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George Lucas And Rita Moreno To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

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...

Willie Nelson To Receive 2015 Gershwin Prize

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...

Stars Pay Tribute To Late Soul Man Ben E. King

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...

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

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...

Carole King Musical Set For Film Adaptation

The Big star and his business partner Gary Goetzman will co-produce the project through their Playtone Entertainment firm, alongside theatre producer Paul Blake, the man behind the Tony Award-winning Beautiful - The Carole...

Carole King Stunned Musical Star With Disguise

The singer/actress who played Carole King in a stage show based on her life was stunned when the veteran star attended a performance incognito and then whipped off her disguise midway through.Jessie Mueller won a...

Carole King Remembers Gerry Goffin At Musical's London Launch

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...

Carole King Visited Life Story Musical In Disguise

Singer/songwriter Carole King was so reluctant to see her life unfold on the Broadway stage in the play Beautiful: THE Carole King MUSICAL, she waited four months to see it after walking out of a...

Carole King Musical Is Officially A Broadway Hit

Carole King musical Beautiful has officially become a Broadway hit after recouping its $13 million (Gbp7.6 million) initial investment in 10 months.The production hit the stage for previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre at the...

Carole King Musical Coming To London

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...

Tributes Pour In For James Garner

Moviemaker Ron Howard, Carole King and Marlee Matlin have led the early tributes to Tv and film veteran James Garner, who passed away on Saturday (19Jul14), aged 86.The Rockford Files star died of natural causes...

Songwriter Gerry Goffin Dies

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...

Gerry Goffin, Influential Songwriter And Carole King's Former Creative Partner, Dies At 75

Gerry Goffin, the lyricist behind some of Carole King’s most unforgettable hits, has died at age 75. Goffin is best known for hit songs like (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, sung by...

Songwriting Icon Gerry Goffin Dies At 75

Carole King's ex-husband and former songwriting partner Gerry Goffin has died at the age of 75.The New York-born lyricist passed away early on Thursday (19Jun14) at his home in Los Angeles. Goffin and King...

Gerry Goffin Dies At 75

Carole King's ex-husband and former songwriting partner Gerry Goffin has died at the age of 75.The lyricist passed away early on Thursday (19Jun14) at his home in Los Angeles. Goffin and King became a...

Carole King Joins Campaign Calling For Release Of Kidnapped U.s. Soldier

Singer/songwriter Carole King is lending her support to a campaign rally in Idaho set up to draw attention to the plight of a U.S. soldier taken captive by Taliban forces in 2009.Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has...

Carole King Leads Singalong At Political Fundraiser

Carole King led guests in a singalong at a star-studded fundraiser for U.S. politician Ed Markey in New York City on Friday (11Apr14).Actress Lois Robbins threw the bash at her home in Manhattan to bring...

Carole King Makes Surprise Appearance At Broadway Show

Veteran singer/songwriter Carole King stunned the cast of Broadway show Beautiful on Thursday night (03Apr14) by taking to the stage during the curtain call.The castmembers of the production, which is based on King's life and...

David Bowie To Write Song For Merry Clayton?

David Bowie has offered to write a song for gospel singer Merry Clayton.The 65-year-old star of Oscar-winning documentary '20 Feet From Stardom' - which tells the story of famous musician's backup singers - claims she...

Carole King Named Musicares Person Of The Year, Honored By Fellow Musicians

At Friday night’s MusiCares gala, Carole King was most definitely the star of the night – and the year, as she was honored with MusiCares’ Person of the Year award. More than 2000 admirers filled...

Jessie Mueller Wins Over Critics In Carole King Musical

Actress Jessie Mueller has been hailed as Broadway's next big star after winning rave reviews for her portrayal of singer/songwriter Carole King in a new stage musical.Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened at the Stephen...

Alicia Keys Hails Carole King's Legacy In Magazine Tribute

R&B star Alicia Keys has hailed singer/songwriter Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman the "perfect song", insisting she feels chills down her spine every time she hears the tune.The No One...

Carole King Is 2014 Musicares Person Of The Year

Singer/songwriter Carole King has been named the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year.The You've Got a Friend hitmaker will be the guest of honour at the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy's 24th annual benefit...

Alicia Keys To Perform With Carole King & Ayers At 2013 Black Ball

Alicia Keys will perform with Carole King and Roy Ayers at her annual Black Ball in November (13).The 10th anniversary of the fundraiser for her Keep a Child Alive charity will take place at the...

Jessie Mueller To Play Carole King On Broadway

Actress Jessie Mueller is set to portray iconic singer/songwriter Carole King in a new Broadway musical about her life.Mueller, who recently starred on the New York stage opposite Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You...

Stars Perform At Boston Benefit Show

Aerosmith, Carole King, New Kids On The Block and Jason Aldean were among the musicians who took to the stage in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday night (30May13) for a benefit show following the marathon bombing...

Carole King Makes History With Gershwin Prize

U.S. President Barack Obama was on hand to honour the career achievements of Carole King at the White House on Wednesday (22May13) when she became the first ever woman to receive the prestigious Gershwin Prize...

Carole King’S Big Week - Library Of Congress’S Gershwin Prize For Popular Song And White House Performance

As big weeks go, Carole King can easily boast the biggest; she’s become the first woman to win the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and she’ll be ‘In Performance at the White...

Billy Joel And Gloria Estefan To Salute Carole King At Gershwin Prize Concert

Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan and James Taylor will help to honour legendary singer/songwriter Carole King at the White House next week (begs20May13) when she is feted with the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The You've...

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