Storied singer-songwriters to co-headline Christmas show at Cole

HAMLET — Two of America’s finest singer-songwriters, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, will co-headline the third show of the 2014-15 DeWitt Performing Arts Series on Dec. 4 at the Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College.

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin

These storied performers will not only perform their own songs, but they will also include Christmas classics in the show to kick off the month of December.

“Both performers have remarkable musical histories, and we’re very excited to have them taking part in our concert series this season,” said Cole Auditorium Director Joey Bennett.

Both Livingston and Tom are consummate entertainers who have had long and varied careers in the music industry. Chapin has won three Grammy Awards, while Taylor has written multiple songs that have cracked the Billboard Top 40 charts. Both have even hosted nationally broadcast television shows.

Livingston Taylor is a brother of five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor, and one of Tom Chapin’s siblings was the late Harry Chapin, who penned the No. 1 single, “Cats in the Cradle.”

“This performance at the Cole promises to be a special event,” said Bennett.

Additional information about Livingston and Taylor, including video footage of their prior performances, may be found under the Cole Auditorium tag on RCC’s website, The playbill for the Dec. 4 show will also be posted on the site prior to the event.

Tickets to the individual performance are on sale now for $35. Prorated season tickets are also available, which will grant access to the four remaining shows in the DeWitt Performing Arts Series. Other acts still to come this year include a piano battle, “Rhythm of the Dance” St. Patrick’s Day themed performance, and a concert by Nashville hit-maker Collin Raye.

Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor

For more information about tickets, contact the Cole Auditorium Box Office at 910-410-1691. Box Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. The Cole Auditorium is located at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.

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