Carole King at the White House
From the East Room of the White House, the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama welcome Carole King and a collection of stars to celebrate her career. This year's “Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” was given to Carole King, the first lady of pop music songwriting whose career has crossed six decades.
In Performance at the White House
“Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize”
Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm on WDSE•WRPT on PBS North
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm on 2ndChance
President Obama will present the Gershwin Prize to King during the event. The evening will include performances by King and Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.
In Performance at the White House honors singer-songwriter, Carole King’s receipt of the “Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm on WDSE•WRPT PBS North and 10pm on 2ndChance; and Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm on 2ndChance.
The first Gershwin Prize was awarded to Paul Simon in May 2007, the second to Stevie Wonder in February 2009, the third to Sir Paul McCartney in June 2010, and the fourth to the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David in May 2012.