Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Carole King, who is the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, performs at the White House May 28. The concert is broadcast online (beginning at 7 PM ET) and on PBS (beginning at 8 PM ET).
King is the first woman to receive the honor. The prize "honors the lifetime achievement of artists whose work exemplifies the standard of excellence associated with towering songwriters George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin."
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the 7 PM concert in the East Room. King is set to perform alongside such artists as Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.
In addition to the 7 PM live stream (whitehouse.gov/live), "Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House" will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide starting at 8 PM.
King's breakout 1971 smash album "Tapestry" remains one of the best-selling records of all time. It is the first female solo album to reach Diamond status, surpassing 10 million copies sold, as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America's Gold and Platinum Program (the milestone has been achieved by only 11 other female solo artists in history).
Beautiful, the new musical based on King's life and work, will premiere this fall at San Francisco's Curran Theatre prior to a 2014 spring Broadway bow.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You