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Review: James Taylor

James Taylor is a smooth operator. Like a suitor who wins over his reluctant date with gentle persuasion, Taylor made at least one skeptical listener feel like one of the luckiest men alive by the conclusion of his concert Saturday at Starlight Theatre. The majority of the audience of about 8,000 were similarly charmed by Taylor's amiable persona and tender songs. Drawing on material culled from over four decades of recordings that have made him a revered figure among millions of baby boomers, the masterful singer-songwriter entertained and uplifted fans for over two engaging hours. His elegant sensibility was as...