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SM PIER — Despite the cancellation of former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor for next week’s Twilight Dance Series, concert organizers have secured soul singer Bettye LaVette to take his place during the free show.

Taylor, who cited management and health issues for his cancellation, informed Santa Monica Pier officials last week that he wouldn’t make the show, prompting a search for a replacement by King & Co., the group that organizes the free weekly concerts.

LaVette has most recently made news in her nearly 50 year career with her May, 2010 release of, “Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook,” which brings the British Invasion home to its American R&B roots and features LaVette’s raw emotional renderings of compositions by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

The Tom Nolan Band opens for LaVette.

For more information, visit www.santamonicapier.org.

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