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Carole King To Perform 'Tapestry' Album At BST Hyde Park


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Carole King has been announced as the latest headlining act for this year’s British Summer Time Festival at London's Hyde Park. King will headline the annual event on Sunday July 3rd and will be playing her classic 1972 album Tapestry in full.

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"I can't wait to perform Tapestry from beginning to end for the first time... in the heart of one of my favourite cities," the 74-year-old told BBC 6 Music. King added that it "actually wasn't my idea" to play the album in full, but "no-one has ever thought to ask [before] and I loved the the idea.”

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Carole King To Play Tapestry At First UK Concert In 27 Years


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The 74-year-old singer, known for her piano-led ballads, will return to the stage to headline the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival in London's Hyde Park on 3 July (16).

Carole is scheduled to perform her classic 70s album Tapestry, giving British fans their first chance to see her play since her City Streets tour came to London's Albert Hall in 1989.

"I can't wait to perform Tapestry from beginning to end for the first time... in the heart of one of my favourite cities," the star wrote on the festival website.

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George Lucas And Carole King's Kennedy Center Honors Gala Hits CBS


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George Lucas might've have handed over the reins of 'Star Wars' to JJ Abrams, but his input into that world has certainly not been forgotten. Alongside songwriter Carole King, he was honored for the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors earlier this year, with the gala set to be aired next week.

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Lucas remains modest about his work as a director, and has admitted his mixed feelings about relinquishing his beloved franchise. He's expressed relief that he no longer has to experience the sort of harsh criticism that he did with the Jar Jar Binks fiasco, but also that he felt like a divorced father going to his grown-up child's wedding ahead of the premiere. 

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'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' Photocall

Abby Mueller - Meet and Greet with the cast of the North American tour of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' at Alvin Ailey Studio. at Alvin Ailey Studio, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 1st September 2015

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Carole King Performs On The TODAY Show

Carole King - Carole King performs on the TODAY show with actors Chilina Kennedy and Abby Mueller. Chilina Kennedy is currently starring as Carole in the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Abby Mueller will be playing the role of Carole in a new production beginning September 15, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island at Rockefeller Plaza - New York City, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015

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'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' Cast Performing Live

Carole King - 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' cast performing live on the 'Today' show concert series - NY, New York, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015

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George Lucas And Rita Moreno To Receive Kennedy Center Honors


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Rock band the Eagles and conductor Seiji Ozawa will also be honoured for their contributions to American culture at the 38th annual ceremony, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on 6 December (15).

Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter says, "Each honouree and their career-spanning achievements exemplify a rare quality of artistic bravery.

"They have pushed the limits of their gifts as musicians, actors, and storytellers to inspire generations of Americans and those around the world."

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Willie Nelson To Receive 2015 Gershwin Prize


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The Crazy hitmaker will be honoured with the top U.S. cultural accolade from officials at the Library of Congress in recognition of his career as a "musical explorer" who has "helped make country music one of the most universally beloved forms of American artistic expression", according to organisation boss James Billington.

Nelson will be feted at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November (15), when a host of his peers will perform to celebrate his achievement.

Responding to the news, which was announced on Thursday (09Jul15), 82-year-old Nelson says, "I appreciate it greatly."

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Stars Pay Tribute To Late Soul Man Ben E. King


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The Stand By Me singer passed away on Thursday (30Apr15), aged 76.

Maroon 5 singer Levine was among the first to offer praise, writing, "We lost a true great today. We love you Ben E. King. Thank you for the music", while King added, "Today we lost Ben E. King, a wonderful interpreter of songs. Thank you Ben. Rest in peace."

Musicians such as Chuck D, Huey Lewis, MC Hammer and Rob Thomas also paid tribute to the late star, while Hollywood was represented by Whiplash star Teller, who wrote, "RIP Ben E. King. One of the most tender hearted soulful singers we've ever had the pleasure of listening to", and Rossum who posted a video of her performing Stand By Me online.

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Ben E. King, 'Stand By Me' Singer, Dies Aged 76


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Ben E. King, the soul singer best known for the 1960 hit single 'Stand By Me', has died at the age of 76. King died on Thursday (30th April), his publicist confirmed to NBC. Details regarding his cause of death are yet to be released.

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The singer was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina. Born in 1938, King moved to Harlem, New York at the age of nine. At the age of 20, King joined a doo-wop group which became known as the Drifters. King fronted the band and they had a number of R&B hits including 'There Goes My Baby' in 1959. 

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Celebrities Attend The Afterparty For Beautiful : The Carole King Musical

Josh Cundy - Celebrities attend the afterparty for Beautiful : The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015

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Carole King Remembers Gerry Goffin At Musical's London Launch


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Carole King choked back tears as she remembered her late partner Gerry Goffin onstage at the London launch of stageshow Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on Tuesday night (24Feb15).

The singer/songwriter showed up unannounced for the West End encore at the Aldwych Theatre and led an audience sing-along of her hit You've Got a Friend.

But the magic moment was filled with emotion as King then paid tribute to her former husband and late songwriting sidekick Goffin, who died last year (Jun14).

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'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' Celebrate Their Grammy Win

Jessie Mueller - The cast of' Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' celebrate their recent Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album with an on stage celebration at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre at Stephen Sondheim Theatre,, Grammy - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th February 2015

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Carole King Musical Coming To London


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Theatre producers in the U.K. are searching for a British actress to play Carole King as they plan to bring hit U.S. stage show Beautiful to the West End.

Jessie Mueller won a Tony Award this year (14) for her portrayal of the music legend in the Broadway production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, and producers are hoping to replicate the show's success in the U.K.

A West End version of the production is slated to open in the British capital in February (15), and theatre bosses are scouring the country for a suitable young actress to take on the title role, according to Britain's Daily Mail.

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Songwriter Gerry Goffin Dies


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Gerry Goffin has died aged 75.

The songwriter, who penned worldwide hits such as 'The Loco-Motion' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' with ex-wife Carole King, passed away at his home in Los Angeles from natural causes on Wednesday (18.06.14).

Carole paid tribute to her former husband and lyrical partner in a statement, saying: ''Gerry Goffin was my first love. He had a profound impact on my life and the rest of the world. Gerry was a good man and a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come.

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