Credit: Timothy WhiteJames Taylor has a series of appearances lined up in the Los Angeles area this week to promote his latest album, Before This World, his first collection of new songs in 13 years. Following his appearance Tuesday on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the acclaimed singer/songwriter will be interviewed and play a special outdoor concert on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! that will air Wednesday night at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

Then, on Friday night, Taylor will take part in a sold-out benefit event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles that will include a Q&A session and an acoustic performance. The museum’s executive director, Bob Santelli, will chat with James about his new album and eventful career, and the event will raise money for the facility.

Winding down his L.A. itinerary, Taylor will tape an episode of the PBS talk show Tavis Smiley next week. Check your local listings for the episode’s air date.

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