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Carole King, The Plenary, Melbourne, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Carole King performing at The Plenary, Melbourne. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Carole King Honored By President Obama

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 24, 2013

in News

Carole King was honored on Wednesday night at the White House with the fifth Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to receive the award.

Carole King, The Plenary, Melbourne, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Carole King performing at The Plenary, Melbourne. Photo Ros O'Gorman

President Obama opened the evening with a statement on the tragedy in Oklahoma and followed calling King a “living legend” (see video below). King then took the stage to sing Beautiful from Tapestry before giving the stage over to a group of artists performing her music.

The Set List (We are still trying to determine the performer on two of the songs):

Beautiful – Carole King
Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Emeli Sande
Up on the Roof – James Taylor
So Far Away – Trisha Yearwood
Loco-Motion – Billy Joel
Cryin’ in the Rain – James Taylor and TBD
(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman – Emeli Sande
Jazzman – Carole King
I Believe in Loving You – Carole King
I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King and James Taylor

The show will be on PBS on May 28.

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