. For tickets or more information, visit AtTheMAC.org.

Taylor’s latest album, “Blue Sky,” released this past April, will be showcased in the Club MAC concerts. “Blue Sky” features a mixture of original material as well as covers of songs he has long admired including the Beatles “Paper Back Writer,” “I Have Dreamed” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “King and I,” Dolly Parton’s crossover hit “Here You Come Again” and more. Taylor’s extensive musical knowledge has inspired his varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and styles from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. A seasoned performer, he has gained a loyal fan

base not only with his acclaimed musical talent, but through his charming personality, warm stage presence, and songs rich in wordplay, depth, and humor.

Taylor picked up his first guitar at age 13, launching an expansive 40-year career of performance, songwriting and teaching. His compositions include “Going Round One More Time” and “Boatman” (both which were also recorded by elder brother James) and the Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running.” Taylor has toured with major artists including Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull and today balances his busy tour schedule with a full professorship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Taylor’s courses, Stage Performance I and II, give him the ideal forum to impart the lessons learned through his own career to a new generation of musicians. These classes are some of the most popular at the College and his book, “Stage Performance” (2000/Pocket Books) is drawn from those classes.

Glen Ellyn’s McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located on the campus of College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd.) presents Livingston Taylor in concert Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. This performance is part of the MAC’s 2014-2015 Club MAC series.Tickets: $45 Table Seating/ $39 Theater Seating. To order tickets, call 630.942.4000, or visit AtTheMAC.org.

About the MAC

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The MAC began major renovations in fall 2012 to update its three performance spaces, construct a new art gallery and outdoor pavilion, and make improvements to the infrastructure, teaching and learning spaces and patron service areas. The MAC renovation was funded as part of the $168 million referendum that voters of District 502 passed in November 2010. The MAC completed its 14-month, $35 million renovation in December 2013 and officially opened its doors to the public with the MAC Madness Celebration on March 8. The MAC’s 2014-2015 Season is its first full season following the landmark renovations.

The mission of the MACis to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation or call 630.942.2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through funding from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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For Immediate Release
October 22, 2014

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