Carole King To Be Honored With White House Concert

WASHINGTON (May 17, 20130--President Barack Obama hosts a show next week at the White House for singer-songwriter Carole King, the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.

The White House says Mr. Obama will present the award to King during a concert Wednesday, whose program includes performances by King, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.

King's hits during five decades of songwriting include "You've Got a Friend," ''So Far Away" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

Wednesday's concert will be the latest in the "In Performance at the White House" series and will be streamed live on the White House website and broadcast nationally by PBS stations on May 28.

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